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Spruce Up Your Decor With These Creative Uses for Wallpaper

March 27, 2015 5:03 pm

Wallpaper is an old-fashioned design element that's making quite a comeback, and removable wallpapers make it possible for renters to enjoy the paper's subtle patterns and attractive colors. Even if you aren’t prepared to line your walls with the stuff, these fun tips will show you how to incorporate wallpaper into your home’s decor.

  1. Line your drawers. Instead of traditional drawer liners, which can be bland and unattractive, try lining kitchen or bathroom drawers with a fun pop of wallpaper. Attach the paper with double stick tape or mounting squares, and then cut it to the drawer’s proportions using an sharp paper cutting knife.
  2. Frame it. If you want to create a colorful gallery wall but aren’t sure what to put in each frame, add some beautiful wallpaper to give your walls a pop of your favorite color.
  3. Cover books. Whether the kids are heading off to school or you’re an avid book collector yourself, covering books with wallpaper is a fun makeover that’s much more stylish than store-bought book covers or brown paper bags. Bonus points if you use your freshly covered books in a stylish bookshelf.
  4. Cover shelves. Instead of lining your room with plain white shelves, cover the undersides with some attractive wallpaper for an unexpected bit of color.

Creative Uses of Wallpaper in Any Room [Better Homes and Gardens]
Unexpected Uses for Leftover Wallpaper [Real Simple]
Off the Wall: Creative Uses for Wallpaper [Apartment Therapy]
19 (Other) Ways to Use Wallpaper [iVillage]

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The First Day of SPRING is Here!

March 20, 2015 4:11 pm

It's officially Spring! It looks like our extended forecast is providing us with beautiful weather through Easter Sunday with a few showers here and there. That's not to say we won't see one or two more snow storms before June comes around. We do live in Colorado and the weather is always changing it's mind! Happy Spring To All!

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Enjoy Tapas-Style Dining at Work and Class in Denver

March 18, 2015 4:02 pm

Work and Class bills itself as a restaurant where you can count on getting "a square meal, stiff drink, and fair price," and regulars say that's exactly what this place delivers! The menu at this Denver hotspot is focused on simple, straightforward dishes that draw on the natural flavors of fresh ingredients.

Try a quarter-pound of coriander-roasted lamb with a side of creamy-cheesy polenta, or dig into a plate of cornmeal fried catfish with thick-cut French fries and a crock of chipotle-tomato mac and cheese. Everything comes a la carte, too, so you can mix and match main and side dishes however you like. Regulars also say the a la carte structure is good for groups, who can just order a bunch of individual dishes and then share everything tapas-style.

Be aware that this popular restaurant does not take reservations, so time your visit for non-peak hours or be prepared to wait for your table.

Work and Class
2500 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700

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