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It takes at least two coats — if not more — to get full coverage with red paint. If you're painting a deep red color, have your paint retailer add red pigment to the primer, if you are using one. The primer will end up a pink shade, but it's enough to give you better coverage and perhaps keep you down
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tile, try picking up the hue in small bits around the room for color balance and cohesiveness. You can take your chosen backsplash tile to your paint retailer and have the color matched, or you can even have a paint color formulated for you that’s a few notches lighter or darker than the tile, should you
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Another trick to consider: Install curtains from floor to ceiling. They'll add instant height to a cramped space by drawing the eye upward. Most retailers have seen a demand for longer curtains and now stock in lengths from 84 inches to as long as 124 inches that you can hem to fit.Can't sew to save
accessories to work in to your space. Pull a shade of green you like from an existing decorative item, such as your comforter, and have your paint retailer match it. Then you can paint any furniture that needs some TLC. You'd be amazed what a couple of coats of paint in a pleasing hue can do for an old
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Consider hiring an appraiser. Even if you're confident in your lighting retailer, it can be wise to seek a second opinion, especially if you're shelling out a lot of cash. Not only can a professional appraiser confirm the maker
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arc lamps had a resurgence back in 2003-2004? During this time, loads of silly, little plastic and stainless wannabes made their way into dozens of retail stores—then disappeared a year later. It's probably because the ones that seem to stand the test of time are usually solid metal with incredible finishes:
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Custom bookcase and tv cabinet
What It CostsExpect to pay $5 to $6 per ounce for a jar of dye powder, available at specialty wood retailers and some paint and stain suppliers. Have you used aniline dye on your woodwork? Tell us more in the Comments!
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ain't exactly cutting edge, its transformation from everyday seating to special-event star is always eye-opening. Grab an inexpensive slippie from a retail store to upgrade your uglies into pretties until you can afford splurging on the best. JCPenney is a great source for decent styles from $10 up.