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Paint It Blue: Easy Kitchen Makeover

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    Christopher Grubb, interior designer and president of Arch-Interiors, reveals how you can live large in a small space. His tips? Fashion a multitasking room like an office that doubles as a guest room with smart, multifunctional furniture) and maximize Also, don't be afraid to use a bold wall covering on the ceiling since that draws the eye up according to Christopher. (Published Monday, Sep 27, 2010)

    There's nothing more dramatic, affordable or simpler than paint to transform a room like the once-humdrum kitchen of Shelterpop writer Emily Farris. Emily gave her discolored, grimy cabinets a new life by slapping on multiple coats of Sherwin Williams’ Mariner. Acrylic latex camouflaged the peeling laminate surface’s many flaws and the project cost a grand total of $87 (including $52 for a bottle of wine and two days of takeout since the kitchen was unusable for a weekend). We like the jazzy hue in the black-and-white space. Just make sure to take Emily’s advice and prime before you brush on a new color since it will spare you from having to apply more layers of paint. Read the Shelterpop post.

    Open House: Small Space Design With Christopher Grubb

    [OPEN HOUSE VID] Open House: Small Space Design With Christopher Grubb
    Christopher Grubb, interior designer and president of Arch-Interiors, reveals how you can live large in a small space. His tips? Fashion a multitasking room like an office that doubles as a guest room with smart, multifunctional furniture) and maximize Also, don't be afraid to use a bold wall covering on the ceiling since that draws the eye up according to Christopher. (Published Monday, Sep 27, 2010)