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The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

We’re big fans of IKEA hacks and upgrades so we’re completely in favor of adding a little personality with paint. But not all IKEA furniture is alike, and therefore, not all requires the same paint treatment. I’m referring to IKEA’s popular material of choice: particleboard covered in laminate. It’s super affordable, which makes it a great option for budget-friendly projects, but can it really be painted sans streaking, bubbling, and peeling? Let me assure you, you can paint laminate furniture from IKEA, just follow these steps to keep your project from looking like a hack gone wrong.

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Posted on Nov 1, 2017

The 2018 Colors of the Year, According to Paint Companies

As we near the end of 2017, we are naturally looking to the future. Quite a few paint companies have announced their 2018 Colors of the Year, and here’s a roundup of what they say we’ll be seeing more of in the coming months.

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Posted on Oct 31, 2017

Sherwin-Williams Announces Its 2018 Color of the Year

If you’re over the hues of 2017, you’re in luck—paint companies are steadily releasing their trend reports, along with their 2018 Colors of the Year. Today, we have the pick from Sherwin-Williams, which is “mysterious,” “opulent,” and “inspired by wanderlust.”

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Posted on Oct 3, 2017

The Best Purple Wall Paint Color Comes from a Surprising Source

When John and Melissa bought their Pennsylvania home , they wanted to create a space that would grow and evolve with them and their family. That’s why choosing the right wall paint color was even more crucial: They wanted something bold, timeless, and flexible. In addition, their paint choice had to be versatile enough to accommodate future additions to their home — perhaps a new sofa or different wall art. The winning hue is purple, and the source for this shade is surprising!

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Posted on Sep 22, 2017

Magnificently Moody Homes That Joined the Dark (Wall) Side

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Posted on Sep 18, 2017

A $30 IKEA Table Gets a Glamorous Spray Paint Hack — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

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Textured spray paints have come and gone over the years and for the most part, I’ve been happy to see them go. But I think I finally found one product that I’d like to have stick around for a while — Rust-Oleum’s Stone Creations Spray . I used it to transform this cheap metal IKEA table into a granite and brass look-a-like.

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Posted on Sep 11, 2017

An Under-$20 DIY Project to Add Curb Appeal

Stephen and Amy bought their first home together in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood in 2013. Their home is adorable inside and out, with many of the elements crafted by the couple. There is one small element that I think has a big impact on their home’s curb appeal — and it’s an easy and affordable DIY!

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Posted on Sep 1, 2017

How to Stain Wood & Give New Life to Old Furniture — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

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Wood stain can dramatically transform the look of furniture. Whether it’s an old valuable beauty you’re giving attention to, or a newer inexpensive piece, wood stain is completely worth the while.

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Posted on Aug 30, 2017

Color Cheat Sheet: The 21 Most Perfect Blue Paint Colors For Your Home — The Modern Palette

Picking our favorite blues gave us the blues. There are way.too.many. amazing blues out there. After all, blue is one of the most popular colors in home decor right now. Narrowing down to 21 was painful, and every time we thought we had the final selection, another color popped up that needed to make it into our top options, and it was an internal struggle to figure out what it was replacing. So, with all that said, we finally pared down the list to 21 of our most-loved blue paint colors for your home.

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Posted on Aug 28, 2017

Compelling Evidence that Faux Wall Finishes Can Be Cool

Somewhere along the way, fooling people into thinking you have a brick or stone wall — where a mere plain, plaster wall stands — became a very “uncool” thing to do. I’m here to tell you, however, that it’s not always a bad idea. It can look good — and it’s easier to pull off than ever before.

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Posted on Aug 17, 2017

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