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  • How Much Paint Do You Need?

    Before painting a room or a wall you need to determine how much paint you will need. We always go with just a bit more as it’s always frustrating to return…

  • What is Wainscoting?

    While at one time wainscoting was necessary, it has more recently become a more of style than a function. Wainscoting can lend an antique look and help it appear more formal.…

  • Tips to Remove Lead Paint Safely

    Old homes are not the only ones likely to be contaminated with lead paint. Any home built before 1980 should have it’s interior and exterior paint tested for lead. The older…

  • 5 Steps to Prep Your Wall Before You Paint

    Prepping your wall and work area before you paint is vital to your final results. Your paint surface must be clean and your work area clear. You must also tape off…

  • Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

    We often like to help out readers with design questions and the room that seems to be everyone’s priority is the kitchen. Sarah would like some design input on this blue…

  • Fall Cleaning Tips: Vacuums and Paint Disposal

    Check out these fall cleaning tips from Consumer Reports. Our favorites include: Clean drapes, upholstery, carpeting, and floors. A canister vacuum is better equipped to clean drapes and upholstery, while an…

  • Paint Your Own Tin Ceiling Tiles

    Tin ceiling tiles are a great way to add a classic look to a room or with the right color paint modernize it. Armstrong has some instructional videos for painting ceiling…

  • Benjamin Moore on your iPhone

    Painting your home is often one of the least expensive ways to make a noticeable–even dramatic–change to an interior. And if you’d like to match a paint color you see in…

  • Working with Wood Floors

    Here are some of our most popular articles for helping you finish, stain, paint, and lay a wood floor and if you are looking for wood floors at a great price…

  • Easy Cabinet Makeover: Add Pulls and Paint

    Craigslist flat out rules for finding all types of home furnishings and CasaSugar highlights a members how-to for making over her cabinet. This time, she’s made over an armoire she bought…

  • BEHR Paints Website Goes Virtual

    We’d like to share yet another virtual paint color tool, this one by BEHR. The site takes a bit of time to load but once it does you are presented with…

  • Make Your Own Milk Paint

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • Anne Collins of Design Daily

    Our friend Anne Collins is the senior editor at PointClickHome and the voice behind their blog Design Daily. Anne was an integral part of the team that launched PointClickHome and remains…

  • Gold Makes It Good

    We really love the color palette that this homeowner chose for his Victorian beams. The gold really is a beautiful touch and a genius choice. This reminds us to choose our…

  • Decorate By Color

    For those of you with eclectic tastes and prefer to decorate by feel and emotion rather than architectural style I suggest checking out the websites of Erin Olson that focus strictly…

  • Cedar Siding Shingles

    The Times Union out of Albany, NY, has a great home improvement blog on their website that is edited by Joe Keegan who chronicles the home improvement of his 1883 Shingle-Style…

  • Walls Transformed: Metallic Leaf

    Inspired by the lovely display captured here, we’ve found a project post dedicated to the art of applying a combination of metallic paints and hologram foil, available online, to create a…

  • House Paints Low on VOC and Quality?

    As homeowners continue to request environmentally friendly products the choices are made along price point and quality. When it comes to low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) house paints the results are mixed.…