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Going Greener in 2019

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Going Greener in 2019

The new year can be your greenest yet with so many eco-friendly products. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen  If you’re considering a New Year’s resolution to go “greener,” you’ll have a lot of products to support it. [...]

Teens Show Their Style

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Teens Show Their Style

Decorating a teen’s room is a little bit you, but a whole lot them. By Diane Franklin  You may have noticed that the older your kids become, the more they want to show how different [...]

Presto Change-O

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Presto Change-O

Here are 10 ideas for transforming living spaces easily and inexpensively By Tammy Adamson-McMullen  You might get a little nervous when you think about “decorating,” but decorating doesn’t have to involve large and complex projects. [...]

Big Trends for 2019

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Big Trends for 2019

Bolder colors, floral flourishes, heightened eco-friendliness and textures all around—these are just a few trends to look for in the coming year. By Diane Franklin  It’s almost 2019. Out with the old, in with the [...]

Cozying Up with Paint Color

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Cozying Up with Paint Color

It’s winter—time to cozy up! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen  Brrrr … baby, it’s cold outside! Time to cozy up with sweaters, coats and other layers. It’s also time to cozy up at home, so grab extra [...]

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Holiday Magical Colors

November 2nd, 2018|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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Styles to Watch

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Styles to Watch

As we move into 2019, 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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Tables that Create Oohs and Ahs

November 2nd, 2018|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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Decorating with the Environment in Mind

November 2nd, 2018|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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Cold Weather Painting Tips

November 2nd, 2018|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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Wallpaper for a Modern Home

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Wallpaper for a Modern Home

Today’s wallpapers give you an opportunity to show your contemporary side. By Diane Franklin In the new millennium, wallpaper has been saddled with an unfortunate mischaracterization of being tired and old-fashioned. In actuality, today’s wallpaper [...]

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How Color Trends Evolve

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on How Color Trends Evolve

Deciphering the home décor color trend cycle can help you choose your home’s color palette. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you shop for home furnishings this autumn, you may notice that the color palette has shifted. [...]

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Tips for Creating a Dramatic Staircase

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Tips for Creating a Dramatic Staircase

Your staircase can be absolutely gorgeous with the right painting and staining techniques. By Diane Franklin A staircase can be one of the most dramatic areas in your home, but the wear and tear inflicted [...]

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How to Paint Your Tile Backsplash

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Paint Your Tile Backsplash

If you’re tired of your kitchen backsplash, you don’t have to tear out the tile. Paint it instead. By Diane Franklin If your backsplash is old and tired, your first thought may be that you [...]

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How to Winterize Your Deck

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Winterize Your Deck

Protect your deck this winter so that your springtime deck prep is less of an ordeal. By Diane Franklin As the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, it’s time to prepare your deck [...]

How to Go Faux!

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Go Faux!

After centuries of decorative embellishments spanning cultures around the globe, faux painting is still cool. Consumers who did sponge painting in the 1980s and 1990s have segued into consumers who love Venetian plasters and metallic [...]

Know Your Brushes

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Know Your Brushes

Not all paintbrushes are created equal, as a perusal of the paint applicator aisle at your local paint store confirms. There are natural bristles, synthetic filaments, flat, angled and various widths. Certainly, you face a [...]

Preparing for Winter

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Preparing for Winter

Autumn arrives this month, which means that winter isn’t far behind. While the weather is still cooperating, now is the perfect time to make sure your siding, decks, porches, patios and other outdoor areas are [...]

Get Organized for Fall

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Get Organized for Fall

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Benjamin Franklin often is credited with this quote, with the idea that everything should have a designated storage spot and be kept there when not in [...]

2019 Colors = Positive Emotions

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on 2019 Colors = Positive Emotions

While the world around you might feel as though it’s going to heck in a handbag, home interiors next year will feel anything but. The paint forecast for home interiors in 2019 features restful, natural [...]

Roller Basics

August 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Roller Basics

Let’s rock—and roll! Know how to use a roller to make your painting project go smoothly. By Diane Franklin Everyone can wield a roller, right? Not necessarily! There are some tips you should follow to [...]