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How to Get your Home Ready for a Pretty Spring Party

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Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details!

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Kohl’s and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions, images and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors!

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

Spring is my favorite season of the year. It’s not just about the flowers, the weather and the beautiful bright pastel colors, it’s also my Birthday season! and I love to get my home ready to have friends and family over to celebrate.

This year I’m lucky to partner with Kohl’s and Latina Bloggers Connect to bring to you some ideas about how to get your home ready for spring, surprise friends and family and entertain pretty seasonal parties.

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

Kohl’s has an amazing selection of Easter decorations, decorative accessories, tabletop (dinnerware, flatware, drinkware, serveware), seasonal table linens and sweets such as chocolate and candy that are perfect to make Easter baskets and gifts for friends and the kids.

This year I’ll have some friends over for brunch to celebrate my Birthday. They’ll bring their babies and I’m planning on hiding a few Easter eggs around the home and preparing something yummy for them. It’s going to be so cute!

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

How to get your home ready for a spring Party:


 

1. Welcome your guests with a pretty entrance. A cheerful flower wreath, planters with seasonal flowers and a happy looking doormat will make your guests feel welcome.

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

2. Get a tablecloth for your dining room table. You’ll be surprised how different a room can look with a seasonal tablecloth. Pick something with birds, butterflies, Easter eggs, little ducks, flowers or anything colorful and cute.

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

3. Create a festive centerpiece. There are so many ways to create creative and beautiful simple centerpieces. One idea is to fill a vase with lemons, which will add a great punch of color to your decorations. Another idea is to make a sweet Easter nest using a basket, filler paper grass, Easter eggs, candy and seasonal chocolates.

4. All the things a party needs! It’s happened to me more  than once. I have the food and beverages ready, but I don’t have pretty containers to display them. So don’t forget to get some pretty serveware, dinnerware, flatware, and drinkware to entertain your guest properly and with style.

5. Plan the menu. Finger food in Spring parties are always a success. Include some seasonal veggies and fruits.

6. Beverages. Receive your guest with something fresh and bubbly, so they get into the mood as soon as they get to your home.

7. Surprises are the best. It’s also smart to have a few entertainment elements such as toys or books if kids are invited. Something related to the occasion is even better and more fun. No kids, well add something interesting like a bowl full of chocolates or adorable marshmallow candies to surprise your guests and make them feel special.

 

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

 

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kohl’s and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.

I hope these tips and ideas inspire you to get your home ready for Spring and create a welcoming and adorable celebration for your friends and family. 

How to Transform a Dining Room with Bright Paint Color

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You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space.

My dining room area needed a punch of color and freshness and I wanted to make it happen by painting the wall behind my dining room table in a happy and energetic color.

I have always felt like yellow makes me smile. It reminds me of summer, the neighborhood I grew up in back in Mexico and all the lemon trees that you could see around.

You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space. Check out the transformation, before and after! | LiveColorful.com

So I ran to my local Sherwin William store to look for the perfect yellow for my dining room area. I loved how easy it was to find it in the new ColorSnap® displays.

They have created a new, comprehensive and integrated system that could save up to 60% of time while picking and exploring colors. One of the main improvements of the system is that now it’s possible to explore groups of color by family, like red, yellow or blue, and by saturation level, from bright to neutral with a new exclusive category for whites.

Check ou the new Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® displays. They have created a new, comprehensive and integrated system that could save up to 60% of time while picking and exploring colors. | LiveColorful.com

Knowing that I wanted a yellow tone, I just ran to this panel and I started scanning for my favorites. Another thing I really liked was being able to take the paint samples home which are now bigger than they used to be, 2 x 3 inches, and replaced the longer strips that sometimes made you feel confused since you needed to look at different options at the same time.

I went back home and taped three different paint samples I brought home to the wall and I looked at them from far away. That’s how I decided for the beautiful Lemon Twist (SW 6909)!

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Semi-Gloss. Color: SW 6909 Lemon Twist.
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover
  • KWIK-Release™ 9″ Roller Frame
  • 1 Mil 9′ x 12′ Plastic Drop Cloth
  • 1 ½” Sherwin Williams Contractor Series® Extra Firm Angle Sash Brush
  • Multi surface Scotch tape
  • 1 Purdy® Clearcut® Swan (3″)

You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space. Check out the transformation, before and after! | LiveColorful.com

STEPS:

  1. Put the painter’s masking tape around windows, ceiling and anything else you don’t want to paint to protect them.
  2. Start by outlining the whole wall. For corners and other small details, you can use small brushes. I like flat brushes, like the Purdy Clearcut Swan (3″) to outline the ceiling. I like to use an angle brush for corners and small details.
  3. Apply the paint to the whole wall. You might need to add two layers of paint to get a uniform color on the whole wall.
  4. Wait until the walls are dry and remove the painter’s masking tape.

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. The original post is in Spanish on the Sherwin-Williams Latino blog. Find it here.

I hope this project inspire you to transform your dining room area with an unexpected bright and happy color! 

How to Create a Watercolor Effect on Your Walls

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How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home.

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

The watercolor technique is very trendy this season. I have seen many original ideas of art and illustrations that would look amazing framed on the walls, but have you ever imagined the same effect covering an entire wall?

I decided to paint some plywood panels creating a watercolor effect and to find out how they would look in my dining room area. The panels added a delicate touch to the walls, really fresh and carefree, in fact, they look like art. They are a perfect idea for those renters who want to add more color to their homes but feel constrained because they can’t paint their walls. And the best part, you can take them with you when you move!

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

 

Here is how to create a watercolor effect on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home:

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

MATERIALS:

  • 1 Quart of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Color: 6938 SW Synergy. Matte.
  • 1 Quart of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Color: Pure White (SW 7005). Semi-Gloss
  • 1 ½” Brush (Contractor Series® Extra Firm Angle Sash Brush)
  • 1 Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Multi-Surfaces
  • 1 Mil Plastic Drop Cloth
  • Two plastic or glass containers
  • Water

STEPS:

1. Measure your walls so you can look for plywood panels to cover the surface you want to paint. I used three panels of 23.75 x 47.75 inches.

2. Paint the panels in a neutral color, so the other color stands out. I used Pure White (SW 7005).

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

3. Before you start creating the watercolor effect, you’re going to need two plastic or glass containers. Pour paint in one of them and fill the other with water.

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

4. Start by applying the paint directly on the panels using a brush.

5. Submerge the brush into the container with water and press the wet brush against the panel again. The paint will start to wash out. I added a little extra water and allowed it to drip. I love the fun pattern of lines across the panels.

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

6.  Let the paint dry for a couple of hours. Place the panels on your walls, leaning them or hanging them using a nail.

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

 

Enjoy a fresh and carefree style in your space!

This technique can be created directly on the walls. To achieve the effect, follow steps 3, 4, 5 and 6. The key is to apply the paint directly on the wall and not let it dry. Soak the brush right away and press the brush to the wall to start washing out the color. Continue until you get the desired pattern. You can apply more paint or more water depending on the effect you want to achieve. Have fun!

How to create a watercolor effect with paint on wood panels or simply create the texture directly on the walls of your home | LiveColorful.com

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. The original post is in Spanish on the Sherwin-Williams Latino blog. Find it here.