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FAB 4 – Pinterest Wallpaper Style!

Bring wallpaper to life with these Pinterest - FAB 4 – Wallpaper finds: I am always having fun browsing through the thousands of different Pinterest images, but especially liked these Pinterest Wallpaper ideas.  Check out 4 creative ideas to turn any boring room into a simply fabulous one! Wallpaper and Wood I fell in love with this wallpaper idea – perfect for any wood project: table, bench, chairs, floors, even picture frames!  Old or new, pick out your favorite pattern (I love the floral in the picture below) and sandpaper it down to create your unique look.  Create a vintage feel by using old wallpaper – and whats great is if you recycle the paper, its Green too! Dress up your Dresser…

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Blog We Love: House Made Home

r May 7, 2013 | B Design Links, DIY Projects

We’d like to introduce you to an blog we love, House Made Home.  It follows the adventures of Tyesha and her family as they transform their humble abode one DIY project at a time. On a quest to get her home beyond builder’s grade and into the custom arena, she’s constantly making little tweaks here and there. Tyesha’s spot-on style, and inspired creations make her blog one we come back all the time for DIY inspiration.   Here are a few of our favorites from House Made Home: These gold striped curtain panels look stunning with sunlight shining from behind, and they were made from drop cloths!   Just like hanging curtains a few inches above the molding makes windows…

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Crafty at Home Projects – Collect Them All!

r May 3, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Want to save our DIY projects for the next time you’re feeling crafty? Download the printable instructions and have them on hand the next time inspiration strikes. Add them to your real-life craft room cork board or your virtual one. Download the Printable Instructions!   Download the Printable Instructions! Look out for more craftiness coming your way soon. Follow our YouTube channel to keep up to date on our latest projects.

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Summer Window Projects: Quick and Easy Repairs for Open Window Season

r May 1, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Well-made windows can last for decades if they’re maintained well. These easy fixes will have your windows in tip top shape in time for the open-window weather that’s coming soon.   Loosen Stuck Sliding Windows Buy silicone spray lubricant at the hardware store to get old windows moving again. Spray lubricant onto a rag and wipe along window tracks. This is safe for metal, plastic, or wood surfaces.   Lubricate a Difficult Window Latch Open the latch and rub an old candle all over the mechanism. Open and close the latch a few times to fully lubricate. A skinny taper is perfect for getting around intricate hardware.   Clean Window Screens Dirty screens ruin your view and mess with air…

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Design Help From Your Smartphone – 5 DIY Apps

r April 30, 2013 | B Design Links, DIY Projects

Smartphones are capable of doing so much these days, so it is no surprise they can act as your personal Design Consultant as well!  Check out the following DIY Apps to see how you can get started on your next project - its just a touch away! 1.  ColorSmart by BEHR Ever try and paint your walls the same color as your favorite new throw blanket?  Well thanks to this App, matching colors has never been so easy.  Take a photo of the item you are trying to match, and then, just like that, ColorSmart by BEHR will help you find a paint color that works.  Use the Store Locator to help find a store near you. 2. iHandy Level Forgot to buy…

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Crafty at Home – Spirograph Upcycling

r April 29, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Do you still have a spirograph somewhere in the back of your closet? “Spiromania” really hit the US when it was introduced as a creative children’s toy in 1966. Kids have been going to town creating psychadelic, geeky designs for generations since.   Your eyes won’t believe what your hands have done!   Crafty at Home: Spirograph Upcycling We decided to bring back this classic toy to upcycle t-shirts, tote bags, and other neglected items from around the house that need some groovy flair. Download the Printable Instructions!   Spirograph Kit – Find them on Amazon Ultra Fine Point Sharpies – Only fine tip markers will fit in Spirograph holes Cardboard Cotton T-Shirt Canvas Tote Bag Paper Covered Notebook Blank Note…

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Window FAQ: How to Measure for Bay Window Blinds

The home on the show, Full House, was the quintessential Bay Window in my opinion! The beautiful Victorian style home was such an iconic image for all children of the 80s.  Bay windows add so much character to any home, so it is important to get your window treatement right!  Check out some tips on how to measure for a bay window: Find your Product: Before you can even think about taking your measurements, it is important to select your product first.  Each blind will have a different depth that will come into play when installing.  Be sure to look on our website for the different depth requirements per product.  Take the inside mount fully recessed measurement for an accurate result: How to Measure: Now it’s time…

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Spring has Finally Sprung – Spring Pinterest Fab 4

Spring is finally upon us! The gloomy winter days are gone and it is at last time to bring color back into your home.  Be sure to check out our recent blog post on what colors and products are hot this spring – The Hottest Spring Colors Come To Your Windows. Pinterest is full of DIY crafty ideas.  Check out 4 of our top picks to bring Spring into your home this season with our Spring Pinterest Fab 4 Picks: DIY Citrus Wreath Never judge a book by its cover?  Well in the home décor world, the outside of your home is just as important as the inside.   Let your home speak for itself with this warm invite.  This Pinterest…

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A Blog We Love: Design Thoughts

Do you have a friend whose home is crazy fabulous, but she seems to magically make it all happen for pennies on the dollar? That’s Kim Salter. Kim started her blog, Design Thoughts when she was working as an Interior Designer in New York, and a new mom to a her son Liam. Her family has since relocated to Nashville where she’s writing about the woes of personalizing a rental property with the world’s smallest closet.   Oh, What Paint Can Do! Kim’s taste is spot on, and she makes risky colors like bright chartreuse seem surprisingly easy to work with. Check out the makeover she gave to her entry way niche with just a coat of paint, and her ikea-cabinet-to-bar-cart…

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How to Clean Blinds – Window Treatment Cleaning Guide

r March 7, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Window Help

Cleaning window treatments can be intimidating and overwhelming. But taking the plunge for a deep clean will get rid of dust, oils, and allergens that build up on the surfaces of blinds and shades. With these tips, learning how to clean blinds isn’t as hard as you think. Spring Cleaning for Window Treatments: Swipe Away Dust The first step to clean any type of blinds is removing dust. This muppet-like little guy is our favorite tool for getting blinds clean in a flash. The furry arms clean both sides of slats in one swipe, and can easily maneuver around lift cords and hardware. The Easy Clean Duster is great for any blind material – wood, faux wood, aluminum, and even shutters….

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