8 Perfect Powder Baths

Small baths, half baths and powder rooms can be limited in size but can have a giant impact when designed well. This is frequently an area where you can go bolder with your decor and many of our products can be used to help create various styles of beautiful finishes for your bathroom. Here’s a look at some of the inspiring ideas we found!

Gorgeous Powder Bath | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Project by Michelle Goodman | Powder Bath Inspiration on the Cafe BlogGo bold or go home — or rather, go bold and stay home! Creative customer Michele Goodman used our Metallic Paint Collection to add a powerful punch of color and pattern to the walls of this bath.

Venetian Plaster Bath Finish with Scallop Pattern | Project by Caroline Lizarraga and Photographed by Catherine Nguyen | Powder Bath Inspiration on the Cafe BlogDecorative Artist Caroline Lizarraga used a scalloped pattern with our Venetian Plaster to create an inspired wall treatment. She also took the plaster finish into the ceiling! We love that it’s in a beautiful neutral gray as well.Stone Texture Wall Finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Patina | Project by Decorative Artist Gwen Woods Ware | Powder Bath Inspiration Projects on the Cafe BlogYou can never go wrong with color and texture! Artist Gwen Woods Ware of Bohemian Spirit Faux Art used our Metal Effects Rust Finish over a beautiful stone texture she created to both highlight and enhance the surface. It’s a popular wall treatment she creates time and again!

Tissue Paper and Metallic Plaster Finish | Modern Masters Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes | Creative Bath Walls Inspiration on the Cafe BlogTalented duo Dana DeBuck and Cindy Howard of Decorative & Faux Finishes created an opalescent feel for a client’s power bath. Troweled layers of our Metallic Plaster smoothed and settled into a tissue paper treatment that was the base. Lovely!Metal Effects Patina on Bath Cabinet Doors | Project by Debbie Hayes for Paint + Pattern | Small Bath Decor Ideas on the Cafe Blog

Patina and Pattern on Bath Cabinet Door DIY | Powder Bath Finish Ideas on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogArtist Debbie Hayes combined pattern and patina for her bath – but instead of the walls, she tackled an alternate surface: her cabinet doors. Using our Metal Effects, she created a rustic patina for her bath cabinetry. Wow!

Stripes with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Bathroom Wall Inspirations on the Cafe Blog | Project by Jeremy Stanger of Stanger ProjectsDecorative painter Jeremy Stanger uses and shares his Modern Masters projects frequently on his Instagram account. We always love seeing his new shares and this one, a striped bath with our Metallic Paints, was no exception. What a great mix of metallic colors!

Venetian Plaster Finish | Faux Mineral Treatment on Walls | Gorgeous Powder Baths | Project by Caroline Lizarraga Agate Design on Wall with Modern Masters Venetian Plaster | Project by Caroline Lizarraga | Inspired Powder Baths on the Cafe BlogThere’s no question that minerals are hot right now in interior design and we swooned when we saw this agate-inspired wall treatment! Artist Caroline Lizarraga used our Venetian Plaster to create the silica rock’s grain and variations in color.

Mix of Metallic Paints on Spanish-Inspired Bath Walls | Project by Ashlie Bickford and Kindra Benge of a Fabulous Finish | Powder and Guest Bath Ideas on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogThis bath exudes a Spanish-Moroccan flavor and the wall finish needed to enhance the room’s global decor accents. Ashlie Bickford and Kindra Benge of A Fabulous Finish used several Bronze and Silver Metallic Paints interwoven into each other to create the perfect effect.

Small spaces, BIG design! We hope you have enjoyed these glamorous, stately, modern and painterly finish ideas for your home. It’s so easy to create a stylish retreat for yourself and your guests and we hope we’ve motivated you to start planning and creating. Be sure to pin your fave baths and if you love the post, share! Have an inspired day!


Fall Front Door Projects

Front Door Makeover Ideas for the Fall Season | Modern Masters Cafe BlogThe holidays are upon us and what does that mean? We need to welcome our holiday guests in style! One of the most popular autumn DIY projects is sprucing up the curb appeal of our homes and the fastest way to do that is with a front door makeover. You can use any old paint but why waste your time? Front Door Paint by Modern Masters is easy to apply and super-quick to dry. You’ll be done in just a few hours and the color will never fade. [So really, you’ll be done for years. Big bonus.]  But don’t take our word for it! Check out the projects from some of our very creative friends.

Fall Front Door Makeover Ideas | Yellow Front Door | Project by Colour Saturated using non-fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in the color OpmisticGilly of Colour Saturated has had issues with other door paints. “The biggest hassle was the dry time you had to wait between coats. I get impatient easily and so the fact that I could get this done in a day made me happy.” After installing trim for her front door makeover, she used the yellow color Optimistic. As to using Front Door Paint? Gilly shares, “I can honestly say I absolutely love the paint. I paint furniture for a living and I am very fussy about paints I work with and the door paint is such a dream.” Gilly is making more updates to her exterior so we’ll be sure to share more pics!

