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A true DIY-Diva like Danica is a go-getter. So after choosing her colors from the Boysen App, she moves on to buy those cans of paints from the Boysen Mix and Match Station, that you can find in select hardware stores, home depots or paint centers. Check which outlet is closest to you here. Buy all sundries you need in the same place to get those colors on your walls in a jiffy. Why wait, right? The ombre wall Danica is making here needs more time, and different colors of paint (same hue but different tones). If you want something simple, just paint your wall one color, like what most people do. Jazz it up a bit by having one accent wall, which you paint in a different color. Follow Danica’s story here – DIY Diva, Episode 1 DIY Diva, Episode 2 DIY Diva, Episode 4 DIY Diva, Episode 5…

Meet Danica, our DIY Diva, who has been promoted by her office and assigned to Cebu. New responsibilities, new colleagues, new city, new home. Excited to see her new nest, she opens the door and is underwhelmed! Oops, boring! But she’s a go-getter and creative to boot so she goes about redesigning her home and some things in it so her new residence will carry her colorful style and high energy. Follow Danica’s journey and learn from the DIY Diva. Follow Danica’s story – DIY Diva, Episode 2 DIY Diva, Episode 3 DIY Diva, Episode 4 DIY Diva, Episode 5 DIY Diva, Episode 6 DIY Diva, Episode 7 DIY Diva, Episode 8

That moment when you’re looking at your new unpainted pad, and you’re supposed to choose the color combos. How do you start? Go back to basics and use the color wheel. There are many ways to combine colors , but for beginners, let’s play it safe and stick to these three schemes. Complementary You can use two colors which are at the opposite sides of the wheel, for example, blue and orange. However it is best that you use one as the base color and the other as an accent so as not to create too much of a contrast in a room, to give it a more harmonious and relaxing ambience. Unless of course, you want to create an energetic vibe. Split Complementary This is a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to a base color, the adjacent colors of its complement are used in the combination.…

Imagine this scenario: You enter a cozy, swanky place and you feel this warm, comfortable feeling envelope you, and you whisper to yourself, “What a nice ambience.” Then you notice that the whole room is swathed in low, yellow light, and the walls are painted white.  Easy enough to replicate. You go home, arm yourself with a brand new pristine brush and cans of white paint, and merrily shift to DIY mode to paint the whites on, only to be dismayed in the end because your white feels flat and you did not quite achieve the cozy feel you were hoping for. What gives? To the untrained eye, white is white. But the fact is, not all whites are created equal. If you ask me, white can be a very tricky color. We all know about the advantages of using white – for small spaces, white makes space bigger, white…

Choosing colors for your home is an exciting step in the nesting process, and is also an exercise in self-discovery. Some of us seem to be born with definite tastes; they have the edge here, and they move on to execution with ease. They are those, who in a few days or weeks, are ready to move in. However, some of us can be totally clueless which means they would probably rely on their interior designers or stylists, if they are or feel rich enough to afford one. Or they would rely on a friend who seems to have gotten it together on these things, or family members who have very clear opinions about the matter. You could surf the internet, of course, and end up bleary-eyed at 2 AM, no longer clueless but awfully confused. Which brings us to a third group of people, they are those who hop…