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

Inspiring Autumn Color Palettes

Fall is an inspiring time for anyone who loves autumn color, it’s when nature puts on a big show and reveals its warmer hues. As the air gets chillier,… Read more »

November 6th, 2014

Tips on Painting a Staircase

Painting a staircase is a project anyone can tackle in a weekend with patience and the right products. When faced with an old carpeted staircase down to… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint

September 23rd, 2014

Choosing a White Paint Color

Choosing a white paint color is not as easy as simply selecting a shade of white from a swatch, but it’s not an impossible task either. Paint formulas… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started

August 5th, 2014

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 »

Categories: How to Paint

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