How to Use an HVLP Sprayer

How to Use an HVLP Sprayer

You can use an HVLP paint sprayer to get a job done fast—but make sure you educate yourself on how to use it. By Diane Franklin HVLP paint sprayers are a great way to get a job done quickly and efficiently while achieving a fine finish with greater application accuracy and less overspray. The acronym [...]

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The Best Ways to Use Gray

The Best Ways to Use Gray

Gray is one of the trickiest colors to use in decorating. Here are ideas to make it work. By Diane Franklin If you keep an eye on color trends, you undoubtedly know that gray has been one of the most popular hues in home decorating for the past four or five years. As a neutral, [...]

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designer dining

Designer Dining

Make your dining spaces more useful and stylish in 2020 with these ideas. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Dining rooms are utilitarian by their very nature, but that doesn’t mean they need to forgo form for function. In fact, the more beautiful a dining room is, the more useful it is, making food more appetizing, family time [...]

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decorating made simple

Decorating Made Simple

Try these easy-to-accomplish decorating hacks to update your home. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Maintenance is part of home ownership. Occasionally, it takes the form of major redecorating or complete remodel, but most of the time, a quick fix-up is all that’s needed. Below are decorating and fixer-upper hacks that fall into the latter category. Each is [...]

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art deco

Art Deco in 2020

While art deco has its origins from early in the last century, it is still being used today. By Diane Franklin Art Deco was a major trend in the 1920s and 1930s as the design world began favoring a more sophisticated and cosmopolitan type of design. Now, a hundred years after its first major splash [...]

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Cold-Weather-Painting-Tips

Cold Weather Painting Tips

As the cold weather descends upon many parts of the country, you may be wondering: How cold is too cold to paint? By Diane Franklin If you’re trying to get one final painting or staining project in before the onset of winter, you may be wondering what the experts say about how low the thermometer [...]

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Decorating-with-the-Environment-in-Mind

Decorating with the Environment in Mind

Follow these tips to make your upcoming decorating project less harsh for the environment. By Diane Franklin If you’re an environmentally conscious consumer, chances are you’re already doing all the “right” things to preserve the earth. You probably use recycled shopping bags, fill up your recycle bin to the brim every w seek, and you [...]

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Tables-that-Create-Oohs-and-Ahs

Tables that Create Oohs and Ahs

Here are tips  for creating holiday table settings, using products from your local paint store. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen It’s a fair bet that more dining tables are formally set between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of year. Creating a dazzling table for these occasions can be stressful. This year, let the [...]

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Styles-to-Watch

Styles to Watch

As we move into 2020, some very distinctive style trends have emerged. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The last decade has brought some interesting home design trends, especially where style is concerned. We’ve seen the return of mid-century modern, the evolution of industrial chic and the love affair with coastal cottage. But as we move into 2019, [...]

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Holiday-Magical-Colors

Holiday Magical Colors

Bring the colors of the season into your home. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The holidays are a delight to all of the senses. The smell of pies baking in the oven, the sound of logs crackling on the fire, the taste of turkey and dressing, the feel of woolen mittens, and the bright hues of autumn [...]

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