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Do you think this vase is the right size?

posted by: msrose on 09.03.2010 at 10:47 am in Home Decorating Forum

I'm trying to re-create this hydrangea arrangment:


I found this vase on ebay that is 9" tall and 7" wide.

It will go on the left side of my dresser:

It's not a "buy it now", so I'll have to see how high the bids go, but if I can get it at a reasonable price, do you think it's the right size?



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RE: anyone who used a stock filler piece to make cabs go to ceili (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: buehl on 05.25.2010 at 09:47 pm in Kitchens Forum

We used a 3-piece crown molding with a Stock filler piece in the middle. It served two purposes...(1) take the cabinets & crown molding to the ceiling and (2) handle the ceiling height discrepancies around the kitchen.

It's extremely rare for anyone to have a perfectly level ceiling that's also the exact same height in the entire kitchen. To accommodate ceiling height differences, the Stock filler piece is modified to fit. The two crown pieces stay the same. This technique hides the ceiling differences and avoids the, to me, obvious gaps b/w the cabs & ceiling when not used. If you modified the upper & lower detailed crown, it would be much more obvious than modifying the plain filler piece.


Crown Molding Design Details

Closeup of crown b/w 15" deep & 12" deep cabinets (the 12" deep do not go to the ceiling)

Between 15'' deep &amp; 12'' deep cabinets


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RE: Need a fun laundry room color asap (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: pps7 on 05.20.2010 at 09:13 am in Home Decorating Forum

jejvtr-that is awesome! I'd do laundry all the time if my space looked like that.

We are using BM dill pickle for our laundry room. One coat is up but no electricity and since there are no windows in the room, I don't have pics. Here are a few pics of dill pickle from the internet:




love the 2nd pix
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RE: Cabinet Trim (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 05.11.2010 at 11:57 am in Kitchens Forum

We painted our existing cabinets, added crown moulding and light rail. Finding the trim for the light rail was not easy. The stuff at Big Box stores wasn't right. We ended up going to a lumber yard, and found this stuff. It ended up costing us a whopping $30 for the entire thing.

Another member asked for a close up of the trim's profile so she could take it to the lumber yard with her, so I can show you that too:


Before it was painted and caulked:



hmmm ... look at the profile of that molding ... maybe a sheet of plywood could be put on top of u.r. cabinets (to fit suitcases) & then that molding ????????
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Ceiling wallpaper color? Need help.

posted by: rodco on 02.22.2010 at 10:41 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I am a carpenter and am able to do almost anything. The only problem i have is when it comes to colors. I know what I like, but cannot decide what would look good. I created a coffered ceiling in my living room. The beams are white and the inset of the panels is a paintable wallpaper (tin ceiling design). What does anyone recommend as the color of the ceiling panels.
Here are some photos:

Here it is before I added the paper:


cool ceiling
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Tile Counter top photos

posted by: rodco on 01.28.2010 at 01:38 am in Kitchens Forum

I have posted before about my tile countertop and have some photos to show.
I was looking for an old fashion feel for my 1930's kitchen.
The cabinets may be new, but I wanted to give the kitchen some type of older feel with the countertop, floor , sink etc.
Don't be fooled the Mosaic tile may come in sheets, but in order to get a perfect job, it takes a LOT of time and planning. A good tile saw is a must, as you have to cut the small 1" tiles on the bias.
Here are some pics:


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RE: Space between crown molding and doors on cabinets to ceiling (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: bmorepanic on 01.27.2010 at 03:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

Mouldings! (many, many curse words deleted)

See buehl's drawing about 3/4 of the way through the thread below - its nice and clear for both two and three piece moldings.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nice Crown Discussion


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Built in bookcases in study question...

posted by: pps7 on 01.02.2010 at 06:55 pm in Home Decorating Forum

We are going to have built-in floor to ceiling bookcases on 2 walls in our new study. The ceiling is 10' high. DH want to show case a painting his mother did when she was 16. He wants to create a niche in the bookcase like this:


The question is what to do with the space under the niche. Eventually, he's going to put some audio equipment that will be deeper than the bookcases. The bookcase are 15', cabinet for audio will likely be 18-21". But that is not going to happen for 4-5 years at the earliest. So our choices are:

