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Wallpaper is making a comeback!

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sherwin Williams store manager contacted me recently to bring him some business cards to pass out to their customers. He said numerous people are purchasing wallpaper and need professional installers to hang it for them. This is us...That is what we do!

I'm so happy to see the trend returning because nothing adds more personality to a room faster and easier than wallpaper. Our team does a wonderful job hanging it and it's not easy to make all the cuts necessary to have a flawless installation. Think about a spring spruce up for a room, go look at some books at Sherwin Williams, they even let you take some books home so you can take your time choosing in the comfort of your own home.

Give me a call and I will be happy to come to your home at your convenience to give you an estimate. I can let you know how many rolls to order as well. See you soon!

Judy Cree

315-657-7861




Time for a change?

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

How long have you had that paint color on the walls?  It might be time to change it up!  If you have had the same color on your walls for 5 years or longer, it's time for some new color in your life.


Painting the walls, trim and ceiling make such an impact on your home, and your attitude.  When was the last time you walked into your home and said "Ahhh, it's so beautiful in here"?  You deserve that!  


I love the smiles on our customer's faces when everything is freshly painted.  It brings such joy to everyone.  It's one change you can make in your life that doesn't cost you a lot of money, but we get busy in our lives and tend to forget about the little things that can make a dramatic difference in our attitudes.


The new color scheme that is trending now is grays.  The walls are a medium gray, then use 25% lighter for the trim, and 50% lighter for the ceiling.  WOW!  Stunning look!  Granted, there are a ton of different shades of gray available, and picking just the right one can't happen in the store from a 1" x 1" square.  

Additionally, the lighting in every home is completely different. What looks like gray in the store light can sometimes be completely different in your home.  So, pick up a few sample pints and try large sections on the walls so you can see what those shades will actually look like in your home. Make sure you look at them at all different times of the day too, as your lighting changes throughout the day. 


Give us a call, we would be more than happy to help you pick out the perfect color scheme for your home. You'll be amazed how refreshing it will be.  


Judy Cree

315-657-7861

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Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips! 


I guess we are all looking for basically the same things in our lives...peace, love, contentment, joy, beauty and serenity. That's the way we also want to feel about our homes!


When we walk through the door, we want a feeling of relaxation. Our homes should definitely make us feel that way. If they don't, then something needs to change. If you are not being filled with these emotions upon entering your home, by all means call me! We can help you remedy whatever is blocking you from enjoying your home to the fullest extent!


Tip # 1 -  Make at least one decorating adjustment and then examine what a difference it can make to your life. Just painting a room with a cheerful color can refresh that space, and also your enjoyment of that room. It refreshes your spirit and your mood. Paint your kitchen a calming yellow, the laundry room a spring green, your bedroom a relaxing sky blue. Just some ideas for an inexpensive therapy session without a doctor!


Call me for a free estimate & let me help you plan a treat to yourself!




Judy Cree
Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861

Update to Sell!

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!


If you are considering selling your house now, or even a few years from now, the number one update any real estate agent will advise you to do is paint.


If you have wallpaper, they always recommend removing it and painting. When interested parties enter your home they don't want to see a project. They love looking at bright, clean walls and ceilings. The difference in a room that is papered in an outdated wallpaper to a fresh, new modern color is amazing!


When you live in your home and you see the same dirty wallpaper or paint every day, you don't look at it from someone else's perspective. Usually when we work with real estate agents they recommend a very neutral color for every room. Then the buyers can decorate with accessories, or bring in their own taste in color later on after they are settled in their new home.  Move in ready is easier for everyone.


Linen white is a popular shade for walls, which is a creamy off white.  Light grays are also in style. These colors goes with everything. You may want to start one room at a time now to begin preparing your home for a quicker sale, instead of waiting until you need to do them all at once. Then YOU can enjoy them also, not just the new buyers. A paint job freshens the space and your life!  Call us for a free estimate today!


Judy Cree
Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861








Color me Beautiful!

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!

I am asked a lot while I am on estimates "What is the newest trends in colors?" It always makes me think how we decorate our homes to impress other people. Why don't we just surround ourselves with OUR favorite colors in OUR homes?


If you love lavender, paint your bedroom lavender. If you have a man who objects, let him choose a color for the den or his office. My husband and I have an understanding. I don't tell him what to do with his garage and cellar areas and he doesn't interfere with my decorating ideas for our home. We compromise.


Is red your favorite shade? My laundry room was red for 2 years, and I loved it!  It's fun to experiment. If you grow tired of it, it's so easy to change the color to something new and different. All it takes is one day and one gallon of paint, or a simple phone call to Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal.


I had a customer who loved periwinkle. We painted her master bathroom in a beautiful shade of periwinkle and it transformed that room into a spa for her! When she arrived home from work she filled the bathtub with hot water and bubble bath, lit some candles, put on soft music, and soaked for 10 minutes. She said that ten minutes in her periwinkle bathroom relaxed her and set the tone for her entire evening!


Color is so important to our lives, and something so easily obtained. Why choose a color that doesn't resonate in your soul when you can have your favorite shades in your lives every day? Think about it. Your spa is a phone call away! Call me! 

