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Top 10 Painting Tips (+ Money Saving Advice!)

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Top 10 Painting Tips (+ Money Saving Advice!)

Getting ready to repaint a room or two (or, if you’re like me, three or four) to help spruce up your home as part of your new year’s home improvement resolutions? If so, you’re in the right place. After my many—and I do mean many—years of painting, repainting, and painting yet again, I've compiled a list of my all-time favorite painting tips to help ensure you get the results you want and save time and money in the process. 

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Free by the Curb or How Can I Say No to Such a Great Piece of Furniture?! -Part 2

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Free by the Curb or How Can I Say No to Such a Great Piece of Furniture?! -Part 2

Hello friends!  When I last left you, I was telling you all about this great furniture piece that my neighbor had set out by the curb, free for the taking!  A beautiful buffet from probably the 50’s or 60’s.  Some damage but nothing I couldn’t work with.  She only needed a few minor repairs and some TLC.  After a couple of days of contemplation, I decided that the distressed look would work well with this particular piece since there was some damage that I couldn’t repair to the finish.  Here are the steps I took:

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Five Things That Can Affect Your Paint Color

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Five Things That Can Affect Your Paint Color

We’ve all been there…you know, in the paint store, standing at the display and drooling over all the beautiful paint colors that are available.  But, how many of you have you chosen “the perfect color” only to get home, paint your walls and then go, “ugh, this is not the color I chose!”.  Well, my guess is quite a few, including myself.  In this post, I am going to tell you a little secret and share with you five big things that can definitely affect your color choice and turn it from Yay! to Ugh!  Ready?  Okay then, here we go:

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DIY Projects 2016-Top 10 Tips to Paint Like a Pro

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DIY Projects 2016-Top 10 Tips to Paint Like a Pro

Getting ready to repaint a room or two (or, if you’re like me, three or four) to help spruce up your home as part of your new year’s home improvement resolutions? If so, you’re in the right place. After my many—and I do mean many—years of painting, repainting, and painting yet again, I've compiled a list of my all-time favorite tips to help ensure you get the results you want and save time and money in the process. 

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DIY Projects 2016 - Quick Paint And Finish Reference Guide

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DIY Projects 2016 - Quick Paint And Finish Reference Guide

Okay, we are to the point in this blog series where we get to talk about something other than budgets and research!  Yay!  As I’ve been known to state many, many times in the past (and will continue to do so in the future) there is no better, quicker way to freshen up a space and make it feel new again quite like a fresh coat of paint.  

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DIY 2016 - Five Proven Tips To Help You Choose The Right Paint Colors

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DIY 2016 - Five Proven Tips To Help You Choose The Right Paint Colors

Okay, you’re ready to paint, you have done your homework and know what kind of paint you need for your room makeover but how do you know what color to choose?  Well, this blog was so popular when I ran it last summer, I decided to give a repost here since it fits right in with what we are talking about.  Have a fear with choosing the right paint colors for your space?  If so, read on my friends…read on!

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Basic Color Theory for Your Home Improvement Projects

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Basic Color Theory for Your Home Improvement Projects

Have you ever stood in your home improvement store thinking  you’ve made just the right color choice only to get home, apply the paint to your wall and there it is—BLAM!—a horrific color that looks like a cross between something your cat hacked up and a jar of baby food? Well, unfortunately for me (and fortunately for you) I had this experience earlier in life, and so I was comforted to learn in my first color theory class about the science that accounts for my eyes deceiving me. This explained a lot to me and now, in a much more user-friendly version, I will pass the info along to you.

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