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Your April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home

Shake off the winter blues and spring into action to get your home in the spirit of the new season Full Story
     Comment   April 1, 2014
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JAN MOYER
Noreasters, this is your month! You've been living like a monk behind closed windows, it is dusty and stale in there. I am for the deeeeeeeep clean, erase the hideous winter!!.
Prune the closet and begin the swap to lighter clothes. Empty it, wipe it out, vacuum, and head to the dry cleaner with the super woolies. Leave a couple for that disappointing April day.
Tear the bedrooms to the walls, flip mattresses, get the junk out from under the bed, wash bedding, and swap if you do that. Leave no stone unturned. Empty the undie drawer, put back only that which is in great shape. Toss the "onsie" socks, or use them for dust rags
Tear the kitchen apart. Do the pantry shelves, the cupboards inside and out, wipe down spice jars, toss stale half eaten snacks. Fridge, same thing. Hopefully you'll swap ovens for grills, give it the once over major too. Polish and seal counters.
Clean rugs and carpets, at least the traffic areas. Yes!!! to windows too.
You get the idea. Just like spring brings the urge for some new clothes, it makes you want to freshen decor as well. You never put the new clothes on a grungy body.... it's the same with your house!!
April 1, 2014 at 3:20am     
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Easy, Beautiful, Cheap: Managing the 3 Points of Home Projects

When you're decorating or building, it helps to be realistic about what's possible. Here are some equations to ponder Full Story
     Comment   March 26, 2014
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Susan
Oh, yes, I certainly agree with this formula. We have just finished a major rebuild of our house and are very short on funds. The house is so beautiful, sometimes I despair that it is so empty and doesn't feel like "home". So, determined to build this house into a home, I am going the cheaper but more difficult way, and learning some great skills along the way. So far I have repurposed furniture that we already own by repainting, made my own throw cushions and am currently decoupaging some old canvases we had in storage for some much needed wall decor. And guess what? I am loving it! Oh, and reupholstered some bargain midcentury chairs too! Before and after pics attached.
October 22, 2013 at 4:01am     
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Budget Decorator: Let’s Go Thrifting

Dip into the treasure trove of secondhand pieces for decor that shows your resourcefulness as much as your personality Full Story
     Comment   March 26, 2014
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Studio NOO Design
Love vintage, love reusing old things which give a house so much character.
Old wicker chair and pouf with new fabric
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Here, an old indian table top mounted on the wall
Old eclectic house (1885)
March 26, 2014 at 7:13am     
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evkarem
I'm currently working on giving these secondhand chairs a makeover.
March 26, 2014 at 8:58am     
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