Sunday, July 29, 2012

Outdoor Drop Cloth Panels

We love to be outdoors and to entertain outside
and start enjoying the outoors as soon as we can be in the Spring and stay outside
all the way until it starts snowing.



We recently finished that big old rock fireplace that is in a newer outdoor entertaining area of our yard.
It's a covered patio~ that we designed so that we had an area that was sheltered from the
 hot hot hot Summer sun and that would keep us dry when it rained ~
I love the new covered structure~ which I will share more of very soon~
but it's framing is somewhat  'manly' so to speak  with chunky wood 'legs' and lines.


 I wanted to make those chunky lines a bit softer.
 A bit more like a living space and more inviting.
 So I turned to Lowes and one of my favorites to work with to do that.



It's no secret that I love drop cloths.
I love their oatmeal color, their nubby texture and their fantastic price.
I picked up a couple of my favorites at Lowes and decided to sew some long outdoor drapery panels.


One of my favorite things about drop cloths is that you can get them in different sizes
I found one that was the right length and that had enough width
 to make the panels that I needed for the new area.


Simple & easy and such a difference in the feeling of the 'room'.
I love how they turned out and with the fireplace for when it gets a little chilly
 we can close the drapes and keep more of the warmth in


I am in process of changing a few things out here and finishing up a couple others
and it's not quite ready for the full reveal yet- so stay tuned.


Busy busy getting ready for a little party in a few weeks and one of the things
I will be doing is serving dinner outside-
which means some cleaning is in order.
So I was excited that 
Proctor and Gamble
sent outdoor cleaning supplies to the Lowes Creative Ideas network members.
I have to admit...
 I was most excited to see the magic erasers.


Is it crazy to get excited about a cleaning product?  ;)
 Magic Erasers are one of my favorites to use in the kitchen and bathrooms
and this one is for outside.  I already tried them out on the bistro chairs and table for a quick wipe down 
and they did a fantastic job getting that dirt cleaned up. Next up~the grill!

Proctor and Gamble and Lowes are also giving away a set of these products-
 which are sold exclusively at Lowes- 
 so that you can try them out for yourself!

Just be a follower and leave a comment on this post 
and you will be entered to win!

(if you are posting anonymously- please make sure to leave an email address)

Happy Saturday!!



There are a ton of ideas for projects at the Lowes Creative Ideas website
 and they also offer a free magazine you can sign up for as well.


I was compensated for this post as a member of the
 Lowes Creative Ideas Network of Creators and Influencers  but the designs and opinions are my own.



98 comments:

  1. OMG, I have the first comment! This post has everything I love, outdoor entertaining, drop cloths and a giveaway! ~ Maureen

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  2. OMGOSH! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!!!!!! <3 <3

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  3. I'm a follower! I love Mr. Clean erasers and I love your drop cloth curtains. Your deck looks gorgeous with the curtains and I bet they're great when they are closed too!
    Beautiful!
    Susan
    homeroad.net

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  4. Gorgeous! I used drop cloths as "slipcovers" for my sofas Love!

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  5. Your patio is looking beautiful ~ I LOVE your fireplace & am anxious to see more of the reveal. Using the drop cloths for draping is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. Can't wait to see the final reveal! Looks gorgeous already...

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  7. Love your awesome patio and drop cloth drapes. I love magic erasers too. I'm a follower.

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  8. Que lindo essa varanda com cortinas. E a larei.ra um encanto. Tudo muito lindo.
    Parabéns

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  9. Courney, I'm already a follower and would love to check out the cleaning supplies, but most of all, I'd like to know what you used to hand your panels on the covered patio. I have wanted to do this in two houses we've owned, but wasn't sure how to cover that much expanse with no walls for support in the centers.

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  10. Love the fireplace and I absolutely think the drapery panels are beautiful. What a great idea for cozying up a space. I love magic erasers. I get excited about cleaning products too~!

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  11. I have been seeing a lot of outdoor "curtains", yours turned out beautiful! Terry

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  12. Amykins66@yahoo.com

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  13. It's funny you mention drop cloths. As we speak I'm having chair slip covers made out of that very fabric! I found a lady on Etsy who is doing them and I'm excited to see them.

