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Better Homes & Gardens By the Sea Two tones of blue create the feeling of the ocean in this child's room. A wave pattern is a fun take on more traditional wainscot.   Circle Around A little paint and fun embellishments work wonders without permanency. Paintable wooden rings in white pop out on to...
Better Homes & Gardens Patches of Paint Any room can take on a contemporary feel with this paint idea. Simply mark off squares and rectangles on the wall and fill each with a colorful paint.   Linen Texture Paint Technique With a simple linen weaver tool, textured linen glaze, and coordinating pa...
Shades of Green + Deep Blues Punch up the monochromatic look by adding a closely related hue. Pairing bold shades of green with deep blue creates a truly harmonious combo. Color Combo Attitude: Casual   Soft Lime + Teal + White This soft combo looks brilliant paired with sleek modern furniture an...
Better Homes & Gardens   Peacock Blue: Bold Look Designer Celerie Kemble raves over the deep tones of Peacock blue. "The blue hues, from teal to sapphire, are reviving jewel tones and offer a fresh take on navy. If you're after mood, drama, or intimacy, the concentrated color delivers." Designer ...
Better Homes & Gardens   Golden Yellow: Multiple Shades   Designer Barry Dixon's favorite hue to use in the home is golden yellow. "Golden yellow is the color I use when want a room to radiate warmth and energy. Its untold shades -- from lemon to honey -- always lift the spirits." In this country...
Lightly Speaking A variety of neutral and pale wood tones can create a light and airy kitchen look. Be sure to anchor with a few deeper tones like the wrought iron chairs and black accents on the stove.   Light Pine Knotty pine gets a fresh look with red stone countertops and fully tiled walls. ...
Better Homes & Gardens Dark Wood Cabinets Cabinetry in rich, dark wood tones can give a kitchen a rich, upscale feel. These have clean lines and simple details -- perfect for a contemporary look with a more formal edge.   Dark with Detail Add warmth to dark wood cabinets by using warm wall colors...
White Cabinets   White cabinets are a versatile choice for a kitchen. Though usually available in laminate or thermofoil (which can be difficult to paint over), more expensive custom cabinets can be ordered in a painted white or cream finish with distressed or glazed details.
•     Power painters are available in gas-powered, electric or cordless models. •     Professionals use compressed air systems. •     Airless units are the most common for the do-it yourselfer. In an airless model, the paint is pumped to the applicator, eliminating the need to reach to a bucket o...
•     Pad and sponge painters are made in a variety of shapes and sizes. Pads can be useful in tight spots; however, they hold less paint than conventional brushes and rollers. •     Painting strokes must be all in one direction. Never paint back over the just-painted area. •     Pads can be wash...

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