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Spring is slowly coming to most of the United States--even the midwest where I live. While we might be a month or so behind everyone else growth-wise, our spring market is just starting to heat up (it didn't get the news about COVID-19...yet!) So what can you do to spruce up your home (even if yo...
04/01/2020
Thinking of painting (or repainting) your wood trim white? Where do you start with the white paint colors? Do you go for a cool white with bluish tones or a warmer white that complements the historical nature of your house? Below, I'll share my top two white paint colors for trim (want to see the...
03/04/2020
Light blue is probably the most popular "favorite color" but it is really tricky to pick for your house without looking like a smurf. Yes, I say that because that's exactly what happened to me when I moved into my first house and painted our living room a light blue. What I thought would be the p...
02/29/2020
For years ever since Chip and Joanna came on TV, we've seen a flood of white-painted homes, white painted furniture, and a farmhouse trend. Is it already over? No! The latest iteration of Fixer Upper influence is the "modern farmhouse" trend. Mixed industrial textures and sensibilities (think bla...
02/24/2020
Warm Gray Paint Tones After almost a decade of the cooler paint shades including bluish-gray paint colors dominating trends, warmer tones are coming back into fashion after a brief hiatus. While painting your rooms yellow or red won't be hot any time soon, homeowners are seeing a slow return to w...
02/19/2020
For homeowners hoping to improve their home before selling, painting rooms neutral paint colors are often the best ROI! But, what paint colors should you recommend to your sellers? Below, paint expert, DIY Decor Mom shares the best paint colors for selling your house including on-trend colors tha...
02/19/2020
We all love those bright airy pictures of houses on Instagram and Pinterest; but, no one wants to live in a stark sterile environment, so what should you do? Pick a clean but soft white paint color instead!The best soft white paint colors will make your house feel open and cheery without feeling ...
10/09/2019
"Is Simply White a good color to paint my trim? Or should I use Decorator's White?" Is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive on my blog, DIY Decor Mom. Homeowners are always looking for a crisp but soft white paint color to use in their homes and they want to know the right one to ...
09/29/2019
Blue Gray Paint colors seem to be the latest design trend. Homeowners are painting their front doors blue, kitchen islands blue, and even bedrooms. But is it just a fad? Contrary to many opinions, it is not a fad. While bright red kitchen cabinets might be hot one moment (ahem 1950s), and out ano...
09/14/2019
Whoever thought painting something could bring up so much drama? Painting wood trim is one of the most controversial choices homeowners can make with parties divided into two camps of "never paint wood" and "paint your heart out!" I like to think I sit somewhere in the middle. Having grown up in ...
09/12/2019
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