June, 2012

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Design Ideas For Small Kitchens

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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Do you ever wish you had a larger kitchen? If a complete renovation is not possible right now, how about a few design ideas you can do now to make your kitchen appear larger?

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* Get rid of countertop clutter. This simple step will free up visual space to make the room look larger

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Moving Into Your First Home

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

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This past weekend, my daughter moved into her first home. I thought I would share some of my favorite advice with her, and any of you that have moved recently, are planning to move, or making any updates to your home. Enjoy!

* Do not expect to be unpacked and ‘House Beautiful’

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Before & After

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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My husband’s nephew Jonathan and his wife Megan recently built an addition on their existing home. They gained three bedrooms, a big new kitchen, dining room, playroom and living room. They are a young couple with a little 3 year old sweetheart named Kailey and her ten month old little brother

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From Trash To Treasure

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

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Remember that old wicker chair I found by the side of the road?:

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It was on my list of summer projects I wanted to tackle this year. I found this great fabric at Joanne Fabrics on sale:

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I wanted to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because I have had such beautiful results with other projects

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A Color Scheme

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

nature photos

Olga Oslina

“A color scheme can come from anywhere. Forget fanning through hundreds of color chips on a paint wand, wondering do I like this or that?“ It is confusing and much too analytical. Instead, look at the ocean or a grove of trees. I have started with a chip of cerulean

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Best Wall Color For Oak Cabinets

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

freshhome.com

One question I seem to be asked frequently from readers is “What color works best in a kitchen that has oak cabinets? I cannot/do not want to change my cabinets at this time.” Which color would you suggest?”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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