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Cold Weather Painting Tips

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Decorating with the Environment in Mind

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Tables that Create Oohs and Ahs

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Styles to Watch

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Holiday Magical Colors

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Getting Ready for Winter

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Getting Ready for Winter

How to prep your deck, patio, siding and other outdoor surfaces for winter. By Diane Franklin The days are getting shorter, the air is getting crisper—no doubt that winter is on the way. Most likely [...]

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How to Paint a Ceiling

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Paint a Ceiling

Here are some tips for painting a ceiling without neck pain. By Diane Franklin Painting a ceiling can be a real pain in the neck—pun intended! However, if you follow the right techniques, you can [...]

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Accessing the “Re” Movement

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Accessing the “Re” Movement

Are repurposed, refurbished and reused products still “in?” Read on … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The “re” movement has been a huge decorating phenomenon in the past decade. Repurposed, refurbished and reused materials can be found [...]

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Ravishing Rentals

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Ravishing Rentals

Decorating doesn’t have to go the wayside just because you’re renting … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’re renting an apartment or home, you may feel leery about decorating it. Maybe you’re living under a stringent [...]

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Why Orange Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Why Orange Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Orange is not just a Halloween color; it also can be an integral part of a year-round decorating scheme. By Diane Franklin Orange is the color of scary jack-o’-lanterns, but you don’t have to fear [...]

  • The Right Way to Caulk

The Right Way to Caulk

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on The Right Way to Caulk

Knowing how to caulk is an important consideration for many DIY projects. By Diane Franklin Caulking may seem like a basic do-it-yourself project, but it’s not always as easy as it looks. Here are some [...]

  • Commercial Design in Residential Spaces

Commercial Design in Residential Spaces

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Commercial Design in Residential Spaces

Why should you be excited about the invasion of commercial styling? Because it works! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen You may not be aware of it, but your home is being invaded. Commercial design has been creeping [...]

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Five Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Five Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Try these ideas to make your home’s exterior the star of the neighborhood. By Diane Franklin Summer’s here at last, and it’s the perfect time to work on your home’s “curb appeal.” Curb appeal refers [...]

  • Bright and Beautiful

Bright and Beautiful

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Bright and Beautiful

If the bright and beautiful days of July stand in stark contrast to your home’s dark and drab interior, read on … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen July is a bright and beautiful month! The sun is [...]

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2020 Color Vision

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on 2020 Color Vision

Color experts are starting to reveal what we can expect in the 2020 home fashion palette. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen As color experts predicted, the home fashion palette this year is full of natural, complex and [...]

  • Stencils

The Versatile World of Stencils

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on The Versatile World of Stencils

Choices abound in today’s stencil market. By Diane Franklin   Stencils have come a long way from mini-floral borders and roosters on kitchen walls. Today there are more patterns than ever before. To make the [...]

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Wood at the Window

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Wood at the Window

Homeowners’ love of wood extends to their choice of window coverings. By Diane Franklin   One of the biggest trends in home decorating—both inside and out—is the use of natural wood. Homeowners love the look [...]

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Damage Control

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Damage Control

Your perfect decorating project has sustained damage. Here’s what you can do to repair it. By Diane Franklin You’ve put time and money into making your home environment the best it can be—a fresh coat [...]

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Summer’s Colors

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Summer’s Colors

If you’re a “summer” person, consider decorating in the colors of the season. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Are you a “summer person”? Do you love warm sunshine, blue skies and green grass? Does your heart skip [...]

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No Substitutions for Quality

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on No Substitutions for Quality

Nothing can replace a high-quality paint and all the benefits it affords. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen “You get what you pay for.” We all know that this adage is true. So why is it that so [...]

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Perfect Patio Pieces

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Perfect Patio Pieces

We provide step-by-step instructions for freshening up your outdoor furniture. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen As you inspect your deck and patio furniture this spring, you may notice that the pieces need freshening up. This might be [...]