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April 25, 2017

Creative Options for Subway Tile

With so many new and varied tile choices on the market, subway tile is often overlooked for more glamorous options. It’s easy to get distracted by the bright and shiny new tiles on the block, but don’t put subway tile on the shelf just yet. It’s time for a little creativity. With an average price of under $10 per square foot, you might want to give this utilitarian tile a second look.

Here are some creative options for subway tile for your home.

1. Patterns

Traditionally, subway tile comes in 3″ x 6″ white rectangles. This size makes it easy to lay the tile in different patterns to fit any design style. Here are a few of the most basic [...]

 
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April 13, 2017

How to Create a Welcoming Entry

The front entry is where it all starts. It is the first thing your guests see. It’s the first impression you create when welcoming friends and family into your home. Don’t overlook the potential right inside your front door. Here are some easy tips and ideas to create a welcoming entry.

Help your house put its best foot forward.

Begin with your front door

Many times, we enter the house through the back door or garage and forget about the impression the front door makes. Don’t. Take a few minutes to ensure your front door is ready for unexpected guests. Make sure to dust off the front door and surrounding moldings on a regular basis. Nothing says [...]

 
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March 24, 2017

How to Transform Thrift Store Finds with Paint

It is said that there is a treasure in every aisle of the thrift store. You never know what you’ll discover tucked away on a shelf behind the cookie jars and straw hats. And once you find it what do you do with it? One of the easiest ways to transform trash into treasure is with a coat of paint and a little imagination.

Here are a few tips how to transform thrift store finds with paint.

Typography

Creating your own one-of-a-kind sign is a fun project to make from a thrift store find. Look for reclaimed wood pieces or frames with old art work or stacks of fence boards. Next, clean and sand the wood thoroughly. Decide what you want your sign to say and trace the [...]

 
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March 20, 2017

Simple Ideas to Decorate Your Porch for Spring

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when spring arrives and the grass turns green and the flowers bloom and fluffy clouds dot the horizon and your porch calls your name. Time to clear off the leaves, sweep the floors, wash off the winter gloom and add a little sunshine to your outdoor spaces. Looking for porch decorating ideas?

Here are a few tips and a little inspiration to get you started.

Add indoor/outdoor fabrics

Indoor/outdoor fabrics come in a variety of patterns, colors, and textures. Adding textiles to a space creates the warmth of an indoor room in an outdoor setting. A bold graphic pattern like the one shown on these pillows layers in a pop [...]

 
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February 23, 2017

How to Install Peel and Stick Tile

Do you have a room or space that needs new flooring? Are you overwhelmed by the cost and different options available for flooring products? Why not think outside the box with a simple solution that’s cost effective and can be designed to fit your space perfectly?

Peel and stick tile. I know peel and stick tile might have had a questionable reputation before. But it’s been redesigned and reworked for easier application. In addition, it’s extremely affordable. Most peel and stick tile averages only $1.00 per square foot. Here’s a few tips and ideas on how to install it. Here’s the before in a space that needs a little help. I know, right? [...]

 
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January 27, 2017

Simple Tips and Techniques for Painting a Door

One of the easiest and cost-effective ways to update your front entry is to paint your front door. For the cost of a can of paint and a brush, you can add a little curb appeal to your home in an afternoon. Many times, however, homeowners put off painting a door because they aren’t sure of the exact steps to create a professional paint finish.

Here are a few tips and techniques to help with the process.

Clean and prep the door

This step can make all the difference in the paint finish. Start the painting process with a thorough cleaning. Make sure to remove dust, debris, and cobwebs from the door and door surround. Let the door dry completely before painting. You may need [...]

 
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January 12, 2017

Simple Tips for Organizing Your Attic

Have you ever taken your holiday decorations out of the attic and after the holidays were over, there simply wasn’t any place to put them back? It’s like all the space disappeared on a vacation to Hawaii. Organizing at attic is a task that might seem overwhelming, but with a few tips and a plan…all that extra space can become much more manageable. Here are a few suggestions to help organize your attic in no time.

Sorting and purging

The first step to re-organizing your attic are colored tubs. You can purchase tubs in a variety of colors and sizes. Sometimes it’s easier to organize if you have a specific color tub for a specific purpose. For example, red tubs could be for [...]

 
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December 23, 2016

Ideas for Transitional Winter Decorating

It’s that time again. You know, when the Christmas lights come down and the trees are put away and the halls aren’t as decked as they once were. It all feels a little empty and forlorn. This year, why not add a little winter decorating to your décor to ease the house into spring. Need some inspiration and ideas? Here are a few tips on transitional winter decorating to get you started.

Look for the winter in Christmas

Many elements of Christmas décor double as winter décor as well. For example, snowflakes, winter branch trees, white lights, village houses and winter greenery work just as well in January and February as December. Take a second look at your Christmas décor and [...]

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