1. Put in bookcase below the painting for now. Like this:

2. Put in a built in with doors for future audio components that sticks out a bit.

3. Leave it open and put in a piece of furniture as shown in the first picture.


west wall????
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Our new(ish) kitchen, finished! Pictures

posted by: ebse on 10.16.2009 at 05:35 am in Kitchens Forum

We finished a few months ago and have been so busy enjoying our new kitchen that I haven't had time to post. Thanks to everyone for your help along the way!
Here's what we used:
Brookhaven cabinets
jet mist honed granite
Shaw's original sink
4" white oak flooring
Restoration hardware hardware and pendants
KA fridge
Electrolux ovens
Bosch DW
GE induction cooktop (probably my favorite thing)
Pottery barn stools



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RE: Before and After - Avocado Bathroom Update (Follow-Up #33)

posted by: equest17 on 07.31.2009 at 06:58 pm in Home Decorating Forum

You all have really made my day! I wish now that I had finished all the details like the valance and the faucets so you could get the whole picture. We're young and have more energy and ideas than money most of the time, but I'm so glad to know it doesn't show!

As far as the details, I cleaned the counter well with a green scrubbing pad and homemade scouring powder (baking soda, borax, and salt), but any abrasive cleanser should work. I rinsed and wiped it down, then trimmed away some of the excess caulk around the sinks. I brushed on a coat of SW Adhesion Primer. Its pretty thin and goes a very long way, so a quart should be plenty. I let it dry overnight, but that might not be necessary. In the morning, I did two coats of satin base color SW Harmonic Tan. I didnt tape off for this, since I wanted to get really close to the wall and sinks. I let this dry for a day as well; again, that might be overkill, but I wanted to make sure everything was fully cured. I used blue painters tape along the wall and around the sinks after the base coat was set.

I bought a set of two sea sponges at Hobby Lobby; one was bigger and softer, the other smaller and a bit stiffer. I picked acrylic paints that coordinated with my fabric; I used Americana brand Raw Umber and Camel and Anitas All Purpose brand Black, Safari Taupe, and Olive Green. I dampened the large sea sponge, dipped it in the paint on a paper plate, and smeared it around on the plate to get off the excess. I dabbed on the black first, then raw umber, and then the lighter colors. Use a light pouncing motion and dont let it smear or it looks unrealistic.

I didnt wait long enough for each color to set at first and it started to look a bit muddied. So I sponged the base color on very generously over the whole thing to reset the stage a bit. This worked really well, but if I had waited longer between paints, it might not have been necessary. Then again, it might be what gave me such a realistic look! I went back over with all the colors again using the smaller, stiffer sponge to break up any big blotches of color and get into the tight places. I used very little green and khaki (Safari Taupe), just little bits here and there to tie in the room colors. The black, raw umber, and Harmonic Tan base coat were really the key players. I think you could use these paints and add an accent color or two of any muted shade and make it work with other fabrics or dcor.

After it all dried, I used three coats of water based polyurethane. It left some brush strokes I wasnt thrilled with, so I may experiment with a different product or application method if there is a next time. Also, I would recommend removing the painters tape before the poly coat if you have a steady hand. I neglected to and the tape peeled off a bit of the poly in some places.

Well, thats it in a nutshell. Hope that wasnt too many details, but since I had to figure it out as I went, I wanted to share as much as possible. Heres a close up picture so you can see the mix of colors.



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Mid-July Garden

posted by: michelle_zone4 on 07.19.2009 at 07:30 pm in Perennials Forum


A little of whats happening in my garden.

Pillar container

Heliopsis Lorraine Sunshine seedling which is much more variegated than the mother plant.

I'm liking this weigela 'My Monet' the rabbits ate it to almost nothing this winter and it rebounded like a trouper.




Zinnia Cherry and Ivory Swizzle

This is such an intense blue.

Wildflower bouquet from my walk the other night.


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RE: Calcutta / Carrera questions (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: staceyneil on 06.23.2009 at 01:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

I looked at Carrara and there was a HUGE difference in the slabs I saw!