Front Door and Shutter Makeover with Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint | Color: Peaceful blue | Fall Front Door Makeover Ideas by the Cafe Blog“Replacing the color of your front door gives you an inexpensive update that totally changes the personality of your home,” says Aniko of Place of My Taste. She redid her front door and shutters with the color Peaceful. “It really only took me maybe an hour to paint my front door on a beautiful Tuesday night with a glass of wine while my boys were running around outside. I say go bold with your color choice! Bright and bold never goes wrong.” We totally agree, Aniko!

A turquoise front door looks great against brick! Project by Doodles & Stitches with non-fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters, Color: TranquilDoesn’t the turquoise front door pop so nicely against the brick? Nicole of Doodles & Stitches had a door that needed some serious rehab. For the transformation, she used the color Tranquil and shared it all on her Newly Painted, Happy Door post. She started in the morning and was done by Noon. That’s a fast project to DIY for!

Warm and Welcoming Black Front Door by The Crowned Goat | Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in color Elegant | Front Door Transformation Ideas for Fall on the Cafe BlogThe weather was extremely rough on the front porch of CoCo, who pens The Crowned Goat blog. You can imagine how important it was to her to have a weather-resistant, non fade paint for her fall porch makeover! She used the color Elegant black, a classic favorite, and not only will her front door look good this fall, it will continue to look sophisticated and welcoming all year long.

Red Front Door | Fall Front Door Makeover Ideas on the Cafe Blog | Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in the color Sophisticated | Project by Make Life LovelyLaura of Make Life Lovely always wanted a red front door and she used the color Sophisticated for her entrance redo. She shares, “I was able to turn my ho hum front door into an inviting and welcoming front door that makes a great first impression, adds a lot of curb appeal, and puts a little smile on my face whenever I come home.” We love that, Laura!

Front Door Redo by Spoonful of Imagination | Fall Front Door and Porch Ideas via the Cafe Blog | Color on Door: Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in SpiritualThe artistic Erica Deuel of Spoonful of Imagination wanted a great front door color that had a lot of character. She used our free Front Door Paint app and found the perfect purple-blue tones of Spiritual. Erica loves the results! “Fall is so colorful with the beautiful leaves and now so is my front porch. Your front door is the one of the most important elements on the exterior of your home. Let it express you and say welcome!”

We couldn’t have said it better! Are you now inspired to make the change? Great! Pin your favorite doors to share the love and then check out our Top Five Questions with Front Door Paint before you get started on your own project. You’re on your way to front door greatness with the best looking door in the neighborhood. High five!

Copper Projects to Fall For!

Fall is in the air and so are the scents and warm colors of the new season! Copper tones are out in full force and it is a color that also works perfectly throughout the year in well-designed spaces and projects. The colors have a rich glow of deep dark orange and make a great accent against neutrals. We have a few Modern Masters products with copper tones and we thought we’d share some inspiring project ideas with you.


Fall Decor Projects with Copper | Pumpking Topiary | Project by the Interior FrugalistaMarie of The Interior Frugalista used our Copper Reactive Metallic Paint to add a metallic shine to real leaves and plain craft store letters in this pumpkin topiary. Because it is the metallic paint from our Metal Effects line, it will subtly patinate in the outdoors. Beautiful!

Copper Metal Effects Projects | Copper Projects to Inspire on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogYou can also use our Metal Effects patinas to patinate ordinary objects. Run to Radiance oxidized wood candlesticks and Where the Smiles Have Been transformed plastic succulent planters. Both of these would make great fall mantel decorating ideas!


Copper Metallic Paint on Furniture | Stool Transformation by My Creative Days | Copper Metallic Paint by Modern MastersJust a little Copper Metallic Paint and black paint by My Creative Days transformed what was once a trash to treasure step stool. It’s now a lovely piece to have in a warm, functional kitchen.

Copper Metallic Paint and Copper Leaf | Modern Masters Cafe Blog | Project by Linda Gale Boyles of Southern InspirationMixing Copper Metallic Paint and copper leaf, talented decorative artisty Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations created a unique and beautiful stenciled side table.


Using Copper for Front Entrances | Modern Masters Cafe BlogOur Metallic Paint Collection has great copper colors to choose from and when topcoated with our MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat, they are perfect for exterior projects. On the left is a charming metallic front door painted with Antique Copper Metallic Paint that was featured in Oprah magazine. On the right, Susan of Living Rich on Less used our Copper Metallic Paint to update her exterior light fixtures and welcome planter for her fall porch makeover.

Metal Effects Patina on Garden Planters | Copper Color Project Ideas | Modern Masters Cafe BlogLaura of Pet Scribbles loves how her Copper Patina Metal Effects planters stand the test of time. These patinated beauties stay outside year round and will continue to oxidize nicely.


Painted Copper Range Hood | Copper Color Ideas | Project by Linda Gale Boyles of Southern InspirationsLinda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspiration strikes again with a gorgeous copper range hood project! This time, she mixed several shades of our gold metallic paint with our copper metallic paint to create a beautiful mixed metal paint finish.

