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First, having a pretty wall color is a must to get attractive results. You don't have to paint an entire room, simply paint a focal point wall in your house. You might be asking yourself, how do I know which one is a focal point? Well, it's easy. Which wall is the first one you see when you walk into a room? That's the one!

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So here's the thing - I'm terrible at math, yet I love numbers! I especially love giant block numbers like these. Believe it or not, I made this modern looking art with pages ripped from my favourite Stendig calendar. This calendar is so beautiful (a piece of art in itself!) that I couldn't bring myself to throw out the "expired" months. So I thought I could recycle it by framing parts of it. That's how the idea for this gallery wall came to be, and I absolutely love the results. I re-used frames that I already had, and most importantly it's one of kind art.

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Nowadays when you buy a canvas, it rarely comes with any hanging hardware which can be very frustrating. And no, it's not safe to hang it by the frame because it could easily fall off the wall. So what do you do?

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Arrrggh... I find it so frustrating when I can’t peel a price tag off a picture frame by just pulling it off. Even after trying to scratch it off with my nails, I still end up with a bit of the tag leftover, sticky residue and ruined nails (I'm not a diva, but still).

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When we're at our cottage, we literally live outside. Rain or shine we eat and entertain outside because that's what cottaging is all about. Since our deck is the most used room in the house (or out), my husband and I decided it was time to invest in new patio furniture.

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I love hanging pictures in perfect symmetry, which sometimes can be very challenging. I recently hung these two picture frames in the bathroom of our master bedroom at the cottage and thought I'd share some quick steps. I don't like making extra holes in my walls and neither should you – so here are a few tips to avoid damaging your walls when hanging art.

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Throw pillows, toss cushions, decorative pillows… whatever you call them, they take a lot of daily abuse. At my house (with kids) we sit on them, use them as back rests, shove them in corners to prop ourselves up, put our feet on them, set our laptops or dinner plates on them, and much more. With all that, they don’t always look magazine perfect, but when company’s coming we want them to look just right. So what do you do to get your throw pillows in shape?

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Considering the amount of time we spend at our desks, it makes sense to have something pretty and interesting to look at, don't you think? You're lucky if you have a window to gaze out of, but those can be limited in office settings. So, if you're staring at a blank wall all day, how about jazzing it up with art and adding accessories to your work space? We had fun with ours by hanging a trendy black glasses frame, a white canvas and a super large clock - after all you need to know when it's time to log off.

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