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Color Schemes: A Yellow-Teal Inspired Palette

Posted by: on March 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Color Schemes: A Yellow-Teal Inspired Palette - The Home Depot

Yellow is a color of many meanings, and with a lot of variation comes a lot of different choices, and it’s prominent in many lovely color schemes. If you’re not sure how to select a yellow that’s right for you, find an object in the room that you love. It can a beloved accent pillow, your favorite piece of artwork or even some fresh flowers. Use this object as a reference point to help you figure out where to begin decorating the space. Yellow is a versatile color, but only if it compliments your room in the right shade.

If your home features warm tones in wood floors or furniture, look for a tint with a bit of blue-green in it. Glidden’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great example of a bold, distinctive yellow that has just a hint of green. Softer yellows, such as Behr’s Honey Locustwork well as dominant colors against dark wood finishes, too.

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DIY Project: Metallic Painted Ceiling

Posted by: on January 15th, 2014 | 6 Comments

DIY Project: Metallic Painted Ceiling


This ceiling treatment is an easy DIY project that adds drama and elegance to any room. We have the step-by-step instructions for the metallic painted ceiling project that you can download and print.

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Tips and Tricks for Using Chalky Finish Paint

Posted by: on January 2nd, 2014 | 15 Comments

Old Chair Restored Using Chalky Finish Paint


Chalky finish paint is an ultra-matte finish paint that’s getting a lot of attention from designers and DIYers. This is not chalkboard paint, by the way. That’s something totally different. Chalky paint is made for giving furniture or decorative pieces a high-end, professional finish. The Home Depot’s Americana® Decor™ chalky finish paint is great for giving new life to old pieces you might find at a flea market, or giving a luxe look to discount store furniture.

We wanted to find out what DIYers could do with our chalky paint. So we sent Americana Decor chalky finish paint to some of our favorite home improvement bloggers for our Paint Style Challenge.

Gwen Hefner is the creative mind behind The Makerista. She used The Home Depot’s chalky paint to rescue an old homeless chair she found. She shares a few tips on using the chalky finish paint to its full effect.


I’ve heard so much about chalky paint and been curious to try some myself, so I was thrilled when The Home Depot sent me a box of chalky finish paint to put to the test. As any good thrifter and DIY’er, I had a large collection of projects stacking up (much to my husband’s chagrin) and several of them got a fresh coat of paint thanks to the samples I received.

The Home Depot’s Americana® Decor™ chalky finish paint samples


I opened the box to find quite the array of colors to choose from. They were all really lovely, but I thought it might be fun to mix two of them for something a bit different.

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Chalky Paint Rescues Old Nightstand Destined for the Curb

Posted by: on January 1st, 2014 | 25 Comments

Gold striped vase atop a nightstand repainted with chalky paint

There’s a lot of buzz about so-called chalky paint. Don’t confuse these ultra-matte finish paints with chalkboard paint; that’s something totally different. Chalky paint is perfect for finishing furniture or decorative pieces, but without the need for sanding or priming. The Home Depot’s Americana® Decor™ chalky finish paint from DecoArt is great for giving a fabulous saturated or distressed look to flea market or discount store finds.

We wanted to find out what DIYers could do with our chalky paint. So we sent Americana Decor chalky finish paint to some of our favorite home improvement bloggers. It’s our special chalky-finish paint edition of our Paint Style Challenge.

Cassie Freeman of Hi Sugarplum! made her freshly painted nightstand the centerpiece for a complete makeover of a previously unappreciated nook in her home. And, as you’ll see, the chalky paint made the nightstand look absolutely smashing.

I believe in the power of paint to transform just about any space or object, so participating in a paint challenge was a no-brainer for me. Especially since it involved chalky paint…a medium I’ve yet to try.

My victim? This banged-up, no-character, laminate-coated, too-orange, old nightstand.

