5 Ways to Do Ombre

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The other day, when I showed you my surfer subway art, I admitted that I’m pretty much crushing on the whole ombre trend. If you are unsure about what ombre is exactly, I’m about to fill you in.  The word “ombre” is a French word that means “shaded.”  In fashion and decor, it’s used to {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Decorate with the Color Orange

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At the beginning of every year, Pantone announces their pick for “Color of the Year”.  It’s their prediction of what the freshest, trendiest color will be in fashion, design, and decor.  The pick for 2012, you might remember, was Tangerine Tango.  This bright, fun shade of orange has definitely been in the spotlight, this year. {…Read More…}





Semi-Transparent Deck Stain

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So I know you are all waiting with bated breath wondering what stain I chose for my deck.  First let me tell you what played into my decision-making. 1.  I live in good ol’ corn-fed middle America smack dab in the middle of the USA. In Indianapolis we experience four seasons.  This means we get {…Read More…}





How to Paint Vinyl Shutters

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Shutters on windows are kind of like mascara on your eyelashes – it just looks better! I took my vinyl shutters down last June when we put on a new roof.  And sadly they have been sitting in my garage since then.  Yikes! So my naked house was begging for her shutters back.  After talking {…Read More…}