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We have ugly front steps that are part brick and part concrete. I want to paint them one uniform color, so they don't look so disjointed. Can I use the same paint on both surfaces, or do I have to use different paint on brick than on concrete? Thank you!
I found this great Pottery Barn Printers Cabinet (it's actually a file cabinet), on Craig's List for $100. I have 2 color pallets picked out, but can't decide which choice would be better
and where to use the colors. I'm thinking about making the body (top and sides) one color, outlining each drawer with a different single color and then painting the drawer insets in the varying other shades, but can't quite decide...maybe I'm going in the wrong direction. Any ideas would be helpful. I'm stuck on this one!
I got some free paint from Ace hardware and it already has primer in it and I have an old dresser I want to paint white. mind you this isn't chalk paint as I had never heard of it till I
found your website. I also have some pruple paint for the knobs as I want to hopefully do my "space" in peace signs and I want purple and white with the peace sigh accents. I am very confused about this chalk paint and wondering if I can still paint with what I have and if it would look right. I also have a shelf I am wanting to do the same thing with and I want to paint white with a purple background, you think that would look right??? this is all the paint I have right now as I'm on a very limited budget and get what I can for free... but please help, do you have to use chalk paint for furniture or not???thanks for any advise!!!
This 300 sq ft cabin is on a wooded lot across from a lake in Michigan. Would you leave the warm wood paneling or would you brighten the interior up even more by going for more of a
cottage by the lake look and paint the walls a lighter color and add white beadboard? Because the wood paneling already has grooves in it that are pretty wide, do you think that would look weird with beadboard? If you suggested leaving the walls alone as you see them in these pictures, would you just go with soft, yet lighter colors for the furniture , bed coverings, etc.,?