Someone else will hopefully correct me if I am wrong, since I am by NO means an expert, but I gathered that the highest grade, "Cleanest", and most expensive slabs of Carrara are the whitest with the least spots and veins. I saw one with quite warm-colored spots. I also saw a lot with grey spots, almost leopard-spotty! And I saw some with a much greyer background, too, which I gathered was less desireable (??? This from a salesman who may just have been a stone snob, or, was trying to sell me something more expensive???)

The one I chose is probably not the highest grade, cleanest, whatever, but I really loved the movement and the veins. I preferred the veins to spots. Really, I think you just have to look at slabs and see what moves you!! Natural stone has so many variations and each piece is so unique.

Here's my Carrara:

This will be fun to see everyone's photos!!!


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RE: Electrical ? Can a light switch be underneath a wall cabinet (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: jenswrens on 06.22.2009 at 09:06 am in Kitchens Forum

Here is a pic of a 1/2 height or low-profile box installed under the cabinet. This is Sweeby's kitchen, and it's a pic that's been in my idea file for years. Hope she doesn't mind that I posted it here:

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RE: Pony wall w/ counter vs. single-level counter (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: ccoombs1 on 04.02.2009 at 01:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

I did a pony wall and an arch to separate the spaces.




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Thank You Newhomebuilder! (pics)

posted by: kden71 on 03.22.2009 at 06:46 pm in Home Decorating Forum

This is my first time posting, but I have been enjoying this website for over a year now. There is so much great information and inspiration to gather here. I want to thank newhomebuilder for this inspiration photo. I used it to design my entertainment cabinet.

Newhomebuilder's lovely bookcase/cabinet (my inspiration)
newhomebuilder cabinet

and here's my new entertainment cabinet (I need to accessorize)


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RE: Anyone have a valance over roller shades? (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: oceanna on 03.21.2009 at 02:43 am in Home Decorating Forum

Mrs Dirk, you have a lovely living room. Here are some ideas for you...

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Those are just some pictures I've saved over time in my own files, to give you some idea of some possible treatments. I bought my LR drapes from JC Penney and so did my daughter buy hers there, and we were both very pleased. If you sew, by all means look up the Pate Meadows site and look in their gallery. They have fabulous patterns. Or you just might find something fabulous on Craigslist or Ebay, ya never know. OTOH, if you have more money than time, by all means check out Horchow's draperies -- they are divine!

Keep us posted, please, and be sure to post an "after" picture.


the 1st picture!
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RE: Kind of OT: Laundry room (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: kelleg on 03.04.2009 at 10:02 am in Kitchens Forum

Thanks for all the pictures! Mindimoo, I will post a picture, but it really doesn't show how overwhelming the green is. It just doesn't look like it does in real life. Honestly, I think they could be saved, but my DH hates them so much that I don't want to spend any more money on them. I just want to paint them white and add a fun wall color and rug and fun knobs.

I will also post a pic of a neat green cabinet. Mine are similar to this, but in a small space, they are overwhelming and just not that cute! I think the green cabinet in the picture works so well b/c of the mix of materials and colors.


colorful cabinets


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RE: Formica Perlato Granite (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: pfmastin on 12.17.2008 at 08:45 am in Kitchens Forum

We're leaving town in the morning (also to visit our son. Here's a photo of the countertop. We're almost finished...they'll install the dishwasher today. I was going to wait and post a photo that was taken in daylight...this one looks very gray. The backsplash is shades of pale sage green. Thanks for looking...let me know when yours is done, ok?



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RE: Sealing porcelain tile floor (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: buehl on 02.09.2009 at 07:40 pm in Kitchens Forum

From the Tiling FAQs (linked below):
Most glazed tiles, as well as porcelains, will not allow the sealer to absorb into the surface, and as a result, it dries on the surface as a white haze, which is a BEAR to remove. The only tiles which should be sealed are most natural stone tiles, quarry tile, or terra cotta.

Our floors are a glazed porcelain tile with a no-seal grout. Neither should be sealed yet our contractor tried to charge us for 2 coats of tile sealing and one of grout.

For 358 ft2 (about half of your area)....

  • $895 for grout sealing (1 application)
  • $1,253 for tile sealing (2 applications)

First, our tile guy (not the one charging us, it was the contractor) told us there was no need to seal the grout

Second, I had already learned (from our own Bill!) that you do not seal glazed ceramic tile.

