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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!"

    Mark K.
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  • Save Money On Decorating

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    Is the interior of your home looking a little dull? Want to change the look of your room without spending a lot of money? Take a look at these decorative tips from The Nest. Nothing like saving money and getting a nice looking room out of it!


    Those cozy armchairs are beckoning, so grab an armful of decorating books and take a load off your feet. Flip through for ideas -- you don't need to buy the expensive stuff, but you may get some more cheap decorating tips on color and placement.


    You can find great stuff at flea markets, antique shops, and thrift stores if you keep your eyes open. Flea markets can be treasure troves for large furniture, while some thrift shops have kitchen sections. You can even find collectibles if you look hard. A shelf of bright Fiestaware will make your kitchen sparkle, even if you got it on the cheap.

    Tip: Shop late in the day at flea markets, when vendors are willing to make deals so they won't have to cart stuff home. Don't be shy about bargaining -- everyone does it.


    Mom and Dad probably have a boatload of stuff they'd love to give you. Some of it may be horrid (like those orange ’70s plastic stools) but some items may have retro cool (like those orange ’70s plastic stools). Don't be shy -- ask to raid the 'rents' cast-offs.

    Tip: Once you decide what to keep, offer to organize a yard sale for Mom and Dad. They'll probably be so grateful to dump their junk that they'll let you keep the proceeds. Use the money to buy a dining room table or other big-ticket item.

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