Dustin Crawford, Author at The Art Experts – Page 2 of 2

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This is a project we finished in December last year and I didn’t have a a chance to share it with you all. Our kitchen cabinets are oak, good condition and good layout( I didn’t say perfect), but the finish had gone orange and ugly. Remember the 80’s? Yep, that’s exactly how they looked: You …

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Since we moved in our house we used the same dining table we had in the townhouse: a counter height square table with 4 stools. We needed a bigger table: it had to be round and have that grey-brown color I like so much.   I found a round table on Craigslist. I bought it …

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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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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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“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 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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“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 …

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“Complementary colors, when used in a color scheme, will emanate energy and optimism.” Colors are very powerful tools to influence the way we feel: relaxed or unpleasant, or to set up the mood we are in: full of energy, or dreamy!   Using complementary colors for color schemes can be challenging, but nevertheless rewarding in …

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  “These tips will help you find the right treatments for bow windows.”  Begin the search for the right bow window treatments by finding and matching the design you have in the room; decide if you want to draw attention to these large window treatments or make them “blend”. …Whatever you decide or your style …