When I objected to it they tried to tell me that the cost of the no-seal grout was so much more than regular grout that in the end it would cost the same. Well, I looked it up and retail it was nowhere near $2148! (I knew it wouldn't be, I wanted proof.)

I had just about had it w/our contractor at that point so I was NOT backing down...they eventually admitted that the original estimate was in case I got a tile & grout that had to be sealed. When I asked why, when they found out what I had chosen didn't need sealing, they didn't credit it back...they had no answer. Even our KD, who usually backed them (at least initially), was not pleased to hear this. BTW...100% of it was credited back to us.

So, take a lesson from my experience and force the issue! If your tile does not need sealing, and I don't think it does, do NOT let them bully you into paying for it!

Here is a link that might be useful: Tile FAQs


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RE: Painting kitchen island; need help with colors (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: athomewith3 on 02.02.2009 at 01:12 am in Kitchens Forum

We recently put beadboard on our island. Not sure if it is your style but here is a picture....
Good luck!!



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Another Initial Idea

posted by: jeane_gallo on 01.29.2009 at 12:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I decided I wanted to put our initial on the front door. To make it, I set the font as big as I could to fit on a standard sheet of paper. Then I drew it out freehand on posterboard using the letter to go by. Next, I cut it out. My BIL scroll sawed it for me using a nice, smooth plywood (I didn't even know that they made smooth plywood). Then I painted it and sealed it. I thought it turned out really cute. I tried hanging it with a green and turquoise ribbon, but I thought the ribbon detracted from it. Maybe a plain one would have been okay.


check out the sidelites
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RE: Now what? Crown moldings are 1/4' to 1/2' from ceiling. (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: buehl on 01.22.2009 at 08:17 am in Kitchens Forum

How many pieces is your crown molding? Our crown molding is 3 pieces with the middle piece used to adjust for an uneven floor-to-ceiling (or cabinet top-to-ceiling) height. The other two pieces remain the same throughout the kitchen.

We have approx a 1/2" difference throughout our kitchen, yet all our crown molding (except the 2 shorter cabinets) go all the way to the gaps.

The "Stock-S" is used as a "filler" b/w the "Soffit A" and "Crown" pieces and is the one that's adjusted to accommodate the different heights.


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RE: suggestions please (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: v1rtu0s1ty on 12.12.2008 at 07:45 pm in Landscape Design Forum

Here it is. I wasn't aware that she bought a cable for my daughter. They have the same phone.

Anyways, the pergola that I was really interested is the one far back.

and I'll make something similar to this but not to fancy. :)

The question is: would it be nice if I put it on the side just like from the picture above?


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Interior French Doors

posted by: lauraella on 11.11.2008 at 12:45 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I am down to just one room left to redo, the office/sewing room. It is at the top of the stairs and has double doors. This is the hardware I would like to use
Thanks to Prettykitty1971 on the kitchen forum for this great idea. Her kitchen is to die for!

Anyway I am trying to find some nice french doors that would work. I wanted to use doors with glass to maximize the light in the room. The hardware for my door is going to cost around $700 and I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for the doors. I really love the beveled glass doors, but I am beginning to think they are out of my price range.

Does anyone have any suggestions for glass french doors?

I really want to get this room finished by Thanksgiving, at least as much as I can!




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RE: Attaching/gluing molding to large wall mounted mirror (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: weedyacres on 11.08.2008 at 07:52 am in Home Decorating Forum

I found little hook things at HD and screwed them to the back of the mitered casing. Then I just hooked it over the top of the mirror. IMO, simpler than glue, and obviously less permanent. (The green strip is double sided adhesive foam, which didn't work.)


