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Tips for Painting Wood Furniture

By Jerome Rackers / November 29, 2022
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Are you ready to refurbish that antique dresser? Want to freshen up your dining room table? Need to match an old bookshelf to the new living room furniture you just bought? If that sounds like you, read on.  Knowing how to paint wood furniture is one of the best DIY skills anyone can learn. A…

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Warm & Cozy Living Room Ideas to Get You Ready for Winter

By Jerome Rackers / October 27, 2022
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As the days grow shorter and the shadows lengthen, there’s nothing more delightful than the peaceful tranquility of a cozy living room. It’s easy to transform your space into an inviting retreat from the dreary weather outside with the help of some quality living room furnishings. Just combine your favorite seasonal colors with appealing elements…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Dining Table Size

By Jerome Rackers / September 16, 2022
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From reconnecting with family at the end of a long day to welcoming guests from far and wide, the dining room plays a special role in bringing people together in your home. That’s why it’s so important to choose dining room furniture that’s comfortable, functional and inviting.  Your dining room table anchors your space and…

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Tips for Protecting Your Fabric Upholstery

By Jerome Rackers / August 18, 2022
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Let’s face it.  Life is messy! As hard as we work to keep our homes clean and tidy, the occasional spill still happens. From the kids’ pizza sauce to mom’s red wine, there are many things that may leave an unsightly stain on that beautiful couch. If you add in the dust, dirt and pet…

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How to Mix Different Wood Tones in Your Home Decor

By Jerome Rackers / July 28, 2022
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So, you’ve found the perfect coffee table and can’t wait to bring it home. But how can you be sure the rich, dark wood of your new table will fit in with your lighter-toned hardwood floor? Today’s home decor is all about mixing and matching. The immaculately coordinated living or dining sets of yesteryear have…

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Spruce Up Any Room in Your Home with a Stylish Indoor Bench

By Jerome Rackers / June 27, 2022
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Do you have a room in your home that could stand to look a bit more finished? If so, a versatile indoor bench is a fabulous option.  With a slimmer profile than other types of furniture, this go-to piece can play many different roles in your decor. For starters, it’s perfect when you need more…

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How to Pull Off Mix-and-Match Dining Chairs

By Jerome Rackers / June 2, 2022
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For many people, the thought of dining room furniture conjures up images of a carefully coordinated set with everything perfectly matched.  But what happens if you find more than just one style of chair that you love while shopping around? Do you have to choose one over the other? Or is it okay to mix…

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Wondering What to Put on a Coffee Table? Get Inspired with These Ideas!

By Jerome Rackers / April 26, 2022
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A fabulous coffee table is a key ingredient for creating the living room of your dreams. Think of it as the heart and soul of your space. Whether you’re visiting with guests or catching up on your favorite show, your coffee table is always in your line of sight. It sets the tone for the…

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How to Pair Paint Colors with Wood Types

By Jerome Rackers / May 26, 2021
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Wood can lend texture, warmth and a natural energy to your living space, but pairing it with the right paint color is sure to make an inspirational impact guests won’t soon forget. Wood furniture, flooring and trim throughout your home play an important role in your interior design. While solid wood furniture has always been…

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Seasonal Makeover Basics: Area Rugs & Occasional Tables for Wintertime

By Jerome Rackers / December 16, 2020
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As the last of the leaves fall from the trees and temperatures drop, Old Man Winter is rapping at our doors once again. But just because nature’s color palette is trending toward drab doesn’t mean your living space should. Liven things up with a seasonal makeover. Hunkering down. Going dormant. Hibernating. We often equate these…

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