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Tips For Painting Stripes

Today, Violet writes: I really need some tips for painting stripes in my living room. I’ve seen it done and it looks fabulous, but I am scared to do it myself! It looks like a lot of work, is there an easy way to paint stripes on a wall? There aren’t any easy tips for painting stripes… Read more »

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Get Your Weekend Back

Today’s original guest post is provided by Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware’s home expert. Spring is finally here and inevitably that means it’s time to start thinking about projects that can spruce up your home inside and out. The great news is that with the right resources and a strategic plan, you can tackle your to-do’s and then move… Read more »

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Mother of Pearl Aphrodite Veneer

Today Stan writes: I am hopeful you can offer me some thoughts here. After going back and forth with my wife, I am trying to determine exactly what the best approach to dealing with our main wall in the bedroom. My wife has already ruled out the idea of wallpaper designs or even paint. What… Read more »

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Refresh Paint By Dutch Boy Review

Recently I was given four gallons of the new Arm & Hammer Refresh Paint by the Dutch Boy marketing team to review at our leisure.  As luck would have it I had the perfect project in mind.  However, I still had to find the “perfect” paint color.  After going through the typical color deck provided to… Read more »

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Wallpaper With Attitude

Usually when I think of wallpaper, I think of elaborate wallpaper designs and floral prints. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Wallpaper these days has come along way from what most of us grew up with or found in our grandparents homes.  You can find designs in just about any style and attitude… Read more »

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Interior Paint Samples

When it comes to buying paint, it’s difficult to know even where to begin sometimes.  A great way to get started is to look around your home to see what colors are among the most common throughout the house?  What colors are in your favorite space(s) in the house? Is there a certain accent color… Read more »

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Keeping Paint Fresh With PaintGard

There is a new product coming out that can make stored paint last longer.  I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, since it’s not available for purchase yet.  So I’m not sure if it does what it says it does.  But if so, it will be a must have for any project… Read more »

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Wall Inspiration Ideas

Do you want to give your walls some dimension but don’t know where to start for gaining some wall inspiration ideas? Consider this: You can use paint to give your walls character. For example: try painting boxes, stripes or murals.  You don’t have to use wallpaper or excessive molding to add depth, just use a… Read more »