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The other day while I was helping my client pick a paint color I realized how there is a constant battle of the grays happening. What I mean by this is what I consider to be the best gray may not be what you consider to be the best gray. Each person perceives color differently. So when you may th...
It's no secret, I have a passion for rescuing and restoring old furniture. If I see something on the side of the road 9 times out of 10 I'm stopping and taking it home with me. Most often the furniture is ugly but in great shape. However, that's so easy to fix with a little or a lot of paint. The...
The holidays tend to make people a little nutty, myself included. It's always such a crazy time of year. We are doing things like shopping for gifts and getting our homes ready for guests all the while trying to continue with everyday life. It's stressful, to say the least. I am planning a little...
I love an accent wall in a room. It adds character and interest to an otherwise boring space. An accent wall is a fun addition that will take a room to the next level.  The following are a few of my favorite ways to create a spectacular accent wall. PaintChoosing a different paint color from the ...
While going through my Sherwin Williams paint deck the other day I realized something. There is one particular paint strip I always go back to. This strip is home to some of the greats,  Eider White, Repose Gray, Mindful Gray, Dorian Gray, Dovetail, Gauntlet Gray and Black Fox. Yes there are a to...
Brick is one of those things people either love or hate. I love brick. It's unique and adds character to wherever it is used. That being said I think the main reason that turns people off of brick is its color and the fact that it can be quite difficult to coordinate with. This brings me to the q...
There is something about summertime that really motivates me to tackle my to-do list, especially outdoor projects. Obviously, working outdoors is much more enjoyable when the weather is warm, the sun is shining and the days are longer. It makes actually doing the work a little more enjoyable. The...
I want to share how you can use one paint color in 4 different ways. And that paint color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Revere Pewter is an extremely popular paint color. It has been called "the perfect greige" and it quite honestly is. Greige is the way I'd best describe the color. It's gr...
Updating the exterior of your home doesn't always mean painting the entire house. That can get fairly expensive. However,  there are a few less expensive ways to give your home a bit of a facelift. 1. Painting your front doorChanging the color of your front door can have the potential to change t...
Recently  I took on the project of updating my home room by room. By updating I mean, painting, switching up decor or just rearranging the furniture. After 5 years in the home, I felt like some of these updates were necessary. Ever since starting this updating project, I have realized there are 2...


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