Wood Table in Weathered Colors: Funky DIY Idea

What a great DIY project: this table screams Summer! And it should be pretty easy to wrap up in a weekend as it’s a basic picnic table style with two benches. The fun part will be the staining! We found it in the house of Chile’s Juan Pablo Merino – but you can do this easily at home with a little patience and a few screws. Plus some wood and stain, of course.The table – and benches for that matter – are simple square ends, with a top … (read more)

Design Yourself Light Weight Furniture by Oruga

What fun it is to be able to design your own lightweight furniture and pick any color(s) you want! As Oruga’s website says, “Oruga is the Coolest Collection” — and they are so right! And not one tree was harmed in the making of this furniture – it contains no wood (and no metal for that matter). There are no loose cushions to be always rearranging either – thanks to this ultra practical design. The material is almost impervious to stains – even a marker will wipe off … (read more)

Green and blue hues are the paint colors of the year

Green and blue hues are the paint colors of the year

Stroll down the produce aisle and you’ll see some of the hues that will be this year’s popular interior paint colors. Apple, asparagus, celery, honeydew, lime and mint are just some of the shades of green that the Paint Quality Institute predicts will be brushed on walls across the nation. The year’s other hot hues are blues ranging in shades from robin’s egg to midnight and any combination of green and blue such as teal and turquoise.

Unlike … (read more)

Using vivid colors when trying to sell a home isn’t a bright idea

Using vivid colors when trying to sell a home isn’t a bright idea

Next year will be a gem if predictions by Pantone, the self-appointed color authority, come true. The corporation recently named Emerald as 2013’s color of the year promising that it will enhance “our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Unless, that is, you’re trying to sell your house. Realtors and home stagers advise sellers to stay away from bright colors because they don’t appeal to most buyers. The only green they’ll see is the cost of … (read more)