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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…

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…

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…

How to Get 2014’s Hottest Home Decor Looks

How to Get 2014's Hottest Home Decor Looks

    With 2014 well under way, a handful of home decor trends are rising to the surface. While many trends come and go, leaving homes looking outdated in their wake, this year’s crop of fads emphasize classic styles that will stand the test of time. With a focus on reusing existing products and natural…

If Walls Could Talk: Recovering From Past Decorating Mistakes

If Walls Could Talk: Recovering From Past Decorating Mistakes

  Sometimes redecorating isn’t about bringing in a new style that you love as much as it’s about recovering from past mistakes and vowing not to repeat them. Maybe your taste simply changed, or maybe the design disaster lies at the feet of previous homeowners. However it happened, if your walls are screaming for help,…

DIY Pro Tips: Getting Perfect Corners

DIY Pro Tips: Getting Perfect Corners

    You spend hours, maybe even days, selecting the ideal paint shade for your room. You agonize over 24 shades of what seem to be exactly the same color before you land on “the one.” You paint. You love the color. But you hate that the edges look so ragged where the walls meet…

Cleanup Shortcuts: The 5 Best Painting Tips and Tricks

Cleanup Shortcuts: The 5 Best Painting Tips and Tricks

    Interior painting can be very easy and rewarding, once you get some experience under your belt. However, after every successful painting project, the most daunting part of the painting process still looms – cleaning up. When the weather creeps into the 90s in Nashville, your brushes and rollers will begin to dry out,…

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