Martha featured a painting technique, combing, in one of her magazines and fell in love with the look. The technique is easy and can spruce up an accent wall, a dresser(as seen above), a trunk...the possibilities are endless. Here is a picture of my accent wall in my living room that I painted!
For a DIY project pick your paint color, apply and comb through. To create a wall like mine tape out 20" squares with painters tape use the combing technique horizontally, let dry, then reapply the tape and paint vertically.