Don’t want to mess with gooey pumpkin guts? Want to learn how to paint a Halloween pumpkin? You may think it’s simple — just head to the pumpkin patch, grab a pumpkin, take it home, paint it, and stick it on your front porch, right?
Art and design are in Pam Heinen Haag’s blood. Her mother is a fine artist who paints beautiful canvases in her studio and who worked in interior design for a time before Pam was born. Surprisingly, Pam didn’t initially pursue a career in the arts; after college (where she studied political science), she found herself working for Wyse Advertising.
Hello again! If you’ve been following along, I’ve been converting my daughter’s old bedroom into a guest room. It’s been quite an adventure so far, from becoming an empty nester, to finding a new paint color, to deciding on a paint color scheme, to selecting the right shade of paint. My last entry was all about the struggles that come with accessorizing a room.
Well … the struggle continues!
Fall is the perfect time to take on projects around the house. The weather starts to get cooler, practically beckoning you outdoors, and even if your projects have you working inside, you can pop a window open and know that you’re getting your home in beautiful shape in time for the holidays. One of the best ways to freshen things up is with some easy DIY home painting projects. Here are a few you can tackle right away.
Next to the kitchen and bathroom, your family probably spends the greatest amount of time in the living room. It’s also generally the first room that guests see when they arrive, as well as the place most people typically entertain. This makes it one of the most important rooms in the house. It also means that choosing paint colors for living rooms is among one of the most stress-inducing tasks for do-it-yourselfers.
All you have to do is flip on a home improvement channel or peruse YouTube to see that DIY paint projects are all the rage — especially amongst millennials and first-time home buyers. It’s amazing what projects you can save money on by taking them on yourself.