Listener Questions Answered

Episode 237 · August 2nd, 2018 · 41 mins 8 secs

About this Episode

Today is one of our very favorite topics... listener's questions! We really love hearing from you and helping your solve your decorating issues!

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Gail G asked HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE "UGLY" THINGS?

  • we tape cords behind the furniture
  • put cords behind curtains
  • Photoshop them out (if you are a blogger)
  • sticky back velcro Here
  • cord sleave HERE and HERE
  • get a charging station to hide lots of cords HERE

Patricia wants to know HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR DRESSER DRAWER?

  • use dividers
  • roll your clothes
  • undies- fold or roll
  • use Bespoke Decor Sheet Bags see them HERE
  • use pretty sachets in your drawers like the ones at Bespoke HERE

Sarah Campbel wants to know HOW TO HIDE SEAMS IN FORMICA COUNTERTOP?

  • we collectively say- just leave it alone. Once all your decor is in your laundry room they won't be very noticeable.

Jackie W wants to know WHERE WE FIND COLORFUL HANDLE FLATWARE?

  • I find all my silverplate at vintage shops and swap sales
  • see flatware with colorful handles HERE, HERE, HERE

AND SHOULD YOU USE A TABLECLOTH AND PLACEMATS

  • Yvonne says don't make yourself so much work. One or the other. Or a table runner and placemats
  • Anita says why limit yourself. Do what you love

Amy M want to know DO YOU PAINT YOUR WALLS THE SAME COLOR AS YOUR TRIM?

  • Anita says if you love your woodwork and want to call attention to it paint it a slightly different color than the walls
  • Yvonne and Kelly like white walls and white trim. The trim in a gloss or semi gloss.
  • Watch out for using two different shades of white. Sometimes when two whites are paired together one can look dingy.

Connie S has lots of orange-toned wood in her house and WHAT STEPS DO YOU TAKE TO TONE DOWN THE ORANGE?

  • A Maker's Studio Gel Stain. Paint on and brush off and you have a gorgeous new finish! You can see it HERE and see the wood cleaner HERE
  • and see the Rescue and Restore paint HERE.
  • paint your floors white
  • hide the orange toned floors with sisal rugs

Tonya P wants to know HOW TO HANDLE BEDSIDE LIGHTS IN A TODDLE'S BEDROOM WITH BUNKS

  • clip on lamps are the answer see it HERE
  • hang creative lights from the ceiling like these HERE and HERE

 

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MISMATCHED SWITCH PLATES?

  • YES, they all should match
  • YES, plastic is fine
  • paint your switch plates to match your walls
  • you can match metal switch plates

 

 

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Have a wonderful day!!

xox,
Anita, Yvonne and Kelly

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