Accent Painting for a Creative Home

It’s been a bit since I’ve actually featured someone. Just because it doesn’t happen as often as the past, I still snoop around and enjoy looking at everyone’s blogs.  I love seeing how people decorate, gathering new ideas along the way. I love finding blogs with creative ideas for home decor.  I’m loving all her accent painting she’s done in her home to add originality and personality.

Today’s Blogger is Our Fifth House.

Beautiful Carmel loves to decorate! She’s got quite the eye and flashes her own style coming up with some fun original ideas I think you’ll enjoy.

Accent Painting

One thing that caught my eye, were her interior black doors. I’ve been threatening to do this to our front door for a while. It makes such a difference in her home, I just love it!  Makes a statement!

accent painting - interior door painted black

Making a statement is a common theme in her home. This is one of my favorite walls. Painting the chair as an accent piece with the accent painted wall is stunning! Loving the message too. I wish I could copy this somewhere, but it I just don’t have the right space. accent painting

She loves to paint other things too………a girl after my own heart! What would we do without spray paint? She took your ordinary coke bottles and spray painted them a bright yellow.  Another perfect accent she created using paint.  Oh we love paint!

accent painting


Speaking of all this paint, we couldn’t leave out the ever so popular Chalk Board Paint. Now this is bold! She took the whole wall and made it a family calendar! Isn’t she brilliant? She’s got a full tutorial. 

chalkboard painted calendar


For all you Union Jack fans, you’re going to go wild over this easy diy head board she did for her son. Decorating a boys room is HARD! I have several ideas for you. Her before and after shots are amazing………actually she’s really good at showing all the before and afters!

union jack diy headboard


Isn’t it fabulous? Such a great idea!  She’s got a lot more great ideas over on her site.  Head on over and check her out.  While you’re there, surprise her and let her know she’s been featured!


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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. says

    That wall calendar is fantastic!!!! So cool!!! I am also loving that black painted door and am really thinking about doing that here!!! thanks for the fun ideas!!!

  2. kwolff says

    I love the idea of a pegboard for a headboard. I agree – decorating a boy’s room is extremely difficult. This looks like an awesome idea!
    Thanks for sharing her site with us – I can’t wait to get in and see what all she has going on!

  3. Lisa Smith says

    I really love the wall by the stairs…”Be Nice or Leave” just rocks it! But, what really got my attention is the pegboard painted like a Union Jack! I have a whole wall in my office (which is under renovation as we speak) that is pegboard. I had thought about covering it up with bead board or sheet rock. But she has given me an idea to do a painting on it! Thank you so much for that!!! I can hardly wait to get on it!

  4. Tammi Schneiderman says

    My brother in law fixes up houses to sell and his last one he painted the interior doors black. They looked great! He was nervous to do it, and now I can show him that others do it too!

  5. J Nicole says

    Love, love, love the small wall with the ‘be nice or leave’ saying! So cute!!

  6. Marilyn says

    I love the union jack headboard…brilliant to do it with pegboard, it serves double duty. TFS.

  7. Tracy D says

    I love how she used the peg board for the boy’s room. The little baskets are so useful to hold “things” and those lights! Awesome!

  8. Idania says

    Amazing! Such beautiful and creative work. Wish I could be so bold! Great eye for design!

    • says

      She does have a great eye! I wasn’t on board with gold coming back in, but now I’m rethinking. I’m kinda liking it!

  9. says

    I want to move in. What an amazing home. I wonder if I can make an Aussie flag like that for my teens wall, I bet he would absolutely love that.

  10. says

    I am in LOVE with that entry way! I’ve always loved high contrast interiors with lots of black, white, and accents but the gold is fantastic!!

  11. Gayl says

    Love the black doors! May use this idea in the kitchen as my front door is painted copper!

  12. says

    I’ve love the black interior doorway. I’ve been debating on painting mine something other than white for awhile. We have a solid door and I think it might just look like a big block of color. I’m thinking a door more like hers, with a window as the focal point would be great for painting.

  13. Pamela Bendall says

    Love the rooms! I painted my books black this year too and love it. The board behind the boys bed looks great. Never would have though to do that with peg board. Great Job!

  14. Susan says

    I really like the black interior doors. I would never have thought of that. After seeing it I would like to do that. And the chalkboard calendar is a grea idea!

  15. Traci says

    Love them all ..but I really love the black doors with that color..& the calendar wall is just awesome!

  16. says

    Wow. Seriously, these are some of the most beautiful ideas I’ve seen in a while. LOVE the idea of a pegboard headboard. Love the Union Jack, even if it wouldn’t go well in my home.. the pegboard headboard is amazing and could be done in so many different ways. The chalkboard wall, the black doors, the chalkboard calendar wall.. all of it! Thanks for featuring her!

  17. Paige Gonzalez says

    I love the black door. I just painted my front door Black inside and out with white trim. It looks fantastic! I am debating on painting all of the doors in the house black. I have seen it all over the web and it really looks great. I noticed that this was the fifth house she decorated any chance she wants to make my house number six? :)

  18. Marsha Connell says

    absolutely love the color scheme in this house … perhaps because mine is so close … LOL. thanks for introducing OUR FIFTH HOUSE! am now following on Facebook.