13 painting pro tips. Scrape a Ridge in Textured Ceilings. Pros run a screwdriver along the perimeter of the ceiling to scrape off the texture. "This lets you cut in without getting paint on the ceiling texture," "
Alternative to crown molding: quarter-round molding and thin chair rail molding with four inches of white paint on the wall in between. Did this with crown molding space in between (gold leaf)and smaller molding, white for dining room
DIY: How to Paint your Cabinets with Chalk Paint (ASCP or homemade) - this post lists the supplies you'll need + explains each step involved in prepping and painting cabinetry - via Provident Home Design