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Take Popsicle sticks and paint them the color of every wall in your house.  Carry with you on the go to match furniture, curtains, decorations, etc.

great home decor idea! Take popsicle sticks and paint them the color of every wall in your house. Carry with you on the go to match furniture, curtains, decorations, etc. I've seen the full paint stirrer version of this but love this portable-sized idea!

Making decorations

place a can under candle before filler - you'll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight! Clever tip! -- could save lots of money on centerpieces. Smaller candle + less filler = savings!

Great tips on painting a room quick and easy!! LOVE this! www.shanty-2-chic.com

How I paint walls

Another pinner said:  I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries. - Click image to find more Home Decor Pinterest pins

Another pinner said: "I wish I had seen this years ago! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries." (tips, household hints, DIY, good ideas)

never forget your rooms paint color - record everything on the inside of the light switch or outlet cover

Never forget your paint color! On the inside of your light switch or outlet cover, using a permanent marker, write the paint brand, color name, swatch number on a piece of painter's tape for quick reference. Change the room color? Change the info tape!

mycolortopia.com lets you see how your room will look with different paint colors!

This is good to have before u buy a paint, paint your room, decide you dont like the color and waste time and money in the process. Color my Room Tool from MyColortopia - See your room in different colors BEFORE you buy paint

How to paint a door like a pro (a step-by-step tutorial)  - Ask Anna

Blissfully Ever After: How to Paint a Door {without brush marks}. If only I knew this 4 months ago when I was painting the doors for our house

I’m simply going to walk you page by page through my “emergency documents binder.”  I keep this near our kit, but not in it as I access and use it often.  It goes wherever I go so that I can have access to these important documents anytime, anywhere.

Create an Important Documents Grab and Go binder

Best Emergency Notebook I've seen with printables so you can make your own for your family! The military teaches you how to do this. It's called "my life in a box" for emergencies. "It's my life in a box.

You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

How Much Paint?

Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon of paint for 450 square feet. Plus other paint tips from Martha Stewart

Painting perfect lines. Paint color A, then tape, then paint color A over the edge of the tape, then paint color B along that same edge. Remove the tape and voila--a clean, crisp line!

How to paint perfect straight, crisp lines ***Worked awesome! We have textured walls in our new house and the paint seeps under the tape. This technique worked perfectly and I have straight, crisp lines on the walls I've painted. Worth the extra work!

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