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Q: I want to totally redecorate my living room, but I have no idea how to get started. Help please! A.J., Port St. Lucie, FL A: When starting a big redecorating project, it helps to gather pictures torn out of magazines, paint chips and fabric samples in a binder. Then you can take it with you into different stores and use it to help you fi nd the colors and accessories you have in mind. Good luck! Q: I have several half-used cans of paint left over from projects, and I'm not sure how to dispose of them properly. Can you tell me what I can do to get rid of them? R.B., Decorah, IA A: Read can labels to see if there are manufacturer's instructions for proper disposal, or check with your local recycling or household hazardous waste coordinator. You can also visit for more information or use leftover paint to create your own personal artwork! Q: I'm building a new home with a very open interior fl oor plan. I love the design, but choosing paint colors scares me a little. What should I do to make the rooms fl ow naturally? J.H., Kent, OH A: Using multiple colors in an open fl oor plan is a little daunting, but it can be done well with proper planning. It's important to select colors that work together cohesively yet show a defi nite separation of spaces. 28 P&L Color Expressions

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