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Should I Paint my Fireplace?

I hear this a lot from decorating clients and blog readers: "Help!  I hate my ugly fireplace!  But I can't possibly PAINT IT, right???" I'm here to tell you that if you have an ugly brick fireplace, it is okay to paint that ugly brick fireplace.  I give you...

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My Easy (and Cheap!) DIY Curtain Rods

I'm so baffled by how expensive curtain hardware is.  Have you noticed this, too? Here's an example - a simple curtain rod plus brackets will set you back about $50-100 at Pottery Barn, and then you also need to buy finials ($15 each) to screw on...

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Moving Across Country and Making a Home

Big things were afoot in the Dyner household this summer.  We moved to California! I think I underestimated what a big undertaking it would all be.  But now I sit here nearly three (!!) months later and we are really, truly settled.  I have lived to tell the...

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Hey, I’m on YouTube with Wayfair!

I've sort of been keeping it under wraps, but now I can shout it from the rooftops!  I've partnered with Wayfair to launch a YouTube series called "Inspiration Insiders". This is one of my faves - "5 Easy Ways to Update Your Sitting Room!" If you can't...

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