    I am having them done to "tone down" my very formal Chippendale chairs in the dining room. Going more casual!

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  14. Already a follower and would love to win the cleaning products!

    I too love drop cloths...they are the best for all kinds of uses. Thank you for sharing

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  15. I am a follower... I have used Drop cloths for many projects.... great idea for outside draperies.

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  16. i love drop cloths for so many projects - from curtains to projects to recovering furniture. this area looks very inviting! Esther

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  17. Fantastic idea....have got to try this!

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  18. I am a follower and I would love to win the Lowe's giveaway. I can always use good cleaning products. Thanks for the chance. By the way, your patio rocks- the fireplace is one of the prettiest I've ever seen and I think the idea to use drop clothes is a really good one. You are so creative!

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  19. What a great idea! This looks super.

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  20. I love what you did with yours. I bought mine in the markdown pile at the home improvement store and I'm planning on using them as curtains for my son's room. That is... if I don't steal them first for some other project. Glad to see the Magic Erasers. I'm addicted to them. I buy in bulk because I go through so many of them. Best wishes!

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  21. Courtney,
    I too love those for curtains.And you can't beat the price! Your outdoor eating area looks beautiful!
    xx
    Anne

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  22. Drop cloths are the BOMB. How else could you get so much material so cheaply? You can make floor cloths with them, too. Love this posting.

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  23. Drop cloths are so fabulous because they are usually cheaper than fabric..love them! I'm already a follower and I read your blog via email. Thank you!

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  24. I love the look of dropcloths for curtains and furniture and yours looks wonderful! Can't wait for the final reveal! I am a follower!

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  25. I love magic erasers! I am a follower

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  26. lOve the fireplace ... and would love a chance to win! Already following you!
    Ti

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  27. Good idea for outdoor drapes! I'm a follower.

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  28. Very pretty. You just cannot beat the cost and usefulness of a paint canvas. Love your new outdoor room.

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  29. Can't wait to see the final reveal........thanks for the chance at a Mr. Clean giveaway !!! Have a great weekend.

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  30. Awesome! and the drop cloth curtains are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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  31. I would never know you used drop cloths! Looks really elegant.

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  32. I love them as drapes Courtney, I've used them to make pillows and runners but imagine they are awesome as outdoor drapes!
    Tracey

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  33. Oh I love magic eraser also! Please sign me up to win some......Kathy@relatemag.com

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  34. The panels look beautiful. Love the outdoor space.

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  35. Hi Courtney,

    Thank you for such an inspriring blog of which I've recently become a follower. I love your photos and all of your talent. My chippendale sofa and loveseat were just upholstered in drop cloth and they are awesome with long knife-pleated skirts. Please enter me in the drawing for the cleaning products.

    Thanks much,

    Judith
    heyjudithz@yaoo.com

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  36. I'm a follower and love your blog! The outdoor drapes are awesome.

    Linda owens

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  37. Hi! I am a follower of your blog and love drop cloths too! :D

    Suzette Roberts
    suzetteroberts1@gmail.com

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  38. Once again you waved your magic FCC wand and made that space even more beautiful, Courtney! :) I don't know whose idea it was to first use those dropcloths as fabric, but they're brilliant!

    Thanks for the great giveaway, too! LUV those Erasers! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  39. I'm new reader and love your photos and comments! I'm so glad I found you! Rhoda demonstrated the products in her blog and they seem miraculous...definitely worth trying out because it appears they WORK!

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  40. Love your outdoor space and could always use cleaning products.
    Thank you for the chance.
    :)Jeanne B.T.
    jeannebates_t@yahoo.com

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  41. Your patio looks gorgeous Courtney! I made curtains out of drop cloths for our sitting room over a year ago and I still love the way they look!

