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Monday, June 13, 2011

Decorating the Nest

In this day and age of people being out of work and the economy being tight, it is nice to be able to decorate your nest on a budget. For many this may be the first time you have been out on your own. While for others this may just be a continuation of living out on your own.

Whether you are going to be starting out your new life as husband and wife in a new place, or you are going to continue living together in the same place, it is always nice to learn new ways to make your place your own. Put a little of your personality in to the style of your home. You do not have to spend a fortune to create a warm and inviting place to hang out.

One of my favorite ways to decorate is with paint. This is an affordable way to make such a big statement in any room of your home. Keeping in mind, if you do not like it when you are finished, all you have to do is paint over it... Pretty easy, right?

One of my favorite techniques to use is called "Color Washing". It works best if you are using 100% acrylic paint on the walls. I recommend applying the wash over the top of flat paint. Some people will choose to use a glaze, however I choose a coordinating color with the base paint, buy it in a semi-gloss sheen, and just add water to it.

I typically have a 50/50 mix. I will have the equal parts of paint and water mixed together. As you are painting, if the consistency gets thick, just add more water to the mixture.

I start at one corner of the room and move around it in one directions. I just use lint free cloths and literally place the rag in to the paint/water mixture. Squeeze out the excess water and do a washing motion on the wall, just like you are really washing it. You need to move randomly on the wall from top to bottom and over. Move around to it so you are not creating a precise pattern.

The pictures on here are samples of some different techniques that I did to create photo backgrounds for my hangers. I plan to actually do different examples of painting techniques and step by step directions so that you may try them at home!

There are many items around your house that can be used to either apply the paint or once the paint is applied, remove it creating neat designs and patterns. Do not be afraid to play with paint and create your own style and designs. I recommend doing samples boards before moving on to your walls.

Remember; Color is the splash of life!

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