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How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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Green Home, Happy Home

They say many good things start at home: habits, behavior and health. Add eco-friendly awareness to that list. Greening your immediate environment benefits both you and the world around you.

You might be thinking that a green home plan sounds like something you want to create, but aren’t sure where to begin or if you can afford it. “I think for the first 30 days it’s about quick fixes,” says Kelli Ellis, celebrity designer and interior expert for TLC and HGTV.

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Home, Green Home

Home, Green Home

Welcome to a greener, cleaner world.

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Keeping Your Home Clutter Free

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Word of the Year: Hypermiling

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