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  42. Just LOVE the panels, they look amazing & make your space seem majical. I am sure your guest will love dining in your beautiful outdoor room. I love the eraser too:)! Have a great night.Jen

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  43. I'm a follower and love Magic Eraser!! I enjoy you blog and your creativeness! I love burlap and am getting ready to make a ruffled burlap valance for my family room. I have never done anything w/the canvas drop cloths but am looking forward to trying them out!! Thank you for your blog! :) purplels@hotmail.com

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  44. I love the drapes! I've had my eye on those same drop cloths for a while. You used them in an amazing way! Thanks for joining my giveaway!!
    hugs
    Caroline

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  45. Those curtains are so cute! I know what you did HAS to be adorable.. can't wait to see your reveal! Please enter me on your cleaning product giveway! Regards, Andrea

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  46. I love the drapes,but like you I get excited about cleaning products! My outdoor furniture is so dirty I could really use some Mr Clean sponges. I didn't know they had a outdoor line. I use them all the time. Joan @ joansfaith@yahoo.com

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  47. I love the drop cloth/curtain idea! I have a gazebo on my deck and the drop cloth curtains would make a wonderful addition for privacy, and for blocking the sun when it's too bright. I haven't tried Mr. Clean erasers on my outdoor furniture yet - I hope I win so I can! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I feel the same way you do about the outdoors. The drapes look great!

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  49. I love the way you used the drop cloths and can't wait to see your reveal.

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  50. I've got drop cloth curtains in my living room and plan to do the same out on my deck soon. Love yours!!
    And wow, I could sure use something to clean up all the dust from this lack of rain. Thanks for the giveaway. Oh, I'm a follower :)

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  51. Drop clothes? What a great idea, can't believe I never thought of it. Thanks for sharing a great idea, can't wait for the reveal. You bet I'm a follower.

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  52. Love the outside area. We get so few days that are good that it's really not worth us making one but I do enjoy seeing others. love the drop cloths as well. Joan

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  53. These are lovely, sigh. I made curtains on Friday and using drop cloth and mmmmm they don't look like this :)

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  54. Beautiful addition to the outdoor area Courtney.

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  55. Hi Courtney, I like the drop cloth idea very much! I also like the shelter you have built wonderful ideas. Please enter me in your giveaway I follow you...
    Dolly

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  56. Such a stunningly beautiful outdoor space. I would be out there 24/7.

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  57. I'm on my way to Lowe's to check out the drop cloths. I'm a follower and would love to win the cleaning products. azblodgett@msn.com

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  58. Can't wait to see the finished area!! The drop cloth idea for drapes is brilliant and you may given me an idea - happy week-end..xo HHL

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  59. I will now go to Lowe's and buy drop cloths for our porch as it gets alot of sun. Much less expensive than S-------a material. LOOVE your ideas!

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  60. I love dropcloths, I am in the process of doing a ruffled tablecloth, and curtains for the front porch!!!!!! and as for the magic erasers!!!!!!! LOVE THEM, I have a chinese Shar Pei that slobbers all over my walls and white wainscoting, so the erasers are perfect and really the only thing that gets slobber off effortlessly!!!!!! I need stock in that company!!!!!!!
    blueoak@live.com

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  61. Your crtains turned out beautifully. I am also making some to keep the sun out during the hot parts of the day. I am painting some stripes on the bottom and will post a photo when I finish. Love your inspiration.

    Jonelle'
    jotraveler.blogspot.com

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  62. Your dropcloths look perfect. I love the out door space.Great job on the drapes.

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  63. You are so BRILLIANT! Great place for a party.

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  64. PS. Love Magic Erase and would like to try the other products!!

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  65. what a great idea - might just have to do that!!!

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  66. I am going to spiff up our screened in porch this fall when the weather cools. I also want to use drop cloths are curtains. Thanks for the inspiration - just hope mine turn our as well as yours.

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  67. I would have never thought to use Drop Cloths as outdoor panels, and I never shop at Lowes for these, which I will from now on. This space is looking just so gorgeous. Makes me inspired to be outside more with my family, especially for meals!

