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Contemporary wall decor is part of our times. With its neutral color palette for walls, but bold accents, it takes full advantage of the structural elements in a house: exposed plumbing pipes, bricks or even air ducting. They can all become a colored detail or blend with the rest of the walls.   Achieve A …

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So, the last week I finally did some pictures of my latest knock off: the living room chandelier. When we moved in our house, there wasn’t any ceiling light in the living room. I have fallen in love with a Lucia drum pendant light.   Horchow has it for a whooping price: $650( on sale)that …

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“Read these tips on choosing paint colors the right way! “ You can have a fantastic look for your living-room, a revamped kitchen, a jazzy bathroom or a restful bedroom by choosing right interior paint colors for the walls of your home.   The range of colors is infinite, and paint allows you to be …

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Crown molding adds the finishing touch to your walls and ceilings, giving more depth and definition to your room space. However, installing them by yourself can be tricky. So, I put together few tips for installing crown molding, based on my experience with polyurethane molding. You can read more about polyurethane molding and why we …

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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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“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 …