Saturday, February 23, 2008

Buffalo decorator's room makeover on TV

As you know, I recently taped a segment for WIVB Channel 4. The topic was Banishing the Winter Blahs.
Here is the link to the article. You can also see the video clip when you go to that page by clicking the "video on demand" button.



Would love to hear your comments. I would love to "banish the winter blahs" in your home next! Give me a call (716) 912-1581

Friday, February 22, 2008

Decorating Joke

This is an "oldie but goodie" joke that I could not resist posting. Please note that is not meant to offend anyone!

Two young nuns are ordered to paint a room in the convent, and the last instruction of the Mother Superior is that they must not get even one single drop of paint on their habits.

After discussing it, the two nuns decide to lock the door of the room, strip off their habits, and paint naked. In the middle of the project, there comes a knock at the door.

"Who is it?" calls one of the nuns.

"Blind man," replies a voice from the other side of the door.

The two nuns look at each other, shrug, and, deciding that no harm can come from letting a blind man into the room, they open the door.

"Nice boobs," says the man. "Where do you want the blinds?"

Friday, February 15, 2008

Behind the scenes of a room makeover

As you know I recently taped a segment for a WIVB series on " Banishing the Winter Blahs". I took a plain room and gave it pops of color and great accessories.

The first thing I knew this room needed was an area rug. I took three different rugs out on loan from Caroll Rugs.

I rolled each rug out inside that room to decide which looked the best. Here they are:

You will have to wait until the show airs but here is a clue:

Watch for the transformation on Wednesday Feb. 2oth between 6 am and 7 am! WIVB Channel 4, Buffalo, NY.

Room Makeover on TV

I am so excited to share that The Home Stylist recently taped a beautiful room makeover for a segment on WIVB Channel 4's morning news. Next week the station is doing a series on "Banishing the Winter Blahs". I took a plain room and jazzed it up! No more winter blahs for that living space. It turned out so well!

The segment will air on Wednesday February 20th between 6 AM and 7 AM. WIVB Channel 4, Buffalo, New York.

Yeah, I know it is early but you can always Tivo/DVR it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Wallpaper nightmare - Now a DREAM!

Don't you hate it when do-it-yourself projects don't go as planned? Removing wallpaper can be a nightmare - especially when chunks of drywall come off with the wallpaper. In this project, more than half the wall was down to brown paper layer of the old drywall.

Here is the "BEFORE" photo:

Is the solution to skim coat the whole wall? NO.
Is the solution to just put up new drywall sheets? NO.
Is the solution to put up paintable wallpaper? NO.

Zinsser's GARDZ is the answer.

Directly from Zinserr website:

GARDZ High Performance Sealer is a unique water-base sealer for porous and potential problem surfaces. It is formulated to deeply penetrate and dry to a hard, moisture resistant film that seals and binds down porous, chalky and crumbling surfaces, paints and texture finishes.

GARDZ is recommended for: damaged drywall, new drywall, spackling and joint compound skim coats, plaster, calcimine, uncoated wallpaper, wallcovering adhesive residue, texture paint, popcorn ceilings and builder's flat paint.

GARDZ takes the “problem” out of problem surfaces. It penetrates even multiple layers of drywall facing paper and even chalky, builder’s flat paint and dries to a rock-hard, water-resistant finish that protects surfaces from damage during the next redecorating project.

I thought this stuff was too good to be true. But I can tell you from personal experience. GARDZ ROCKS!

Here is the "AFTER":

Sure there was still some patching and sanding but Gardz was a lifesaver.

Now...on to the next project!