What's New — Paint
Hot pink might not be for everyone, but don't you love what happened to this old secretary desk? Maybe a Happy Hour is best spent with a can of leftover paint as coloring a piece of furniture might be the happiest way to recharge a room. Let's look at some examples of fun, sophisticated and thoughtfully painted furniture. Even if hot pink isn't our thing, these ideas -in any hue- are ripe for the picking.
Don't you love the before&after stories you see in decorating blogs and magazines? Paint seems like the quickest and most affordable way to go for a good before&after story. Here's a couple of fast changes I've done around here. This little alcove in our entry way was painted the wall color and didn't really stand out. A simple grid penciled out freehand led to a faux tile look that gives a bit of a Mediterranean vibe to the entry way. Painting chairs is almost instant gratification. Our four kitchen chairs, made in Italy, were purchased for $20 each as the old Montgomery Ward...