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Technique Talk: Products That Add Texture

The definition of texture as it pertains to the art world is:the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.the imitation of the tactile quality of represented objects.We...

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Tools of the Trade: Sandpaper

What is brown, scratchy, and absolutely necessary to have in your toolbox? Sandpaper!!The problem is, it can be confusing. With so many options on the type of product, the level of grit, and the different uses, I’m often found in the sandpaper aisle at my...

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Identifying Furniture Styles: Campaign

Campaign furniture is portable furniture that was designed for use in military campaigns. Its origins can be traced back to the Romans, but its use peaked during the Georgian and Victorian periods (1714-1901). Designed to be easily transported during...

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Tools of the Trade: Painters Tape

Tape – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Sometimes it leaves you perfectly crisp lines and sometimes it is a hot mess. Lucky for us, tape has come a long way in the last few years. We’ve listed the top four products on the market today, so read up...

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Milk Paint Basics: Recipes for Success

Milk Paint Basics: Recipes for Success (Mixing for different finishes) Opaque Coverage: equal parts milk paint to water. Example (1Tbsp paint, 1Tbsp water) This method may result in some chipping if using over previously finished surfaces.   Prevent chipping with...

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Color Collection Series: Back in Black

COLOR COLLECTION SERIES: BACK IN BLACK We all know black is a hot seller. Every furniture manufacturer offers their pieces in black. Every woman wants to own the perfect little black dress. Well, the same goes for furniture. And although we sometimes feel like black...

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Shopping List: Mid-Century Modern Accessories

SHOPPING LIST: MID-CENTURY MODERN ACCESSORIES FOR STAGING To tie in with our theme this week with partner articles in The Design Center: Get to Know – Mid-Century Modern Style and Color Collection: Mid-Century Modern Palette, we’ll focus on the best accessories you...

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Tools of the Trade: Tape

TOOLS OF THE TRADE: PAINTERS TAPE Tape – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Sometimes it leaves you perfectly crisp lines and sometimes it is a hot mess. Lucky for us, tape has come a long way in the last few years. We’ve listed the top four products on the...

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Get to Know: Empire Style

GET TO KNOW: AMERICAN EMPIRE FURNITURE STYLE American Empire, also called Federal, is a French-inspired Neoclassical style of American furniture and decoration that takes its name and originates from the Empire style introduced during the First French Empire period...

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