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How to Prepare for Painting

October 25th, 2011

Before you get started painting the walls of your house a new color, it's important to prep the area to avoid making a mess and ensure that your paint job looks good. Here are some tips from MarthaStewart.com. 1. Protect your furniture and floors. Remove any special objects from the room so you don't get paint on them. Move all of the large pieces of furniture into the center...

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New Ways to Use Lemons

October 21st, 2011

Lemons are nice for adding a bit of extra flavor to certain recipes or even a glass of water, but did you know there are plenty of other useful ways you can use them around the house? Here are a few ideas to try next time you have a few extra lemons lying around, inspired by Real Simple magazine and Bonappetit.com. 1. Clean cutting boards. Wooden cutting boards are very...

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How to Choose the Right Paint Color

October 19th, 2011

It can be intimidating to head to the local paint store and see how many different swatches of color are available for perusal. Many of them look exactly the same, so it's hard to tell whether you'd like Buttercream or Daffodil. Instead of wasting precious time debating between shades, here are a few tips for choosing one that you'll like, according to Real Simple magazine....

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How to Use Interior Lighting in Each Room

October 12th, 2011

If you're moving into a new space or are performing major renovations, there's no better way to make a solid decorative impact than by using interior lighting to your advantage. As long as you use a mixture of accent, ambient and task lighting, your space will look elegant and everything will be highlighted for maximum visual appeal. Here's how to go about creating the best...

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How to Decorate Your Home Cheaply and Easily

October 7th, 2011

It's not always realistic to buy a new piece of furniture, a fresh can of paint or a pricey set of curtains. But sometimes you just don't feel happy unless you do something different with your decor. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your home without having to spend a lot of money doing so. Here are a few ideas to help you get started, inspired by...

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Repurposed Furniture Ideas

October 6th, 2011

If you're not the kind of person who jumps on the bandwagon when it comes to decorating your home, you may be interested in spicing up your decor with a few unexpected pieces of furniture. The best part about repurposed decorations is that you can easily make them out of items you already own. Here are a few inspiring ideas from MarthaStewart.com and HGTV. 1. A busy household...

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Daily Cleaning Ideas

September 30th, 2011

If you frequently find yourself getting bogged down with cleaning tasks at the end of the week, it may be time to rethink your habits. Instead of saving every mess for a big, thorough scrubbing later - just tackle small spills and use a preventative approach to keep your home looking fresh all the time. Here's what you can do every day, according to Real Simple magazine and...

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Top 20 Bathroom Decorating Ideas

September 23rd, 2011

Many people forget about their bathrooms when decorating, which can result in boring spaces that aren't much to look at. If you want a bathroom that you can feel good about and enjoy just like every other room in your house, consider a few of these ideas inspired by Southern Living. 1. Most bathrooms aren't very big, which means designs should be focused on opening up the...

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Decorating With Seashells

September 21st, 2011

If you have kids, there's a good possibility that your house has accumulated tons of seashells from past vacations. There's nothing more fun than finding cool shells on the beach, and luckily there are plenty of ways to put them to use as decorations for your home. Here are some ideas inspired by Real Simple magazine and Southern Living. 1. Display your shells in glass or...

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How to Fake Antique Furniture

September 21st, 2011

Buying antique furniture can be expensive, which can put a damper on any decorator's dream style. Luckily, there's an easy way to make even brand new furniture look vintage, and you can get as creative as you want! Try the following aging processes as recommend by Southern Living and HGTV. If you want a really distressed look, Southern Living suggests taking a few household...

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