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  68. I LOVE this, and can't wait to see the rest of the space! I have a huge outdoor patio that we seldom use because it is so hot in the summer sun. I haven't been inspired on what to do with it yet, and now you have me thinking! <3

    fancyco.blogspot.com

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  69. Looks outstanding Courtney!!! I too, love drop cloth panels. I'm just about to hang some up in my daughters condo.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  70. Courtney I love love love the drop cloth panels. So great for outdoors. Please enter me into your lowes give away. Love magic erasers.
    Kris
    Junkchiccottage.blogspot.com

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  71. Oh I can't wait to find the drop cloth panels ~ they look Great !!!!

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  72. So many uses for drop cloths. Of course I am a follower and I completely understand getting excited about cleaning products, great products make the job much more easy to tackle and the end results, sparkle!

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  73. I too, share an unhealthy love for cleaning products! Magic Erasers are the best thing since slice bread. Always a loyal follower Courtney, thanks for keeping me inspired!

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  74. And I thought I was the only one to get excited over cleaning supplies! I am in love with Magic Erasers! I'm already a follower, please enter me. Merci!

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  75. am a follower and would love to win
    going to buy some drop cloths asap.
    Carole R.
    ziggyr215@aol.com

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  76. Love what you do! The panels are perfect for your outdoor setting.
    Don't we just love cleaning products? My magic eraser is one if my favorites.
    I happily follow you and would love to win!

    ~Shanon

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  77. love love everything!

    terageneraux@yahoo.com

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  78. Sure could use that grill cleaning product!

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  79. Love your inspiration, have been a follower for awhile :)
    Please enter me!!
    Cindy,
    cindysmypoints@msn.com

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  80. This Old Dog has learned a new trick....Magic Erasers. Just used one today for the first time today. Cleanest bathtub ever!!!! gelswood@aol.com

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  81. I am a follower on Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance!
    lindahobbs53 at sbcglobal dot net

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  82. You are so creative!
    Always love to see what you are doing next!

    Thanks for the heads-up about the P&G products.

    Kathleen

    kfl2@comcast.net

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  83. I've only just discovered the Magic Eraser myself and now learn there is one for outdoor grime? Oh happy day!

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  84. Thanks for telling your followers about this great new product.

    Amy
    tx.flick@gmail.com

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  85. I love (and follow)your blog, Lowe's and cleaning products that work outside! I really need to do some outdoor sprucing up (if it ever cools down) so please enter me in this give-away! Thanks and have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

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  86. I love your outdoor space Courtney! Of course you chose drop cloths...they are perfect! One of my future projects is to build a "roof" over our deck, and hopefully expand the deck too. It's on the south side and without an umbrella you roast! I love how yours turned out.

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  87. i just bought two brand new drop cloths at the Habitat Restore for a song. Can't wait to put them up on my porch. Love those Magic Erasers! Please enter me in the give-away!

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  88. Your ideas and inspirations are as stunning as usual!! I just think your so amazingly talented! I would love the chance to win this prize pack. I too am excited about the outdoor magic erasers. I have a lot of outdoor things I sure could use those on. I'm going to need a bunch, so I better head over to lowes myself to get even more! Thank you for the chance to win. As always keep up the stunning beautiful work you do! I love it!

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  89. Hi,

    I will definately use the idea of the canvas drop cloths. It is beautiful how you used them. I also use many P&G products. Thanks P&G for the contest.

    Thank you!

    Beth
    klemskollectables@gmail.com

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  90. As always, your ideas are outstanding..and these drop cloths are a fabulous idea!

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  91. Thanks for the pic of the Lowe's canvas drop cloths.....I'm ready to start a project using them...and thanks for the chance to win great cleaning supplies!

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  92. Thanks for the pic of the Lowe's canvas drop cloths...I can't wait to start a project using them. And thanks for the chance to win great cleaning supplies!!

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  93. what timing. i got to the end of your post on the thrift store florentine tables and remembered i wanted to look up about the drop cloth drapes. then at the bottom of your tables post, you had a link to the drop cloth drapes. you must be psychic. and i've been fretting over exactly how to clean the outdoor furniture and there was your chance to get outdoors cleaners. thanks a bunch for lots of ideas today.

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  94. How creative! They're a great material to work with too.

    Custom Curtains & Blinds

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