Accent Wall Ideas with Modern Masters

Accent Walls are a great opportunity to add a concentrated dose of color, interest, and pattern. In the process, it also elevates your room’s design. Modern Masters products offer an imaginative choice of textures and colors, so your feature wall can have a truly creative – and beautiful – design element.

Accent Wall Ideas and Inspiration with Modern Masters products | Feature Walls with Color and Pattern | Focal Wall Inspiration | Project: Chris Vaught Studios as featured in the Cafe Blog

Our Metallic Paint Collection helped create this gorgeous shimmering layered feature wall finish that looks like a beautiful slab of stone. The project is by the talented decorative firm Chris Vaught Studios, working out of the Maryland, Virginia, and DC area.

Gorgeous stenciled focal wall with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Focal and Accent Wall Color and Pattern Ideas | Project by artist Jesse de Leon as featured in the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Stencils and patterns are a fantastic choice for focal walls! Houston artist Jesse de Leon used our Metallic Paint Collection to help stencil the geometric allover design for this warm, engaging living room accent wall.

Gorgeous distressed wall finish created with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint | The waterfall style finish is by decorative painter Kathy Hynes | Modern Masters Cafe Blog feature on Accent Walls

Textured and Layered Living Room Feature Wall Finish with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Focal and Accent Wall Project Ideas | Project by decorative painter Kathy Hynes | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Atlanta, GA artist Kathy Hynes has a gorgeous signature vertical layered finish that she can create with our various product lines. Here’s she used our Metallic Paint Collection for a bedroom accent wall and the Metallic Plaster line for a stunning living room.

Design and Decor Stylist Christina Jones stenciled a glam teen room focal wall with the Metallic Paint Collection by Modern Masters | Accent Wall Ideas and Inspiration | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

A glam teen room gets a luxe finishing touch with an allover trellis wall pattern stenciled with our Gold Rush Metallic Paint. It’s such a light and chic space, don’t you think? The project is by Christina Jones Designs in Arizona.

Metal Effects Rust Finish on an Accent Wall Entryway | Project by Shayne Fox Designs | Feature on Focal Projects on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Patina makes for a stunning, inspired choice for a feature wall! The Metal Effects Rust finish was used in this entryway by Toronto set decorator Shayne Fox Design.

Gorgeous Inset Entryway Accent Wall with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Feature and Accent Wall Projects in the Modern Masters Cafe Blog | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes in Houston, Texas

This inset wall in a foyer is the perfect place to add color and pattern – and serve as a display background as well! Layered shades of our Metallic Plaster helped achieve this elegantly appealing feature wall finish. The stunning work is by the Houston-based studio Decorative & Faux Finishes.

Accent walls offer such an exciting opportunity for eye-catching style! We hope we’ve inspired a few creative design ideas of your own. Find your local Modern Masters retailer via our Where to Buy page and be sure to share those #ModernMasters projects with us on social media!

Winter Whites with Modern Masters

Fresh and Crisp Winter White Hues from Modern Masters | Metallic Paint, Matte Metallics, Venetian Plaster, Metallic Plaster, and Front Door Paint

Cozy winter whites are a part of carefully curated neutral spaces and they exude a warm, inviting warmth. Layering beautiful oyster, parchment, and sand colors from the Modern Masters product lines achieve beautiful and long-lasting results. Take a look at these gorgeous winter white projects that can help inspire your next update and bring these beautiful, stylish looks look to your space.

Coffered Ceiling created by Connie of Beautifaux with the help of the Modern Masters Venetian Plaster and Metallic Paint Collection | Winter White Project Inspiration

Connie from Beautifaux layered our Metallic Paint Collection and Venetian Plaster to add interest and depth to a beautiful coffered ceiling. So lovely.

Horizontal Metallic Plaster Wall Finish by decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga and team | Winter White Project Inspiration by Modern Masters

Decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga created a unique and fresh horizontal linear finish with various colors from our Metallic Plaster. The naturally luxurious space was designed by Elena Calabrese and featured in Rue Magazine.

Gold Rush Matte Metallic by Modern Masters used to highlight the trim of a contemporary dresser | Project by Centsational Style | Winter Whites with Modern Masters

Centsational Style used Gold Rush Matte Metallic on a contemporary dresser to add chic interest and subtle shimmer to the trim of a white painted dresser.

