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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 06-20-2010, 08:00 PM
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Views: 1,171
Posted By lenozhka
Windows, trim and baseboards don't have to be...

Windows, trim and baseboards don't have to be always white - in fact, sometimes white will look all wrong, and a creamy/ivory color (or even a shade of the wall color) will work best.

For more,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-01-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,992
Posted By lenozhka
Based on your description, you already have at...

Based on your description, you already have at least 5 colors in your decor. So to find a paint color for the walls, it's better to re-use one of the existing colors, instead of introducing a new one.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-01-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,098
Posted By lenozhka
Even though white reflects light better than most...

Even though white reflects light better than most colors, it doesn't add light to a space by itself. The only color that adds luminosity is yellow, period.

I recently wrote an article about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-23-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,123
Posted By lenozhka
another idea is to do some faux wood graining on...

another idea is to do some faux wood graining on your beams - with the right tools and all the how-to information available now, you don't even have to hire an artist for that.

Yelena
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-23-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,000
Posted By lenozhka
Most paint companies have some kind of virtual...

Most paint companies have some kind of virtual painting software available on their sites. I personally like the one from Sherwin Williams - Color Visualizer:
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-22-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,901
Posted By lenozhka
The current stain color is in a disastrous...

The current stain color is in a disastrous condition - to make it look really good, you have to re-finish the wood (wood cleaners won't help much in this case), and it's very labor intensive.

So...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-22-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,936
Posted By lenozhka
you can pull it off - as long as you stay...

you can pull it off - as long as you stay consistent throughout your entire house (meaning all the doors have to be stained, and all the trim painted).

Yelena
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-15-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By lenozhka
I would definitely continue with the orange color...

I would definitely continue with the orange color - the bars are not enough to visually separate your living room from the game room, so the space still "reads" like one area.

If you paint your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-13-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,990
Posted By lenozhka
Since you have only 2 colors in the kitchen...

Since you have only 2 colors in the kitchen (yellow and purplish-gray), I would recommend you to add a new color to the scheme. The best-looking color schemes have 3 or 4 colors.

My suggestion is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-13-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By lenozhka
I'm afraid there is nothing you can do now except...

I'm afraid there is nothing you can do now except repaint with a new/correct color. Applying a coat of red-tinted glaze over the walls might add some red to the wall color, but it's not fool-proof...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-24-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,065
Posted By lenozhka
Here's what you can do to prevent paint seeping...

Here's what you can do to prevent paint seeping under the tape:

after the base coat is dry and the stripes are taped off, go over the tape edges with the base color to seal the tape. Once it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-24-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,472
Posted By lenozhka
I like your selection - looks pretty...

I like your selection - looks pretty contemporary, despite the non-contemporary style of the house :)

You might also try slate blue for the body, and muted orange for the shutters.

Yelena
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-24-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,581
Posted By lenozhka
Hi Christian, I have a tutorial on my site...

Hi Christian,

I have a tutorial on my site for choosing the right wall and color for an accent wall, you can see it at :

Painting Accent Walls - Accent Wall Painting Tips...
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