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Ideas & Quick Tips Trends & Ideas

Quick Scratch Fix from Crayola

To quickly fill in a scratch on wood furniture, find a matching color in your child’s crayon collection. Rub the crayon into the scratch then polish with a clean dry …

Ideas & Quick Tips Trends & Ideas

Remove Grout Stains

Combine 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup borax and one cup of hot water. Brush into the grout, let stand for a few minutes and then rinse off.

Ideas & Quick Tips Trends & Ideas

Test Paint Color on Foam Board

To test paint swatches without permanent damage to the walls, paint sections of foam board and then place in your room. You can move the sample around to observe light …

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Improve Dryer Efficiency

Use a toothbrush and some soapy water and clean your dryer’s lint filter at least one a month. A waxy film is left behind on the filter that you can’t …

Ellen's Blog Furniture Trends & Design Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

5 Tips for Smarter Furniture Buying

I’ve learned that the hard way over years of home improvement and interior design projects that it’s easy to make costly furniture-buying mistakes! Here are a few things I’ve learned …

Bedding & Linens Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Prevent Duvet Cover Shifting

Most duvet covers just don’t seem to stay put. To keep things in place, sew two 2-inch long pieces of thin elastic in each corner of the duvet cover. Then, …

Antiques Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Appraise Antiques Before Selling

There’s nothing worse than finding out your grandmother’s antique chest was worth thousands and you sold it for $50. Spend the money to have antiques appraised before you sell and …