There’s no brushing it off—painting is messy business, no matter how careful you are. Every DIY home decorator knows the struggle. But with the help of a few household items, you can save yourself the trouble of unforeseen accidents and needless cleanups. Here are five must-know hacks every DIY home decorator should keep in mind to take the pain out of painting for good. Scrape Off Paint with a Rubber Band Brushing excess paint over the rim of the can will leave a buildup of dry paint over time. Eventually, you may…
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…
Taste and style in this context refer not only to fashion, but also to the way our personal spaces, both public and private, are designed.
In the past, ‘good taste’ used to belong to the upper class. They had the resources to hire architects and interior designers, as well as the money to buy artisanal clothing created by couturiers.
I spent the last day of 2016 with a small, brand-new paintbrush and a small, brand-new can of white Boysen paint. It was 9 am of December 31 and I told myself that, whatever happened, I had to finish painting the section of the wall that our cat, Moomin, had picked at for the last 3 years. He probably noticed a section of paint bulging in one spot and had tried to poke at it with his claw. After so many years of picking at it, I realized one day that the wall looked disgusting; the hole he’d made was large enough to be obvious even from outside the house.
February is the month when colors ranging from the faintest hint of blush to oxblood, adorn the many malls that abound in this country. Add to that the many hearts — whole, or broken, or pierced, that festoon ceilings or walls, and you’ve got a love fest.
Do you feel that soft stirring in your heart when something fresh and new is about to enter your life? Or wanting to commune with Nature in order to find your balance? Or what about the spring of hope when only optimism keeps you afloat?
There is also that much-bandied phrase of “Going Green”. It’s that hankering for a lifestyle that protects and nurtures the environment. It’s walking the path of sustainable living to preserve our natural resources for our children and those that come after them.