Annie Sloan's Frottage: Paint one coat of the first shade, then while the second coat of the next colour is wet, take sheets of crinkled newspaper and rub it all over and then pull it off. The paper pulls off some of the paint revealing the first layer.
You might want to buy extra plastic wrap when you see this stunning decorating technique!
Back of house? Paint a Faux Venetian Plaster Finish Do you love the look of the aged-plaster walls found in European country manors? Re-create that look with nothing more than paint -- no messy plaster required.