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Adding Privacy without Curtains or Blinds

Adding Privacy without Curtains or Blinds

by Guest Post on Jan 19, 2010

If you have no curtains or blinds covering your window, there are a few ways to make sure you have the privacy you need. You can apply a film or decal directly onto the window, or use furnishings or accessories to obstruct the view of your room from the outside. Continue reading →

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Paint Finish Formulations for Subtle Wall Effects

Paint Finish Formulations for Subtle Wall Effects

by Guest Post on Mar 26, 2010

Painting walls is the easiest way to change the look and feel of a room. Sometimes, though, flat paint is too bland for the look of the room, but bold effects are too much. That is when subtle wall effects come into play. There are a variety of subtle wall effects that can be created from paint finish formulations. Continue reading →

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Paint a Straight Line for a Professional Finish

Paint a Straight Line for a Professional Finish

by Guest Post on Mar 26, 2010

When you are painting, knowing how to paint so that the finish is neat and even can mean the difference between adding value and beauty to your home and taking away from the same. Straight lines and clean trim make the room look professionally styled. Continue reading →

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How to Choose Paint Colors with a Color Wheel

How to Choose Paint Colors with a Color Wheel

by Guest Post on Apr 27, 2010

Ever seen someone dithering over the rack of paint samples at a home improvement store? That's a home decorator in agony over how to pick paint colors for his or her home. Without a doubt, selecting paint colors can be one of the toughest jobs in home decorating. Continue reading →

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Faux Painting Solutions for Closest Doors

Faux Painting Solutions for Closest Doors

by Jessica Ackerman on May 23, 2010

Tired of your flat, drab closet doors? Whatever the style of your bedroom or home, there are faux painting techniques that you can apply to create closet doors that complement the rest of your living space. Faux painting creates visual and textural interest for little cost. Continue reading →

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When to Use a Brush, Roller or Sponge Brush

When to Use a Brush, Roller or Sponge Brush

by Guest Post on May 25, 2010

Brushes are a good choice for painting trim and woodwork. They are also useful for cutting in the edges around the top and bottom edges and corners of walls, before using a roller to cover the larger areas. Continue reading →

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Spray Painting - Can You DIY Or Do You Get The Professionals In?

Spray Painting - Can You DIY Or Do You Get The Professionals In?

by Guest Post on Nov 17, 2010

The advantage of spray painting is the sheer speed at which you can do it. A room that would usually take a weekend to paint can be done in less than half the time with a spray painting machine. The same goes for garden fences and exterior walls. Continue reading →

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Changing the Colors in Your Life with a Little Paint

Changing the Colors in Your Life with a Little Paint

by Guest Post on Dec 3, 2010

One of the easiest ways to change your house when you’re feeling the need for something new is to paint a room. Many people get tired of looking at their rooms the same way for years and years without any change. You don’t need to buy expensive new furniture. Continue reading →

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Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

by Guest Post on Dec 19, 2010

Ragging is a faux finish technique that uses a rag to produce a mottled decorative effect. Ragging can be done negatively where the rag is used to remove the glaze, or ragging can be done positively where the rag is used to apply the glaze to the wall. Continue reading →

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Wallpapering: How to Hang Wallpaper and Border

Wallpapering: How to Hang Wallpaper and Border

by Guest Post on Jan 14, 2011

Before you begin papering, your goal should be to make the wall surface as smooth as possible. After this is done, shine a light (work lamp, flashlight) sideways across the surface of the walls. Irregularities will cast shadows, allowing you to see if you missed anything. Continue reading →

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