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    • Primitive., Everything in my primitive living room came from family,friends,goodwill,yard sales and consignment stores.I live in the country in ranch style home and primitive is just perfect for it and the hubby even likes it !, Living Rooms Design

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    • Home Automation with Siri and Raspberry Pi, Many of us have played with Philips Hue, Nest, BelKin WeMo or made some DIY alternatives ourselves. These devices are great. But, in some ways they are not very natural. It is a lot easier to turn the wall switch on or off than to unlock your phone, flip through apps.

With Apple's Homekit, we can now control these devices with Siri. In short, HomeKit has two major components. One is the iOS framework, which sits on user?s phone and manages his devices. Another is the communication protocol that has to be encoded into the device. If we implement this protocol in our device, iOS will pick it up and we can do something similar to the video above.

In the following instructable, we built a HomeKit compatible light bulb with Raspberry Pi.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Automation-with-Siri-and-Raspberry-Pi/, Living Rooms Design

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    • An Upper East Side Studio, This is my 400 square foot studio on Manhattan's Upper East Side. I've used an Ikea Expedit to section off the main living space from the bed, and decorated using lots of neutral base pieces and colorful accents and art!, Living Rooms Design

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    • Update on Kitchen makeover, We decided to complete the kitchen cabinets over the long weekend. I am so happy with how they turned out, and all for $150! All thats left for me to do is install the new hardware and get a few more decorations. Here are some before, mid, and after photos of the kitchen. Entire remodel before the appliances-$700. Not bad for an entire kitchen update, Kitchens Design

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    • HELP!! Suggestions Needed to fill space after intercom system removed., I removed an old 60's intercom system thinking I would just paint the inside and it would look okay. Well, it doesn't. Any idea's of making it look better? The space is in the dining room and to make things more difficult, my home is for sale, so I can't place pictures or furnishings over it. Thank you!!, Dining Rooms Design

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    • Contemporaneous Morrocan, Refurbished dresser and end table turned into a seat., Living Rooms Design

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How-To Videos

1-10 of 15 Painting Tips Videos

  1. Painting with Dark Colors

    Painting with Dark Colors (01:00)

    To add depth and richness to a room, try experimenting in deeper shades.

  2. Removing Brush Strokes

    Removing Brush Strokes (00:00:23)

    When painting, try this method for getting rid of obvious stroke marks.

  3. Quick and Easy Roller Tips

    Quick and Easy Roller Tips (00:44)

    Learn an easy trick for removing fuzz and lint from a paint roller cover.

  4. Smart Tips for Buying Paint

    Smart Tips for Buying Paint (01:32)

    Before you buy paint, save time and money with these smart tips.

  5. Selecting the Right Wall Color

    Selecting the Right Wall Color (01:52)

    Consider these simple solutions to help you select the perfect wall color.

  6. Professional Paint Techniques

    Professional Paint Techniques (01:05)

    Get professional results with these basic techniques for a paint project.

  7. Taping Techniques

    Taping Techniques (02:42)

    Learn how to make the most of painters' tape for use in your projects.

  8. Choosing the Right Roller

    Choosing the Right Roller (02:55)

    Choosing the right roller is determined by your surface and paint.

  9. Creative Painting

    Creative Painting (00:00:60)

    Nobody really likes to paint, but these tips can make the job more fun.

  10. Fast Paint Prep Tips

    Fast Paint Prep Tips (02:15)

    Spend a little time prepping the surfaces before starting a paint project.

1-10 of 16 Paint Techniques Videos

  1. Suede Walls

    Suede Walls (04:44)

    Learn an easy paint technique for creating soft suede walls.

  2. Repainting Wood Siding

    Repainting Wood Siding (01:00)

    Spruce up your wood siding with a new coat of paint. Here's how.

  3. Terra Fresco

    Terra Fresco (02:46)

    Bring the Italian countryside into your home with this technique.

  4. Metallic Lighting

    Metallic Lighting (01:57)

    Give plain hanging lamps a sophisticated new look with metallic paint.

  5. Paint Over Dark Paneling

    Paint Over Dark Paneling (01:34)

    Here's a quick fix for dark paneled walls: paint over the paneling.

  6. Antique Crackle Finish

    Antique Crackle Finish (02:49)

    Add a distinctive crackle finish to new furniture with this easy technique.

  7. Glazing Techniques

    Glazing Techniques (02:59)

    Glazes are a medium that allow you to give your projects added character.

  8. Masonry Paint

    Masonry Paint (01:42)

    Dean and Derek add a splash of color to a project using masonry paint.

  9. Colorwashing Paint Techniques

    Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

    Try an easy painting method to create soft, understated walls.

  10. Antique Milk Paint Finish

    Antique Milk Paint Finish (04:30)

    Techniques & tips for painting furniture with milk paint.

1-10 of 10 Painting Projects Videos

  1. Stylish Cabinet Makeover

    Stylish Cabinet Makeover (03:35)

    Give your kitchen cabinets a new personality with an easy paint makeover.

  2. Faux-Finish Dresser

    Faux-Finish Dresser (02:00)

    Give furniture a new look with a faux finish paint technique.

  3. Paint Your Pantry Plaid

    Paint Your Pantry Plaid (02:01)

    Give your pantry a fresh new look with this easy painting technique.

  4. Painted Cabinets

    Painted Cabinets (05:21)

    Cabinet doors get a professional-quality paint job from DIYer Nancy Golden.

  5. Paint a Countertop

    Paint a Countertop (02:26)

    Change your bathroom countertop with primer & paint for a whole new look.

  6. Instant Vanity Makeover

    Instant Vanity Makeover (02:10)

    Save money by rejuvenating your old bathroom vanity with paint.

  7. Faux Marble Tabletop

    Faux Marble Tabletop (02:43)

    An old table can look brand new just by re-doing the top surface.

  8. Easygoing Chair Makeover

    Easygoing Chair Makeover (02:28)

    Revamp a garage sale find with new fabric and a little spray paint,

  9. Stripping Wicker and Metal

    Stripping Wicker and Metal (03:41)

    Strip away layers of built-up paint on wicker and old metal furniture

  10. Spray Paint Outdoor Furniture

    Spray Paint Outdoor Furniture (05:23)

    Tips and a demo from Brad Staggs on how to spray paint outdoor furniture.