Linda's Upcycled Spring Scarf Holder

By Carla Jordan
Scarves are such fun to accessorize with. But keeping those little pretties organized? That's glum, not fun...until now. Check out this charming scarf holder made by upcyling expert Linda Hale, owner of Red Door Antique in Tupelo, Mississippi (and an Olde Century Colors dealer). All Linda needed was a discarded metal spring, a leftover board and some colorful Olde Century Colors Paint. more...

Laura's DIY Shabby Chic Candle Pedestals

By Carla Jordan
Candles are one of the most popular ways to create ambiance in any room of the house. When displayed on lovely pedestals like these, such humble flickers of light are elevated to fashionable focal points. Created by artist Laura Brewer (owner of Studio Primrose, Mesa, AZ), these shabby chic candle pedestals are easy to make with three beefy bits of wood and Olde Century Colors products, including our new eco-friendly Chalk Powder. more...

Carolyn's Upcycled Chair Towel Rack

By Carla Jordan
These days, everyone's buzzing about upcycling--finding a new decorative way to use something instead of tossing it onto the junk heap. That makes DIY projects, like thi, the hippest game in town. When DIY'er Carolyn Hawthorne told us how she used Olde Century Colors and Briwax to transform a beat-up antique chair seat into a stylish new towel rack, we asked her to show us (and you!) how. more...

The Perfect Paints to Pair with Marsala, Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

By Carla Jordan
It's time to tip your glass and raise your paint brush to Marsala, Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year. Yummy rum-raisin Marsala spins the color wheel in highly varietal shades which makes it surprisingly versatile and easy to infuse in rooms of any style. more...

This New Year, Make An Entrance!

By Carla Jordan
We all know that first impressions count whether you're on a blind date or decorating. So resolve to start the new year out right--fix up your foyer! Here are three easy -and fun- ways to help your entryway put its most stylish foot forward. more...

Make Happy Holiday Memories with a Father Christmas DIY Plaque

By Carla Jordan
Making memories is what the holidays are all about. Whether you're decorating or pondering presents that will impress, something homemade is always the way to go. That's why we like these gorgeous DIY Father Christmas plaques. Easy enough for even DIY newbies, they're also fun to make with kids and feature Olde Century Colors new Chalk Powder. more...

Repurpose, Renew! A Palette Perfect DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

By Carla Jordan
Decorating with pumpkins and gourds is a natural at Thanksgiving when we pause, as the Pilgrims did so long ago, to give thanks for the bounty of each year's harvest. However, finding interesting ways to showcase these garden beauties can be challenging. Her's how one DIY'er transformed a cast-off wooden pallet into a pretty primitive Thanksgiving centerpiece with Olde Century Colors. more...

Carolyn's Tail-Waggin' DIY Pet Bed

By Carla Jordan
Ever since I got a puppy, I haven't gotten a good night's sleep. Since 68% of U.S households have a pet, chances are you've been there, too, and have the circles beneath your eyes to prove it. DIYer Carolyn Hawthorne has come to our rescue with a DIY pet bed so charming that your dog or cat will be purr-fectly content to sleep there instead of all over us. more...

Olde Century Colors' Super Fan! DIY Dave's Top 10 Painted Projects

By Carla Jordan
Like you, we’re DIY’ers at heart so nothing makes our day more than hearing from fellow craftsmen like Dave Eggers. After seeing his creations, we realized that this is more than a guy in Michigan who likes to paint. DIY Dave is an Olde Century Colors super fan and he’s got the projects to prove it! It was hard to choose, but here are our top 10 picks… more...

Linda's DIY Happy Hour Wine Center

By Carla Jordan
If you're like most DIY'ers, chances are that your work area is filled with board scraps and old tools, too. To give your heap of junk a creative -and practical- spin, here's how to make your very own rustic Happy Hour Wine Center. more...