Cottages and Gardens - For Life's Simpler Pleasures  
Cottages and Gardens - The Cottage Road
Cottages and Gardens Magazine TABLE OF CONTENTS    COVER

Cottage Tip
If you have a particular problem or dilemma, send a note to us at

We will ask a CottageKeeper or Cottage Advisor to help you.



Ready for a change in that room?  Paint is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to enhance a room or just change it, particularly if you are a do-it-yourselfer. You can spend a lot more on furniture and accessories, when all it really needed was a new color or even a fresh coat of the same color.  If you want to change the color but you are not sure which color to use, then consider buying the colors you are thinking about in small quantities.  Paint large pieces of poster boards with each of the colors.  Place the poster boards in various parts of the room to see the effect throughout the room.  Leave them in place for a couple of days to check the effect in different light conditions such as morning, afternoon and night.  Its a great way to get started and should give you the confidence you need to make the change.
The CottageKeepers
Cottages and Gardens - The Cottage Road
1999 - 2010 Cottages and Gardens
All Rights Reserved