Sometimes the most simple accessories and home decor accents are the most beautiful. If you are looking for a simple piece using a few paint colors, this modern silver glitter striped vase is a great project for you. Not to mention that if you’ve never painted glass before, this is a great project to start with. You can use these basic instructions to add spice to a glass piece you already have on hand. Here’s how.
Sometimes color inspiration is found in the least obvious of places. I normally think of home improvement stores as providing creative ideas – I’m typically there when something is broken and I have to fix it – but Lowe’s has been putting out some fun publications with great color suggestions. I spotted this striped rug that is actually painted onto floorboard, and it reminded me of our Apple Barrel line with its bright selection of colors. You can use any of our paint formulas to accomplish something like this (including FolkArt Outdoor); all you need is the right outdoor sealer and you are good to go. It’s those bright accents that truly make a difference in the decor.
This palette was created using Apple Barrel colors (from left to right): Lemon Chiffon, Light Leaf Green, Tiger Lily, Lilac Dust
Window treatments typically cost a fortune, but Kate G from Barefoot Daydreams has devised a way to make them for less – she painted a pair! With some Ikea panels, painter’s tape, FolkArt and a lot of patience, she made some gorgeous striped panels for her dining area. She calls them mistreatments because they weren’t done in the typical way – visit here to see her tutorial and some after pictures.