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Old 04-22-2017, 01:54 PM   #31
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Here's a good article on ceiling fans. I think I saw the tv episode discussed here and I remember that the people were appalled that the decorator wanted to get rid of their ceiling fan. If a fan is that important, and you know that you like to use an overhead fan, I say keep it or get one. If it will hardly be used, or you find them the least bit irritating (noise, or little stray hairs constantly being blown in your face ) I think a light fixture would probably look nicer.

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Old 04-22-2017, 06:49 PM   #32
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That's funny. My Dad bought expensive light fixture/ceiling fans that have designs. I think they are gorgeous. Our first house has the cheapest ones they sell. Big difference.



Christine....I don't think you're a bad decorator. Maybe you just have family/friends who like 50 million knick knacks and so *they* comment on your clean, minimalist, modern style as being "bad at decorating?" Are you *really* bad at it?


Good point about the type and quality of fans for sure. We were thinking about them from a practical perspective-moving air around.

I just don't have much practice with it. I've never painted a room, redone furniture, etc. and compared to some of my friends who seem to just have an artsy eye, I don't feel like I have that. I want someone to just come in and tell me what will look good where


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I stink at decorating too!

Lots of great ideas here!
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Default Re: Help! I stink at decorating!

I would suggest hardwood and tile floors for your home. You can put area rugs to add up to the accent. Don't forget to consider the railings and stars. In our house, we make the stairs 10 inches apart so you can make it easier for yo ur little one.
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I would suggest hardwood and tile floors for your home. You can put area rugs to add up to the accent. Don't forget to consider the railings and stars. In our house, we make the stairs 10 inches apart so you can make it easier for yo ur little one.


Our house is already built It has a high quality hardwood laminate downstairs (which DH sealed today), brand new carpet upstairs, and laminate in the bathrooms. The stairs aren't ten inches apart But we are planning on using rugs in our living room.

We are officially moving furniture in on Thursday! Yay!


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Old 04-30-2017, 04:07 PM   #36
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So far
This is gonna be a looooong process ... we haven't even brought over all our old stuff. This pic makes me realize I eventually want a new sofa that isn't sagging.




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yea!!!

and those $2 things for the chairs that keep them from scratching the floor

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yea!!!



and those $2 things for the chairs that keep them from scratching the floor



felt something


Yes! They have some on them already, but I think a few fell off during the move- thanks for reminding me to check!!


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Beautiful floors!


Thank you! DH sealed them himself, so I'll be sure to share your compliment, since it took him forever. Poor guy :rofl


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Finally hung bedroom curtains...

Half our stuff is still in boxes. This is a slow process!


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Pretty curtains! Love the color. Are you pleased with the result?
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I have a question. If you rotate your piano 90 degrees, would it fit along the wall? I'm not sure how big the space is that you are working with.
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I have a question. If you rotate your piano 90 degrees, would it fit along the wall? I'm not sure how big the space is that you are working with.


No It sticks out about six inches. I wish I could rotate it!


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Pretty curtains! Love the color. Are you pleased with the result?


I like them a lot better than what we had. I love the teal blue color- this photo doesn't do the color justice.

Now I need to start scouring Craigslist and antique stores for nightstands and coffee tables and book shelves


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