Whitewashed cedar siding in a shiplap pattern wraps around the home, giving it a worn and weathered look that complements the coast. To distinguish the street-facing garage from the rest of the property, the architects outfitted the structure with white-painted brick.
Cut cross sections into a dead stick using a hack saw, hand saw or table saw. Use painter's tape to divide the face of the wood slices in half, then paint the exposed parts with a sponge brush. Get creative and use more than one hue and try out different patterns, too.
Give basic round mirrors a holiday update using wreaths as frames. Pick up an unframed beveled edge mirror from the home improvement store, then search for a wreath with the same diameter. Secure the wreath directly to the face of the mirror with liquid bonding adhesive, then hang indoors or outdoors for holiday flair.
In order to give your child the perfect clown makeup for Halloween, use a makeup sponge and brush to apply white makeup to just the eyes and nose. Feather the makeup around the outside edges of the face so it fades softly. Use a makeup brush and blue face paint to draw a half circle over one eye following the brow line. Blend the blue and white. Do the same thing to half of the other eye, using red face paint. Next, add yellow face paint to the rest of the eyebrow and the upper lid. Blend slightly. Use a black eyeliner pencil to make a half circle above the child's natural eyebrow, then a line that follows the natural brow. Use a craft brush with red paint to make three small circles on one cheek. On the opposite cheek, draw a large circle with pink face paint. To make a clown mouth, first use red lip liner to line just outside the lips, then fill in. Extend the lines out from the edge of the natural lips and add little circles at the end. Outline lips with black liquid eyeliner. As a final accent, draw some lines just below the lower eyelid. Naturally curly hair (or a wig) is ready to clown around and just needs a nose. Oversized clothes or a clown costume finishes this big-top look.
A painting by artist Math Bass creates a focal point above a mirrored console on this west-facing wall. The nearby dining table by actor-turned-interior designer Billy Haines is topped by Alex Israel’s “Risky Business," a cut glass replica of the famed egg from the 1983 film of the same name. The homeowner's art collection is showcased throughout the renovated penthouse.
To transform your child or yourself into a beautiful butterfly for Halloween, create one large wing over each eyelid and up the forehead using face paint and a wide brush. Line wings with black eyeliner and use white face paint to add dots to wings. Create the butterfly's body between the wings by first drawing an oval above the nose with a black eyeliner pencil. From the bottom of the oval, draw a long, skinny teardrop shape to the tip of the nose to create the butterfly's body. Above the oval, draw lines onto the forehead that curl slightly at the top to resemble antennae. Finish the look with sparkly pink lips. First apply pink lipstick, and then add a dot of glitter right in the center of the lips for shimmer. A black leotard, tights and wings are all you need to complete your costume.
HGTV Design Star transformed this drab, oblong bedroom into a bright oasis with a graphic paint job. Chevron stripes on the blue accent wall face off against a solid yellow painting. Simple furnishings and white bed linens don't complete for attention.
This kitchen was designed for efficiency, openness and family interaction. Durable materials reduce the need for painting and aid in ease of cleaning. The high, north-facing clerestory windows flood the interior with natural light.
This light-filled sitting room gets its color from the vivid teal hue painted in the inset ceiling. A fun modern fixture is like jewelry in the space, and a pair of facing love seats creates a cozy spot for conversation.
Midcentury modern chairs face off in this living room designed by Susan Brunstrum. Built-in bookshelves with a two-toned paint job form a backdrop for the stylish sitting area. The room has great natural light thanks to the large windows on the back wall.
Not sure what to do with that old puzzle that's missing a few pieces? Repurpose it into cute reindeer ornaments for your Christmas tree. Paint the pieces in two shades of brown paint (one for the face, one for the antlers). Glue them together, then finish with wiggle eyes, a pompom nose and a red ribbon.
The entry door was painted a deep charcoal to give some contrast and a richer look to the interior space. This was much less expensive than replacing the door altogether and gave the paneled door a modern face lift to coordinate with the other updates around the house.
A common issue faced by homeowners with wooden pergolas is maintenance. When pergolas are stained, they require yearly or biyearly re-staining or resealing; however, if you paint a pergola in the same tones as your home's exterior, it creates a more cohesive look and requires much less maintenance.