Inexpensive Kitchen Wall Decorating Ideas

Written by Lee Dobbins

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I love to use architectural pieces in decorating andrepparttar kitchen walls are no exception! While itís true some antique pieces are quite pricey you can still find pieces that might not be too old but still have a nice chippy paint look for less than a fine antique. Try hanging out atrepparttar 100093 dump or driving around on trash day! Depending on your kitchen decorating scheme, you might want to add some iron grates, wooden columns or fancy metal architectural pieces to your walls. Just hang them up like pictures and they make a unique and unusual display. Some old heating grates in fancy designs or those architectural stars that hang on old buildings might be nice for a country look. You can use wooden pieces from old houses, porch railings or even columns (you can cut them in half lengthwise and make them look like they are holding uprepparttar 100094 wall!

Probablyrepparttar 100095 least expensive kitchen wall decorating idea is faux painting. This does take some skill but you can usually get free lessons down at your local paint store or Home Depot. Itís a good idea to practice on large pieces of cardboard before you take your brush torepparttar 100096 walls. You can even tackrepparttar 100097 cardboard up onrepparttar 100098 wall and use it to decide if thatís what you really want forrepparttar 100099 walls before you go to allrepparttar 100100 trouble of painting.

Lee Dobbins is a contributing writer for where you can find more information on kitchen decorating ideas for every budget.


Written by John Rocco

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Much ofrepparttar installation process for a replacement frame isrepparttar 100092 same asrepparttar 100093 retrofit frame. But, there are a few differences. When you putrepparttar 100094 new window intorepparttar 100095 opening using a replacement frame, you don't haverepparttar 100096 flush fin holdingrepparttar 100097 frame in place. You and your helper have to holdrepparttar 100098 frame in place while you put a screw inrepparttar 100099 top center to supportrepparttar 100100 frame. Then, you can do your adjusting for a square condition. All ofrepparttar 100101 procedures onrepparttar 100102 inside will be exactlyrepparttar 100103 same, from hole plugs, to insulation, to trim and caulk. The outside is different. You have to applyrepparttar 100104 trim that was part ofrepparttar 100105 retrofit frame. Again, i preferrepparttar 100106 flat trim. Once again, you apply a bead of caulk torepparttar 100107 old frame,then measure and cutrepparttar 100108 top and bottom trim pieces. Applyrepparttar 100109 adhesive part ofrepparttar 100110 trim torepparttar 100111 vinyl frame, and letrepparttar 100112 other part contactrepparttar 100113 bead of caulk. Trim all four sides, then caulk again whererepparttar 100114 trim meetsrepparttar 100115 exterior material.

As you can see, it really doesn't matter ifrepparttar 100116 exterior of your home is brick, stone, siding, or stucco. You can install vinyl windows without having to damagerepparttar 100117 surrounding structure. We have step by step instructional videos for sale onrepparttar 100118 website at Next week we are going to start discussing sliding glass door replacement.

John Rocco has been installing replacement windows since 1978. To learn more, visit

John Rocco has been installing replacement windows since 1978. To learn more, visit

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