Gorgeous decorative wall finish with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes

Decorative & Faux Finishes used our Metallic Plasters to create a stunning embossed pattern plaster finish for a client’s walls. Don’t miss their other incredible Modern Masters projects, too!

Crocodile Embossed Pattern on Modern Masters Venetian Plaster | Project by Caroline Lizarraga and team | Photography by Catherine Nguyen

All white and so elegant! Caroline Lizarraga stuns again with a Venetian Plaster finish showcasing a crocodile patttern. Photography by Catherine Nguyen.

Inviting Front Door Painted with Modern Masters Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance | Color: Hopeful | White Front Door | Winter White Project Inspo

Our Front Door Paint has 25 beautiful hues to choose from and each features the ultimate fade resistance. This cozy home showcases the color Hopeful white.

Oyster Metallic Paint from the Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Metallic Painted Dresser Project by Do Dodson Designs | Winter White Hues with Modern Masters

Oyster and Pearl White from our Metallic Paint Collection were used by Do Dodson Designs to paint a shimmery, elegant sideboard. Such a beautiful result!

Beautiful Decorative Painting Wall Sample finish by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. with the Metallic Plaster by Modern Masters and the Pennies Stencil by Wallovers

Mary Childs of Focal Points created a modern, scalloped wall treatment with our ShimmerStone and Metallic Paint Collection. Head to our website for the Shimmering Scales How-to Tutorial.

Stunning linen finish on walls by Stanger Projects | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Winter White Project Inspiration

Zebrawood linen horizontal stripes were painted by Stanger Projects with our Pearl Metallic Paint for this serene bedroom.

Winter whites are all about layering colors and these cool tones are anything but stark! We hope you’ve enjoyed their attainable luxe style. Be sure to visit our Modern Masters website for more on our product lines and share your projects with us on social media!

Stunning Silver Hued Wall Finishes

Our Metallic Paint Collection helps cast a beautiful glow and decorative painters have used many of the elegant colors in our palette to enhance their decorative finishes. Silver is a timeless classic and we’ve recently spied a few wall treatments using and inspired by this alluring hue.
Beautiful linear wall finish by Ariana Hoffman Artisans | Stunning Silver-Toned Wall Finishes | Modern Masters Metallic Paint

The decorative artisans of Ariana Hoffman & Co. are always creating gorgeous, modern finishes. This linear beauty is no exception and was created with the help of both the Silver Metallic Paint and the Tintable Glaze.

A soft silver metallic wall finish makes a beautiful background for a dining room | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Gorgeous project by Faux Houston | Stunning Silvery Wall Finishes

The versatile Faux Houston firm tackles all manner of projects and frequently use our products, including our Metallic Paint. Here, soft silver tones make for a neutral and elegant background for a dining room.

Stenciling and Cabinet Painting & Glazing with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Beautiful bath wall and cabinetry project by Janells Designs | Silver Wall Treatments

What a sophisticated bath! The work is by Janells Designs and she used our Metallic Paints to stencil the wall finish and also to add a little luster to the bath cabinetry.

Chic Paris-isnpired Girls Room by Jess Kollar of Kollar Creations | Eiffel Tower and Metallics | Stunning Silvery Wall Treatments featured in the Modern Masters Blog

Artist Jessica Kollar of Kollar Creations created a Paris-inspired girls room that any girl would love to have! She used both our Pewter and Platinum Metallic Paint to help create the  Eiffel Tower over a Pearl White Metallic Paint glaze background finish. A little glitter added another dose of dazzling shimmer. Très chic!

Beautiful Leaf and Metallic Wall Finish by Leslie Albritton of LA Custom Art | Stunning Silver Inspired Wall Finishes Feature by Modern Masters

Wow! This show-stopping finish was created by Leslie Albritton of LA Custom Art. She shares that she used both silver and gold leaf along with our Silver, Pearl White, and Pale Gold Metallic Paint to help create this gorgeous treatment.

Trompe L'oeil Pyramid Squares with soft metallic glazes enhance a bedroom | Creative finish by NYC artist Ramona Schatzer | Stunning Silver Hued Wall Finishes feature by Modern Masters

Artist Ramona Schatzer shared this amazing room on Instagram and we were floored by the intricate trompe l’oeil pyramid pattern she created with the help of our Metallic Paints. Incroyable!

We hope you enjoyed these beautiful rooms with finishes that shine with our Metallic Paint. Each of the talented artists created unforgettable spaces and we love them all! Have you thought of incorporating precious metals into your home?

