Specialty Paint Series: Chalk Paint

What kinds of specialty paints are out there, and what DIY projects can we use them for? We did some research, then found chalk, chalkboard, whiteboard, and magnetic paints and put them to the test. Read on for the details. Chalk Paint Not to be confused with the chalkboard paint. Chalk paint is an ultra-matte paint that gives a chalklike finish. It’s […]

Hardware that won’t break your budget

Sometimes a simple fix (changing out unappealing cabinet hardware in your kitchen, for instance) can make a dramatic impact. Here are four kitchens featuring four different brushed stainless cabinet pulls that look great but don’t cost a fortune.  Blond wood cabinets; brushed stainless steel knobs add a touch of glimmer and coordinate with the stainless appliances. Above: Amerock’s Stainless Steel Knob is […]

Custom is as custom does

We’ve told you before(and before, and before ) how much we love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components. We also hinted at ways you can add some design elements that will really make your kitchen shine. An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet fronts to pair with Ikea’s kitchen systems. With the bones of a kitchen from Ikea […]

Why We Love Ikea Kitchens

For remodelers looking to design a kitchen on a budget Ikea’s latest kitchen cabinet system is a savior. We here at Ringalevio are big fans and there’s lots of great examples that we’ll share with you in following posts. But for starters let us just tell you why we love them. And why you should too. First, Ikea Kitchens are […]

Specialty Paint Series: Magnetic Paint

Magnetic paint is a primer with tiny iron particles mixed in. You can apply it to any wall, or to a wood or masonry surface. The primer is black, but you can add a latex topcoat in a color of your choice or paint over it with whiteboard or chalkboard paint for a dual-use board. How do I prepare the […]

Wayfair vs Overstock

Spring is a season of new beginnings. By now, you must be ready to tackle shaking out the winter cobwebs and doing a bit of a refresh around your home. I’m not talking an extreme renovation and remodeling, but more like a decorating mini makeover with a new piece of furniture or lighting. Or even a seasonal swap of pillows, […]