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    • My Bedroom, I am 21 and this is my bedroom
Well since I didn't get any suggestions on whether or not to add pink I did and now I want to see what you all think of it
Though I am very much disliked on this website I'm asking anyways
Please rate and comment
(And yes if you make a suggestion I will listen I think you all think I am a bad attituded person and I'm not just passionate)
I don't want everybody to just pass my spaces up thinking I'm not going to listen to them if they give me advice,I will listen 
Seems no matter what I put on this site it is always rated fair or poor
Maybe I shouldn't worry about ratings because I love my space but I do wonder why I always have the low ratings
I want to apologize to everybody yesterday that I offended or whatever else, Bedrooms Design

      My Bedroom 

    • Boring Living Room - Need Help!!, This space is connected with my breakfast room and kitchen- I'd like to keep it simple but not boring! I will be keeping existing couches and rug... Anything else is up in the air. I don't want to spend too much, though!, Living Rooms Design

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      Room - Nee...

    • eph BackYard for Low Maintenance and Water Conservation, Water conserving backyard with putting green, Yards Design

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    • Blank Canvas-Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings. Help!, This is my new living room. I haven't moved yet, but I would like to know how to decorate it when I do. It is an apartment so I can't mount my tv on the wall. The vaulted ceiling shown at the door is the same heights on the other side. I have a large sofa and an chair and a half, as well as a tv stand. Any ideas on placement of the furniture and especially how to decorate the vaulted ceiling would be appreciative., Living Rooms Design

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    • accent wall in Kitchen, Accent wall just off my kitchen... Painted (Warm Caramel), New mirrors hung horizontally, lamp, vases, metal wall art, and framed art, all items I already had... So I just arranged them... And created a nice warm space off my kitchen..., Kitchens Design

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      Kitchen

    • Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Makeover, The 1990s oak kitchen in my new-to-me lakehouse was dated, worn-out, and provided little storage space.  With my Handy Hubby, I removed the upper cabinetry and tile, painted the remaining lower cabinets turquoise, added crisp white paneling, open shelving and DIY pantry, built a DIY solid maple counter, plus added a shiny new sink, faucet, and hardware.  It's a temporary solution to get us through the next five years while we save for a major remodel, but we like it so much it might stick around longer!

See more of the space here (including links to all of the DIY projects and sources plus a budget breakdown): 

http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca/2014/06/the-big-kitchen-reveal.html, Kitchens Design

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    • rustic renovations, wood fence, Yards Design

      rustic
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    • Umbrella stand with small table, I took an old ice bucket and turned it into a rolling umbrella stand......built a stand with  left over trex and casters...Used a piece of 1 1/2 pvc for umbrella to sit in....took my old ice bucket and drilled a whole for the pvc and a piece of plexiglass for the table top and put a whole in it.  filled the bucket with 2 bags of kids sand (100 lbs).....the umbrella can be pulled out of the  pvc and stored for the winter..., Patios & Decks Design

      Umbrella stand
      with small...

    • new front porch...before and after for under $100, I hated my front porch...Very plain...I bought cement paint and the matching veneer stone from my house...Then I painted my original flower pots in a high gloss red and went to Hobby lobby on there 50% off sale on flowers...   A TOTAL TRANSFORMATION in 2 days FOR UNDER $100, Home Exterior Design

      new front
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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.