Front Door Paint Ideas for Spring

Spring is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time of year to start planning exterior design and garden projects that enhance your curb appeal. One of the simplest updates is painting your front door! A front door makeover with our Front Door Paint is easy to use – in fact, one blogger painted theirs in 24 minutes and on Facebook Live, too! Another benefit is that Front Door Paint is non fading and weather resistant. This means that your door will look as good as the day you painted it throughout all the seasons in your area. Are you ready for some bright, happy and colorful front door inspiration? Let’s do(or) it!

Front Door Paint Ideas for Spring | Gorgeous Red Front Door Project by Tale of an Ugly House with the non fade Front Door Paint color Sophisticated | Modern Masters Blog

Who doesn’t love a red door? So classic, so stylish. This front door update was by Amanda of The Tale of an Ugly House. She used the color Sophisticated.

Front Door Makeover Ideas for Spring | Project with non fade Front Door Paint in the color Energetic | Orange Front Door | Modern Masters Blog

This front door was a dreary off-white that looked too plain for the homeowners. They brightened it with the color Energetic. Looks lovely against the brick!

Bright and Colorful Front Door Paint Ideas | Enhance your Curb Appeal with non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters | Color: Confident yellow | Modern Masters Blog

Everyone who walks up to this door immediately loves the color! Most say they would not have considered a yellow front door before then. We love hearing that! This shade is called Confident.

Colorful Front Door Inspiration for Spring and Summer | Front Door Paint project with Fortunate green by Modern Masters | Lime Front Door | Bright and Happy Front Door Ideas

The Fortunate lime green not only provided a lovely color contrast for this home’s exterior, it also added a welcoming appeal to the entrance. It’s a beautiful, bright color that looks great with the landscaping, too! See the How to Paint Your Front Door video above for that project!

Turquoise Front Door | Colorful and Happy Front Door Makeover Ideas with non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters | Color: Tranquil blue

A turquoise front door is a fresh alternative to a traditional blue and welcomes your guests in style. This gorgeous hue is called Tranquil.

These are just some of the colors available as there are 25 hues in the Front Door Paint palette. If you’re stuck on color, we have a free Front Door Paint app for both iPhone and Android where you can snap a pic of your door and scroll through the colors available. Be sure to check out our 5 Questions with Front Door Paint and our step-by-step How to Paint Your Front Door instructions before you start your project! Our non fade Front Door Paint is available online at HomeDepot.com and Amazon as well as our online shopping site with free shipping. You can also find it at select local retailers – though be sure to call ahead to ensure stock. Don’t forget to share those #frontdoorpaint projects with us on Instagram and Facebook!

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DIY How-to: Fabric Lampshade Makeover

Take an ordinary lamp shade and make it extraordinary with stencils, tape and Metallic Paint! Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky shares her ‘bright’ idea on how-to dress up any plain-jane lamp with her DIY Fabric Lampshade Makeover.

DIY Embellished Fabric Lampashade | Paint and Pattern a Lampshade with Metallic Paint and Stencils | DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky on the Modern Masters Blog

SUPPLIES
  • One new or gently-used lamp base and clean shade, plus an inspiration photo.
  • Satin Metallic Paint in Oyster, Smoke, Teal, and Rich Gold
  • Matte Metallic Paint in Champagne
  • Margarita Lace Furniture Stencil by Royal Design Studio
  • Primer, 2 widths of narrow painter’s tape (about 1/2″ and 1/8″), paint brushes, stencil brushes, pencil, ruler, and paper towels. We used the cardboard insert that came with the lamp and shade to prop the shade on while painting.
INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1 | Basecoat the Lampshade

Give a plain lampshade new life with Modern Masters Metallic Paints! DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

Paint two coats of Oyster Metallic Paint. Let dry overnight.

STEP 2 | Measure and Apply the Taped Random Stripe Pattern (Lampshade Top)

Embellish a plain lampshade with paint and pattern | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

Dress up a plain white lampshade with a little tape, stencils and shimmer! Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky with Metallic Paints

Before you begin, hold the pattern of your chosen stencil over the depth of the shade to design the look you are going for. We decided to use two repeats of the floral design and added the center stripe below it. Put the stencil aside, then measure around the shade to mark the area for the 1/2″ tape and apply it. Then, add random stripes with the 1/8″ tape and burnish well.

