Archive for the ‘Paint’ Category

Lexi’s Paint Chip Dresser — Makeover

Lexi’s Paint Chip Dresser — Makeover So simple, yet effective.

When I found Lexi Adams’ dresser transformation, I pounded my forehead – why didn’t I think to do that? Here’s the Before and After and the scoop on the fresh look this Brooklyn, NY photographer got with a little paint, elbow grease, and good advice from Dad.

HomeWorkshop (HW): Are you a design-diva, big into DIY and decorating, or was this [...] Read more »

Nursery Trends for 2011

Nursery Trends for 2011 by Sherri Blum

Here’s the latest decor forecast for the little ones’ rooms, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

Happy New Year! Besides recovering from the holiday madness festivities, the beginning of each year usually means I’ll be interviewed by several Web sites, [...] Read more »

Introducing Secondhand Shabby — Diana’s Ebook!

Introducing Secondhand Shabby — Diana’s Ebook! Our Contributors here at HomeWorkshop.com are a talented tribe of design doers, and I am amazed daily at their creations. Excitement abounds today as I announce that our maven of makeovers and wrangler of reuse has published her first Ebook!!

Diana Durkes put her sandpaper, paintbrush, camera and keyboard into overdrive, and Secondhand Shabby, her 90-page downloadable Ebook is here!! Inside, Diana demonstrates how to:

“Give new [...] Read more »

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table by Lia Fagan

Interior Designer Lia Fagan is back – and another castoff piece of furniture is the better for it. Enjoy Lia’s guest post, and the transformed Deco diva, ‘Victoria’.

I rescued Victoria from a local reuse centre…rows upon rows of withered souls just looking to be brought back to life.

“My, you’re a long way from the salon.”

She was in great shape structurally, but was [...] Read more »

The Best Color Ever

The Best Color Ever What’s the Best Color You Ever Painted Something?

You can still see it in your mind’s eye. Or maybe you are surrounded by it right now. Perhaps it was for you, or designers — for a client. But you could feel it in your gut.

You nailed that color choice.

Tell us the story of your best color ever. Share with us by Leaving a Comment, OR–even [...] Read more »

Contact Paper Stencil Lazy Susan

Contact Paper Stencil Lazy Susan Here’s a fun, DIY makeover to help freshen up your tabletop. I’d read here that Contact Paper makes a good stencil material, so I thought I’d give it a try and make over our well-used IKEA lazy Susan.

It went from this sad, water-stained (but functional) round…

To this happy, decorative centerpiece!

First I slapped on two coats of a stain-blocking primer, sanding in-between coats. I covered that [...] Read more »

DIY Canvas Paintings Inspired by Jackson Pollock

DIY Canvas Paintings Inspired by Jackson Pollock by Regina Garay

Let’s dance with paint today with our Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and Contributor Regina Garay. Regina blogs about her creative work and inspiration

at Fauxology.

My friend, Sharon Adelman, is a true DIYer.  She loves color, she loves design, she loves learning new skills…it’s the starting that’s the hard part. 

We were recently on a double date with our husbands and were talking [...] Read more »

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options by Sherri Blum

Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum talks about the choices we make when creating spaces for our kids. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to take a moment to share some great, earth-friendly decorating options for your nursery or child’s [...] Read more »

Makeover — Girl-Next-Door Painted Cupboard

Makeover — Girl-Next-Door Painted Cupboard by Diana Durkes

Don your possibilities spectacles and scour the alleys, Design Junkies! It’s DIY time with furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving.

This cupboard deserved a second lease on life, I thought when I came upon it in the alley last month. It was in well-used but sturdy shape and [...] Read more »

Quick Spray Paint Projects for Spring

Quick Spray Paint Projects for Spring by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s a speedy DIY decor update from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

Spring and good weather are finally here. The sun

is shining and the birds are singing outside my

office window.

This means I will again get out the spray [...] Read more »

Transforming Light Fixtures

Transforming Light Fixtures by Regina Garay

We’re doin’ the DIY today with our Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and Contributor Regina Garay. Regina blogs about her creative work and inspiration

at Fauxology.

As a decorative painter, I have access to many finishes and techniques that transform surfaces.  A few years ago, I discovered a beautiful lamp in a gorgeous bright lime green.  I bought it and it worked for a [...] Read more »

DIY Upholstered Ottoman with Painted Fabric Quilt

DIY Upholstered Ottoman with Painted Fabric Quilt Quilts are in style.

I’m glad because truth is for me, they never went out. Quilt designs are a comforting link with our past, and today’s quilt artists are incredible. (If you ever get the chance — drop in on one of the large quilt shows like Pacific International and you’ll see what I mean — awesome artistry and craftsmanship.)

I’m especially smitten with the bold, [...] Read more »

Carlisle Train Station Makeover

Carlisle Train Station Makeover There’s a buzz in Carlisle, England around the bold DIY makeover of its railway station, finished late last week for the filming of a Homebase TV commercial.

Painted bridge photographs by Martin Armstrong

Production designer Darrell Cooke and designer Kate McConnell created the metamorphosis of the station for the home improvement giant’s advert. Purple damask wallpaper, comfy couches and floor lamps adorn one platform, and even kitchen [...] Read more »

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye Let’s take a break again in the virtual café as we share a cup o’ joe and a chat with a group of interior designers. Today we are joined by:

Linda H. Bassert, of Masterworks Window Fashions & Design in Fairfax, Virginia

Barbara Miller, of Barbara Miller Design in West Linn, Oregon

Linda Merrill, of Chameleon Interiors in Duxbury, Massachusetts

Kerry Ann Dame, of Posh Living in Surfside [...] Read more »

Bok Tower & Gardens

Bok Tower & Gardens by Regina Garay

It’s a great day! Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Regina Garay, HomeWorkshop.com’s Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and our newest Contributor. I’m thrilled with the creative posts Regina has planned for you, and about what we’ll all learn from this true artisan. Read more about Regina at her blog Fauxology.

Hello, Everyone!  First of all, I’d like to say [...] Read more »

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