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Exterior House Painting Advice

By on October 4, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 12 Comments
Exterior House Painting Advice

Everyone wants their home to be the envy of the street. Popular DIY shows spend countless hours and dollars working the landscaping and really trying to bring curb appeal to the property, but often the home itself is overlooked. Painting the home is an integral part of having that “pop” that sets your home apart. […]

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Get the most from your Furniture

By on October 1, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 0 Comments
Get the most from your Furniture

At the moment everyone is thinking about costs. Money is a bit tight for most people. So how can we still achieve high end finishes on a budget. You can’t have everything but if your willing to spend a little time you can take a standard piece of pine furniture and create a show house […]

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Old Furniture- New Finish

By on October 1, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 0 Comments
Old Furniture- New Finish

This week I bought two nice pieces, one from a charity shop and one from a local market. In this post I thought I would give you a run down of process and exactly what goes into creating this kind of finish on furniture. The first thing that I do, and I recommend that you […]

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Choosing Colors-Where to start?

By on September 24, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 0 Comments
Choosing Colors-Where to start?

Have you just purchased a new home? Having one built? Or just ready for some change in your home? Adding the right color can add flair to any living space, it can warm up a cozy family room, invoke a cool spa feel in a bathroom or personalize a child’s room. It can also be […]

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Denver Historic Home Restoration

By on September 19, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 2 Comments
Denver Historic Home Restoration

History is abundant in the Denver area. That’s why we take pride in giving older homes a “rejuvenated life.” Whether it’s ensuring an existing building is secure or adding up-to-date amenities, we appreciate the style and architectural needs with the ability to complete the project. Dowd Restoration brings back the value, splendor and integrity in […]

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Not the same old kitchen cabinets!

By on August 2, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 7 Comments
Not the same old kitchen cabinets!

How many of you offer specialty services like kitchen cabinet refinishing? Or countertops? I came across a few good examples of what can be done. Tommy Johnson of JHC in Wilmington, North Carolina recently completed a project and shared it on his blog. I chose Benjamin Moore Advance acrylic oil hybrid enamel for the finish […]

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Tips on Hiring a Painting Contractor

Tips on Hiring a Painting Contractor

Ask for references. This is very important as it shows if their past clients were happy with the work performed, and the overall customer experience. Any professional painting contractor should be able to provide plenty of references. I would suggest getting and contacting at least three. Below are six examples of questions you should be prepared to ask […]

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Now you see it, now you don’t!

By on July 18, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 1 Comment
Now you see it, now you don’t!

I recently did a new construction home and tried my hand at some Decorative Finishes, my wife and business partner Chris wrote about the interior work we did here. As the project drew to an end, the owners asked me if I could do something about the ugly electrical panel that for some odd reason was […]

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