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Stained deck

Top Tips for Deck Care

You’ve got a new deck. Now what? Home improvement projects extend to the outdoors now that sunshine and warm weather have become regular occurrences again. Take advantage of the great outdoors by investing in a new deck, but also invest the time and resources to keep your deck looking great for summers to come. Here...
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painted bookcase decor ideas DYI with left over paint

Friday Finds: 7 Fresh Ideas for Using up Leftover Paint

Your freshly painted room is looking gorgeous. In fact, you love the color so much, you don’t want any of it to go to waste! Have no fear, we’re here with some great ideas for using every last drop. 1. Freshen up a lampshade with a wash of color. Emily Henderson calls painting a shade...
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porch setting DYI projects interior home

DIY Season is Here: The Best Projects to do Yourself

Spring is the start of DIY season. After a long Minnesota winter, it’s natural to start your spring cleaning and start dreaming of home improvements, as well. But don’t forget the low-hanging fruit, the easy-to-do inside projects that can make a quick impact. These are a half-dozen DIY inspirations that you can do right away, or...
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prepping a room for painting

Painting Prep: Taping a Room Successfully

Painting a room is more than picking out the right shade to fit your home’s personality. Preparation is vital to ensure that the project is easy and mess-free, so taping the room is a must. Here are a few helpful hints on taping a room to guarantee your paint-job is clean, quick, and stress-free.
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{how to choose a paintbrush}

Friday Finds: What Paint Brush is Right for You? Don’t suffer through beginner’s errors when it comes to painting; make an educated choice with your paint brush. You may not think about your paint brush as much as your paint color, but Roseville Sales Associate at Hirshfield’s, James Stoffel, believes you really should. So, what...
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{friday finds: pallets project}

Wood pallet project ideas embrace the inner do-it-yourselfer. They range on any level of expertise and the ideas never run out. From chic and elegant to country rustic, wooden pallets accentuate decorations and room color. These often discarded pieces can easily be attained. As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!
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{books to give to design lovers and DIYers: part 3}

What does the design and DIY lover in your life want to see sitting under the tree come Christmas morning? We’re willing to bet any one of these design books will do just fine in eliciting squeals of excitement and joy! So here it is, our third annual round-up of the best books to give the...
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{books to give to design lovers and DIYers: part 2}

Last year the team at Hirshfield’s got into the holiday spirit and compiled a list of some of our favorite books for design lovers and DIYers to share with our readers for some holiday shopping inspiration. We’ll we’ve decided to play the role of Santa’s Little Helpers again this year, as we bring you our...
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{bits & pieces: o’verlays}

Have you seen these very cool fretwork panels called O’verlays? Attach a fretwork panel and turn a plain piece of furniture into the focal point of any room. They are made of a lightweight composite and are paintable. They can be used on windows, doors, mirrors, furniture, and more. To see more patterns and to...
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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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