decorative painting technique

  1. Transform Your Fireplace Mantel In 20 Minutes

    Amitha Verna shows you how to transform a fireplace mantel in 20 minutes with her Belgian Blue Chalk Finish Paint.

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  2. My Bathroom Makeover: Elegance with Paint Stripes

    Stripes painted on bathroom wall

    There is nothing better than an easy update that can instantly change the entire look of a room – it’s called the power of paint. While changing a color can significantly transform a room, going one step further and adding stripes to your walls can cre

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  3. Make your own Chalk Paint (DIY refinished end table)

    Make your own chalk paint

    End tables are a dime a dozen at tag sales…and they are the best way to test out your painting/refinishing skills. Folks worry all the time… “What if I paint it and don’t like it!?!” but when you start out with a beat up $10 table, there should be no wor

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  4. Wall Borders: Accent a Room with Paint or Wallpaper

    Hanging wallpaper border near ceiling

    If you want to get creative when updating a room, try adding wall borders as an accent. Decorative stencils or papered borders are a clever and inexpensive way to give your walls a new look.

    Create a Border with Paint

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  5. How to Stencil a Wall or Border

    Cherry blossoms stenciled on pink, bedroom wall

    If you're in the mood to redecorate, stenciling with paint is a simple and inexpensive way to give your walls a new look. You can either purchase a stencil or make one yourself—the things you can do with stenciling are as limitless as your imagination.

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  6. How to Paint Wall Stripes

    Bedroom with gray and white striped walls

    Adding stripes to your walls is a faux-painting technique that gives a wallpaper-like effect to any room in your house. Using paint as opposed to wallpaper lets your creativity flow. Paint gives you the freedom to create original, personalized vertical

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  7. Paint Using the Strié Technique

    Orange strie texture

    Strié painting is a decorative faux finish that gives walls the appearance of being covered with fine fabric. The technique utilizes brushes and paint glaze to create a soft, subtle striped appearance on walls without the hassle of applying wallpaper.

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  8. How to Paint a Decorative Faux Headboard

    City skyline painted as faux headboard

    A headboard often makes a bedroom look complete, but sometimes, space or other factors won’t allow for a majestic headboard. You can create one with a little bit of paint and creativity. Not only can this create an illusion of a headboard, but it might a

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  9. How to Sponge Paint Clouds on Your Wall or Ceiling

    Sponge-painted cloud pattern

    If you’re looking for a distinctive and creative approach to painting, try painting clouds on the walls or ceiling. Painting convincing clouds isn’t as difficult as it sounds, and it’s a fun, artistic project for the whole family.

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  10. Faux Suede Painting Techniques

    Bedroom with faux suede painted walls

    Faux suede is a decorative painting technique that has grown in popularity because of the soft and elegant texture it provides to plain, ordinary walls. While faux suede paint can be bought in a can, you can save money and add a personal touch to your

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  11. Best Ways to Antique Furniture

    Antique sideboard painted white

    If you have furniture in your house that needs some added character, "antiquing" is one way to go. Antiquing furniture is a DIY faux-painting technique that gives furniture an aged or antique appearance. Whether the piece is new or old, you can easily

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  12. Add Texture to Your Walls

    Textured beige walls with white baseboard

    If simple, painted walls don't fit into your sense of style and your vision for your indoor space, there are a number of ways to add texture and nuance to enliven your rooms. Whether it's using wallpaper, textured paint, joint compound or a faux finish,

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  13. Add a Faux Finish to Countertops

    Kitchen with marble countertop

    Marble and granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms are beautiful and highly sought-after decorative home accents. However, they can be expensive, heavy and hard to install. Luckily, you don’t have to swap out your laminate countertops to get a m

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  14. How to Paint an Ombre Wall

    Blue and white ombre effect on stucco wall

    If you’re looking for an interior ambiance that is a little bit out of the ordinary yet contemporary and fashionable, look no further than ombré painting. Ombré is a hot trend in interior painting that adds drama and interest to walls by gradually ble

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