No painting in this video. This is a straight up craft project from Kriz using rope to provide texture in her rustic and festive theme for her Christmas dinner with her besties. All that’s needed are meters of jute and very good glue. Natural Materials for that Rustic Look Use natural materials for that authentic rustic look. We are lucky we live in this country because natural materials like rope are easy to come by. You can get abaca rope from craft stores, home depots, or hardware stores. The rope that…

For those who have yet to be introduced to it, Boysen has a premium interior wall paint product called Virtuoso Silk Touch. It is, quite simply, our recommended paint product if you want utterly beautiful interior walls. Plus, it also comes with a set of other desirable features that make it an even more attractive paint choice. Allow us to convince you to go for Virtuoso Silk Touch. Luxurious Silk Finish We have to begin with where Virtuoso Silk Touch gets its name. This paint product dries to a luxurious silk…

Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday. Don’t get me wrong, it can get quite hectic. But, there’s something about seeing the first few Christmas decor pop up in shops and restaurants around the metro that fuels an excitement within me. My calendar is filled to the brim with meet ups and Christmas parties, and I start making a long list of Christmas presents to buy for friends and family. Everything is just so busy…but exciting! Gather up all your excess holiday energy and make your home Christmas-ready with these bright and…

If you don’t know by now, BOYSEN Color Trend colors are usually divided into 4 themes. For Boysen Color Trend 2022/2023, we have the Breathe, Move, Bloom, and the Live color palettes. Each of these palettes consists of 6 colors. To make it easier, we also curated these colors to work together in whichever combination. For some color combo tips, we’re featuring 3 sets of dynamic color combinations down below from the LIVE Color Palette. Cool Tides and Mellow Mint Feeling extra tired and burnt out lately? Take a chill pill…

Understandably, we don’t clean our walls very often. After all, most of the time they just blend into the background of our everyday lives. But, every now and then they do deserve our care and attention. When spring cleaning comes around, check on your walls and see if they need a little love too. If they do, remember these tips: 1. Consider the Finish of the Paint Here’s a general rule to remember about paint finishes: the “shinier” it is, the higher its resistance to dirt and the easier it is…

Christmas posts from businesses, big and small, are flooding social media channels. Even banks are sending emails regarding tie-ups with stores. Buy this and get x% off or buy one of our Christmas baskets for P3K up and get a chance to win the raffle price worth P6K. Lol. I must admit though that there are really nice things, lots of them. If you hang out a lot in social media, you would really feel the urge to add to cart and rush through the checkout process to hit the submit…

Just got engaged? Are you still riding that euphoric high from the surprise? If you’re itching to start planning your wedding, it might be good to start scouring the internet and building your wedding pinterest board with ideas. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family or throwing the biggest party of your life, we’re here to help you with what we know best—wedding color schemes! Wedding Color Schemes Color schemes play such a big role on your big day. It determines your flower arrangements, reception styling,…

Having too many options can make it hard to make a choice. Decision paralysis is a real thing! Sometimes, you can feel so overwhelmed with how many options there are that you end up putting off deciding or blindly picking something just so you can get it over with. If you see yourself in the scenario above, don’t worry. We’ll narrow down your choices for you. Here are no-fail home paint colors to pick from. For Your Home’s Exteriors Looking to paint your home exteriors? It’s hard to go wrong with…

Dear Lettie, I’m planning to paint my trellis but I’m confused about what paint to use. Gawa siya sa galvanized iron, nasa labas ng bahay at walang existing paint. I appreciate your suggestions! Thank you. From, Needs Recommendations Hi, Needs Recommendations. Let’s paint your trellis! Mayroon na akong mga naisip na pintura na puwede mong gamiting. For painting a galvanized iron trellis that is outdoors, you have several options. Here are my paint recommendations: 1. Boysen Quick Drying Enamel Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is an alkyd-type paint. Puwede itong gamitin sa…

Kriz is back! For those who are following this blog just now, you may not know her. She’s this joyful and charming bundle of energy and resident crafter who makes Let it B’s DIY projects fun and easy to follow. For this Christmas, we’re gonna be treated to 4 Krizmas crafts, starting with this belen (nativity scene) lightbox. I wouldn’t say this craft project is a breeze, especially for someone like me who is all thumbs and can get impatient. But it’s certainly doable. And what’s more, it is quite original.…

You may not need paint thinner, sometimes also called reducer, if you’re only repainting room walls with latex paint. If you’re serious about becoming a capable painter though, chances are high you’ll need it. The thinner appropriate for your project can simply be just plain water from your tap or a specific product you need to buy at a hardware store. Whatever the case, here are some dos and don’ts you should know about them. Do Know Why You’re Thinning Your Paint If you’re applying paint with a spray gun, you…

We’re racing towards the end of November and the jolly good tidings of Christmas have the Philippines in a tight vice grip. It’s time for some fun, food, and festivities all the way through December. And January, if you count eating leftover spaghetti and roast chicken from all those Christmas parties. Christmas is such a fun but chaotic season. Yes, you finally get to have a family reunion. But at the same time, “Oh no!” it’s another family reunion. It’s your nosy aunts and uncles’ time to shine with their overtly…

For painting on high-touch wooden and metal surfaces like kitchen cabinets, Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is indisputable and a bestseller for several good reasons. First, it’s named as such because it really is fast-drying. Boysen’s Research and Development Team developed it to be so which resulted in a drying time of just 6 to 8 hours. Compare this to other enamel paints in the market that can take up to 36 hours to dry. Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is also reliably durable with a high gloss finish so whatever you paint…

A fresh coat of paint on your ceiling can create a remarkable difference in a room. If you’re thinking of DIYing the task, we’re here to support you. Here’s your quick guide to the basics of painting your ceiling. Before You Paint Protect Furniture and Floors As with any other paint project, cleanup is made a lot quicker if you’re prepared for splatters. It’s best to remove furniture from the room to prevent getting paint on them and to make it easier for you to move around while you paint. Cover…

I am drinking my favorite barako coffee while writing this post. I do love a good cuppa, don’t you? It’s good to have the smell of coffee wafting around the home. That and the smell of baked bread. Beats having lavender or green tea aroma oil being infused, although I do that too, just not when I am brewing coffee. Here is the last video tutorial for this coffee corner series, which offers some useful and simple design tips to snazz up that part of your home. Design Tips for Your…

Need wall paint inspiration? We’ve got you. Today, we’re using the Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 Bloom palette to color different rooms in the home. The Bloom palette features bold and sophisticated hues. So, if this is what you want for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Painting all the walls a striking color may be too much for some. Remember you’re also free to use these for accent walls or even as inspiration for the other items in your home. Bedroom Wistful Lilac BCT21-7434S Time to turn your bedroom…

October inflation at 14-year high…that’s the title of a local article that economists explain with numbers. We all know that behind those numbers are what we all experience daily as we are faced with increases in food, beverage, rent, energy prices, and so on. The news tells us many reasons for the challenges we are faced today, from rising oil prices, disruption of supply chains, typhoons, stringent Covid containment strategies by the world’s manufacturing powerhouse China, etc., etc., etc. Right now in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, COP 27 is taking place. It…

Are you the type to always play it safe? I know I am. Once I like a certain dish in a certain restaurant, for sure I’ll be ordering the same thing over and over again. If I like a particular shirt, I’d buy it in all the colors and won’t try anything else. It may be the same when we paint our homes. Most of the time, we play it safe and opt for more neutral colors like whites and other neutral colors. We justify this choice with things like “It’ll…