DECORATING TIP


I am a ‘HOW TO’ sucker. Tempt me further with a cheap decorating tip and I’m on it like spit bugs on my rosemary plant. So, when I read the blurb on Yahoo on how to ‘Tone Down a Bright Wall Color’ I was there in one key stroke.

The article started out…‘Painting over the existing color is an expensive and time-consuming proposition, and it can take multiple coats of a new color to completely tone down a bright color. If you use the right decorations around the room, you can tone down paint color without repainting.

I’m all about inexpensive quick fixes and saving time. I read on.

The suggestions included: hang neutral curtains, change your slip cover and bedding, get a dimmer for your lamp or get a new lamp, get new art, screw in a blue light bulb, put up and paint moldings and get new furniture.

Excuse me! This is not rocket science people. A gallon of paint,two or three hours of work and $40 or a mountain of shopping, moving, fixing, trimming, cutting, sawing plus many hundreds of dollars and your room is still orange!

My inexpensive tip, REPAINT THE DARN ROOM!!

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Ha, ha, ha. I love your tip. Whoever wrote that must have been under a strict deadline while taking nips of window cleaner.

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Amen. Amen.
Sometimes these save time and money ideas take too long and cost too much.

Connie said...

Wow, you are so brilliant. As I was reading about all of the "add this and move that" I thought to myself, uh no thanks I would much rather paint the wall (even though I HATE to paint).

SMandL said...

I tend to tone down bright wall colors by demolishing the wall.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good point.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good point.

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