STEP 3 | Paint the Random Stripe Pattern (Lampshade Top)

Modern Masters Metallic Paint helps enhance and embelish a fabric lampshade | DIY How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Update a plain lampshade for a pretty and custom decor accent | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Use a stencil brush to paint in 1-2 coats of Champagne Matte Metallic. This will give a nice contrast between the other Metallic Paints, which have a satin sheen. Let dry for several hours or overnight. Remove the 1/8″ tape areas. Our lampshade had a slight texture, which created a soft, watercolor-looking effect that we love.

STEP 4 | Stencil the Floral Pattern (Lampshade Bottom)

Paint it Pretty! DIY Fabric Lampshade Makeover with Metallic Paints by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Royal Design Studio Stencil | Modern Masters Blog

Add a punch of metallic to any lampshade with Modern Masters Metallic Paints! | DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

Tape the stencil in place, taking into account the seam on the shade. Use a stencil brush to paint in areas of Teal Metallic Paint. Let dry. Use a clean stencil brush to paint in areas of Rich Gold Metallic Paint. Remove the stencil. Let dry.

STEP 5 | Paint the Center Stripe

Creative DIY for Updating a Plain Fabric Lampshade | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Contemporary and Modern How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

On either side of the center stripe, which is still in place, add another row of ½” tape at the top and bottom. Burnish well, then remove the center tape. Use a small brush or stencil brush to add 1 or 2 coats of Smoke Metallic Paint. Let dry several hours. Remove the tape.

Add a bulb, assemble your lamp and enjoy your new creation. When you turn it on for the first time, you will be amazed at the different glow it will exude versus the look you get unlighted! You can customize this DIY to create a style that’s right for you, whether it be vintage, traditional, bohemian, or more modern and contemporary. Enjoy!

How to Makeover a Plain Lampshade with Metallic Paints | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

DIY Fabric Lampshade Transformation with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Lampshade Makeover Ideas | How to Paint a Plain Lampshade Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

The DIY Metallic Fabric Lampshade How-to is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Modern Mastery: Nichole Blackburn

Modern Mastery feature on artist Nichole Blackburn of Celadon Studio and Big Sky Countries | Decorative Painting and Mural Projects | Modern Masters Blog

We’ve followed Nichole Blackburn’s artistry throughout the years. She’s a gifted artist who not only works on incredible commissions for her Celadon Studio but also donates her time and efforts to philanthropic efforts throughout the world via her non profit organization, Big Sky Countries. We’re honored to showcase her Modern Masters projects with you.

Artist Nichole Blackburn | Modern Masters Blog Feature on her Celadon Studio Projects

Born in Redondo Beach, California, Nichole Blackburn received her B.A. in Fine Art and Design from San Diego State University and after graduation, she went head first into her art career, and is currently the Owner and Creative Director of Celadon Studio and Fine Art, a Los Angeles-based business whose main focus is large-scale murals and decorative painting.

Always maintaining a creative edge, she continually trains all over the world with the top muralists and decorative painters in the industry. Most recently, Nichole moved abroad to Paris, France (2014-2015) to study with world-renowned decorative painter Jean Sable at his atelier in Versailles. Prior to that, Nichole spent a month on the East Coast studying under William Cochran, one of the country’s leading trompe l’oeil muralists. During this time she joined a select team of six artists who worked on a five-story public mural project called “The Dreaming”. Nichole has brought her unique style and artwork to numerous Los Angeles hot spots, celebrity homes and landmark hotels. Working with some of the best architects, interior designers and ateliers in the industry, Nichole has built a solid reputation and a name you can trust.

Custom Canvas Art with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Metallic Plaster by artist Nichole Blackburn of Celadon Studio | Modern Mastery Series

Custom Canvas created by Nichole for a gorgeous contemporary residence using the Metallic Paint Collection and Metallic Plaster.

What is the most inspiring space or place you have visited?

I absolutely love to travel. By the time I was in my 20s I had visited over 40 countries and was by no means slowing down. I would say the last country I visit is usually the most inspiring and influential in my art. I had the pleasure of spending the last year studying with Jean Sable at his decorative painting school in Versailles, France, which is located across the street from the Palace of Versailles. Jean Sable is a joy to study under, a true craftsman that honors the traditions and style of French decorative painting. Under Jean’s tutelage, I painted everything from classical marbles and wood grain techniques, to large-scale panoramic murals, as well as trompe l’oeil and chinoiserie. I was the only American in an all-French class, and with that came the challenge of all lessons taught in French, lectures about pigments and products only available in Europe, and executing painting techniques that relied on the skills and working knowledge applied from each demonstration. Studying with Jean Sable has been one of the most inspiring painting experiences I have had, and it continues to influence my painting in a big way.

