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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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Your Empty Nest, the Blank Canvas

Once your kids have gotten roofs of their own (or dorms, anyway), your home will be open to design ideas that weren't possible with a house full of busy bodies. But now, if you're freezing up with all the possibilities before you, here's a list of ideas from HGTV on how to make better use of your space as you move into your new phase.

Posted: 1/28/08