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Decorative Painting

Tired of looking at a blank wall? With little more than some time and elbow grease, you can transform that drab space into a work of beauty with a decorative wall pattern or mural. Our smart tricks and expert tips will turn you into a master of every decorative paint project from basic techniques, such as glazing and sponge-painting, to more complex projects such as stenciling and stamping. Start by taking our color personality quiz to learn which colors will best suit your style and to receive customized decorating tips that will teach you how to effectively use your new palette. Then test out your new wall colors using our handy My Color Finder tool to find the perfect hues to match your furniture, flooring, and trim. After that, browse through our basic painting techniques to learn easy, do-it-yourself paint projects that are sure to give your space an instant style update. Our basic techniques will teach you how to do everything from distressing furniture to using glaze to painting stripes. We also have plenty of simple pattern and stencil painting tips that will teach you how to add interest and character to your rooms without having to rely on artwork and accessories.

How to Sponge-Paint Curtains

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In a Glaze

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Birch Tree Mural

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Jazz up glass with this easy DIY back-painting technique. In just a few simple...

How to Whitewash Wood Floors

Learn how to whitewash wood floors with this step-by-step DIY project.

Sponge Painting

Try sponging if you're a beginning decorative painter. It's fast, it looks...

Painting Stripes: 8 Expert Tips for Great Results

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How to Paint a Chevron Pattern

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How to Stencil

Stencil your walls for an easy decorating update. Here's how to stencil and...

Do-It-Yourself Distressing

Create the distressed look on almost any wooden piece using this technique.

DIY Stenciled Floor

Give your floors a new look with a pretty pattern using our free stencil. Or...

How to Marbleize Paper

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How to Update a Home Office with Paint

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Murals and Decorative Wall Painting

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How To: Stencil a Metal Caddy

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Leaf Stamping

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Two Asian-Look Wall Techniques

Find out how to accomplish two Asian-theme paint effects: crisp grass cloth an...

DIY Lampshade Update

Embellish a plain lampshade with puff paint and our free pattern.

Marquetry Made Simple

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Simple Stencil and Paint Border

Add a fancy flourish to dull walls with a simple stenciled wall border.

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