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Tips For New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’re now a homeowner! May 1 is actually a holiday just for you – it’s “New Homeowner Day.” Being a homeowner can be overwhelming and the list of projects can seem endless. But think of the possibilities that are ahead of you. What colors will you choose to inspire you? Paint or wallpaper? What...
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Tips for Removing Painters’ Tape

The new paint color you’ve chosen for your room has dried and looks great on your walls. Job well done! Now it’s time to remove the tape protecting your woodwork and floorboards. This may sound simple – but there really is a “right” way to take off painters’ tape. Bob from 3M shows us just...
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Tips for Taping a Room Before you Paint

You’ve spent time staring at paint chips, trying to choose just the right shade for your project. Now that you’ve picked your paint – you’re ready to get started! But have you taped the room yet to protect woodwork, carpet and your windows? Properly taping a room can really make a difference in how your...
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Choosing Tape Before You Paint

Before you take the time to create a new space in your home using paint – you want to take the time to prep the room the right way. This includes taping before you paint. Bob from 3M is an expert on tape and in this series of videos he’ll show us how to successfully...
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Getting the Nursery Ready

We love looking at amazing rooms for children for inspiration. We’ve featured bedrooms for young baseball fans, Harry Potter wizards-to-be, rooms fit for princesses and some adorable nurseries. The post about nurseries was inspired by my quest to create a nursery in my home that would be appropriate for a boy or girl. My husband...
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Resolutions for Your Home

My favorite part of a new year is the blank slate that lies ahead. You can look at a brand new calendar and schedule vacations. You can promise yourself that this is the year you’ll take better care of yourself. Maybe you want to reconnect with family. But have you thought about making some resolutions...
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Modern Decorating for the Holidays

Decorating for the holidays can be steeped in tradition – or take on a modern flair. And: you can mix the two styles. Look for contemporary finishes like metallics or mirrored accents. Group “like” items together for a modern look – like this mantle filled with glass candle holders and vases. This post from the...
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Books to Give to Design Lovers and DIYers

Depending on your mindset, this time of year is either fun or stressful. Fun if you like the challenge of finding the perfect gift for each person on your list – stressful if you just never know what to buy. If there’s someone on your list who loves design or is a big DIY-er –...
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Fantasy Rooms for Children

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” transports children to the far away land of Narnia – encountering dragons, dwarves and lost warriors. The movie, and book, may have your child dreaming of fantastical adventures. What better way to spur his or her imagination than with a bedroom that immerses them in...
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Fit for a Princess!

The new movie “Tangled: the Story of Rapunzel” could have your little girl begging for a fairy tale room to call her own. This princess bed is pretty stunning. But the room’s green walls and window treatments can still transition to another style as the little girl grows up. This room combines traditional pink with...
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