Using Color To Change The Size Of Your Bedroom

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When painting your bedroom, make sure you buy enough paint to dorepparttar job! Consider how many coats you will need. A dark color may need several coats. IF you are trying to paint a light color over a dark, you may need to use some primer and also a couple of coats. 1 gallon of paint can do about 400 square feet so keep this in mind. To measure your room, go aroundrepparttar 100435 edge of allrepparttar 100436 walls with a measuring tape and recordrepparttar 100437 total width. Measurerepparttar 100438 height from floor to ceiling and multiply by total width to getrepparttar 100439 square footage. Measure allrepparttar 100440 doors and window opening and subtract this fromrepparttar 100441 total square footage (or not, itís always a good idea to have a little extra paint then not enough!).

Donít forget to protect your wood moldings with painters tape, remove allrepparttar 100442 covers fromrepparttar 100443 electrical outlets and plugs and coverrepparttar 100444 floor and furniture with drop cloths!

Lee Dobbins is owner and editor of Bedroom Designs And Decorations where you can learn more about bedroom colors and decorating schemes.


Use A Wallpaper Border For A Budget Backsplash

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Measure out your wall paper so it is a couple of inches longer thatrepparttar actual size ofrepparttar 100434 backsplash and cut. Applyrepparttar 100435 paper torepparttar 100436 wall perrepparttar 100437 manufactuers instructions. If your paper has a pattern, make sure you matchrepparttar 100438 pattern onrepparttar 100439 cut edges in corners or where you couldnít userepparttar 100440 continuous roll. Buttrepparttar 100441 bottom ofrepparttar 100442 border up against your counter. If there are any windows or moldings inrepparttar 100443 area you are papering, you will want to overlap any paper that is against them. Make sure you smoothrepparttar 100444 paper out with a wet sponge or wallpaper brush to remove any bubbles and wrinkles. After puttingrepparttar 100445 border up, take a wet sponge and smooth it out torepparttar 100446 edge Ė always moverepparttar 100447 sponge fromrepparttar 100448 paper torepparttar 100449 wall so thatrepparttar 100450 edge doesnít buckle up. Make surerepparttar 100451 edges have enough paste on them so that they donít peel back after it is dry.

Cut off excess paper around any moldings, window and inrepparttar 100452 electrical outlets and switches.

Lee Dobbins is owner and editor of A Kitchen Decorating Idea where you can learn more about wallpapering and decorating your kitchen on a budget.


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