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A Christmas Facelift

A Christmas Facelift

    You probably think that’s a funny title for a painting blog. And it is—until you think of it in the context of decorating. Does your house need a facelift this holiday season? You’ve come to the right place! You’re probably not going to dive into a remodeling project right in the midst of…

Keep Your Thanksgiving Happy—with Color!

Keep Your Thanksgiving Happy—with Color!

    No, we’re not going to tell you how to keep everyone’s tummy happy at the table. But what we can do instead is give you tips on how to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome at this year’s Thanksgiving spread. One of the best ways to express yourself at Thanksgiving—if you’re hosting the…

Fee Fi Faux Finishes: The Where and How

Fee Fi Faux Finishes: The Where and How

    If you’ve ever looked around your house and sensed the blandness of it all, you might be interested in the ease and simplicity of faux finishes. A faux finish adds depth to a room with something as easy as an extra layer of paint. The beauty of faux finishes is that you can…

How Do I Get a New Couch Without Spending Any Money?

How Do I Get a New Couch Without Spending Any Money?

    If you’re like us, you want to know the easiest—and cheapest—ways to keep your house looking cozy and chic. You’ve probably realized by now that it takes a lot more than paint. But it doesn’t have to cost a lot more than paint. If you’re on a tight budget—or you just like to…

It’s Rough Painting a Room: When to Sand Between Coats

It’s Rough Painting a Room: When to Sand Between Coats

    Whether you’re a professional painter or a weekend warrior DIY fanatic, knowing when to sand your coats of paint is an important piece of information. If you never sand, you’ll end up with a shoddy paint job. And if you always sand, you might ruin it! But there’s hope. Knowing when to sand…

Painting Spaces: Remodeling the Bathroom Yourself

Painting Spaces: Remodeling the Bathroom Yourself

    Are you bored with your blasé bathroom? Are the sink and counter outdated and the walls a boring color? It’s summer, and a great time of year to give your bathroom a facelift—one that will match your sunny mood. But how to begin? Remodeling can be one of the most rewarding parts of…

How to Take It Off: Tips for Removing Wallpaper

How to Take It Off: Tips for Removing Wallpaper

    If you are like us and prefer the ease and beauty of painting your walls, then you are probably looking for ways to get rid of wallpaper left behind by the seller of your new house. Or maybe you added wallpaper yourself years ago and are tired of it now. For whatever reason…

One Less Can: Paint and Primer

One Less Can: Paint and Primer

    The last time you painted a room yourself, did you consider a paint and primer combination? This convenient product promises to make your home improvement project simpler and cleaner. But is it always the best option? Does combining regular paint with the thicker primer counterpart really provide the coverage you need? There are…

I’m Done Painting, Now What Do I Do With It?

I'm Done Painting, Now What Do I Do With It?

    You may not be aware of this, but there is a proper way to store paint—upside down! That’s right, when you store a paint can upside down, paint inside the can forms an air tight seal around the lid, preventing any exchange of air that would ruin the paint over time. But what if…

The Power of Curb Appeal: There’s an App for That!

The Power of Curb Appeal: There's an App for That!

    Selling your home can be a daunting task, particularly when it comes to making necessary repairs and changes to your home’s appearance. But upping your curb appeal doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, some companies have created apps to make your home remodeling easier. The apps listed here allow you to see what…

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