Painting Old World Stone with Texture Paint

LUCIANNA SAMU. Color, texture and pattern are the design equivalent of a master chef’s lightly sauteed mirepoix. Three simple ingredients–how is easy is that? The color and pattern components of a fabulous bedroom design can and should be a love thing; no other room in the house is better suited to your personal taste or love of a particular color. Patterned bedding, drapes, throw pillows, a rug or the artwork can begin to speak to the textural ingredient, but to realize a truly balanced and polished trilogy, nothing speaks to texture better than stone.Continue reading »

Applying Stain to Your Deck

Now that your deck is clean, dry, and maybe even stripped, it’s ready to accept stain.Continue reading »

Applying Stain to Your Deck

Now that your deck is clean, dry, and maybe even stripped, it’s ready to accept stain.Continue reading »

Applying Stain to Your Deck

Now that your deck is clean, dry, and maybe even stripped, it’s ready to accept stain.Continue reading »

COLOR LIFE–A Totally New Way to Explore Color

LUCIANNA SAMU. Summer reading, DIY style, is all about dreaming and gaining inspiration for the next great design idea. COLOR LIFE, an inspirational color and design magazine from Benjamin Moore, is now available for download to the most compact and convenient reading resource of them all — the iPad or Android tablet. So if your idea of a perfect summer vacation is measured by the ratio of books versus clothes packed you’ll need to rework your excitement quotient accordingly.Continue reading »

COLOR LIFE–A Totally New Way to Explore Color

LUCIANNA SAMU. Summer reading, DIY style, is all about dreaming and gaining inspiration for the next great design idea. COLOR LIFE, an inspirational color and design magazine from Benjamin Moore, is now available for download to the most compact and convenient reading resource of them all — the iPad or Android tablet. So if your idea of a perfect summer vacation is measured by the ratio of books versus clothes packed you’ll need to rework your excitement quotient accordingly.Continue reading »

COLOR LIFE–A Totally New Way to Explore Color

LUCIANNA SAMU. Summer reading, DIY style, is all about dreaming and gaining inspiration for the next great design idea. COLOR LIFE, an inspirational color and design magazine from Benjamin Moore, is now available for download to the most compact and convenient reading resource of them all — the iPad or Android tablet. So if your idea of a perfect summer vacation is measured by the ratio of books versus clothes packed you’ll need to rework your excitement quotient accordingly.Continue reading »

Stain Selection

In our previous blog we gave you the basic information on how to prepare you deck before staining. Now it’s time to decide what type of stain you’re going to apply.

Let’s start with the basics. You can choose from typical alkyd- or latex-based stains …Continue reading »

Stain Selection

In our previous blog we gave you the basic information on how to prepare you deck before staining. Now it’s time to decide what type of stain you’re going to apply.

Let’s start with the basics. You can choose from typical alkyd- or latex-based stains …Continue reading »

Stain Selection

In our previous blog we gave you the basic information on how to prepare you deck before staining. Now it’s time to decide what type of stain you’re going to apply.

Let’s start with the basics. You can choose from typical alkyd- or latex-based stains …Continue reading »