done—and lived to tell the tale. Here are her best tips for giving your room a painterly
facelift, straight from her new book, The
Nesting Place, out now.
The worst that can happen? Spilling the entire can of paint.
Which home décor pro Myquillyn Smith
Step 1: Hit up
“There are sixteen million how-to-paint-a-wall YouTube
videos available. Watch some.”
Step 2: Buy a gallon
Talk to the guys behind the counter about what kind of
finish or sheen is right for your space—they can help you decide. One thing,
though: “Don’t ever choose a paint color in the paint store,” Myquillyn says. “Buy
the smallest sample amount of the paint you are considering. Then find the
largest piece of poster board you can and paint it with your sample color. Tack
up the poster board in different parts of the room to see whether you like it.”
Step 3: Go for it!
“Once you get your groove on, it takes thirty dollars and
about two and a half hours to paint a room. In the scope of life, that’s not
that risky. You can always paint over it in a few weeks or, if you are
especially spunky, the next day.”
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/15/2014 12:15:00 PM
POSTED IN diy, redo your room, give your room a facelift, room redo