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RE: Posting a Link? Somebody Help Me, Please (Follow-Up #26)

posted by: lindsey_ca on 04.02.2008 at 02:56 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Ya Ya, here's a link to a Free HTML Tutorial. Go to the page and bookmark it (add it to your Favorites). It gives very simple instructions on how to do all that stuff (including using colored fonts


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RE: Recessing a wall to accomodate a regular fridge... (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: weedyacres on 03.22.2008 at 09:56 am in Kitchens Forum

Our fridge wall backed into the stairs, so we had room to recess it the 6" needed to make it flush with the cabinets around it.
Here's before:

Here's us making the cutout:

And here's the finished product (well, at least showing the wall after cabinet install; I really need to get some updated photos with the true finished product):


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RE: Granite overhang how to? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: cloud_swift on 01.16.2008 at 01:28 am in Kitchens Forum

I don't quite understand if you want a raised 16" overhang like the one in the picture you posted or if you want one that is at the same level as your island. It looks like the one in the picture has some kind of stainless box beam supporting it which is how they get away with the span. Or maybe it is some other kind of support covered by a shiny metal.

If you want a counter level overhang - one that is an extension of the counter material, another option is to have a plywood subtop with steel bars embedded in it to support the granite overhang. We have a 15" overhang supported that way. Here is the subtop with the steel before the granite went on.
A closer look:
Here is what it looks with the granite on - this is 2 cm granite with a laminated edge that covers the plywood subtop. If one had 2 cm without the laminated edge or 3 cm one might want a bit of molding to cover the plywood subtop edge:


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I thought this was interesting....

posted by: zayarayama on 01.17.2008 at 01:45 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

This is what Oxi clean is...
did you know that????
3% peroxide

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana

"I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old
bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My
husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most
doctors don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle)
and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it
when I bathe)

No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive
pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and
gargle right on the bottle)

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of "Peroxide" to keep them free
of germs.

3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and
leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe,
or spray it on the counters.

4 After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to
kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture
of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes
several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal
with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and
keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic
system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help
to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into
a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right
away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
minutes several times a day.. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the
50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You
will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye
packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown,
reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it's not a
drastic change.

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils,
fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing,
pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it
and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing
which is why I love it so much for this.

I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be
without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way
to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.


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before and after, a work in progress

posted by: dansgrdn on 08.06.2007 at 01:20 am in Hosta Forum

Koidom and Janice's project photos have inspired me to share some photos of my own. This is definately still a work in progress. I started out with a plan, but the collector in me usually rules out, and things tend to end up looking a little cluttered and incongruous. It'll take a few years for me to get it dialed in, omitting certain things and possibly adding others.

Before (May '07)
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End of day one ( who would have thought 3 tons of rock would not have been enough, notice the unfinished black paint line in front)
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Rain postponed my next effort but that gave me time to rest my aching back. I ordered 2 more tons of rock (this time 8-12" vs. the 12-18" that I ordered the first time) and this is was what it looked like at the end of day two.

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Finally here are some pictures from yesterday. Should look better next Spring.
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Well gotta go to bed, long day tomorrow, hope you like the pics. Have a great week! Dan


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RE: do it yourself cornice question (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: dian57 on 03.06.2007 at 05:31 am in Home Decorating Forum

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I used insulation board to make this valance. It was the easiest window treatment I'd ever done. It's all pinned and taped together and weighs less than 5 lbs.


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RE: Show me your Golden Oak Furniture ReDo's...please. (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: lorinscott_1 on 02.26.2007 at 02:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

There's so many ways to go when refurbishing tired oak pieces. I've done quite a few of them in the past few years and to me, each piece is special and I love it all over again. These are a few that I have pics of....

This is a hand me down cheapy cabinet my daughter got from her was oak stained and looked pretty ratty. She and I bought some Polyshades in Bombay Mahogany and see how much better it looks now....this is in her apt....
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Also in her apt is an old dresser I found at a garage sale. It's maple, but it was all beat up, so I painted and distressed it....
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Since she took that dresser out of her room here at the house, I had to find another one. Also maple, but painted....
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This poor little drum table was one of DH's relatives, and totally scratched and dinged up. I used a combination of espresso colored paint and Polyshades on this cutie and stenciled it after....
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I have an old Duncan Phyfe style dining table in my garage that I scored for $60.00 months ago. Gonna paint that puppy, too.


