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    "Just a quick follow-up note on the work your crews did at my house over the last couple of weeks. In short; the porch railing, painting and tuck pointing was done professionally and looks great. More important, the crews that were out were customer service oriented, thoughtful, friendly and always let me know what was going on. I would not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting."

    Dan H.
    Shaker Heights

  • 3 Upgrades For Under $75 In Your Backyard

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    Looking to upgrade your backyard but don't want to spend a fortune on flowers, plants and landscaping? Take a look at some of these tips that will not only improve the look of your yard, but will also save you money:

    1. Plant a Table Centerpiece

    Top your patio table with a dish garden of easy-care succulents for a centerpiece that can bake in the sun.
    Easy Success Succulent Garden kit, including three hardy varieties in an 11-inch copper dish, about $60;windandweather.com

    2. Something for the Birds

    Install a birdbath or bird feeder for a wildlife-friendly yard. Make it a focal point in your garden, visible from your patio. Birds will swoop in for a dip, then stay to feed on pests. Similar to shown: Garden Treasures cast birdbath, about $60;lowes.com

    3. Organize Your Garden Tools

    Turn a vintage terra-cotta cornice into a rack for organizing garden tools. The cornice's deep ledge doubles as a shelf, and a weathered wood scrap secured to its base holds the hooks. See How to Make a Cornice Garden Tool Holder for step-by-step instructions. Similar to shown: Terra-cotta decorative stone, about $45;historichouseparts.com. Forged-iron cut-nail Colonial hooks, about $5 each; houseofantiquehardware.com

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