Newport Clouds Sky Mural on Walls and Ceiling by Nichole Blackburn | Modern Masters Glazes | Modern Mastery Studio Feature

Sky Cloud Mural created with Tintable Glaze.

Crown Mural by California artist Nichole Blackburn using Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glaze | Modern Mastery Blog Series Feature

A luxe shimmer was added to a princess crown mural with Metallic Paint.

What is your most memorable, challenging, or rewarding project?

My most rewarding work has been with my nonprofit, Big Sky Countries. Big Sky Countries is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 whose main focus is donating large-scale murals to children’s facilities around the world. Murals have been painted in Thailand, Ireland, the Philippines, Bolivia, New Orleans, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Atlanta, New Jersey, and all over the Los Angeles area. These children’s facilities include elementary schools, orphanages, children’s hospitals, teen shelters, libraries and youth centers. All children, faculty members, and well, everyone is encouraged to paint!

Large Underwater Mural with Whales and Ocean Life by Nichole Blackburn for Big Sky Countries Non-Profit Art Endeavors | Modern Masters Blog Feature

I started Big Sky Countries when I was in my 20s, after realizing that making loads of money was surprisingly not the key to happiness. For me, creative freedom paired with traveling, as well as painting with children was far more satisfying. I grew up an art brat in high school, always ditching my other classes to go to the art studio, and I would stay up all night drawing in my sketchbooks. I wasn’t always the best student, but when it came to art I was totally confident and free. In schools where art programs have been taken away, especially for kids that are not academically inclined, I want to show that art can be a huge success, both mentally and as a career choice. Some of the most brilliant children I have painted with were also the most withdrawn, anti-social and considered misfits. Funny enough, I relate and paint the best with these kids.

Philanthropic Under the Blue Sea Large Exterior Wall Mural by Big Sky Countries | Modern Mastery Art Feature on Nichole Blackburn

Under the Sea Mural for Big Sky Countries created with the help of various Modern Masters products.

How has Modern Masters enhanced your business?

I love the Modern Masters products. Modern Masters have a great reputation and it’s not hard to see why. I have used Modern Masters paints for years, particularly the Metallic Paints, as well as the Glazing Cream Colorants in the earth tones/browns. The consistency and quality of the products is wonderful. I love the Modern Masters Metallic Plasters, as well. By layering them in different consistencies I am able to achieve a wide range of effects, giving me the chance to really push my finishes and samples. The Metallic Paints are a go-to for me, especially the gold’s, which come in a variety of colors that fit perfectly with my Clients’ discerning needs.

Gold Rush Penny Mural commemorating California's Diamond Jubilee | Modern Masters Metallic Paints, Glazing Cremes and Colorants | Project by Artist Nichole Blackburn of Celadon Studios | Blog Feature

California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar created with Glazing Cream and Glazing Cream Colorants in dark brown hues.

Children's Tree Mural in Reading Corner of the Trenton, NJ Library | Artistry by Nichole Blackburn of Celadon Studio | Modern Masters Blog Feature

Children’s Enchanted Forest and Tree Mural in a reading corner nook at the Trenton, NJ Library. Nichole used Glazing Cream and Glazing Cream Colorants to help paint the inspired 200 foot wall painting. Nichole donated the mural, valued at about $25,000, through her Big Sky Countries non-profit.

Four Panel Coffered Ceiling that was painted and woodgrained with Modern Masters Metallic Paints by California artist Nichole Blackburn | Scrollwork Pattern Design: Modello Stencils | Modern Mastery Blog Feature

Four panel coffered dining room ceiling reflects a soft metallic glow. Nichole used our Metallic Paints for both the scrollwork and the faux woodgrain.

We hope you’ve  enjoyed Nichole’s extraordinary artistry – and her big sky country heart! To learn more about her private commissions, please visit her Celadon Studio site. Head to Big Sky Countries to see more of the donated murals she’s painted, learn more about her mission, and to help support giving the gift of art. Thank you, Nichole, for sharing your time and incredible projects with us!

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Cyber Monday Sale!

