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Make Your Home Great Again

15th Nov, 2016

Ever walked through your front door, looked around and just felt an overwhelming feeling of dissatisfaction?

Home is where we go to feel safe, to unwind and relax after a long hard day. So it is very disheartening when we are unable to experience that tranquility.

Your home should reflect who you are and be a space where you feel free and at peace. It is for this reason that sometimes you just want to switch it up, perhaps purchase a new coffee table, curtains or spruce up your bedroom with quirky bed side lamps.

However, often times our budgets do not allow for flamboyant furniture changes or shopping expeditions. So, for those of you still committed to the cause, you should consider joining the coveted DIY club, otherwise known as the Do It Yourself club.

There are many fun and exciting things you can accomplish with a few cans of paint at an admirably low budget.

Painless Preview. When selecting what coat or color of paint for your living room for example, you no longer have to flip through endless color charts racking your brains on what will look half decent on your wall.

There is an app. Like every other task on the planet today, there is an app to make it all easier for you to execute. The Crown Color App not only allows you to preview the appearance of various paint options on the surface, but it also does something else much cooler.

You can photograph a color you like wherever you are and look for a match among the Crown Paints selection, and voila! You have the code of your dream colour. Long gone are the days of needing to paint a sample in the corner of your wall to get an idea of a colour that will suit your space.

Finishing. High-traffic areas such as the common room do well with gloss or satin as they hold up better to touching and can be cleaned more easily. There are textured top coats that you can paint in stripes over your painted wall giving you a beautiful textured finish that adds great character to an entry space. The finish of your paint, or sheen, will have a major impact on your walls. Gloss, satin, textured – with these options comes many considerations.

Vintage magic. Are you an old soul? There is a visibly embarrassing difference between a vintage themed space and just plain old furniture. With a little Vaseline, paint and a cloth you can turn your drab old furniture into vintage gold.

The idea is to apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the wood surfaces of your furniture, then paint over the layer. Once the paint dries you simply rub on the painted surface with your piece of cloth. Your furniture will now have a fun vintage twist and you can go ahead and try this out with numerous fun colors and give yourself your dream living room or dining room.

Invite others to the DIY club. This does not have to be a solo project, you can have your family join in and paint your walls, floors, furniture, wooden picture frames and any other softwood surfaces in your home. Do not be weary for there are child friendly water based paints too, meaning that your little ones can join in on the fun and you can all re-create your home together.

Now go ahead and begin making your home your own. Create that tranquil space. In fact, KCB Bank Kenya and Crown Paints Kenya are making it cheaper for you. Whenever you use your KCB card to pay for paint or any other decorative solutions from Crown Paints Kenya, you can get a 30% discount, bringing you closer to your newly designed space.

Go make your home great again.


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