Weekend DIY Ideas: 10 Painting Projects That Will Refresh Your Home In A Snap (PHOTOS)

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to help make a house look as good as new. (And that goes for our walls, furniture, and mailboxes, too!) With summer underway, there’s no reason why we can’t roll up our sleeves and get to work. To help you get started, we put together a roundup of ten weekend DIY ideas that involve a roller or brush. Between stenciling an entire room or coating the front porch in a pretty pale blue, our slideshow below has several surefire ways to refresh your home from top to bottom.

Written by Rain Embuscado

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13 Hot Startups With Inspired Office Design

“Startup culture became known for several things over the years: hoodies, ping pong, beer consumption and really awesome offices. Amazing offices became a perk of startup life, perhaps thanks to the litany of amenities at the Googleplex.

But even if you’re not Google, you can foster a certain vibe and inspire your team with a creative, well-designed space. And the good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We spoke with 13 startups and got the scoop on their approach to design, where they stocked up on decor and what they love most about the space. After speaking with these companies, it’s clear that the essentials for a startup office are: Writable walls, an open, lofty and well lit space, plush sofas for lounging, cleverly named meeting rooms, custom art, a homage to the city, DIY projects and of course, a kegerator.”

Written by Lauren Drell

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Interior design colour trends of 2013

“What’s trending in the world of interior design colours? Yes, just as the paint has dried on the expensive redecorating project in the kitchen, the beautiful shade chosen has dropped out of fashion! It seems that just as trends wax and wane in the fickle world of haute couture, art, music and film, the same happens in interior design.

This begs the question, how can we avoid choosing the wrong colours for the planned re-vamp of the house? Read on and discover which colours are on the rise and which have been consigned to the remainder bins in a DIY outlet near you.”

Written by The Editorial Unit at The Upcoming

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