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Christmas Tree made out of sticks

DIY Trees and Wreaths

8 Unique Holiday Decoration Ideas Let your creative juices flow this season by decorating for the holidays with a little sizzle and festive flair. Whether you have a small space, a large loft, or just want to break free from the traditional tree in the corner, we think you’ll be inspired by these exciting and unique...
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luminaries

Friday Finds: Easy Decorating Tips for the Holidays

6 Ways to Warm Up Your Home for the Holidays Holiday gatherings and parties with family and friends are a sure way to warm up even the coldest winter nights in the Midwest. And, for a host, it can also mean an opportunity to highlight your creative side. Decorating for the holidays can be a...
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Sarah Richardson cottage planked walls

Friday Finds: Horizontal Plank Walls

  My love affair with horizontal plank walls began in 2010 when I saw this House Beautiful Magazine cover. The width of the planks and soft whitewashed finish on the pine planks looked crazy good to me. The three blue paintings replicating the horizontal lines of the planks made this corner the pièce de résistance in this gorgeous...
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Friday Finds: Easy Decorating Tips for Fall

7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home This Season Fall is marked by loss of daylight, as we glide from the equinox to the winter solstice. Seasonal decorating can help take away the sting of that loss of sunshine. Here are seven simple tips to brighten and lighten for fall: Welcome the Season Wreaths made of...
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{what color should i paint my room?}

Benjamin Moore’s Design by What Matters Inspires Color Selection You’re painting a room in your house and you’re not sure what color or colors you should use. You’ve read magazines, spent hours on Pinterest, friends and relatives have opinions and your head is swirling. You’re stuck. So you head to the paint store to ask the...
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{hallway door makeover from the lettered cottage}

Friday Finds: Another awesome DIY project from The Lettered Cottage The wife and husband team (why is it always husband and wife?) of Layla and Kevin Palmer are constantly changing things up at their home. Luckily, they share their totally awesome DIY projects on their very popular blog The Lettered Cottage.  They’re turning their house into...
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paper tiger

Wallpaper Tips

Tips for Wallpaper Prep Wallcoverings are back—in every style. From contemporary to traditional, the variety of offerings today are beautiful, artistic and can add visual pizzazz to your home. But before you can hang up wallpaper on an accent wall, in the nursery, or elsewhere in your home, you need to prep your walls. Here...
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wallpaper-removal-scraping

How to Remove Wallpaper

When it comes to removing wallpaper, everyone seems to have his or her own theory about what technique works best. But Deb C. at the Edina Hirshfield’s decided to put the four most common techniques to the test; vinegar and water, fabric softener and water, plain water and DIF Wallpaper Remover concentrate and water. And...
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Time to Paint Those Plastic Shutters?

Shutters can add character, charm and overall curb appeal to any house. But after a hard winter, those quaint shutters may be in need of a little TLC. Or maybe you are just ready to update the look of your shutters by changing up the color. Either way, all it really takes is a fresh...
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