Modern Masters Cyber Monday Sale | Use code CYBER15 on Monday, November 28th, 2016 | All Products, All Day

Find your joy this holiday season and get creative gifts for yourself and loved ones! Head to our Modern Masters online shopping site on Monday, November 28th, and enjoy 15% of ALL products, ALL day (pst). All orders will be filled by the nearest participating local retailer so you are also helping support small businesses, too! Be sure to use code CYBER15 at checkout on http://shop.modernmasters.com to enjoy your savings!

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Fall Features for Modern Masters!

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!

Gorgeous Modern Masters Metallic Plaster Wall Treatment by San Francisco-based Caroline Lizarraga | Interior Design by Elena Calabrese | Traditional Home October 2016

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.

Feature on non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters on Green Craft Magazine

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!

Suggested Fall Color Swatches by the Wall Street Journal include Modern Masters Champagne Metallic Paint

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!

Painting Your Front Door in a Day - and hello, Curb Appeal | Los Angeles Times | Modern Masters Non Fade Front Door Paint Projects | This one is by A Spoonful of Imagination with the color Spiritual

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!

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Paint Glamorous Halloween Pumpkins With Gorgeous Metallics!

Glamorous Pumpkins with Gorgeous Metallics DIY | Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters

Boo! Can you believe it’s already time to think Halloween? Our girls are grown now, so October 31st just doesn’t have the allure like it did back in the day when we were choosing their costumes, decorating with spooky accessories, and trick-or-treating for the mother lode of candy.

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A quick and enjoyable project for me, sans kiddos, is decorating our mantel in the den for the season. A few props found exploring cupboards, some orange twinkly mini-lights, black gauze and a sparkly Boo sign from the dollar store, and I was done! Well, almost.

I needed a pile of pumpkins to pull the effect all together. Painted with the Metallic Paint Collection from Modern Masters fall colors to set the mood, of course.

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My daughter Mia and I drove from our home in central North Carolina, up to the rolling hills near Cana, Virginia to find real pumpkins, and do a little antique junkin’. We even enjoyed a touristy lunch in the quaint downtown of Mount Airy, NC. You know, the town near Mayberry, made famous by Andy Griffith, Opie, Aunt Bea, and Barney. It was a beautiful day and I was also excited to get home and create my holiday mantle.

PRODUCTS:

– Your favorite array of pumpkins
Pure White Chalk Paint®
Black Pearl Metallic Paint
Copper Metallic Paint
Snowflake Metallic Paint

Once home, I scrubbed and hosed everything down in preparation to prime and paint.

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Just like with any painting project, prep is key, whether you are using real pumpkins, or imitation ones. I painted on two coats of Pure White Chalk Paint®, then let it all dry.

Priming Pumpkins for Metallic Paint | DIY Glam Metallic Pumpkins by Modern Masters

Priming creates a necessary base coat to enhance the paint colors.

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Modern Masters offers such glorious color choices that normally would make me crazy, trying to select my faves:

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I decided to use Snowflake, Black Pearl, and Copper. The colors are semi-opaque and oh-so-buttery-soft to paint on.

Here you can see what one coat of coverage looks like. Two coats were all I needed to get good coverage.

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Then, yippee, it was time to finish decorating. Who knew that a gnarly, warty pumpkin could look so awesome.

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My weird grouping of clay masks, coupled with our raku cats, suddenly became apropos for Halloween, too.

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Even piles of 1873 dumpster-find encyclopedias worked perfectly for layering in this vignette.

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Aren’t the metallic colors stunning? They are warm, pearlescent, reflective, and amazingly, you can do oodles of projects with just one container.

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Are you drooling over the possibilities for painting your Halloween decorations? Shop for paint here!

Modern Masters Cafe Blog Guest Writer and Artist is Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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NEW Modern Masters Website!

Modern Masters: New Experience, New Inspiration, NEW Website

New Experience, New Inspiration, NEW Website! Go ahead, click on Modern Masters. You’ll see a whole new experience with our new site and we’d love for you to experience it. Find product lines tailored to DIYers and Pros alike, new How-to’s and new Inspiration galleries. Our Resource Center has links to video tutorials and of, course, those needed technical and safety data sheets. There’s also a handy Retail Locator for a shop near you.

Our Cafe blog will also undergo a new look coming soon and be renamed The Hive. We’ll keep you abuzz of all the action!

Let us know what you think in the comments! We hope you love the new look – we’re ready to greet the holidays and new year in style!

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