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Guest Picks: 20 Finds to Cluck About

If you have or love chickens, you’ll flock to these coops, themed accessories, artwork and more Full Story
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AliciaTappDesigns Images on Tiles
chookchook you are so funny..

see a vintage hen poster transferred onto tiles for my clients kitchen backsplash
http://www.Aliciatappdesigns.com
August 12, 2014 at 9:40AM     
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Ashley Dietrick
LOvE our new chickens! They are the best playmates my kiddos could ask for! And you can see our outhouse turned chicken coop!
last Friday at 7:24PM     
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Beth Covert Studio of Painted Design
Thank you ChookChook2. Here are a few details from the chest. I love my job...paid to play!
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Objects of Desire: Recliners That Don’t Look Like Recliners

Forget bulky, hulky eyesores. These 7 smart and svelte chairs — some without levers — have mastered the art of disguise Full Story
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99ways
Lets face it..you live in the space..you need to be comfortable. Get a recliner and enjoy it. To hell with the toffs who have to have everything look like next years design.....but try to find a ice one. Personally I am fidgety and like to swivel and recline.
August 10, 2014 at 4:09PM     
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scooterpig
We have two Stressless Space reclining sofas - one high backed and one low-backed. They are terrific. We opted for blue leather which looks great. Same the rest of the room doesn't look as good as the sofas!
August 10, 2014 at 4:52PM   
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Budget Decorator: A Most Affordable Gallery Wall

Need to fill a wall on the cheap? See how to make use of something pretty cool you may already have Full Story
     Comment   August 3, 2014
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Diane Fairbanks
@hammerhugger: in the past, I have used brown grocery sacks for the very thing you described; free and sturdy! Another way that I learned how to put them on the back so they stay securely--I cut the paper bag just a trifle smaller than the outside edge of the frame, then wet the paper, though not making it soggy and then after applying a thin bead of glue to the four sides of the frame, center the wet paper. When it dries, it fits extremely well, and looks nice and tight on the back of the frame!
last Thursday at 10:05AM   
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hammerhugger
Diane, yes, I forgot and left that tip out about wetting the paper. It works great, doesn't it?
last Thursday at 6:43PM   
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Duck Egg Blue, the Friendliest Color Around

This appealing hue transcends trends, spans styles and gets along with many other colors. Could it be right for one of your rooms? Full Story
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chookchook2
Did anybody research what the duck thought about it? No oooooooo.
last Friday at 7:32PM   
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lindaksidney
The duck would be sooooo proud!
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Houzz Tour: Wild Ideas in the Windy City

When bold art meets great architecture and interior design, something wonderful happens Full Story
     Comment   August 1, 2014
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Ferris Zoe Design
@luvwhidbeyisland, i think your rug suggestion would be too obvious; i sense there is a hidden message in everything in this home, and i'm guessing only the owner really knows the playbook!

but i love yours too.
last Friday at 3:34PM   
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nickroussel
I lived a couple doors down from this place. The block is beautiful. One big problem, seeing that blue god forsaken sculpture every day when I come home from work. It literally looks like pickup sticks painted blue. No better way to kill a block than putting your sculptures in plain sight to overhang on public property. Ahhhgghh!!!!!!!
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How to Get Midcentury Modern Style Today

Use the building blocks of midcentury modern design to create a new version for your own life and style Full Story
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ghos
I love MCM, but I like to mix...
July 29, 2014 at 2:33PM     
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sharonp_1952
I love, love, love, mid century. When my son and daughter in law purchased their first home, it was filled with mid century furniture. I had them put in the escrow instructions the furniture sold with the house...Every on thought I was crazy. I told them crazy like a fox. The sofas were custom made for the house and were still in perfect condition as all the chairs and case goods. I have pieces scattered through my house.
August 6, 2014 at 7:23AM     
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Back Problems? Try Putting Your Feet Up

Consider these alternatives to that one-size-doesn’t-fit-all sofa to avoid slumping and spinal stress Full Story
     Comment   July 26, 2014
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Susan Spittle
My poor husband leaned back once too often in his beloved '89 Eames and crashed to the floor. Is there any hope of repair of that wonderful curved back, or is he destined for the scrap heap. (I'm talking about the chair!)
August 1, 2014 at 7:48AM   
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Gotham Dream Builders
Many might be discouraged by adding this piece to the home because it may appear as space consuming; however it is an essential piece that adds a sense of relaxation to the home. Furthermore by adding this piece you can avoid adding unnecessary pieces and therefore clutter.
August 7, 2014 at 6:35AM   
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How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not

Documenting your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be easier than you think Full Story
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speckledcat
Thank you to everyone who offered advice and to those who shared their experiences. We have not had to deal with a personal fire loss, but my husband and I were very involved in the claim and restoration process after a fire at our church which was then followed by damage from a hurricane. Oh, the things we learned....

First, we made a mistake using the nationally known restoration and clean-up business the insurance company adjuster pressured us into using. They were completely inefficient and unethical. (Small example: They "cleaned" and stored smoke stained table cloths, knowing full well the stains and smoke smell would never be removed -- apparently in order to let the insurance company avoid replacing them.)

The same adjuster sent out a contractor who also was clearly incompetent and unethical and strongly pressured us to use him. Fortunately, we weren't "burned" on that ploy because my husband spent a long career developing job specs and evaluating contractors and their bids. He recognized a con artist and suspected a kickback scheme was about to happen. The church found a competent contractor who charged less money and provided twice the value through quality restoration and repairs. Because his bid was lower than that of the insurance company's chosen contractor, they had no choice but to accept the one we preferred. Score one for the good guys!

As soon as the claims were completely settled, the church found an insurance company that specializes in schools and churches plus provides better coverage for less money. (Oh yeah, we checked them out first!) When the owner of the first company asked why we chose to change after using the his company for decades, we didn't hesitate to tell him that his adjuster had made the decision very easy.
August 2, 2014 at 7:50AM     
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ritadiva
Thank you for this vital article on losing ones possessions.
Our house was burgled 15 years ago. I traveled for a living and had collected precious items from around the world including jewelry. Then four years ago my brothers condo burned, and he lost his life as well. Now I had all my belongings in a 2000 square foot private storage locker,( as I was moving), burgled. Everything, including photos, precious antiques , my mothers property, fathers property including his leftover inventory from his business and all my property was taken. Probably over 600 k's worth. I had 2 insurance policy's with a gap in the middle. The insurance co.is trying to prove the incident happened between policies! I had used half of your suggestions, but not all. I pray every one who reads this, realizes the importance of the advice in this article, and also have mega insurance on all your property. I have not much left to inventory, but even paper clips will be recorded and photographed!
August 10, 2014 at 7:29AM     
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