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Better Homes and Gardens - Home Decorating, Remodeling and Design Ideas, Gardening, Recipes

Better Homes and Gardens - Home Decorating, Remodeling and Design Ideas, Gardening, Recipes
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10 Most outdated design features What worked in 1980 doesn’t necessarily work in 2012. Don’t believe us? Look in your closet. Chances are, you’ve weeded out the parachute pants, leg warmers and shoulder pads. Similarly, interior design choices are cyclic. Even expensive, must-have features eventually become outdated and need to be replaced. Is your home stuck in a time warp? Colored porcelain Toilets should not be red or pink or black or blue or green. Mauve This color was hot in the 1980s and 1990s. Wood paneling This once-popular wall covering will send potential home buyers running the other way (unless, perhaps, it’s solid, well-cared-for wood in a traditional cabin in the woods). Popcorn ceilings Also known as cottage cheese or acoustic ceilings, this spray-on or paint-on ceiling treatment primarily was used from the late 1950s into the 1980s. Fluorescent lighting Yes, we know that compact fluorescent light bulbs are energy efficient, and we know that new technology allows for warmer, softer, dimmable lighting.

How To Update Old Brass Fixtures Have you ever found something really cool at a thrift store and you bring it home and that one little thing ignites a spark that makes you change a bazillion other little things in your house? Well, that happens to me on a weekly basis. For my own mental sanity, I should really just stay out of thrift stores, but dangit they draw me in like a gnat to a porch light. This past weekend, I came across a brassy little lantern chandelier at the thrift store. I had been looking for something like this for awhile, so when I saw a $5 price tag on the lantern, I think I yelped outloud. Seriously, this thing should have been more than $5.High-five to the awesome person who donated this to the thrift store. When I saw this thing, I knew immediately where it would go. The above picture is from the first set of renovations I did to our master bedroom. The little brass lantern seemed like a much better fit. So, I decided to spray paint the little brass lantern, too.Here's what I ended up with. or or

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