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  • Eye on Housing

    Second Look at GDP Growth in the First Quarter A Little Better, But About the Same

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the second estimate of real GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017. Economic activity expanded at a 1.2% seasonally adjusted annual rate, an upward revision from the previous 0.7% estimate. This estimate is based on more complete data than was available for the advance estimate. Real GDP grew at a 2.1% rate... Read More ›...


  • Integral Color

    A New Spin on a Former Life as a Silk Painting Artist

    Repeating is not all bad. Or perhaps I should say…ReViving is Great! I wanted to make this post a bit more personal than some of my others, and here’s the story: Back in the early-80’s there was a style direction called “wearable art.” Well, maybe it was not a really Big fashion phenomenon, but there were a lot of bold designs out there, dramatic patterns, detail, and more. And there was an inkling of the ‘handicraft’ style of how things were made. That was...


  • specs+spaces

    Studio Mucci: A Unicornucopia of Color

    Amina Mucciolo, of the whimsical design firm Studio Mucci, recently embarked on a six-day long journey with her husband to paint and redecorate their 650 square-foot loft in Los Angeles. With Aminas creative background, she understands the importance of top-quality paint....


  • Harbor Paint

    Permanent Solutions for Rotted Wood on Long Island

    Protect your investment by replacing rotted and worn out wood before the winter months arrive. Rotting wood should be replaced before additional structural damage is caused by water infiltration into the home.  At Harbor Paint we employ the best solutions for making repairs and replacements for rotted wood on trim, fascia, rakes, sills and soffits....


  • A David Creation

    When Should You Hire Painters

    Let’s be honest. You typically hire painters when you’re swamped. Right You filled up your pipeline and have 8 weeks worth of work on the board. You put your hand......


  • Summit Services Inc.

    Recruiting is Our Number One Priority

    Whenever I speak to business owners, I find myself consistently hearing the same few phrases: “No one wants to work for a contractor”, “I wish I could grow, but I just can’t find the people”, “Where have all the good painters gone”  This may come as a shock, but I have something to tell you. We are not struggling to hire people. I don't mean to be flippant about other business owners’ struggles, but we spend A LOT...


  • The Blogging Painters

    SHERWIN-WILLIAMS NAMES ALABASTER 2016 COLOR OF THE YEAR

    A flattering, natural white, Alabaster sets the tone for harmony for nearly any space...


  • Patricia Grey | Interior Design

    Patricia Grey | Interior Design

    Patrica Gray Interior Design Blog 3.5 Million Visitors

    As 2016 is drawing to a close, I find myself reflecting on the past year. In the spirit of remembrance I would like to spend the last few days of the year looking back at a few of my fondest memories and highlights from the year.. My interior design blog has just reached a readership of 3,500,000. I started blogging in 2007 and who would have known at that time where it would lead. I have made so many friends and connected with wonderful clients through blogging. Even though I dont post as often...


  • Advisors On Target

    Q4 Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Here we are well into the final quarter of 2017. Is your business on target to reach your goals for the year Here are some things you should be doing to make your final quarter as successful as youd like it to be: Review your progress How has your business performed in the first 3 […]...


  • 3M: The Lead Thread

    3M: The Lead Thread

    Lead Found in Many Thrift Shop Items

    This article on the Consumer Affairs website says that if you think getting a better deal shopping a second-hand stores think again. A recent study suggests that many items youd find in a thrift shop could be hiding dangerous chemicals including lead. read more...


  • Living in Color with Sonu

    Countdown to Brimfield and Color Chats--the NEW Benjamin Moore blog

    Color chats, a new blog from Benjamin Moore is ready to launch, so this will be my last post here at Living in Color. I'm off to hunt and gather and tweet from the Brimfield show, and if all goes according to plan, on September 7 Benjamin Moore will launch the best blog for color www.ColorChats.com We'll have lots to......


  • E D Painting blog

    E D Painting blog

    Home of Distinction Avon, CT

    E D Painting is the official painter for the CT Home of Distinction. Here is a list of of the products and colors used for painting the home of distinction in Avon, CT Products used Walls : Benjamin Moore Aura Matte Ceilings: Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint Flat Trim: Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd […]...


  • Masterwork Painting and Restoration

    Kitchen Cabinet Repainting Its (Almost) all about the Prep!

    {summary}It happens often.  We get a call for kitchen cabinet re-painting from someone who recently had their cabinets re-painted by a painting “professional” and the paint has started chipping.  First the door bumper comes off and takes the paint with it, then there is moisture from the boiling pasta or the dishwasher which introduces more evidence of paint adhesion failure, then a door gets a nick and additional paint starts to chip off… It’s a homeowner’s...


  • Involving Color

    Benjamin Moore Gray Huskie

    Well hey there! Long time! It’s been a little while since I have last posted. Been quite busy with this little guy, and also just adjusting to life after maternity leave (I have a full time job in addition to my blog). My brain is overloaded lately, but all in a good way. Now back […]...


  • Pure Home

    How to Coordinate with Color for Spring

    For me spring and summer bring with them a blossoming...


  • My Perfect Color

    My Perfect Color

    Reflections of Blue

    Blue the hue, a coulure as the French say. Color with many interpretations of international nations. Blue a simple color to blunder. What does blue mean Why is the ocean blue Perhaps reflection of earth and sky. As my wise scientist cousin explained. Coulure couture is all around us. As seen in Europe with bright […]...