The Nuts and Bolts: April 2, 2014

For DIY-ers, Chic Home Decorating Made Simple

To help homeowners tackle smaller DIY decorating projects with style and ease, Devine Color has created a new collection of 12 beautiful, trend-proof interior paint colors, offered – for the first time ever – alongside a selection of six coordinated, self-adhesive wallpapers. The new paint collection and Devine Color wallpapers are available nationwide at Target stores.

Devine Color is known for its artistic color sense, rich, creamy texture and carefully edited palette of 200+ luminous hues. Creative director Gretchen Schauffler equates the new palette to a party, where each hue's personality pairs well with others and enhances the atmosphere. In addition to its well-edited color range, the line also features smart sizes, including 8-ounce samples and new 2.5 liter cans that make purchasing the right paint quantities for accent walls, trim makeovers, furniture refurbishment and craft projects economical and stress free.

"We hope this collection will empower and inspire people to try something new," Schauffler said, "and to create and decorate fearlessly, knowing they have foolproof tools at their disposal."

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SunTrust Survey Shows More Than Half of Homeowners Plan Home Improvements in 2014

According to an online survey conducted on behalf of SunTrust Banks, Inc. by Harris Poll, 56 percent of homeowners plan to spend money on home improvement projects this year. More than a quarter of homeowners (27 percent) indicated they will invest in an outdoor area such as a patio, deck, pool or landscaping in 2014. Bathroom remodels (17 percent), home repairs such as a new roof or HVAC systems (16 percent) and kitchen remodels (11 percent) were cited next. About five percent of homeowners plan to add square footage, and another five percent intend to complete a basement/attic remodel.

"People may no longer be as nervous about investing in their homes," said Gary Miller, business head of LightStream, a national online lending division of SunTrust Bank. "With the economy picking up and homes beginning to increase in value, the home improvement loan category has been energized."

For an infographic illustrating the findings from the March 2014 survey for SunTrust by Harris Poll, click here.

Win Free Appliances in the March Into h.h. gregg Sweepstakes

Giveaway for home appliances.

Appliance retailer H.H. Gregg is giving away an entire stainless steel suite of appliances from LG, including a French door refrigerator, double oven gas range, dishwasher and microwave and a front-load washer/dryer pair. Also, over 45 prizes of televisions and appliances will be awarded to online winners. You can see more information on the giveaway here:!