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23 Barndoors with a Unique Twist

Barndoors are all the craze, but you don’t have to live in the country or have a barn to incorporate this design into your home.

I found 23 doors online that will get your creative juices flowing and help you create your own personalized sliding barndoor.

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Painted Switch Plates

Tired of looking at those big white switch plates on your counter top and backsplash? You spent a lot of money upgrading your kitchen with beautiful granite and tile but now the first thing you see is big white switch plates. UGH! Well, you’re in luck because I’m going to show you how to disguise them.

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How to Paint Faux Brick

Painting Faux Brick is an easy technique and very inexpensive to create. I will admit, it is a little time consuming, but worth the time and effort you put into it.

It looks so real, you will have to walk up to it and touch it and even then, you’ll stand there scratching your head.

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What is Glaze?

 

Glaze is simply a thin, translucent film of color that’s painted over a base coat. Many faux and decorative paint techniques require glaze; it’s essential to create rich, dimensional paint treatments. It’s basically paint without the tint added.

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Nautical Bedroom for under $500

It all started with a 10-year-old boy (Kai) with Cerebral Palsy and Autism who loves boats and the water. A special needs child gets a special room makeover and we get to make another child smile.

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Why Women Have Learned to MAN-UP

 

Are you a single mom playing dual rolls? Do you have a husband or boyfriend that doesn’t own a screw driver? Or maybe you have a partner that knows how to fix things but procrastinates.

You know, that Honey-do-List that NEVER gets done.

Have I gotten your attention yet?

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How to Paint an Aged Rust Finish

I once met a European girl who said to me, “You Americans are so  funny, you buy new things and make them look old” and we throw away old things and buy new. I love antiques and vintage things, but the reality is it’s hard to find decor items that are aged and vintage. If you want that farmhouse, weathered or rust finish look you have to make them yourself, unless you live near junk yards or go pick-in’.

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How to Create Patina that looks Authentic

You don’t need any fancy products to create this beautiful Patina finish. I’m going to show you how you can make your own chalk paint and create this authentic looking patina on anything.

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