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Bargain door & color
William P. Wright

Bargain door & color

Bargain door Lisa got hers from a church that was being torn down. “It cost me all of $5,” she says. The shutters, shelf bracket, and candelabra on the shelf were all garage-sale finds.

Color The cottage’s shocking chartreuse color was one of those girlfriend-plus-wine inspirations, and it proved to be one of Lisa’s best decisions. Like a parrot in the jungle, the shed seems to recede in the garden because of its vivid hue. “From most angles,” she says, “it disappears into the trees.”

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