Affordable decorating tips to take your home from ho-hum to high style
News from The Westerly Sun:

(ARA) – Feeling uninspired in your space? Updating the decor in your home is an easy way to add more color, style and personality to rejuvenate your residence. Whether you’re making a few updates, like new artwork or wall colors, or renovating an entire room with a completely new look, decorating should be fun, not stressful. With a few simple tips, you can up the design ante in your home without breaking the bank.

DECORATIVE PAINTING FOR DESIGN

Painting can consist of much more than simple strokes of one color. Take things to the next level with decorative painting. Create different patterns on your walls with textured rollers to achieve an artistic design. Sponge and fabric paint rollers provide unique patterns to give your walls a one-of-a-kind look. Low in price and high in design, using textured rollers is a great option for redecorating on a budget.

Painting stripes in your room is a refreshing way to update your current color scheme. A sequence of wide and narrow stripes in complementing colors is a stylish option. To achieve crisp, clean lines between each stripe, FrogTape brand painter’s tape will get the job done. The patented PaintBlock Technology applied to the edges of FrogTape helps prevent paint bleed, leaving precise lines and keeping the transition b…………… continues on The Westerly Sun

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Stolen paintings from Santa Monica financier’s home recovered, 2 arrested
News from Contra Costa Times:

SANTA MONICA – Most of the paintings stolen from the Santa Monica home of financier Jeffrey Gundlach have been recovered and two men were arrested, Santa Monica police announced Thursday.

Santa Monica police were contacted Wednesday by the Pasadena Police Department which had received a tip concerning the stolen artwork, Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department said.

Detectives worked on the case for 19 hours straight on Wednesday, said Lewis, who added that he could not provide an exact timeline for the arrests.

Officers from both departments served a search warrant at Al & Ed’s Autosound at 30 S. Rosemead Blvd. in Pasadena.

Most of the paintings were recovered and 45-year-old Jay Jeffrey Nieto of Canyon Country, the business’ manager, was arrested.

Investigators then followed leads that led to a home in San Gabriel where 40-year-old Wilmer Bolosan Cadiz was arrested for suspicion of possessing stolen property. He was in possession of four of the stolen paintings, Lewis said.

The last painting was recovered when investigators learned it had been taken to a residence in Glendale. The subject who had the painting is cooperating with investigators.

The Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI, the Department of Justice and Interpol worked with the Santa Monica and Pasadena police departm…………… continues on Contra Costa Times

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