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Pg 54 Kitchen Decorating Tips

Professional look kitchen decorating should be a snap. If you are handy, then here are some tips on decorating that can make a huge difference for little money Try a few of these tips yourself – your friends will think you paid a designer to redecorate!

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Hanging Wall Art
The rule of thumb for wall hangings is that the picture should be hung so that the middle of the picture is at eye level. Art work should be placed no more than five to eight inches above the sofa or seven to ten inches above a table.

Get Creative Your backsplash area is an opportunity for creativity. You can make a mosaic backsplash out of tiles or even pieces of chipped plates. Use plates in a matching pattern to your dinnerware and smash them into little pieces. At your crats store, get any product or book on mosaics and apply the techninque to your backsplash - unique!

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Get Ideas From The Pros
Look in magazines, books or the internet to get a flavor of the accessories and designs you would like to see in your kitchen. IF you see a kitchen decorated in a way that you like, think about how you can duplicate the same decor in your home.


Paint Your Cabinets
Painting old cabinets can make a world of difference - make sure you use paints that can be cleaned easily since cabinets get a lot of use and tend to get dirty. To give your cabinets some added pizzaz, paint in a fake molding by painting on even lines about 2\" in from the edge and highlighting the top and left side in a lighter color and the bottom and right in a darker color - this will create a light and shadow effect.


Get The MessageUse blackboard paint for the area in between your cabinets and counters. Plenty of room to jot down needed grocery items and leave notes for the family.




 
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