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Updating your Home for Sale

I have bought and sold many homes over the years – all without a professional stager and most without a real estate agent!  Whether that was purely genius or just insane, I’ll never tell, but I have learned a few things along the way. But in order to sell your house, you can help yourself...
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Wooster Paint Brushes

Trade Secrets: Invest in Your Home

    Painting is more than simply splashing colors on your wall – it’s an investment in your home.  Here are some tips from Mark Masica, Color Services Manager, on how to make your investment last: Invest in high-quality paint and equipment: As with most things, you get what you pay for.  Splurge on paint...
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Roller on in to Hirshfield’s

Isn’t this the best?  Well, as a matter of fact, it is!  This is the Hirshfield’s ad that ran in the Brainerd Dispatch on October 30 as part of the Kids Ad Design Project.  We love what Zoey designed to promote Hirshfield’s in the Brainerd area. Linda Hurst of the Dispatch shares the history of...
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Living Room with Farrow & Ball Paint

Tips for Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing the perfect shade of paint to use in your home can be challenging, especially when you have to consider all the other things going on in your space – lighting, flooring, furniture, etc.  Here are some things to think about when choosing paint colors: Just because you think a color is great doesn’t mean...
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Back to school paint colors

Tips for Compromising on Color with Kids

My daughter recently wanted to paint her room lime green, and that can be a tricky color to choose, especially with conflicting mother/daughter opinions! So in order to keep the peace, we went together to the store to look at samples. She had plenty of ideas on what color was “the one,” which didn’t jive...
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Tips for Making the Most of Your Space

No matter how large or small your living space, it seems there are always areas that aren’t used efficiently.  Whether you have a guest bedroom that no one enters or a dining room where no one eats, think about ways you can creatively use the space where you dwell. Use Your Furniture: One way to...
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Best Basement Remodels

In my family, basements used to be referred to as dungeons – dark, musty and old! It was all we knew – both among friends and family. Then, with the onset of a new century, two kids and a promotion, most of our friends moved from their starter homes to bigger houses with walk-in closets,...
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Red: Hot or Haute?

Red: Hot or Haute? When thinking of colors in terms of their color temperature, red is at the top of the scale for being a really warm hue. It is commonly referred to as the color of fire and flame and it sizzles in terms of sensuality. Red is a romantic valentine or a sweet...
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Wooster Brushes

A Good Paintbrush Can Save a Project – and Your Sanity

Why do some home decorating projects conjure up such dread? Maybe it’s because we approach these projects incorrectly. We spend all this time choosing the right hue of paint, wondering if it will change once it’s on the wall. When we finally settle on the desired color, we grab a paint brush and some tape...
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