Kate Riley

Kate Riley writes daily about her adventures in decorating and DIY projects on her blog Centsational Girl. Kate’s designs have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and on The Nate Berkus Show.

Kate's Inspiration

Nature, like this gorgeous Ginkgo

Kate's Latest Post

Painting a Ceiling

Painting a ceiling is a project many homeowners take on after a renovation or simply refreshing a space. It’s a process that requires only a few hours… Read more »

June 5th, 2014

Paint Colors Inspired by Summer Blooms

Summer is the season when we enjoy the prettiest flowers and gardens show off beautiful blooms year after year. Nature never gets it wrong when it comes… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

May 8th, 2014

Increase Your Curb Appeal

Spring is in full bloom and increasing your curb appeal makes your home an attractive sight for both you and for neighbors. Now that the flowers are… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

April 17th, 2014

Easy DIY: Striped Painted Planters

Spring has arrived which means it’s time to start thinking about sprucing your home’s exterior. Brightly colored flowers always increase curb appeal…. Read more »

Categories: Examples, How to Paint

March 4th, 2014

Painting a Kitchen Table

Painting a kitchen table is a process that requires several steps, but it’s a great way to reinvent a hand me down or old wood table to give it a fresh… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint

January 21st, 2014

Painting Old Furniture: Modernize with Bold Color

Repurposing second hand or vintage furniture is a concept welcomed by many and you can modernize by painting old furniture a bold color in a few simple… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint

January 7th, 2014

Bringing the Outdoors In

Everyone has an appreciation of the outdoors in some form or another, so bringing the outdoors in is a common request home decorating. Nature has… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

November 5th, 2013

Painting a Front Door

Painting a front door is an easy weekend project and one thing that will certainly cheer any entry is a fresh coat of paint. Gray, taupe, and black are… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint

October 2nd, 2013

Grey Paint: A Neutral in Interior Design

Grey is the neutral of the day in interior design because of its cool and calming effects. Choosing the right grey paint is not as simple as looking at… Read more »

Categories: Color

August 2nd, 2013

Tropical Paint Colors

We had the good fortune to travel to Hawaii in the spring and I left filled with the inspiration that comes from colors found in paradise. Tropical… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project