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Flag Day july 4th decor

Colors Of The Day: Red, White And Blue

Celebrate Flag Day with these patriotic inspirations. How did the iconic red, white, and blue come to be? These shades now synonymous with freedom, equality, and baseball inspire patriotic pride throughout the country. The rich story behind these historic hues may surprise you. Patriotic Projects Let red, white, and blue serve as your color palette.
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Wallpaper Wednesday: Should I Use Wallpaper or Should I Paint

Design Decision: Paint vs. Wallpaper Before there was Apple vs. PC, Coke vs. Pepsi, or red vs. blue, there was a primal conflict that drew sharp battle lines. When you wanted to make a change in your surroundings, which did you choose: paint or wallpaper? If wallpaper sounds a bit old-fashioned, you may have missed...
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{tips for painting exterior wood trim}

Paint Your Exterior Trim – the Right Way In these crazy Minnesota seasons, the do-it-yourself homeowner knows that painting an exterior can be tricky. Let’s face it – we don’t want to tackle this project again until we get truly sick of the color. The majority of your home’s exterior trim is wood, which expands...
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{patterns in small spaces}

Friday Finds: How to Play with Patterns in Small Spaces It might seem counterintuitive—but if you have a small space, pattern can actually make it come alive and seem bigger, not smaller and cluttered as you might expect. Using patterns in small spaces can offer you a chance to show your personality and take risks....
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{friday finds: how hirshfield’s creates the best paint in the twin cities}

As grownups, looking at the paint colors at Hirshfield’s can make you feel like a kid in a candy store. All of the colors, the finishes, the possibilities! How do they create all of these beautiful, amazing colors? I was curious about how the process works and thought others might want to find out too....
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{friday finds: vt wonen loves to paint}

VT Wonen is a fabulous home interiors magazine from the Netherlands. I haven’t seen the magazine in real life, but their on-line presence is outstanding. Great images. They’re not afraid of color. I love how they get a little crazy when they paint. Painting the ceiling and bringing the color down the wall, creates a cozy...
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{friday finds: does white make a room seem larger?}

Is White the Way to Go? If you have a smaller room in your home and you want to make it appear more spacious, you might assume that white would do the trick. However, that’s not necessarily the case. According to color expert Kate Smith, who gives wonderful paint advice in Minnesota, a small room...
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{expert advice: rules when using color}

[youtube=http://youtu.be/Gfr7D4Y3wGM] Painting with proper proportions of color. Paint color can transform and revitalize your home. Color expert Kate Smith from Sensational Color realizes this and uses color to engage and create welcoming home environments. One way to do this is with proper proportions of different hues and shades of color. Kate advises on how much color to use when...
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Kate Smith pick the best paint color at Hirshfields

Expert Color Advice: Test Boards

  Benefits of sampling paint colors on test boards. Paint color can transform and revitalize your home. Color expert Kate Smith from Sensational Color realizes this and uses color to engage and create welcoming home environments. Kate advises sampling your paint first to ensure the color creates the desired effect. Rather than painting directly on the wall,...
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{painting ceilings}

Most people opt for off white or ceiling white colors for their ceilings because they don’t want to have to paint them every time they change or refresh the wall colors. Ceiling white is usually a slightly tinted white with better hiding so you can do it in one coat. Also there are more products...
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