Four Decorative Painting Techniques

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Trompe-L'oeil: Trompe-L'oeil is French for "foolrepparttar eye." This finish foolsrepparttar 135378 eye into thinking thatrepparttar 135379 wall has a marble or granite finish. This is probablyrepparttar 135380 most difficult finish to accomplish on your own. For creatingrepparttar 135381 marble finish, you use a technique very much like sponging, but this one takes a bit more talent. Visit local stores to see if they have classes or tips on achieving this style.

These arerepparttar 135382 four primary types of faux finishes. The first two are fairly easy, whilerepparttar 135383 latter two are significantly harder. Before attempting any of these, plan well so that you can estimaterepparttar 135384 cost, and visit your local hardware or design store for classes or helpful hints. Having a buddy to take classes with you or practice with you will makerepparttar 135385 experience more fun. You can even do one room in your house and then decorate a room in your buddy's house;repparttar 135386 fun never ends!

2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard. This article is provided courtesy of The Do It Yourself Home Decorating Network - - a large and growing decorating and decor website featuring articles, tips, advice, and popular decor shopping.

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Can You Buy Luxury Home Brands Online and Save - Worry Free?

Written by Kevin Taylor

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You should also see BBB (better business bureau) and "Verisign" banners on any outlet site you buy from. "Authorized Dealer" is another important statement to look for as you can be assuredrepparttar manufacturer will honorrepparttar 135364 warranty.

There is a big advantage to buying luxury bathtubs, kitchen wares, fireplaces, and home decor items online - to find exactly what you need at an affordable price.

It is also great to get a comparative price when you already know exactly what you want based on in-store shopping.

Remember that however great a price may be online, it isn't an apples to apples comparison unlessrepparttar 135365 shipping and return policies are comparable - or better online!

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Kevin Taylor is a home improvement freelance writer/webmaster living in Toronto, Canada

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