We enjoy Do It Yourself magazine here at Modern Masters and we were so pleased to see the Metallic Paint Collection showcased in the Spring 2017 issue! The Welcome Changes feature article showed how to give a “bold, new attitude to old favorites”. One of their projects, plain curtain panels, received a glam upgrade with geometric stencils, Chalk Paint®, and our Metallic Paints. Pick up the issue to see this great tutorial and others. Thank you, Do It Yourself magazine!
We’re so excited to share that our non fade Front Door Paint is featured in the February 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens! Their Punch List article series showcases great products that help you easily update your home. Front Door Paint has 25 gorgeous, weather-resistant colors to choose from and they dry fast and clean up easily. Quarts are perfect for single or double entrance doors and can be purchased from our online Modern Masters shop, Home Depot online, Amazon, and selected local retailers.
It’s always so exciting to see the projects our creative customers create with our Modern Masters products and it’s also exciting to see these projects featured in the media! We’ve discovered a few media features that usher us into the fall season perfectly with Metallic Paint, Metallic Plaster and our non-fade Front Door Paint. Let’s dig in!
Caroline Lizarraga and her team are incredible artists and it’s no surprise we find them in the pages of Traditional Home (October 2016 issue). The beautiful design is by Elena Calabrese. Caroline and team used our Metallic Plaster for a multi-hued organic wall treatment.
The Autumn 2016 issue of GreenCraft magazine shared a nice review and feature of our non fade Front Door Paint. Pick up your issue today – they share so much goodness on repurposing projects, ecologically-chic creations, and exploring today’s most stylish and sustainable projects. Love it!
The Wall Street Journal shares their 5 Fresh Paint Trends to Try for Fall and they feature our Champagne Metallic Paint (above, far right). New York Designer Adam Rolston says “Metallics are great for reflecting light into dark spaces.” Designer Kati Curtis further recommends a shimmering ceiling next to matte walls. Love the interior design tips!
The LA Times recent wrote the article, Painting Your Front Door a New Color Can Be Done in a Day – and Hello, Curb Appeal. They featured several projects with our non-fade Front Door Paint, including this fall front porch with the color Spiritual by A Spoonful of Imagination.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these color palettes and decor ideas for the Autumn season! We’ll be sure to continue sharing more ideas (and Holiday DIYs) very soon. Stay Creative!
We love seeing gorgeous projects with our Modern Masters products and it’s been exciting to see them pop up in the media as well! We’ve spied three recent projects in the press and thought that you might like to know a little about them as well – maybe they’ll even inspire the next update in your home!
We’ve been a fan of artist Shannon Kaye for a while and love seeing her artistry with our product lines. She recently wrote about a fantastic project featured in the April 2016 issue of Elle Decor. It’s an eclectic North California home and it was designed by the incredible Rita Konig. Shannon wrote a follow-up on her blog on the project and how she used our Dead Flat Varnish over her work to protect the painted harlequin floor.
Want to dress up a dresser? Look no further than This Old House! They shared a video and step-by-step instructions on how to stencil a faux inlay on a plain dresser using the Indian Inlay Furniture Stencil Kit by Cutting Edge Stencils and our Metallic Paint Collection in the colors Venetian Blue and Snowflake! Pick up the April 2016 issue for so much more on this transformation for their #DIYDARE Challenge!
The talented decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga uses our products in ever more innovative ways and we love sharing her artistry. Rue Magazine recently featured her ethereal Metallic Plaster wall finish in a luxurious dining room in Napa Valley. The home’s interiors were designed by Elena Calabrese who collaborated with Caroline to create the one-of-a-kind treatment, while maintaining her design vision of creating layers of ‘luxe materials with earthy, organic elements for balanced look’. Mission accomplished!
What do you think of these projects? Let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned because we have more beautiful projects coming up soon, including a restaurant re-do for Restaurant Impossible. Stay creative!
