A warm welcome back to the Regal Round Up from Regal Paints. Every month, our painting and decorating experts share their favourite posts from across the world wide web on all things paint related and décor based. Stocking competitively priced paints and equipment for everyone from professional decorators to first time DIYers, we’ve created this monthly round up as a way to share tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration with all of our customers.
This month: Get some colour palette inspiration from best-selling design whizz Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room, give your kitchen cupboards a “lick of paint update” and revive dried out, solidified paint brushes in just five minutes.
Palette Inspiration from The Inspired Room
Perhaps not as raunchy as 50 shades, the five shades of grey best-selling interior design genius Melissa Michaels has picked out for her stunning home create the perfect relaxed yet effortlessly glamorous effect. If you’re considering an update but find yourself baffled by paint swatches and shades, this post from Melissa’s brilliant blog The Inspired Room will give you some great ideas.
For example, it’s absolutely possible to create tonal impact without resorting to colour pops or bright acid shades, and there’s absolutely nothing drab about grey. Take a look for yourself on the blog.
The “Lick of Paint” Cabinet Update
Whether you’re an occasional cook or a passionate gourmand, our kitchens take quite a battering over the years. From stains and spills to battered cabinet doors, the kitchen is often one of the first rooms in a freshly decorated home to start showing wear and tear. That’s what makes this post from the Thrifty Decor Chick a great jumping off point if you want to give your kitchen a quick and easy update.
Covering the popular topic of painting kitchen cabinets, Thrifty Decor Chick, Sarah, runs through her motivations for her spruce up, considers the practicalities and shares some inspiration too! Read up to get motivated to give your kitchen a lick of paint.
How to Revive a Dried Up Paint Brush
We’ve all been there. After a long, hard day’s decorating, sometimes your clean up isn’t quite as meticulous as it should be. But with a cold beer or a nice cuppa calling, getting everything shipshape isn’t always the first thing on your priority list. If you’ve left paintbrushes coated in paint, come the morning you’ll return to find them absolutely dried up and solid.
But don’t panic! Fabulous Kristi of the Addicted 2 Decorating blog has the solution – and it only takes five minutes to execute. Click through and keep reading to find out how you can revive your old, dried up paint brushes ready for reuse in a few simple steps.
Do you have any handy painting and decorating tips of your own? Share them with other DIYers, painters and decorators below.