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buffalo check wallpaper Magnolia Home

Magnolia Home Wallcovering

It was only a matter of time, right? Joanna Gaines has partnered with York Wallcovering for her first wallcovering collection aptly named  Magnolia Home.  This new wallpaper collection offers 16 signature designs in multiple colorways, with the core of the collection in neutral, black, and white.  The designs and colors in this collection reflect Joanna’s very approachable style to...
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Cottage Paint on oak.

Friday Finds: Creating Aged Gray Wood

  Are you a fan of the look and feel of rustic well worn barn wood? Beth (Hirshfield’s Woodbury) shares her quick and ridiculously easy tutorial on how to age wood using Cottage Paint products. Here are directions for creating gray barn wood from new pine boards. Quickly sand the wood with 60 grit sandpaper. Distress...
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man with paintbrush painting wooden house exterior

Fall Painting Tips: When is it Too Cold to Paint?

  There’s a chill in the air and a few leaves are already falling. It’s autumn in the Midwest, meaning time to pick vegetables from the garden, visit an apple orchard or pumpkin patch, and enjoy the fall colors. But it’s also time to check your to-do list and finish up the projects you skipped during...
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Inside the Bachman’s 2016 Fall Ideas House

  The 2016 Bachman’s Fall Ideas House has so much to see, we needed two blogs to do it justice. Last week, we toured the new Bar Shed. This week, we go inside. The theme of this year’s Fall Ideas House is “Warm Days, Cool Nights,” featuring a mix of terracotta hues, shades of blue,...
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Bachman's bar shed exterior

2016 Bachman’s Fall Ideas House: Bar Shed Tour

Welcome to The Drunken Hen, one of the highlights of this year’s Bachman’s Fall Ideas House. It’s an Outdoor Beer Pub, located in the space formerly reserved for the She Shed, Kid’s Clubhouse, and the chicken coop. The Outdoor Beer Pub taps into (pardon the pun) another fun trend, pub sheds. There’s a popular website in...
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July 4th decor on exterior

Friday Finds: Easy 4th of July Decorations for Your Home

Want a patriotic look for Independence Day that’s quick and easy? Sure you could stop by the store and buy something cheesy, but DIY is as American as apple pie, and these patriotic projects are all quick and easy. Spray painted lawn stars: Looking for an easy and unusual way to add some spirit to...
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newly stained deck spring time

Deck Cleaning and Staining for Spring

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean the decks in Minnesota – literally. “We have a lot of people wanting to freshen them up,” says Nate Sockness, manager of Hirshfield’s Woodbury location, “and also a lot of people wanting to get them done before high school graduation season.” That deck work is happening right now. It’s prime...
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storage in a home decor

8 Tips to Maximize Your Storage Space

Spring has sprung and spring cleaning has begun for many of us. It’s an enjoyable rite of spring, but cleaning up your home and putting  away your big, bulky winter clothing can have a side-effect (or benefit) — revealing your home’s storage limitations. So, as we start spring cleaning season, here are some helpful tips to maximize your storage...
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decorating for Valentine's Day

Friday Finds: Subtle Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and the countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Wasn’t it just Christmas? These decorations are more subtle — no outdoor lights for this holiday — but we do have some DIY tips and simple, yet useful ideas that will surely spread the love throughout your home! Hearts and Crafts Valentine’s...
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dining room hanging photos with white decor

How to Hang Art the Right Way

If you’ve decided it’s time to incorporate some new artwork into your home, you probably spent a lot of time choosing the perfect piece (or three). There are a lot of different styles to choose from when it comes to art, and there is a lot of advice out there to help you choose the right...
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