Wall Painting Ideas

You’ve bought your new house. It’s a bit of a mess since the previous owner was in a hurry to sell and had been in the middle of renovating.

You don’t really mind that though since it now gives you the perfect chance to do your house up exactly the way you want it to be done. But now you need to decide where everything goes and what colors will suit your rooms, but you’re still slightly clueless on any wall painting ideas. If you want to keep your wooden floors, swimming pools, structural glazing, and expansion joints free from the risk of degrading in quality, you should check out this Flex Seal review.

So you eagerly collect your set of new keys and go on over to your new house. The minute you step in through the door ideas assail you. That huge urn you bought a year ago would look fantastic in the corner, and you’re pretty sure your existing sofa set will fit in this other room. And you know the antique mirror table would look stunning in the hallway. The only thing you really get stuck on though is wall painting ideas.

You don’t want to just dab on any coat of neutral-colored paint and be done with it. What you want is a masterpiece, something that you can look on with pride every time you look at it. Naturally, you should be able to keep looking at it with pleasure for some time to come as well, so it shouldn’t be too over the top. But where can you get good wall painting ideas from, and how can you go about getting it done.

There are a few ways that you could go about this. The easiest being if you have an artistic streak in you, then you could always get your wall painting ideas off the cuff so to speak, and paint the walls as you see fit. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t too artistic and are hesitant to pick up a brush or roller and apply the first coat of paint without any guidance.

In this case, then, you’ll need some help. You could start off by hiring a professional interior decorator to help you decide what would look good, or you could sit down and watch some DIY programs on the TV where they have some pretty good ideas on what to do with a house, and will even give you some great wall painting ideas.

If neither of these is an option though you could always just settle for going down to your local DIY or hardware store with a few fabric swatches and color sheets of your most prominent pieces of furniture and enlist their help on color coordination. You might come up with a mixed bag of wall painting ideas with this last one, but I found that it was the one that worked best for me, and now

I’m proud of my slightly eclectic house. It reflects who I am just perfectly.

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The Global Economic Crisis and Entrepreneurship

Redundancy has been the topic on many employers and employees agendas since the advent of the global economic crisis. As companies across all sectors of the world’s economies announce losses and job cuts, entrepreneurship has become the most viable and most potentially long term rewarding employment for workers already made redundant by this desperate situation.

Entrepreneurship: The new Buzzword

From small scale enterprises to large conglomerates and banking institutions such as UBS, Caterpillar, Citigroup and the Carphone Warehouse, companies have been forced to make countless of employees redundant; announcing restructuring strategies and more cost efficient processes in the wake of the global economic crisis. With job security almost nonexistent and the unemployment rates steadily increasing, entrepreneurship is fast becoming the only form of potentially gratifying employment available to employees who suddenly find themselves in the firing line.

Life after Layoffs

For some individuals, being made redundant has allowed them to pursue lifelong dreams that would otherwise have been left unfulfilled. In the Financial Times, in a video series entitled, ‘Life After the City,’ Business Life portrays a number of people who have become successful entrepreneurs following the unpredictability of the market and the loss of their jobs. One of these is Leann Barber who, following two redundancies was forced to re-evaluate her options.

As job security wanes, self-employment is on the rise. According to Siaka Momoh, in an article for Business Day Online entitled, ‘Self-Employment, Solution to Job Loss,’ individuals need to make a psychological shift from payroll to profit in order to become successful. Momoh states that our educational systems prepare us for a payroll mentality; and now that these rules are changing, self-employment is fast becoming a solution to the economic crisis.

The Way Forward

Eric Parker, in his book, ‘Run your own Business and make lots of Money,’ summed it up perfectly, ‘ Far from allowing these developments to cause them anxiety, those who are blessed with entrepreneurial spirit will recognise this new world order for what it really is, namely the emergence of untold opportunities that are there for the taking.’
While some recently made redundant workers create self-employment out of their lifelong dreams, the monetary insecurity and self-liability may prove daunting to the new entrepreneur. For most professionally experienced workers, freelancing and consultancy have been the first step in the move towards self-employment.

Avenue to Financial Freedom

Although self-employment may look like an exciting avenue to financial freedom, hard work, dedication, and perseverance are not just words the pundits use. The effect of self-sacrifice and never-ending work hours could have a more devastating effect than a recent redundancy. In John Tozzi’s article in Business Week entitled, ‘A Guide to Self-Employment,’ he explores the opportunities for redundant workers and explores steps and lessons to achieving success.

As Vinod Khosla in the Newsweek article, ‘Encourage the Rebels,’ said, ‘The world is in the midst of an economic, social and environmental crisis that is overturning conventional wisdom. The best course of action is to tackle it head-on with new ideas, fostering creativity.

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