Finishing Fireplace Surrounds

On January 6th, 2010, posted in: Projects by

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Do you have a fireplace surround or mantle that is… well, just there? Is it because you’re not sure what to do with it? Many just leave it because they feel it’s much to costly to replace it, or maybe do not know what options are available. I have written what you can do about […]

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Faux Painted Mosaic Tiles, Aged & Distressed Door and Utilizing Space Effectively

On January 6th, 2010, posted in: Projects by 2 Comments

On one of my projects we are transforming what was a modern home, into a European/Traditional home. Just off the kitchen and next to the dining room is a powder room. Leading into the powder room was a small vestibule with lower and upper cabinets on one side. I wasn’t happy with the location of […]

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Painting Your Floors!

On November 30th, 2009, posted in: Projects by 1 Comment

Have you ever considered painting your floors? While this may not be for everyone, it certainly can solve many design challenges. Wood floors that can not withstand another sanding can be painted to get more life out of them. Some may cringe at the thought, but if done well, painted wood floors can look very […]

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Painting Chairs

On November 14th, 2009, posted in: Projects by 1 Comment

Do you have chairs that you’ve grown tired of?  Maybe you like the style but the color or finish is not harmonious with your new decor?  Thinking of getting new?  Before going to that expense, consider transforming what you have. Giving these pieces new life is not as difficult as you might imagine. If the […]

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Painting Your Brick Fireplace

On November 11th, 2009, posted in: Projects by

Do you have a brick fireplace? Did you or someone else paint it white, or some other color? Maybe you just don’t like the color of your bricks? Do you think you are stuck with this finish? Do you think you will have to sandblast the paint off , or use chemical removers? All which […]

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