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.


Painting a Ceiling

by Kate Riley on August 5th, 2014

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…

Categories: How to Paint


Paint Colors Inspired by Summer Blooms

by Kate Riley on June 5th, 2014

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…

Categories: Inspiration


Increase Your Curb Appeal

by Kate Riley on May 8th, 2014

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…

Categories: Inspiration


Easy DIY: Striped Painted Planters

by Kate Riley on April 17th, 2014

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

Categories: Examples, How to Paint


Painting a Kitchen Table

by Kate Riley on March 4th, 2014

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…

Categories: How to Paint


Painting Old Furniture: Modernize with Bold Color

by Kate Riley on January 21st, 2014

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…

Categories: How to Paint


Bringing the Outdoors In

by Kate Riley on January 7th, 2014

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…

Categories: Inspiration


Painting a Front Door

by Kate Riley on November 5th, 2013

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…

Categories: How to Paint


Grey Paint: A Neutral in Interior Design

by Kate Riley on October 2nd, 2013

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…

Categories: Color


Tropical Paint Colors

by Kate Riley on August 2nd, 2013

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…

Categories: Inspiration, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

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