We’re changing it up! #PaintTipTuesday [009]

Soooo we’re changing it up from Wednesday to Tuesday simply because it sounds a lot more catchy! #PaintTipTuesday ~ tell us it doesn’t, we dare you!

And on that note, we’re going to talk your ear off about Stencils. How to stencil. Why stenciling is awesome. Where you should stencil. Why wouldn’t you stencil?

Through the power of Google and the world wide web, we have stumbled across a few “not-to-miss” Stencil projects and how-to videos. Let’s review.

1) Professional decorative artists Janna Makaeva and Greg Swisher show how to use an interlocking wall stencil, teach a simple stenciling technique and give expert stenciling tips and design ideas. Reusable stencils are a good investment if you want to tackle a large project like a wall in your home.

2) HGTV posted a beautiful article about how to create a focal wall with the stencil of your choice! Bring a Original_Janell-Beals-Stencil-Wall-Beauty_s3x4.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.822little flair to those solid colored walls, and spice up whatever room in the house you feel needs a kick! For the deets, just click on the photo to the right >>

3) But where can we buy stencils, you ask? Why not check out some of the beautiful stencils on Etsy! And if you’re feeling artsy, just use some of these beauts for ideas and then go ahead and make them yourself.

4) For more fun guides and how-to design projects ~ check out DesignerTrapped.com for her post on stencil floors. I’m sure you’ll keep clicking back for more!

5) And if you have pesky, textured walls – don’t miss out on the article from Stencils & Stories about what to do regarding all things stencil!

 

Dip-Dying is over, or is it?

Whether it’s over-done or out-of-style, this “dip-dying” painting technique still catches our eye. If it’s something you already have in your house and you’re looking for a fresh new appearance, simply pick up a new color and voila! you have a new piece of furniture without spending more than $15 (or less!) . . .

And dip-dying isn’t just for furniture — let these inspirations get your creative juices flowing!

1. From The Sweet Beast, Emily takes this Ikea SVALBO and gives it her own flare!
2. MissMoss displays tons of ideas incuding these dipped, wooden, kitchen spoons.
3. Martha Stewart always takes the trends and puts her own special twist.
4. We have these beautiful teacups found on Bondville to make old teacups new + unique.
5. Centsational Styles brings us the top photo of dipped chairs.
6. Also found on Bondville are these cute little glass jars turned flower holders.

Chalkboard Paint Ideas | DIY Projects

Whether it’s in the kitchen, the kid’s playroom, or in the garage – using Chalkboard Paint can add a little twist to any room!

Some Do It Yourself project ideas from our team to yours!

1) Daily Menu & Planner | Let the family know what’s on the menu for the day from breakfast to dinner! Or use it to organize your days and schedules. Paint the chalkboard paint in a square or rectangular shape on the wall, frame it with decorative molding or colorful paint, and use as you wish!

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2) Kids Playroom Wall & Artist Area | Have budding artists that can’t seem to contain their creativity? Paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint and let their creative juices flow with this eco-friendly and fun project! They’ll love to draw on the walls and you’ll love the no-fuss, no-paper waste!

3) Eco-Friendly Message Board | We all leave notes and make the daily “To-Do” list! Use chalkboard paint to make your daily reminders more eco-friendly and fun for the family. Paint an area with chalkboard paint and frame it with decorative molding or colorful paint. Then create calendars or lists to help organize your day!

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4) Organize | Spice up the kitchen cabinets or closets with chalkboard paint to organize different containers. Simply paint a small square or circle on each container and let dry. Use chalk to label containers and never spend time searching for what you need again!

*Photos and ideas from Benjaminmoore.com
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