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Social Decorating With Drink Coasters

Social Decorating With Drink Coasters

Beverage coasters are interactive accessories that can be used to help protect surfaces from water rings, scratches, and other damaging factors. However they also have the potential to be wonderful decorative accessories, pieces which can be used to spread color and design throughout your home.
How To Take Care Of Dirty Ceiling And Wall Panels

How To Take Care Of Dirty Ceiling And Wall Panels

When the decorative ceiling panels or glue up wall panels in your home or office become dirty, greasy, or stained, itâEUR(TM)s time to take measures to clean them so that you are giving off the ...
How to Measure Windows for Blinds

How to Measure Windows for Blinds

Measuring a window for blinds is an extremely important step during the process of shopping for and installing blinds. This step cannot be skipped since there is no uniform size for windows, and there is no one-size-fits-all brand of blinds. Avoid some common pitfalls and a lot of frustration by fol
Survival Kit Essentials For Your Home

Survival Kit Essentials For Your Home

In today's world, it's important for you to be prepared for anything that might occur unexpectedly. Perhaps you live in an area of the country that is prone to storms or earthquakes. You may also ...
Usefulness Of Black Quartz Tiles

Usefulness Of Black Quartz Tiles

If you want to renovate your house to change your old style with a new one you need to consider a lot of things. You are definitely going to change the color, the wallpaper but you are surely going to leave the floor as it is. When it's come to renovation the flooring is the most neglected port
Importance of Area Rugs

Importance of Area Rugs

Area rugs can be nice additions to a home. Nonetheless, it offers other different uses besides just being a mere floor covering. This article defines the uncommon uses of area rugs and its importance.
Add The Beauty Of The Decoration Of The Beach Home

Add The Beauty Of The Decoration Of The Beach Home

The choice to decorate your home or all or a room decorated beach can be a very uplifting experience. This does not mean merely kitsch hanging rope nets with buoys with orange dust ceilings and ...
DIY Toilet Seat Cover Art

DIY Toilet Seat Cover Art

When you think of decorating your home, revamping the toilet seat cover probably isn't the first thing to come to mind. You could buy one of those fuzzy toilet lid covers or you could crochet one, but that may give your bathroom a slightly dated look. If you want to jazz up your bathroom without loo
How to Paint a Checkered Room

How to Paint a Checkered Room

Decorating and painting are the easiest ways to make a home personal. Pick a color---any color---and let it accent your room like no other. Maybe you don't want one color; you might prefer a pattern on the walls. Painting has no rules, so do it. Checkering merely requires masking and taping. It can
Decorating Ideas For Renters

Decorating Ideas For Renters

When it comes to decorating your home you have many options. That is, if you own your own home. However, if you're renting, then your options are limited. Normally, you won't be allowed to make any major changes such as painting the walls or putting down new flooring when you're renti
How to Decorate With Black & White

How to Decorate With Black & White

If you want to infuse any room in your home with instant sophistication, update it with a black-and-white color scheme. This classy duo is timelessly elegant. You can use a black-and-white combination in any room, from a master bedroom or living room to a kitchen. Touches of bright color add vibranc
How to Fix a Broken Wood Frame for a Picture Painting

How to Fix a Broken Wood Frame for a Picture Painting

No matter how great a painting is, if the wood frame that holds it is broken it distracts the observer away from the beauty of the painting. A broken wood frame also is at risk for falling off the wall, causing permanent damage to a painting. With a few basic tools you can fix your wooden frame to e
How to Paint a Bachelor Pad

How to Paint a Bachelor Pad

Paint provides an inexpensive way to make a dramatic change in the look of your space. The color and style of paint you choose allows you to personalize your space so that it reflects your taste and lifestyle. Several modern tools make selecting a color easier. The ColorSnap
Tips for Painting Faux Stone Walkways & Concrete Floors

Tips for Painting Faux Stone Walkways & Concrete Floors

Faux painting can turn a dull concrete walkway or floor into a custom looking stone floor. It is an easy technique, leaving lots of leeway for mistakes. By using the proper preparation, color and materials, you can become an artist overnight. Study what real stones look like and use pictures as refe
How to Make New Wallpaper Look Old

How to Make New Wallpaper Look Old

Creaking floorboards, stair treads worn smooth, sun-faded wallpaper and crumbled plaster corners. The warmth and charm of many older homes comes from the subtle indications of its history. To help decorators achieve a sense of the past, many new wallpapers are designed as "classic," "antique" or "vi
Romantic Decor Extends to the Bathroom

Romantic Decor Extends to the Bathroom

Why stop your Romantic-style decor at the bathroom door?!?
About Mattress Storage Bags

About Mattress Storage Bags

Whether you are moving or storing items away, you need large boxes and storage bags to keep your furniture and items free from dust, dirt, water and insects. Mattresses are not exception. You want to protect your mattress as you move it to a different location or while it is in storage. Because matt
How to Remove White Water Haze From Varnished Wood Before Recoating

How to Remove White Water Haze From Varnished Wood Before Recoating

Even the most carefully maintained furniture can develop white haze, spots or rings when a glass, wet towel or spill is left in contact with the wood. While varnish helps protect and beautify wood furniture, it won't stop white haze from forming. Removing the haze takes some time and effort, but it'
How to Make a Crude Ladder

How to Make a Crude Ladder

If you have a need for a simple and crude homemade ladder, use scrap 2-by-4 timber to fashion the impromptu lift. Some basic construction techniques can yield a ladder suitable to get to a midrange height, such as up a tree or a ceiling. Be sure to check all rungs and connections before using the co
Types of Drape Folds

Types of Drape Folds

Before adding new drapes to a window in your home, take the time and learn about the different styles of folding or pleating used by manufacturers and designers. The pleating style refers to the way the fabric drapes and folds over the windows. Depending on which type you choose, the drapes give the