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Amazing Things You Can Do with Paint

Oh, the things you can do with paint. Think beyond transforming rooms with new colors and get into the details like that old brass faucet you want to replace or the dresser you hide away because it needs work.

There are so many things you can paint so we combed through our sources and compiled this list. Ready … Set … Paint!

1. Faucets -VIA Sincerely Sara D likes RUST-OLEUM Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover*

2. Countertops – Using RUST-OLEUM Countertop Transformations Kit makes an old counter look like you spent a fortune on a new one. DIY Showoff*

3. Old furniture - Richmond Thrifter can show you how.*

4. Stand alone tubs – Don’t let imperfections mar your love for your classic clawfoot tub. Grab some paint instead and let This Old House show you how to do it.

5. Floors – Whether you choose a solid color or go creative with a pattern, painting a wood floor can breathe new life into a room. BHG.com says to be sure to use a water-based polyurethane top coat to avoid yellowing.

*thesnug.com

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Avoiding Common DIY Mistakes

How many times have you watched a home improvement show and thought, “I can totally do that?” We know we have, but if we’re honest, we know our ambition exceeds our ability when it comes to more complicated projects like installing/refinishing wood floors, installing tile and certain plumbing projects.

Before you decide to tackle a home improvement project on your own, it’s important to be honest about not just your capabilities, but also what your time and the materials will realistically cost. There is an enormous amount of pride and satisfaction knowing every time you look at your beautiful wood floor that you did it, but if it took you three times as long as it would have taken a professional, was that really time well spent?

HouseLogic.com compiled a list of DIY lessons some homeowners wish they’d known before they decided to tackle their projects on their own:

1. No compromise! Instead of the white kitchen of her dreams, Kelly from View Along the Way ended up with a cream-and-brown color scheme that leaves her feeling “meh” instead of “marvelous.” Instead of sticking with what she knew she wanted, she allowed a designer to convince her that white cabinets would not go with a dark wood floor.

2. If you have the room for a little extra elbow room in the shower, take it. Pam Kueber from Retro Renovation went with a 34-inch wide shower stall when she really should have gone with a 36-inch. Kueber also said that had she been aware of the availability of an enameled-covered cast iron shower base, she would have chosen that over the solid surface base she installed.

3. Don’t belabor the point of refinishing a wood floor yourself if renting the sander, buying the sandpaper, and risking damage plus the time it takes to travel the learning curve is going to be as much as or more than hiring a professional. Curbly Publisher Bruno Bornsztein learned that lesson the hard way when he attempted to refinish the wood floor of his enclosed porch.

What DIY lessons have you learned?

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Open Shelving in the Kitchen: Yay or Nay?

If you’re thinking about tackling a kitchen remodel, what’s your opinion on open shelving?

On the one hand, open shelving works because the most used items are within easy reach. The lack of cabinet boxes also creates a feeling of a more open, brighter space, and, if you have a great collection of dishes and glassware, open shelving doubles as a display unit.

But, on the other hand, with all the moisture, dust, grease and everyday grime that part-and-parcel of a kitchen, do you really need to worry about keeping all that stuff clean?

Cambria Bold on The Kitchn blog defends open shelving, saying that instead of thinking about all the negatives, think about all the great ways the lack of upper cabinets can work in a kitchen.

“Open kitchen shelving can look great and be totally functional if you stick to a unified color palette, for example, oronly display the nicest things,” she wrote in a recent blog about kitchen design choices that drive her readers crazy. “As far as the extra cleaning, you probably use all those dishes and pans fairly often anyway, which means nothing’s just sitting there gathering dust!”

So, eFaucets friends, do you say “yay” or “nay” to open shelving in the kitchen?

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You Asked: How does eFaucets Keep Prices so Low?

eFaucets customer service representatives speak to hundreds of customers every day, and one of the most common questions shoppers ask is how we keep our prices so low.

As one of the leading online retailers of kitchen and bath fixtures, accessories and lighting, eFaucets is committed to offering the very highest quality to our customers at affordable prices.

We partner with some of the best brands in the business like Kohler, Delta, Moen, Brizo, American Standard, Rohl, Riobel, Grohe, and hansgrohe, among others, to deliver luxury products at prices far below what shoppers expect to see.

eFaucets has developed such strong relationships with our vendors, we can ship orders out faster and for less directly from the manufacturer. Not only can we eliminate unnecessary lead times, our strong connections with vendors means we can also offer lower prices.

Some customers think our prices our so low that we can’t possibly be selling real faucets! We want you to know: Every product we feature at eFaucets.com is authentic and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty against defect.

eFaucets is proud to work with the very best names in kitchen and bath fixtures to meet the home improvement needs of our customers.

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