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Great DIY project!

I love mercury glass and have started collecting it. I am helping with a wedding in the next year and thought it would look very pretty at the reception for votive holders and vases. The only problem is the hefty price tag. So, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own.

For this DIY you will need:

Step 1:  Spray the inside with Looking Glass Spray.

Step 2:  Distress it!

3.  Repeat! Repeat steps 1 & 2 on the outside until you acheive the desired effect.

4.  Spray light coat of Looking Glass Spray over the outside.

And the result…

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Interiors for Families

As a mother and devotee of family-oriented design, I probably look at dozens of photographs of nurseries online every single day – whether I’m shopping for my own child’s room, or just surfing great design sites and blogs. There is so much creativity out there, and it can be very inspiring. Before my child was born, I spent countless hours on these sites trying to pull together the elements of my son’s nursery. At the same time, I was doing tons of research on caring for infants, parenting, etc. – as a first-time mom, I really wanted to get it right and be super prepared when my son arrived.

These are some pictures that are relatively typical of what I found (note: the photos below are a mix of ‘selling’ images, and ‘design’ images).

Photo sources: 1, 2, 3. Project Nursery. 4. Pinterest via Justine Blakeney. 5. Dwell Studios…

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How to “lighten and brighten”?


When a buyer walks into a home for the first time, some of the first words we hear out of their mouths are things like “wow, it’s so airy/roomy/open in here”.  Or… you might get something like: “Oh… this place seems dark/cramped/small”. If you’re hearing the latter a lot, any stager will tell you that you need to lighten and brighten.

Today’s post is extra special because we have Edmonton stager, Jill Gargus of Simply Irresistible Interiors, helping us out with some excellent tips to help get your home all light and bright and ready to sell!

1:   De-clutter: Think about it this way, the things that you have lying around the house are hiding floor space and making your place seem smaller. Before you even think of showing your home,  Jill suggests you aim to put away/throw away/give away/store 50% of your belongings. “The process or…

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American Country Real Estate

Sellers never get a second chance to make a first impression.  You need to prepare for a showing as if you were preparing for your wedding.  Sounds, smells and what you see are all important.  Especially important is the kitchen.  Home owners spend most of their time in the kitchen.
You can make a good impression with your kitchen without investing a lot of money for remodeling.  In most cases, the seller can stage the space and make it more desirable by using simple, proven techniques.
After I list a home, I visit my client and go over each room and make suggestions for improvements.  I work as a team with my sellers and I am licensed to stage homes and I hold a certificate from American Staging Professionals.
Since the kitchen is the focal point of the home, I start there.  In one home, my client had a tiny kitchen with large furniture.  I suggested…

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Wallpaper For Staging!

All Things Fabulous!!!

bedroom by Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.

Fabulous (def) Barely credible; astonishing; extremely pleasing or successful.

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