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By September 25, 2010

When it comes to selling your home, that custom faux paint job may not be a selling point! Keep in mind: Was it done more than 10 years ago? Is it a bold color or pattern? Is it something you customized “especially” for you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, that faux


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By September 24, 2010

Dear Creative Concepts: Is it worth the money to buy “high hiding” primer or just do an extra coat or paint when painting over bold colors? Sincerely, Dreading to Paint Dear Dreading: I totally understand how you feel!  I’ve hesitated in the past to purchase a “special” primer — but know that using paint primers


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By July 27, 2010

I’m thinking about painting my home office a trendy purple. Do you have any advice of a paint color? Thanks for asking this GREAT questions!  I have to confess . . . I have an eggplant-colored wall in my living room, a lighter purple bathroom and   –L-O-V-E–  so many shades of purple! When choosing paint


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By July 25, 2010

Dear Creative Concepts: I’d appreciate some home staging advice.  After watching some additional home improvement shows yesterday, I’m wondering if  I am too bland in my approach to colors for the broader market?  I long ago accepted the concept of going with neutral colors, but many of the television designers seem to consider some pretty


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By January 16, 2010

These homes suffered from a colorful past – and when corrected the results were astounding.  You’ve seen these homes – ones that are in a dated hue, are too personal or bold.  90% of home buyers are looked first on the internet for real estate in 2009.  When preparing a home for sale, it’s time


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By December 18, 2009

Santa baby . . . I keep telling you . . . I’ve been a very good girl. When you zip down the chimney this year can we work on a few things?  No you don’t need to load your pack with that ’54 convertible, (light blue), this year . . . I’ve got a


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