So-I am going on tv again next week.
I am supposed to talk about how you can update your decor with paint.
I thought I should get going on some painting.
Nothing like waiting until the last minute.
First, before I show you the pics I must tell you all.
I am not a proffesional painter.
I learn how to do things by trial and error.
So these tips-are what I learned by doing.
Now..Onto the pictures.
This is the before pics of my downstairs entry.
This is what you see when you walk in the door.
Now I know-how lame am I?
If this is the first thing you see when you walk into the house-why didn't you do something about it sooner?
Answer-cause I am a looser!
I had no idea how much I would love this!
First tip: Paint the inside of your door and the casing. Pick a color that will match your colors of your room.
This little tip is huge!
You all should do this.
It was cheap and easy!
Definately changes the space from drab to fab!
I was laying on the stairs to get a decent angle.
I love the door and richness of it. So much more fun than the lame white door!
I used this great green color on the door and the other three door casings in the space. I also painted all the base boards this color!
Talk about cozy!
Did I mention that I LOVE it?
Ok-this is the wall that you see when you walk in the door.
Blah and boring!
No question right?
The pic on the right was one with the flash.
Sorry-it makes the room kind of glow!
Since I love how this turned out-I thought I would share with you how I did it.
Again-this is the Tausha way.
It worked for me, so I am confident that it will work for you!
First-Paint the wall a great neutral color.
I used Behr Paint & Primer in one. The color:MUSHROOM BISQUE
I can't say enough nice things about this paint.
It was fantastic to paint with.
It covered beautifully!
It was $32 bucks a gallon and worth every penny.
Now, because we were going to glaze-I only did one coat.
If you are not going to glaze-2 coats will work great.
If you are covering a dark color-such as red-you will need 3 coats.
Now onto the glazing.
I used Behr tintable glaze.
It was $14 a quart.
I used some leather brown paint to tint it with.
The recipe I used: 2 cups glaze to 1/2 cup paint.
I bought one of the quart size empty paint cans to store the extra in.
Now on to the techinque:
First we painted it on with a brush. We tried wiping it on and I didn't like it.
I know-really techincal huh?
Actually-we did use more of a circualr techinque.
We brushed on the glazed and wiped it off.
I used a crappy dishtowell that had a waffleweave pattern and my husband used one that was not patterened.
DON'T DO THIS!
We ended up ripping his one rag so we could get the same textured look on the wall.
The glazing was super easy and quite fun.
Now, don't freak out if parts of the wall are darker than another part.
My wall didn't take the same everywhere.
I am not sure why-but it didn't.
Don't fret it looks great when you are done!
This little change made a HUGE impact in this little space!
I wish I could show you better pictures-but it is such a small space it was hard to get good pics!
Oh-I almost forgot-we were done in 4 hours.
5 if you include the vacuuming, mopping and decorating.
It was a quick change and really easy to do!
It was cheap also.
So-look around your house and see what inside doors you can paint!
Add some glaze as well!
You will love the finished product!
I am hooking up Monday Greatness!