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RE: How Easy Would It Be? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: georgiagal on 01.25.2007 at 06:48 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Sounds to me like you've already got a lot to get started, Stargirl! I have a guestroom with black/tan toile & lots of Frenchie accessories. You already have the bones, so all you need is the stuff to go with it. I have a tan matelassee & it works well with the limey green walls I painted in there. What do you think about lime green paint with your black/white toile? I think that would be smashing! If I didn't already have my black/tan stuff, I would have done black/white in a minute. Here's a pic of my guestroom...with a black sleighbed & my old oak antique furniture. I say go for it! It would be a natural progression.


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For Jeanne and others: how to use HTML

posted by: alina_1 on 01.05.2007 at 02:59 pm in Clematis Forum

I finally figured out how to make HTML tags visible, but then I found excellent tutorial already written by some nice lady from New England for Garden Web Forums members. There is also a Test forum, where you can experiment. I wish I knew it before I experimented here...
So if you want to make your text bold, italic, colored or big/small check out this thread.


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RE: Wreath above fireplace (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: hoosiergirl on 01.23.2007 at 09:03 am in Home Decorating Forum

I don't know if these are large enough for over a fireplace (although she has some extra large, so maybe so), but I just found these and thought they were GORGEOUS, so thought I'd share:

Doesn't she do beautiful work?!

Here is a link that might be useful: Nancy Ladybug's eBay store


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RE: Knockout Roses (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: bossjim1 on 01.22.2007 at 09:55 pm in Plant Propagation Forum

Hey Joe, I don't see a problem with you propagating your Knockouts as long as you are doing it for your own use. Propagating them for sale could be a problem. Here's a little website that might help.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rooting Roses


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RE: Buying Furniture Online (X-posted in Furniture) (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: linley1 on 10.22.2006 at 10:54 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I have been there myself - head spinning trying to watch 3 kids while scanning fabrics. I would like to tell you it's possible to do this all online but I don't think it's the best way. The online fabric images are just too unreliable.

If there's anyway to get dh to watch children when you go to the store, do it. It is so much more productive. However, if that's not possible as is often the case, I found crayons/coloring book and a treat (playground, mcdonalds) to follow was a good incentive to keep them quiet for a half hour.

Lee has many of their fabrics online at their website. As for Sherrill, Boyles has a special feature called eprevue which lets you visualize all the Sherrill furniture in different fabrics. You may need to register to use this product. Just pick the particular item and then click on Choose Cover to see it in the different fabric swatches.

I would start by looking through those two websites at home and narrowing down your options to 2 or 3 different concepts (greens, beiges, florals, stripes, etc). It is really important to get some focus before going to the store. Once, you've done that, I would call the furniture store and speak with a salesperson. Tell them what you are looking for and ask them to pick out a dozen or so for you to look at when you go to the store including any specific fabrics if you have them.

When you get to the store, tell them you have only half an hour. Review the fabrics they have set aside. Quickly decide what works and doesn't and have the salesperson go look for other alternatives based on your input. Meanwhile you should also look through the samples for anything that catches your eye.

No offense to salespeople but most of them love to talk. With kids though I find it important to be very direct and upfront about what I want to accomplish with the limited time I have - the extra chit chat can be done better over the phone. I also find it's much more effective for me to scan the fabrics quickly without talking so I can really focus. Take as many samples home as you can - you never know what will look good in your own house.


LEE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LEE>>>>>>>>>>FABRIC AND FURNITURE
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RE: 2 - When you really hate it, how do you decorate around it? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: teacats on 10.19.2006 at 12:44 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here's a photo from AOL -- might help too!

Here is a link that might be useful: AOL --- Design Assistant Photo


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RE: Can someone help me find the modelhome site++++ (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: annz on 10.09.2006 at 11:26 am in Home Decorating Forum

Here's another link to Saturns photos on Shutterfly. I think it's a better layout and more photos can be viewed at one time. I read on one of her album sites that she pulled the photos of some of the homes since she continues to tour and take photos of newer ones. She also said if you're interested in seeing certain, older photos to contact her.

Another fun site is

Here is a link that might be useful: model homes


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RE: AOL Design Assistant -- Home Inspiration Photos (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: okmoreh on 10.09.2006 at 09:39 am in Home Decorating Forum

Here it is as a link (the boxes to create a link are never visible during the original composition of a message).

Here is a link that might be useful: AOL Design Assistant


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