Painting your house before winter? Inspiration from Italy.

Many of you are getting ready to do the great Paint-the-Exterior-of -the-House-Before-Winter thing, aren’t you? And maybe you are tempted to repaint in the same colors that are already on there. But, hey…… Life is short or long depending on your point of view, and time doesn’t matter anyway because it’s an illusion, right? I’m pretty sure I … More Painting your house before winter? Inspiration from Italy.

New Year. Old Paint. What to do with leftover sample pints, etc…

Happy New Year, Painters! I have noticed that the beginning of a new calendar year often involves the primeval urge to tidy up the ol’ habitation.  If you are doing any cleaning and/or clearing out this week, or ever, and you come upon your stash of paint cans that you don’t need anymore, the question … More New Year. Old Paint. What to do with leftover sample pints, etc…

There’s more to chair rails than I could have imagined.

In the rowhouse where I grew up, there were no chair rails in sight until my home-making mother added them to our dining room. I was little, but I remember liking that my mom had fancy style. Back then, it seemed the rule to always, always, always put the darker shade of paint below the chair rail. … More There’s more to chair rails than I could have imagined.