Paint: One Powerful Ingredient

Paint: One Powerful Ingredient
  Make the Ho-Hum go away. Paint What? Fairview home owners hired Decorating on a Shoe String to add some “punch” to their still rather new home. The first and second remarks made upon first entering this house  (besides, “Glad to meet you” & “We’re here to...

Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel
BEFORE AFTER Happy surprise! A nice tray ceiling was underneath the florescent plexiglass panels. Bye-bye Plexiglass! The fir downs over the cabinets were also eliminated. The cabinets, well-built but tired, needed both functional and cosmetic tweaks:  The top row of pantry cabinets became usable when...

Paint, Art, Rearrangement, Curtains

Paint, Art, Rearrangement, Curtains
AFTER Before unpacking the moving boxes, this client enlisted the help of Decorating on a Shoe String. To market her previous home in Twin Creeks, stagers had been hired. They had done a super job. The staging results were SO GOOD that the home owner decided she would have her next home staged as soon as she...

Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel
Well, we Reconfigured one Cabinet, Installed Granite and a Tumbled Backsplash, Removed Wall Paper , Textured and Painted the Walls , Painted and Glazed the Cabinets, Switched out the Cabinet Hardware, Purchased a new Sink, Faucet and Several new Appliances! What a transformation in this Allen home...

Big Boy Make Over! Accessories & Furniture

Big Boy Make Over! Accessories & Furniture
A three year old had turned four and his bedroom was ready for a make-over.  A few weeks earlier the bedroom had been repainted with Sherwin Williams 6240 Windy Blue. this color is a great backdrop for denims, blues, reds and black. Mom had already gotten the ball rolling! She had found bedroom furniture...

Carpentry Tweaks: Remodeling & Interior Design

Carpentry Tweaks: Remodeling & Interior Design
                    Before we painted the walls and much of the woodwork in this Plano Living Room we had Lenny Bean, our favorite carpenter, add a decorative header to the  Entry doorway. Lenny also constructed a crown-molding-style cornice  and added...

ReArrangement Hybrid: Interior Painting & Accessories

ReArrangement Hybrid: Interior Painting & Accessories
Home improvements began once the McKinney homeowners decided this would be a long term residence. Four weeks from the day we met, paint colors had been selected, affordable art  had been purchased for several rooms, the interior of the home had been repainted and our “While You Were Out”...

Isolation Ended: Kitchen Remodel

Isolation Ended: Kitchen Remodel
Before you embark on a kitchen remodel stop and ask, “What changes would make sense?”  You probably need to recruit another set of eyes. You’ve seen the status quo for so long that it’s hard to envision the possibilities. Everyday, homeowners across the metroplex install granite...

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