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Before you add anything to your deck, create a solid foundation. Cosmetic changes can't hide a deck in disrepair or dirty, ugly boards.
Hide and Sit Storage boxes made from the same deck material look good, provide places for virtually anything, and serve as extra seating.
Punctuate the Surface Cut a hole near an edge of the deck and plant your favorite flowers or small trees so they can grow up through the boards. (0 comments)
Ask Sherwin Willaims - 08/28/09 10:07 AM
Ask Sherwin-Williams what you can do in a day.Short on time? Here are some fun projects you can do in a day to make your space feel like new again. Repaint your front door. First impressions are everything. Make your entryway inviting with a fresh, new hue that complements other colors on the exterior. Accentuate a wall. Add drama to a room by picking one wall and painting it a striking color. Make a dramatic entrance. Add a faux finish or stripes to your interior hallway for color and dramatic effect (0 comments)
Creating a chambray-look wall is a process consisting of rolling a tinted glaze over a white or cream-color wall, then dragging a weaver brush vertically and horizontally through the wet glaze.
Stone Sorcery Achieve this textured look by rolling on a liquid-stone product and creating more textural variation with a trowel. Once the stone product dries, add more depth and color by ragging on two shades of glaze. (0 comments)
Decorate Like a Professional - 08/21/09 02:47 PM
Transform any space into your dream room with professional decorating points and tips on how to develop a color palette. Then coordinate colors and accessories for a pulled together look that is your own personal style. View Colors View Colors View Colors Starting Points for Decorating a Room Draw up a list and start writing down the basics - which key elements (couch, rug, flooring) will stay, and which will go. Determine a budget. Consider which changes make the most impact for your dollar, such as paint, slipcovers, and fresh accessories. Generate ideas by creating a (0 comments)
Color Basics - 08/20/09 01:48 PM
The color wheel is an excellent device for understanding how color families interact. The color wheel most people are familiar with includes high-intensity pure colors. While you may not use these vibrant colors as they appear on the color wheel for your home decorating, the principles associated with this helpful tool will assist you in achieving the effect you want to create. Color Designations There are 12 colors in a standard color wheel that are divided into three designations: primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors. Primary colors - These are pure red, blue, and yellow colors only. Secondary colors - (0 comments)
Defining ColorThe perception of color is a phenomenon of light - a form of energy with its own frequency and wavelength. Shine a light through a prism and you'll see it divide into six color families: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.White light is the combination of all colors, while black is the absence of all colors.We perceive color due to the pigments in a given object. A blue pillow appears blue to our eyes because the pigment in the pillow is absorbing all the (2 comments)
Tallahassee Home Improvements - 08/18/09 01:16 PM
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How Light Changes Our Perception of Color - 08/17/09 11:58 AM
Artificial Light Color rendition appears warm under incandescent and halogen lights. Reds and yellows are enhanced and blues and greens are culled. Under the cool cast of fluorescent lights, blues and greens are enhanced, while reds and yellows are muted. (0 comments)
How Light Changes Our Perception of Color - 08/13/09 02:59 PM
The type of light under which color is viewed impacts how we perceive a particular hue. Temperature Whether we perceive a color as warm or cool is relative to the particular color and its surrounding colors. Generally, reds, yellows, and oranges are warm colors, while blues, greens, and violets are considered cool.Warm colors tend to "advance" or "condense" a room, while cool colors "recede" or "expand" a room. Combining both warm and cool colors in a decorating scheme intensifies the temperature of the respective colors. Intensity Intensity (or chroma) refers to a color's purity or brightness and, conversely, its dullness. The (0 comments)
Sherwin-Williams has several reflective coating options to help maximize energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. Property owners, contractors and specifiers can select from a reflective coating that goes on the underside of attic roof decking to a variety of exterior roof coatings that enhance thermal comfort and save money. E-Barrier® Reflective CoatingDeveloped by Sherwin-Williams, E-Barrier Reflective Coating helps reduce utility bills for homes and commercial buildings. When applied to uncoated attic roof decking or to previously painted commercial decking, the microscopic metal particles in E-Barrier Reflective Coating help maximize energy efficiency. (Energy savings will vary depending on building (0 comments)
Trend Watch – Gray Walls - 08/03/09 09:51 AM
Trend Watch - Gray Walls By Jaime Derringer Jul 28th 2009 11:00AM Categories: Decorating, Color Email More I was over on Apartment Therapy checking out Jon and Ro's fantastic Brooklyn walk-up. However, one of the rooms really caught my eye, the gray office.
Jon and Ro's beautiful office desk jumps out of the dark wall. Photo: Apartment Therapy
Gemma Ahern's entire apartment is painted dark gray, including floors, radiators, shelves and doors. Photo: Design*Sponge So I thought, "Hmmm...that's interesting." But then I saw it again on Design*Sponge's sneak peek of Gemma Ahern's London-area apartment. Except Gemma's entire apartment was (0 comments)
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