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More Fall Decorating Ideas & Inspiration

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

I have seen a lot of beautiful Fall decorations in the past week and wanted to share some of these inspiring ideas with you:

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So simple and beautiful!

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They all seem fairly simple to make. You just have to find the time to collect everything you need, then let your creativity take over!

Look how gorgeous:

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I stopped by my local farm stand today and they were starting to fill in this hut with pumpkins again:

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Happy Fall everyone! I hope I have shown you some ideas you can use for your Fall decorating. I see a couple great ideas I am going try on my porch!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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Goodbye Sweet Summer, Hello Fall

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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It is so hard to believe it is the end of August already! Although I will continue to enjoy Summer throughout September, the beginning of the new school year seems to announce the change of Season:

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Autumn is the most beautiful time of year, Mother Nature at her very best:

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Decorating for Fall is the easiest Season to decorate for, don’t you agree?

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Here are some inspirational Fall decorating photos to help give you some ideas to plan as our sweet, short Summer comes to an end.

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Happy Fall decorating everyone!

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Tip For Finishing Painted Edges

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

As careful and neat as you try to be, doesn’t it always seem that when painting a room, you end up with rough looking edges?:

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You take such care in using the best tape to try to get a nice, straight even edge without the paint bleeding through. But most of the time, it still comes out with edges like this:

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So my husband and I thought of an idea to clean up those bad edges. We used a bead of silicone to run along the trim edge:

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Doesn’t the edge look so much better now? A nice clean, straight edge:

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Just a couple tips to remember:

*   Use a silicone in a color that matches your trim well and will blend in. There are many different shades and tints on the market today.

*   I would not use a shiny silicone for the job. A flat or matte finish would be best. If the line is too shiny, that will call attention to it which you do not want.

You just want to look at a pretty window without the distraction of badly painted edges!

A good idea? What do you think?

 

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Blues For Ceilings

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

After I wrote my post on Acadia White last week, a few readers have written to ask if I could suggest a paint color name for the blue ceilings I suggested:

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I have a few favorites.  One of my top favorite soft blues to use for ceilings is Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue:

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I love the softness of the blue and how it reminds me of a true sky blue. Another popular blue choice for ceilings is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue:

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Gorgeous!

One other blue I love for ceilings is Benjamin Moore Pebble Beach 1597:

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Although we see blue ceilings with white walls often, (because it looks fabulous!) do not think you can only use blue ceilings in an all white room. I also love beige walls with a blue ceiling:

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What do you think of the beige and blue ceilings?

So don’t forget your ‘Fifth Wall.” Ceilings are a blank canvas for your creative expression. It is a quick and easy way to give your room a fresh new look! It is not a new or trendy look, blue painted ceilings have been around for a few years. What do you think of using soft blue ceilings in your home?

If you need help selecting colors for your home, contact me today.

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