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Get the Facts on Wicker Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Wow! Wicker furniture has long been known as a versatile, relatively inexpensive design option. But today’s wicker is taking a giant step further with gorgeous, contemporary and...


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10 Things to Do with a Lidless Teapot

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 25, 2014

A teapot is a pretty sad sight without a lid, whether lost, stolen or smashed. There is a certain element of frustration – the pot itself is perfectly sound, yet perfectly useless...


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Customize Your Bathroom with a Cool Concrete Sink

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 23, 2014

The bathroom, whether a guest powder room or master en suite, is an area of the home where you can let your decorating imagination run free. Paint the walls in your favorite vibrant...


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Green Awareness Activities for Toddlers to Teens

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 15, 2014

Environmental protection is an issue that affects our children deeply. The condition of the world when they grow up will shape their health and their lives. Even very young toddlers...


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12 Hometalk Pallet Projects We Love

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 11, 2014

Who could have predicted the wild success of pallets in the household décor field? These humble wooden shipping leftovers are being used for all kinds of DIY projects inside...


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Downsize without Leaving Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 05, 2014

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The...


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Mixed Opinions on Painting Vintage Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

There is a movement currently afoot to rescue vintage furniture. Old wooden dressers, vanities, chairs and the like are being bought at garage sales or retrieved from roadsides –...


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Upgrade Builder Grade with Easy, Inexpensive Fixes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 01, 2014

“Builder grade” is a term used to refer to home construction materials. It is the lowest ranking, compared to quality, custom and ultra custom grades. If you live in a builder...