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walls

  • Test Out New Wall Color With Small Wall

    We’ve all been through the same process — you want to change the color of a room, but you’re not sure which shade to pick, or how it will look in…

  • Small Space Solutions: Wall Storage

    With many people downsizing their homes in order to save money and/or the planet, giving up square footage means making the most of the space you have. As someone who lives…

  • Painting Over Wallpaper

    Why do people paint over wallpaper? We’d guess they’re just plain lazy because no one in their right mind who cares about the presentation of their wall would ever choose to…

  • Temporary Walls Coming Down in NYC

    New York City apartment dwellers are facing a quandary. The city is aggressively going after landlords who allow temporary walls built that aren’t to code (most aren’t). This problem stems from…

  • Wall Doctor to the Rescue

    Living in an older home comes with many things you can see as “charm” or “obstacles” depending on the situation at hand. You have less-than-stellar plumbing and electrical, uneven floors, creepy…

  • Easy Wallpaper Removal Options

    My friend Marc (of the demolished kitchen fame) asked me one day if I knew of any “backwoods” methods of removing wallpaper from plaster walls as to prevent damage from being…

  • 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.…

  • Remove Ivy and Vines for the Health of Your Home

    Ivy covered buildings and homes may be pleasant to look at but the damage they can cause by trapping moisture, harboring insects and averting exterior maintenance. Vines not only spread out…

  • 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…

  • Tips for Selecting Paint Colors

    Painting a room is a quick and easy makeover that makes a huge impact. But because it does require effort and takes time to change or can clash with furnishings or…

  • 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…