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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Breaking the Rules in Cow Island, Louisiana - 07/30/09 05:25 AM
Earlier this year, our finishing carpenter, Paul, dedicated a lot of time, largely unpaid, for a project for a family member of ours who was "displaced" by Hurricane Ike. To help repay our debt to him for his tireless efforts, we re-designed a guest bedroom in his house in Cow Island, Louisiana. We had to break some pretty basic rules, but they were necessary. Here's the layout we had to work with:
Please note the doors on every wall, causing furniture placement issues. We had a HUGE Pre-Civil War 4-Poster (w/Canopy) Bed, that belonged to Paul's Grandfather. We also (16 comments)
Big Whoop you might be thinking, as you click out of this blog. If you are a Stager or an Agent, you might not want to hit that back button just yet. This is a revolutionary course that will, beyond a shadow of a doubt, demonstrate not (8 comments)
She's Crafty! - 07/17/09 12:07 PM
So we had this dilemma... A guest bathroom -2 feet wide and 71/2 feet long. Mauve wallpaper with tiny cream flowers, and a country blue Formica counter top, and a really cheap-looking vanity with blue round porcelain knobs on the cupboards. And a cracked porcelain toilet tank lid (you just can't buy the lid, btw). Sorry no before pics -but believe me - it was tragic. A gut job was NOT in the cards. I didn't even want to deal with it, honestly, and I just put it all off on my mother & business partner, Carol.I didn't even want to (17 comments)
I cannot help this client pick color - because I might hurt someone! - 07/02/09 03:26 PM
Well, it was bound to happen eventually. I received an email this afternoon from a potential client in Florida. He wants my advice on exterior color for his small retail business. He found my website dedicated to advising clients on exterior curb appeal, www.CurbAppealForDummies.com. Florida law says I must be a licensed interior designer to advise this fella on any level, and charge him for my consulting service.My fee for a color consult, with a digital image of the property exhibiting the color change, is $159.99 However, he can go into any paint store of his choice in his state, and (10 comments)
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