Animal Me, Animal You

Mary Oliver is a soul friend of mine. She is a poet and she connects me with the natural world and the powerful bond among all living things. She finds soul in plants, animals and even in stones and dirt. One of her books of poetry is entitled God of Dirt. For Mary, the natural [...]

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Transform Your Wood Finishes!

Do you think it would be impossible to transform the look of your dark-stained trim? Do you worry that the results won't last or that the dark stain will bleed through the new, lighter finish? Those are not unreasonable concerns. When you first look at a dark finish, change seems unimaginable. It feels like you [...]

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Make No Mistakes: Choose the Right Project for Your Home

How do you ensure that you make the right decisions when deciding which project or projects to tackle? You walk around your home and notice several spaces that could use some help-some more than others. There is the paint on your kitchen walls that seems to have a film on its surface. Then there is [...]

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Save Your Antique Windows From the Dump

Mary Ellen, one of Larkin Painting's Project Managers and highly-skilled painters, is also an expert craftswoman. She specializes in unique and antique window restoration. Don't worry; if your house came with 'regular' windows, Mary Ellen can repair those too. She restores the broken, worn and faded glass panes. Mary Ellen painstakingly reglazes the panes so [...]

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Refresh Your Home in 2018 With Defining Colors

The new year has arrived. Grab your favorite beverage and explore six colors that will take this year's home décor by storm. Last year was all about gray and other neutral paint colors. Based on customer feedback and current design trends, we think vibrant red, black, dusty rose, metallics, purple and blue will define 2018. [...]

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Transform Your Home with a Custom Dining Table

We often have the pleasure of working with Mast & Falls Interior Design on their clients' design projects. Recently, we sat down with Sue Falls to discuss the latest trends in custom home design. Larkin Painting: What is the latest trend in home design? Sue Falls: Open floor plans are on trend! Accessible floor plans [...]

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Happiness [is] Only Real When Shared

As the holidays approach, we begin planning how we are going to make the best holiday ever. In our minds, we carefully design the way we want our holiday celebrations to be. We plan everything so it will be perfect. Our goal is happiness. But what really makes a holiday the best holiday ever? Is [...]

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Announcing Our New Assistant Manager Roger Lage!

The Larkin Painting Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Roger Lage to Assistant Manager! Roger started with Larkin Painting in 2015, during which time he was promoted to Project Manager. Over the years he has provided stellar service to our customers, in addition to quickly taking on progressively more responsibility in the areas [...]

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Rev Up Your Dining Room with Red!

We are at the beginning of a dining room renaissance. Kitchens have been the heart of the home for centuries. It is where you eat, relax, prepare meals, craft and even work. However, after several years of this informal, multi-purpose eating arrangement, our clients are enjoying one of the most overlooked rooms in a home [...]

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Inspire Confidence and Serenity with Navy

Dramatic navy blue has emerged as an extraordinarily popular color. Named for the dark blue uniforms of the British Royal Navy, this rich, dark blue is on trend. Navy belongs to the "cool" color families, but it can also be used as a neutral. Some hues look more black than blue. Regardless of whether your [...]

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