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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • Alternative Rug Solutions

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    Do you have a room in your house and don't know what to do with it? Are you getting bored with the same old rugs, and looking to change it up a little? Take a look at some of these alternative rug solutions and see if it will make that room in particular pop!

    Painted Floor Cloths

    Affluent early Americans such as George Washington are known to have imported painted floor cloths from Europe. Those with less money, now referred to as "folk artists," painted their own canvas floor coverings using simple geometric designs. Floor cloths lost popularity in the 1860s due to the creation of durable, inexpensive linoleum. Now they are a popular do-it-yourself project. Floor cloths are inexpensive, durable and easy to maintain. Artist Joy St. Germain notes that they are "fun and easy to make." She provides step-by-step instructions at the website Creativity Portal.

    Binding Carpet Remnants

    Carpet remnants often can be purchased at an economical price. If money is available and a more finished look is desired, arrange to have the edges bound. Standard polyester binding tape is the least expensive finish, according to the website The Natural Handyman.

    Bath Mats

    When outfitting a college dorm room or first apartment, creativity can save money. The website Search Warp suggests that large bathmats, especially fake-fur mats, are cheap alternatives to area rugs. Search Warp says they are a safe choice due to their slip-proof backing.

    Read more at eHow

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