Copper Metallic Paint Finish on Kitchen Range Hood by Sylvia Thompson | Copper Project Ideas and Inspiration on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogSylvia Thompson runs Sylvia T. Designs, an amazing decorative paint studio. Here, she applied Copper Metallic Paint to the insets with Antique Copper on the trim. Using our English Brown Metallic Paint as a glaze, she subtly aged the kitchen range hood finish. Looks perfect with all the kitchen’s decor elements!


Using Copper to Create Global Chic Interiors | Project by Nomadic DecoratorStylish design blogger Deb of Nomadic Decorator used our Antique Copper Metallic Paint to create a shimmery copper colored wall in a room with high contrasts and bold patterns. The result is a beautiful focal feature wall with subtle tone-on-tone texture.

Custom Copper Metallic Patina Wall Finish by M&M Bender | Modern Masters Cafe BlogM&M Bender Designer Wall Finishes is another studio we admire. Working with a designer in her own home, they created a stunning patina and metallic surface finish with our Metal Effects and Metallic Paint Collection.

Metallic Plaster Waterfall Wall Finish by NCF Studio | Copper Decor Project Ideas by the Modern Masters Cafe BlogThe NCF Studio of Decorative Arts sells and offers workshops with our product lines. Owner Nena Garza-Sexton created a unique and multi-colored wall treatment for a luxe bath with our Metallic Plaster. We love how the colors intermix beautifully.

Luxurious shades of copper colors have enjoyed great popularity this year and looks to have no end. With the versatility in our products, you can create finishes that are minimalistic and subtle as well as those that are more intricate and unique. Using the charm and natural patina of copper, you can easily design a space that shines.


Painted & Decorated Ceilings

Designing a great ceiling will help make a space brighter, create a beautiful focal point, enhance gorgeous architectural ceilings and complete the look of a room. They say it’s the fifth wall — so the next time you are planning the decor of a room, consider looking up with the following inspired ideas!

Stenciled Ceiling with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Decorative Artist Joni Fife | Ceiling Ideas on the Cafe BlogStunning, isn’t it? Decorative Artist Joni Fife used our Metallic Plaster combined with the Wallovers Gabriel’s Gates Stencil to create an unforgettable ceiling.

Turquoise Aqua Venetian Plaster Ceiling | Project by Garrison Tarnow Painting with Modern Masters products | Ceiling Inspiration on the Cafe BlogGarrison Tarnow Painting used our Venetian Plaster to trowel a smooth plaster finish on a dome ceiling. The color and effect is gorgeous!

Striking and Chic Ceiling by Decorative & Faux Finishes | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Ceiling Inspiration on the Cafe BlogStenciled Metallic Ceiling | Modern Masters | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes | Ceiling Ideas via the Cafe BlogCindy Howard and Dana DeBuck of Decorative & Faux Finishes always have extraordinary decorative painting projects. Here are just two of their awe-inspiring ceilings combining ornamental patterns and our Metallic Paint Collection.

Flash Gold Metallic Paint by Modern Masters on Ornamental Plaster Ceiling | Decorative Plaster Paint Finish by California Wall Design | Ceiling Inspiration via the Cafe BlogCalifornia Wall Design shared an ornamental plaster and wood ceiling project which was painted with our Flash Gold Metallic Paint. The color exudes a shimmery opalescent finish and is perfect for this luxe dining room.

Metal Effects Patina Finish on Dome Ceiling | Project by Heather Sanders of Fifth Wall Design | Ceiling Inspiration via the Cafe BlogOxidized patinas can make for a dramatic ceiling! Heather Sanders of 5th Wall Surface Design used our Metal Effects patinas to create a custom, linear stenciled finish. Incredible!

Glazed Metallic Plaster and Gold Leaf Ceiling | Project by NCF Decorative Studio | Ceiling Inspiration on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogDrama is always in style! NCF Studio enhanced a foyer entryway by using our Metallic Plaster and Wall Glazing Cream on base of the groin ceiling and topped it off with a gold leaf stencil border. What an amazing result!

Platinum Metallic Paint Finish on Stenciled Ceiling with Mirror Tiles | Project by Arlene McLoughlin | Ceiling Inspiration on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogTalented decorative artist Arlene McLoughlin used a custom finish with our Platinum Metallic Paint for this very modern and chic ceiling. She also used mirror tiles to add another layer of dimension to the stenciling as well – you can see them glimmering. Check out her other projects in her studio’s Modern Mastery feature.

Whether painted, patterned or given a decorative finish, a ceiling can truly make a room. If left alone, a ceiling can become it’s own bland focal point – it’s key to add a bit of drama without overwhelming a space and the design of the room. We hope you’ve enjoyed these inspiring Modern Masters project ideas from our creative customers and friends. Do you have a ceiling you’d love to show off? Tweet at us using #ModernMastersInc or send your masterpiece in to us at projects@modernmasters.com!