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Chalk Paint and Gesso

I was telling you in the post “Craigslist Dining Table: Before & After” that I will come back with more about using Gesso as a substitute for chalk paint. How did it start? I wanted the chalky appearance for some furniture pieces I wanted to refinish( one of them as you already know is the …

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My Fireplace Makeover

Our corner floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the living room was in desperate need for a makeover. This is what I’m talking about: I did this picture right after we moved: in mid-70’s style, the bricks were dirty, red colored and made the room look even darker than it was. The easiest way to give it a …

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PANEL MOLDING IDEAS

“Update your house look with these panel molding ideas; this is your low cost-solution to enhance your decor!”  One easy way to enhance your decor is to add panel molding in your house. You can get a timeless elegant look by creating frames for walls. Sometimes the area inside the panels is finished in a …

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NEUTRAL PAINT COLORS

    Neutral colors have their own distinct personality, even though the word “neutral” means the absence of emotional response, and sometimes they are characterized as boring and bland.   Divided in different ways, the “family” of neutral colors includes the naturals – sand, ivory, stone, browns – and beige and cream. White and black, …

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Fireplace Design Ideas

“Wow…So many fireplace design ideas I could use!”   Why focus on fireplace designs? There is more than one answer, and all of them important: From ancient times, fireplace was considered the “heart” of the house and it’s still considered that way these days. Spending lots of time in living rooms and family rooms entertaining …