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Your favorite home decorating and design websites

posted by: island on 09.14.2012 at 07:41 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Hi all, can you please tell me your favorite websites for home decorating and design for ANY room or space, inside and out. Landscaping, kitchen and bath, products, DIY, remodeling, furniture, floors. You name it I'm interested in where you get your inspiration, including interior designers, magazine sites, blogs, etc.

Also any favorite sites you have to register for to get in like Haute Look, One Kings Lane...I think that's what it's called. I haven't signed up for any because I don't want to get bombarded with useless emails, but if there are any you love, please fill me in.

Of course there is Houzz, but what else?

Thanks!

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clipped on: 09.15.2012 at 06:14 pm    last updated on: 09.15.2012 at 06:14 pm

update: knowing my limits in diy decorating

posted by: CLBlakey on 08.04.2012 at 06:16 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I am finally finished the process took longer than I anticipated with holidays and getting the flu but it is finally done. Just so everyone knows I am super cheap and if there is no deal there is no purchase. All the paint in my home is hand mixed mistints that I buy at 4$ per gallon except for white I have to pay full price for that. So here goes the before pic for those who don't remember or haven't seen yet

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the limit was I had to hire someone to do the crown molding on top of the cabinets. Here is the after
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The cabinets were plain cheap builder grade to start with then I added bead board wallpaper to the center. Then 4 coats of white paint. The counters were laminate over plywood (too soft for that use) so though it was only 8 yrs old it had cracks in it where stuff had fallen on it. Rustoleum Stoneffects with the counter top coating solved that. 2 parts galaxy one part silver beach. The new faucet is a delta from home depot (sorry don't remember the name)The valance is temporary as I had the fabric in the house already so threw something up for the after pics. Oh I forgot we changed out the knobs for handles again home depot multi pack $27 for 10 handles. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement to hire someone it was hard not only because I am cheap but I like to do things myself too. It was so worth it he did a fantastic job you would have laughed if you had seen what we had first put up.(I was too embarrassed for pics)--- for the rest of the pics click on one of the pictures and it should send you to photobucket.

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clipped on: 08.05.2012 at 06:03 pm    last updated on: 08.05.2012 at 06:08 pm

end tile where uppers and lowers not exactly even?

posted by: sheilaaus122 on 08.02.2008 at 09:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

OK so my backsplash should (note operative word here- should) be installed this week..

at the end of long wall of cabinets with the sink and dishwasher, the upper cabinet ends before the lower cabinet. Is there a wrong or right way to handle the backsplash or is it strictly a matter of preference? I THINK I would prefer to end the tiling where the uppers end and have maybe an inch or two of the lower cabinets overlapping. What do you think? I have tried looking at the gallery as I thought I had seen many pix of this situation, but of course, now I cannot find any............

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clipped on: 08.03.2008 at 04:36 pm    last updated on: 08.03.2008 at 04:36 pm