 

Judy Cree
Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861







Bring a room to life with Stencils!

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!

 

We all know how fresh cut flowers or a flowering plant can make a room look more alive, but it can get expensive to purchase flowers every week!

 

Another way that you can bring that feeling to a room is with stenciling. It can change a plain room and give it a fast and easy facelift! I chose to stencil in my dining room. It seems to me dining rooms are more limited in their decorating options. Most people have a table in the center of the room, chairs arranged around the table, and either a hutch or sideboard of some kind. Same boring look.

 

I decided to jazz it up a little. I painted the walls a medium sage green. The ceiling and trim I left white. I like the clean, uncomplicated look of a two color scheme. I then purchased a tulip stencil at a local craft store. There are hundreds of patterns online also. I decided to situate them just above the baseboards all around the room. I stenciled them in white also. The tulip is about 10" high and I put them 6" apart. I have received a lot of compliments on this idea because it is different and adds interest to the room.


You can choose from so many variations of this to give any room your personal touch.  Perhaps you'd like a feature wall in your living room or bedroom. You can literally bring the outside into your room with stenciling.  Check out some of the ideas pictured here, and give us call for more ideas...We can save you time by helping you pick the perfect stencil for your wall.  

 

Judy Cree
Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861












Save Yourself Some Time!

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!  


People are so busy these days, especially with the holidays coming up soon. Women especially are multi-tasking with work, children and home responsibilities etc. We want to help you save time!


We know your homes are very important to you no matter how busy you are. We have a few ideas that can save you time, energy and stress.


If you need a room painted, we can help you with colors. I bring color charts with me so we can make a decision while I am there for the estimate. You won't have to waste time going to a paint store on a Saturday when you would much rather be with your family or shopping at the mall.  I would also be glad to purchase the paint for you.


Wallpaper can be purchased online and easily shipped directly to your home. Much easier than looking through several heavy books. Pintrist has hundreds of decorating ideas you can peruse from the comfort of your couch. Make a cup of hot tea, cuddle up in your favorite robe, and browse away. No crowds, no noise!


Another time saver is to purchase a gift certificate from Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal for a unique Christmas gift! Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! A freshly painted or wallpapered room gives the receiver joy for years to come. It's also a great gift to yourself! You deserve it. It's the perfect gift for someone hard to buy for.


You can surprise your spouse with a new cozy bedroom color, or your children with a bedroom painted with a Spider-Man or superman mural!  We custom paint just about any mural your child could ask for.


Please give us a call. Let's talk.


Judy Cree
Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861

Creative Organization

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!

It's so unique to utilize different items for storage. For a few weeks now I have been purchasing antique boxes in various sizes from the regional market and garage sales. There are so many uses for them! I paint or wallpaper the back of the boxes in whatever colors coordinate with the color scheme of each room I will be using them. The larger ones I stack and use as shelving. I put clothes neatly folded in one, a vase of dried flowers or even shoes in others. 


In one customer’s home, we wallpapered one wall with red brick wallpaper. Then she stacked a few of the boxes against the brick. It was a very rustic look, and it definitely added interest to the bedroom.


You can view all the different shades of brick and stone wallpapers online or in wallpaper books at your favorite paint store. I have some pictures here to help give you some ideas on the look, and I would love to drop by and go over decorating ideas with you!  Call me!


Judy Cree
Judy’s Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861







  

Easy Kitchen Updates

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!


It still amazes me what small changes you can do to really change a room. For example, in your kitchen you can keep the cupboards you have now and replace the hardware with new knobs and drawer pulls to update and refresh in minutes.  It's that easy!  Just make sure to bring an old knob with you when shopping so you can match the hole placement.


If you want a more dramatic change, we can paint the cabinets white if they are dark or wood. It lightens up the room instantly. Some of our customers like the look of top cabinets one color, say white, and the bottom cabinets a darker shade. Forest green or colonial blue is striking with the white. It is much less expensive than replacing all the cabinets. So many combinations of colors to choose from. I would be happy to stop by and brainstorm ideas with you anytime!


Your kitchen is the heart of your home, the bread basket of your family. You want to love the peaceful yet cheerful feeling you and your family experience in this room.  Bon aperitif!



Judy Cree
Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861








Painting for Fall

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!

What a beautiful time of year to decorate! I always like to paint one room of my house in the fall, usually the kitchen or bathroom, in a nice, rich fall color. Any shade of gold accompanied with rust colored towels or other accents looks so autumn leaf inspired.  It just takes your breath away!

A lot of my customers have also wallpapered rooms in a red & gold print design that accents the outdoor scenery of the fall trees and practically brings them right into your home through the windows and doors. It's quite remarkable.

We always prep the walls correctly so when you want a different color scheme for winter or spring, the wallpaper is very easily removed. We can then paint or repaper. What ever strikes your fancy. 


The Holidays are just around the corner, are you entertaining this season?  Why not give your entertainment rooms a facelift?  Please contact us today for a free estimate & decorating advice. We are always glad to help.


Judy Cree
Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal
315-657-7861