Ideas For Wainscoting to Dress Up Your Walls

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If you are searching for ideas that can completely change up the appearance of a room, wainscoting is an oldie but a goodie. It is basically a special wall treatment that normally goes around one third of the way up, breaking up the wall into two sections. Traditional wainscoting used raised panels, and back in the Colonial Days it provided interior insulation over stone walls and made the room more cozy. Nowadays, wainscot doesn't have to be made of wood. You can use tile, paint or Continue Reading ...

Painting Wooden Pallets

Posted on: April 9, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Taking wooden pallets and re-using them is quite the ongoing trend. People have come up with some really crafty ideas for how to take these abandoned items that were used to transport goods via forklift or truck and create magic. Some of the top uses are: Tables Decorative paintings Planters Desks Chairs Shelves Storage Depending on how you decide to recycle your pallets, you definitely want to be sure you remove all the nails and sand out the rough edges. You can Continue Reading ...

How To Custom Stain Wood

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[caption id="attachment_315" align="alignleft" width="167"] Image from Pixabay[/caption] If you have a piece of furniture that you love and want your other decor to match its stain color, you might have to get creative. Most wood stains you can buy are basic shades of golden oak, red mahogany, and dark walnut, but if those don't coordinate with your plan, what can you do? Mix and matching stains is somewhat of an art. You have to start with a chunk of scrap wood for the old trial and Continue Reading ...

Techniques for Using Whitewash Paint

Posted on: March 26, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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If you're looking for a way to add some character to your home, whitewashing is a great option. It's also known by names such as as lime washing, pickling or bleaching, and it creates an appearance of a washed out, country-style design. The method that dates back to the 16th century where it was a cheap way to paint a cottage or fence. It works best with wood that hasn't been previously painted or stained. However, you can also whitewash brick, cement, paneled walls, and wood flooring. Continue Reading ...

Steps to Pressure Washing Your Siding

Posted on: March 19, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance
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With springtime approaching, many people get the itch to start cleaning up their yard and sprucing up the exterior of their home. One way to remove the layers of dirt and grime from the winter months is by pressure washing your siding. You can purchase your own power washer, costing anywhere from as low as a hundred dollars all the way up to several thousand dollars for a commercial machine. If you only use it once a year, you can also rent one for around $50 to $150 per day depending on Continue Reading ...

Suggestions for Painting the Exterior Trim of your Home

Is the exterior color of your home looking dull and drab? Or is the paint cracking and peeling? An exterior paint job is a pretty big undertaking, so assessing the condition of your paint will be essential to maintaining a polished appearance. There are several factors, but it mostly depends upon the type of siding your home has. If it has wood siding, then you need to repaint around every three to five years. However, stucco and vinyl or Masonite siding can last up to ten years. Other Continue Reading ...

Painting Wall Tiles to Update a Bathroom

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If you buy an older house that has decor from the 70's, you might just have some pink or avocado colored wall tiles in the bathroom. If you were really lucky, many times these designs had a matching bathtub, toilet stool and sink. Dazzling! Another decorating issue I've seen is mismatched color tiles being used as replacements. This is probably because the tiles didn't have the adhesive applied correctly or weren't sealed properly so water could get in behind them and they fall off the wall Continue Reading ...

Popular Color Trends for Interior Home Makeovers

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Finding the right color scheme for your home makeover can be a difficult task. Painting a room can completely change the perception of how big and open or dramatic and mysterious a space can be. Lighter colors can be more uplifting, but darker colors provide ambiance. If you want to know what colors make a room like bigger and brighter, this post from Huffington Post provides a balance of colors that complement each other: The 14 Most Popular Paint Colors (They Make A Room Look Bigger!) | Continue Reading ...

Ways to Liven Up Your Backyard with Color

Posted on: February 20, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Are you looking for ways to brighten up your backyard with some color? There are a number of things you can do with some paint and creativity to make a splash with your outdoor decor. One way is to use paint on various yard items to create some accent colors and tie everything together. There are tons of choices when using potted plants and flowers as part of your scheme. If you are willing to put in a little time painting terra-cotta pots, you can make them look bright and colorful without Continue Reading ...

How to Get Paint out of Your Carpet

Posted on: February 12, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Painting Tips
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No matter how careful you are, it's that moment when you wish you could turn back time...watching paint spill on your carpet. Even if you have taken the precaution of using drop cloths, it can still happen.  One wrong move and there you are in a panic trying to quickly figure out how to get paint out of your carpet. Different types of paint require diverse methods, but all have one thing in common:  Don't rub! Blotting out wet paint or any other spill for that matter is key to not making Continue Reading ...