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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2005 07:30:39 PM »

i've come to find that anything darker than pastel takes a lot more work to cover up. we had a burgandy wall, painted 1 good coat of grey primer, and 2 coats of this light cream over it, and that's all it took.  i really suggest the berh paint, it's nice and thick, and covers really good.  if you live near a home dept, they have a 1-2-3 decorative painting book for $15 that tells you how to do just about any faux technique. that would help with your different colors.

« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2005 07:51:29 AM »

I have painted every room in my new place- and I have an tip. Buy quality paint. It's tempting to spend 12$ on a can of paint at Walmart, but when you do that it is thin and will take many coats to cover any color. Go to a paint store or a good hardware store and pay for the good brands of paint. It's frustrating to pay 30$ for decent paint- but it makes a HUGE difference.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2005 08:30:06 AM »

Don't know if it's too late or not but I love this idea for covering a window. And you could do this without drilling any holes, etc.


« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2005 11:29:39 AM »

If you don't like to paint, I'd avoid the burgundy deep red altogether.  Red is a horrible color to paint and needs numerous coats for coverage.   That being said, the only room in my house that is white is the kitchen, but the trim is all dark Americana blue-ish.  I have a burgundy deep red hall and laundry room and the boys have a deep red trim and the back of their door.  I have painted over all colors and I'll tell you that anything in the red/blue family is terrible for painting over.  Even with priming.  Take that for what it's worth, but if you dislike painting walls as much as I do, I'd avoid the darker colors and go for colors elsewhere.  It's only 3 years right?! The last time I repainted the house (something I seem to do every so often) I intentionally went with colors a shade or two lighter than I had planned.

Also something else to think about....  If you get any paint whatsoever on the ceilings, those will need repainted as well.  So be careful when you paint.  I have found it's hard to repaint just a tiny portion of a ceiling, you can always tell!

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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2005 11:46:23 AM »

for curtains, i'd put up colored sheers. and instead of mounting them on the walls, youcould mount them on the ceiling

you could use pipe, elbows and flanges from the hardware store to make curtain rods. you take a rod of pipe, put two elbows on the side so they would angle up to the ceiling, and then fasten it onto the roof on the flanges. you'd have a bar that hung from the ceiling. you'd have to thread your curtains onto the rod before mounting everything up, but it would work. and depending on how "chunky" the stuff is that you bought, it could look somewhat industrial as well. you could even use cheap bed sheets as drapes.


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