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    • Its Fall again, A few new items this Fall and converting my coffee filter last year Xmas wreath into this years Fall wreath, The Thanksgiving Table etc., Holidays Design

      Its Fall again 

    • 60's Wood Paneled Office Design Help, I'm the forth generation to live in this house so everything in this 1911 craftman style house is outdated. My grandpa put up this paneling in the 50's or 60's. Taking it down or painting it is currently out of the question. We just installed new carpet so I want to give this room a nice facelift. It's going from a Game Room for kids to a Home Office for a college student. The only furniture for sure going in is a 50" flat screen we were given. Any ideas how to brighten it up? I'm hoping to fit a futon, desk, and a tall book shelf in here. (it's roughly a 12' x 12' room with a small closet), Home Offices Design

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    • Bilco stairs replaced with white pine treads, Tiled over stairs, wife wanted it, two years later the tiles are no longer " nice looking, and are outdated "so I went over them, with " real" stairs, Basements Design

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    • Living Room Window Treatments, I am wanting to do something different with my windows in living room.   Kind of feel like the window scarves are maybe outdated.   Want something clean and attractive.   Have been thinking about ditching any kind of curtains all together and maybe do wood blinds.  Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated., Living Rooms Design

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    • Fall Into Halloween 2014, Come Closer My Little Pretties.....and visit our Halloween House of Horrors..., Holidays Design

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    • How can I add another color to my blue and brown living room?, Hi everyone! I'm trying to figure out how to add more color to my home without spending a tun of money! Right now my livingroom (my whole house actually) is brown and blue. The rug is brown and blue, drapes white, sofa chocolate brown, walls blue...

The picture I uploaded is the room now. The rug and wall art have to stay in the room (hubby is very attached). The sofa against the railing is bring being replaced with a chocolate brown sectional. And the sofa below the wall art is bring replaced by a 60" TV.

Thank you for any help and ideas! What colors could I add and what colors?, Living Rooms Design

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    • Rustic outdoor patio, Rustic patio with outdoor kitchen and forever views, Patios & Decks Design

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    • Whimsical European Living Room Updated, After several years, it was time to update my great room.  My inspiration was  a beautiful room done by Joanna  on Fixer Upper.  I found her chandelier, painted some Hobby Lobby sconces, and moved some things around. It's a work in progress, but here is where we are so far., Living Rooms Design

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    • Basement Finish, We took down the drop ceilings and wood paneling to create an updated rec area and play room for the kids., Basements 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.