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2019 Paint Color of the Year

Carolyn Leiter How to's

2019 Paint Color of the Year

Let's talk about color...paint color!Every year all of the paint manufacturers come out with their Color of the Year, and this year I must say that Benjamin Moore's choice of Metropolitan gray is one I am very excited about. It is a beautiful neutral gray that is not too cool, nor too warm. Choosing furniture and accessories to match will be much easier for the DIY decorator and for others like myself who struggle with the plethora of color choices.Benjamin Moore went one step further and included their 2019 Color Trends Palette which includes fourteen complementary paint hues that create...

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Creative Collaboration - Register Grate Table

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Creative Collaboration - Register Grate Table

Here is the perfect example of a creative collaboration with Richard and one of our customers, which we feel turned out fantastic!   Nicole came to us wanting a custom wood table top made for an industrial table base she found. She also wanted to incorporate a pair of cast metal register grates into the top for placing hot pots on, which we thought was so clever.   After several meetings and many hours in the workshop, this gorgeous table is the result!         We are so happy to have been able to be part of this...

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How to Decorate With Books

Carolyn Leiter How to's

How to Decorate With Books

Decorating with books is one of the most common methods of styling open shelves and cabinets that you see in magazines and on design shows. It's often the easiest way to quickly introduce some life into a plain room. It is fun, adds texture and dimension to shelving, coffee tables and more. It also is a great way to experiment and show your own unique style! I use books around the store to give customers ideas on how to decorate their mantles, bookshelves, side tables and more. I've displayed them in groups by binding color and also faced them with...

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Please vote for us - Best of NH 2019

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Please vote for us - Best of NH 2019

Voting is currently open for New Hampshire Magazine's 2019 Best of New Hampshire!  Each year readers of New Hampshire Magazine vote for their favorite local businesses, and last year we were ecstatic to win in the category of Best Home Decor Shop, and we have you to thank for that.  We would be honored and thrilled for a repeat, and would love your help! All you have to do to vote is visit www.BestofNH.com and click on the Vote Now button.  Be aware that you don't have to vote in every category, but you have to vote in at least...

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How to Season a Chalkboard

Carolyn Leiter How to's

How to Season a Chalkboard

Are your chalkboards haunted by the ghosts of writings past? Ghosting is when an outline or ghost of your previous artwork remains even after erasing. Whoops!  Nobody wants that! Modern chalkboards are no longer made of slate but instead are made of MDF, wood, metal, or any smooth surface that can be painted. Most chalkboards, like the ones we carry in our store, are porous and therefore need to be seasoned to prevent ghosting. To season your chalkboard and ward the ghosts off, there are just a few simple steps to follow before you write on your new chalkboard for...

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