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How to Pick a Paint Colour with no Regrets

Have you ever tried to pick a new paint colour for your room, only to feel indecisive and discouraged?  What if you get it wrong!?!?  It will be a huge waste of time, plus you probably hate painting, so you really don’t want to do it twice. . . or

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Curb Appeal in a Weekend

Like most things in this house, our front door and curb appeal leave much to be desired.  The trees are overgrown, the paint is tired, and the colours are boring. There’s not much I can do about the trees for the time being, but I can try and liven up

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Before and After in the Living Room

Behold our former living room in all it’s wallpapered glory:   So obviously I’m pretty terrible at before pictures.  I’ll try and be better as I do the other rooms.  Anyway, after countless hours of scraping wallpaper and popcorn ceiling (still not totally done that), trying to repair walls, and

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Side Table Makeover for under $20!

Tired of your dark brown side table?  I know I was.  It certainly did not go with the light and bright concept I had for the living room.  All you need to change things up is $20 and about 3 hours.  Your actual prepping and painting time probably only adds

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Half Way There in the Living Room

We are officially half done the living room walls!  I sampled the grey shade that Jacqueline suggested, but it just seemed too dark (if you can believe it) for our north facing window.  So I went with white and am loving the result.  Almost all the pins in my Dream

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I Painted a Wall!!

I suppose I’ll be painting many more walls in the near future, but this one feels like a triumph.  Here’s the progression: Behold the wallpaper in all its glory!!! The primed squares are previous spots-of-triumph.  The white patches are spots where the plaster wasn’t even because of the water and

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