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Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Eclectic Kitchen by Philadelphia Interior Designers & Decorators Caitlin Wilson

Trends this year are all about interesting textures, and what texture’s more fun than one that can be written on? Chalkboard makes a statement both stylistically and literally – it’s one time when it’s okay to go ahead and doodle on the walls! Take a look at these 4 ways to incorporate this old school material into your home: DIY Wallpaper We love the fun and quirky vibe of this bathroom, and it’s all because of the “chalkboard wallpaper”. The great thing about the chalkboard wall is the flexibility it offers, unlike an actual wallpaper, when you want to change up the pattern, you can. All you have to do is draw and let your hands sketch what your mind…

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10 Tips For The Perfect Summer Porch

Eclectic Porch by Dallas Media and Bloggers Sarah Greenman

The sun is up and shining – it’s summertime and many of us are in need of ways to beautify our porch. As an outdoor area, porches sometimes get neglected, so we’ve gathered 10 budget-friendly tips on ways to make your summer porch the place to perch. 1. The Magic Garden – Grow Potted Plants! Potted plants are a wonderful way to add vibrant color and life to your patio. Flowers will fill the air with sweet aromas and you can plant herbs to have them handy by the kitchen! Herbs love the heat so summer’s the ideal season for planting your basil, parsley and thyme. But greenery isn’t the only way to add color – you can decorate your…

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Designing on a Shoestring with Goodwill Glam

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Goodwill Glam is a blog we’ve recently discovered that proves how well one can decorate without spending a fortune. The blog is full of tips and tricks for making your home look expensive when it’s really not (isn’t that what we all hope for?) The 3 Posts You’ve GOT to See 1. The Goodwill Glam Living & Dining Room As far as credentials go, as soon as I saw this living room I knew that Goodwill Glam could be trusted. Anyone who creates a space as stylish as this one while on a budget gets some serious kudos in my book. The room has the perfect mix of eclectic pieces and I love the combination of black furniture with more colorful…

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DIY Upholstered Cornice – Crafty At Home with The Local Cook

r July 11, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Our friend Wendy Hammond writes at The Local Cook about gardening, seasonal cooking, cheesemaking, home decor and more.  She’s schooling us in cornice construction as a part of our Crafty At Home Video Series.   Custom upholstery gives softness and an upscale feel to nearly any project. Just as upholstered headboards make bedrooms feel cozy and pulled together, a homemade cornice can really dress up windows. Cornices can be decoratively carved and stained to give wood blinds and other window treatments some crowning glory. This DIY upholstered cornice can be used to hide blinds when raised, cover up hardware, or simply add some color to your windows. Learn to Make a DIY Upholstered Cornice Get Started: DIY upholstery may sound intimidating, but with a staple gun…

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July 4th Party Ideas: Celebrate in Style!

America’s Birthday can always be remembered by seas of red,white and blue, days at by the lake or pool, fireworks, and of course all the wonderfully fun patriotic decor and food!  Celebrate in style with some of our favorite July 4th Pinterest finds! 4th of July Decorating Ideas 1. Decorating for Independence Day has never been so easy!  There are so many everyday items that are red,white and blue that it makes your options endless.  Search your pantry high and low for non-perishable goods, like beans, that you can use to create your very own July 4th American Flag. Fill glass jars with different themed color items to bring the holiday in the right way.  Learn how to create this July 4th display….

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Customer Service FAQ – Fix Uneven Cordless Shades

  You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Today’s Customer Service FAQ is going to focus on how to fix uneven cordless shades.  Follow the quick steps below and you’ll be ready to go!

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In Blog Love with Young House Love

We’ve Got a Blog Crush… Young House Love is a blog by a DIY couple, Sherry and John, who have transformed their home one step at a time while on a budget. After four and a half years of dedicated renovation they have moved – and are going to start the design process all over again. They are beautifying the world one house at a time. Here’s a Peek at Some of Our Favorite Posts: Don’t worry, no butterflies were harmed in the making of this artwork. Much as they come to life, these faux-butterflies were made from a print-out. In a shadowbox, they create a sophisticated yet whimsical piece of art. They look so realistic they could fool just…

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4 Ways To Add Curb Appeal

  We all tell each other, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but when it comes to homes, the outside is what get’s potential buyers, or neighbors with cookies, to walk up to the door. Many of us focus our design efforts on the interior of our homes, but curb appeal makes just as big of an impact. Whether you’re staging to sell or want to make the neighbors smile, here are a few ways to  help your home give a good first impression. 4 Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal: Move Beyond Basic Lighting Flank your door with pretty sconces and overhear fixtures. They not only give your home a healthy glow, but also are a chance to…

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Customer Service FAQ – Need Blinds Quickly?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! With summer approacing fast, it can only mean one thing – HOT HOT Temperatures! If your like us, summer also means the start of DIY projects and lots of redecorating and remodeling.  We also hope it means more window treatments for all pronto!  And lucky for you, with our ONE DAY blinds, we’ve got you covered (no pun intended!). By simply clicking on the “Expedited Production” box during checkout, like the below image, you can get some of our most popular products made in just ONE business day!  Now that’s getting blinds…

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Crafty at Home: Really Easy Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker

r May 16, 2013 | B DIY Projects

It’s time to pull out the patio furniture for lazy days of lemonade sipping and relaxing. Are your pillows looking a little lackluster after being crammed in the garage all winter? Make pretty pillow covers in just a few minutes with this tutorial from Melissa at The Happier Homemaker.   DIY Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker   With some decorative pillows running at $80-$100, this project is truly a godsend. Read on for step-by step instructions. Supplies Sewing Machine About a Yard of Fabric – Melissa used a shower curtain that’ll be more durable outdoors. Coordinating Thread Straight Pins An Old Pillow   What to Do 1. Cut fabric to the exact width of your pillow and 2.5 times the length…

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