Have you ever been blown away by a design makeover? This Old House magazine shares one – and the pièce de résistance is our Front Door Paint! The Home Solutions feature in the March 2015 issue showcases a front porch makeover by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes that went from absolutely glum to gorgeously glam.
Dana and Brooks Tucker are a decorative painting studio that works on amazing projects daily for their clients. When it came to tackling their own home, they turned their talents to the dark and dreary porch that needed a serious color and pattern uplift. After painting the brick white, they painted and stenciled the concrete entrance floor and chose the color Fortunate from our fade-resistant Front Door Paint line to transform their front double doors. The eye-catching color helps all the elements come together for a beautiful new look and feel.
The makeover is so extraordinary, it has also been featured on Apartment Therapy and planned for even more upcoming press features. Many thanks to This Old House and Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes for sharing a gorgeous project that showcases how the right colors – and the right materials – can make all the difference when tackling your own home. Imagine gorgeous colors that are easy to apply, quick drying and will never fade – that’s our Front Door Paint! Be sure to pin this inspiring project and let us know what you think of the redo in the comments below!
Springtime is here and now our focus is to get OUTSIDE! Enjoying the sun and caring for our gardens and exteriors are in our minds and there’s no question that painting and stenciling is one of the great ways to help transform our spaces quickly and creatively. Country Living magazine had just that thought as they took on updating plain concrete pavers with the Endless Circles Modern Masters Stencil. We have an entire Modern Masters Designer Stencil Collection available through Royal Design Studios and we couldn’t be more pleased to see them walking away (ha!) with a magazine feature.
The DIY Patio Garden Pavers project is in the May 2014 issue of Country Living along with other great project ideas. For this one, they suggest centering the stencil before you start to ensure the pattern is balanced nicely on all sides and then using a stencil brush to add your preferred color (they used Greek Blue Chalk Paint®). What a great idea to enhance your curb appeal! Plus, it’s a fast weekend project – what could be better?
The Endless Circles Modern Masters Stencil is super versatile and you can see the different colorways above that you can use it with as well. Since stencils can be used time and again, you can use any chosen pattern for your pavers and then use it again to stencil your patio pillows or a throw rug, alternating the colors with your design scheme. We also have a great stenciled wall treatment recipe (above lower right) with the stencil and our Texture Effects and Metallic Plaster. What are you inspired to create with Modern Masters?
More Haute off the Press Ideas!
Do you have a tired dresser that needs an update? So did Paint It magazine! In their premiere issue, they gave a lift to a used dresser with the help of stencils and our Metallic Paint Collection. They chose both the Smoke and Warm Silver metallic colors to help add pattern to the drawers and dresser sides as well as some of the legs and trim details. What a beauty she turned out to be!
If you’d like to paint your own furniture pieces with our products, we have a few helpful hints and tips for using metallic paint:
- Paint your preferred piece with an acrylic primer or latex paint tinted to a similar color as the chosen metallic paint. This will ensure beautiful coverage with our metallic paints.
- Metallic paint can be brushed or rolled on. If rolling a bigger area, adding Extender will help add open working time.
- When rolling metallic paint, always finish by rolling off in the same direction for a shimmery, polished look.
- For a subtle glimmer, consider using Sheer Metallic Colors. They add a beautiful decorative accent over another paint color as they do not cover opaquely.
- Try our Matte Metallics for a glamorous metallic look with a softer glow.
- For added durability, use our MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat as it’s formulated to maintain the metallic value of the metallic paints. Most other clear coats dull metallic finishes.
Many thanks to Paint It magazine for the great feature on our metallic paints! You can find your own issue locally at all Barnes & Noble bookstores, supermarkets and Lowe’s, to name a few. For more furniture inspiration, be sure to check out our Pinterest account as well as our Modern Masters on Furniture board. We also have step-by-step Recipe Cards for great finishes with all our products. We hope you’ve been inspired to add luster and shimmer to your projects!