Old nightstand before chalky paint rescued it

If it looks familiar, that’s because virtually every bedroom set in the ’90s came with one. We’ve been using it as a little hall storage chest….but really, it was just a space-filler until I could find something better. Hence, I’d never taken the time to sand, prime, paint and seal it. Why bother when I knew it was destined for the curb?!

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Caulking Windows and Doors to Save Energy

Posted by: on October 17th, 2013 | 3 Comments

The  cracks and gaps that inevitably open in every homes are a big source for heat loss in the winter. We’ve shown you some easy ways to discover indoor air leaks. Here’s how to fill them. Caulking windows and doors is an easy DIY project that you can accomplish in an afternoon.

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In The Wild: Paint Tint Art

Posted by: on September 9th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Instagram user @shelbygaail

Our associates find inspiration in some of the most unique places at The Home Depot. From the hardware aisle to the paint desk, there’s always something around the corner to spark creativity for your next do-it-yourself project.

Check out this behind the scenes look at Paint Tint Art. It’s what unmixed paint looks like before it’s shaken for customers. Paint Tint Art is similar to latte art, where the method of mixing paint results in a pattern or design on the surface. We know – it’s hard to look away!

Above: By @shelbygaail on Instagram

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Decorating Ideas: Unexpected Ways to Add Color to your Home

Posted by: on September 5th, 2013 | One Comment
Decorating Ideas: Turquoise wood moulding

Paint color above is Behr “Realm” S-H-500


Color is one of our favorite ways to bring personality and a focal point into a space in your home. We love the way that unexpected uses of color can really speak to your personal style and set your home apart! We’ve rounded up a few decorating ideas that bring color into your space.

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Decorating with a Pastel or Neutral Color Scheme

Posted by: on September 4th, 2013 | One Comment
Bathroom decorated in a light green neutral color scheme

Paint color above is Behr’s Spirit Whisper #420A-2

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a daunting task, especially if you worry you’ll tire of a certain color or combination. That’s one of the reasons we love the idea of decorating with a soft pastel or neutral color scheme. These barely there shades are a lovely option, and just because they aren’t bold doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are some of our favorite ways to use neutral wall colors in a more interesting way:

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Half Bath Decorating Ideas: Accent Wall and Accessories That Pop

Posted by: on August 21st, 2013 | 4 Comments

Half Bath Decorating Ideas: A Bathroom update with a new mirror and a fresh coat of paint


In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. 

Blogger and fashion consultant Erin Whitlock Brown applied her talents to correcting a rare color misstep she had made in her half bath. She shows us how a coat of paint in the right shade of green, and a few other simple tweaks, transformed the room into a place she’s now proud to show guests– including her mother.

Read on for Erin’s easy and inexpensive half bath decorating ideas.

In 2008 when I bought my condo I had dreams of turning the ugly builder’s grade white walls in every room of my house into an oasis of color worthy of Pinterest. My first job: the downstairs half bath.

It was a spur of the moment DIY project that went terribly wrong. Originally, my plan was to find a great shade of chartreuse to liven up this minuscule space. I trekked to The Home Depot, purchased my paints and tools and felt super excited to start my first decorating project in my new home.

Sadly, I ended up with something that looked like the equivalent of baby poo smeared on the walls (TMI?). And not to mention, sheer laziness (and defeat) kept me from actually finishing up the project and painting those hard-to-reach places like the back of the toilet, pedestal sink and cleaning up the ceiling.

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DIY Wall Art: Ombre Diptych

Posted by: on August 19th, 2013 | 12 Comments

DIY Wall Art: Ombre Diptych made from stained wood

If you’ve ever embarked on the challenge of decorating your home, whether it’s a tiny apartment or a large space, you know what a challenge it can be to find large pieces of art to hang on the wall. That’s not to mention that artwork can be expensive! As any DIYer knows, however, there’s always room to try your hand at some DIY wall art! With just a few materials and some time, you can create large pieces that are sure to create a striking focal point in your home.

I created these two large paintings, combined to make a diptych, with just a couple of supplies and some creativity! Find the full step-by-step instructions below for this DIY wall art project.

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