15 posts tagged with painting and decorating.
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Best options for tarting up horrid 80s wall unit?

I am going to need a bookcase in a room I am redecorating. Downstairs is a HORRIBLE 80s chipboard wall unit thing with dark, not at all convincing fakey veneer. Complication: I'm redecorating the room to a Hannibal theme. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Oct 16, 2014 - 4 answers

My Mismatched Crap + X = Beautiful Bedroom. Solve for X.

We're putting down new wood floors in our bedroom. We've got lovely curtains, terrific bedding. And I just painted the walls a pleasant grey/purple tone. But our dresser and headboard are two different shades of cheap light-colored IKEA wooden stuff. The new floor is yet another light wood tone. Is there some kind of wash or paint treatment I can apply to my headboard and dresser that will pull them out of the light wood range and into the other colors in my palette, so that our stuff can finally match? [more inside]
posted by Comrade Doll on Jul 26, 2014 - 12 answers

How much green is too much green?

Would it be weird if I painted three out of five upstairs rooms the same soft green color, if they were given different treatments? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Advice on choosing interior trim colors

I want to paint my house interior trim a neutral/white color that will complement a wide range of wall colors in different rooms. How do I select from the gazillion whites out there? [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto on Sep 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Guy looking for painting/decorating advice.

Just bought my first home! Looking for resources for masculine painting and decorating examples/tips. I have scanned through the old posts on decorating/painting and have found them either too feminine or with old/broken links. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11 on Feb 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me get some art.

I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers

GTA area painter recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommended interior painters in the GTA? Specifically, not that expensive, fairly quick but do a decent job (standard fare I'd imagine). [more inside]
posted by purephase on Dec 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Inspiration for painting and decorating rooms

Looking for various sources of inspiration for painting/decorating a new apartment. [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Apr 4, 2008 - 9 answers

How to paint a moving water effect on wall?

I want to paint one of the walls in my bedroom so that it gives the impression of flowing or moving water. The idea is to give a kind of mountain stream effect by: *putting river rocks along the edge of the wall by the floor *by making a small floor indoor water fountain with the same rocks for the middle of the wall. How can I get this effect on the wall? [more inside]
posted by riverjack on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Wall painting effect

How would one paint a wall with this effect. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I paint my flat when it's below 10 to 15 degrees celsius?

Can I paint my flat in winter, when it's below 10 to 15 degrees celsius? [more inside]
posted by Ira.metafilter on Nov 1, 2006 - 7 answers

How to paint sans asphyxiation

HomeImprovementFilter. Also, RiskOfBrainDamageFromPaintFumesFilter. I am purchasing two unfinished wood bookcases, and plan to paint them a glossy red. However, they are so heavy that once I get them delivered (4th floor walkup) I'll need to paint them in my apartment. I'm afraid that painting them in the apartment might be dangerous, fume-wise. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 13, 2005 - 13 answers

Painted canvas stretching.

Is it possible to get an already painted canvas "stretched" over a frame? [more inside]
posted by arha on Mar 23, 2005 - 4 answers

Interior paint reference?

We found the house, and we'll be painting before we move in. I'm looking for a good reference book or website that covers wall treatments, painting in general, and color effects. [more inside]
posted by frykitty on Mar 3, 2005 - 9 answers

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