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Judy's Decorating Tips is designed to be short but powerful.  It provides you with different decorating ideas, not just with wallpaper and painting, but decorative finishes as well as colors, furnishings, and more.  

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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



 

Judy's Decorating Tips!

Posted on October 10, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Welcome to Judy's Decorating Tips!


A lot of my customers ask me for advice on decorating when I am on an estimate or when we begin their job. I am happy to help! I have been in literally thousands of homes in 42 years, so I naturally have absorbed ideas I love to share.


One of my favorite looks is antiques with modern furniture and accessories combined together. It gives such a unique and personal touch to your home. I also think the walls are very important to any room because they are the background to your color scheme. I love a decorative paint finish in smaller rooms or one accent wall in a larger room to add interest to the space. We do a finish called "frottage". It is a subtle technique that combines two or three colors blended to give a color wash appearance.


Blended shades of blue are gorgeous in a bathroom. Shades of taupe look masculine in a den. Greens are calming in a sun room or a kitchen. Antique mirrors, white accessories such as towels and rugs look so serene in a bathroom against walls with a decorative finish. So easy and so inexpensive to obtain this look! I have found affordable antiques at the Regional Market or on Craigslist or even garage sales. The hunt is half the fun!


Contact us and I will be happy to stop over to give you a very reasonable estimate. Hope to hear from you soon!


Judy Cree

Judy's Painting & Wallpaper Removal

315-657-7861







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