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1. How to Repair & Disguise Damaged Mirrors
How to Repair & Disguise Damaged Mirrors
Mirror damage may be due to a number of causes. Cleaning products used around bathroom sinks can cause damage to the edges of a mirror hung on the wall. Sometimes mirrors have a manufacturer defect that becomes evident after some time has passed. Having a professional re-silvering a damaged mirro...
Education - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:55:11
2. Do-It-Yourself Project: Build or Repair a Simple Wooden Gate
Do-It-Yourself Project: Build or Repair a Simple Wooden Gate
A simple picket wooden fence and gate surrounding a garden or home is a classic look that never loses romantic appeal, unless the fence becomes dilapidated and the gate begins to fall off its hinges. Wile it's easy to purchase a ready-made gate for a fence, you can save money and build your own c...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:04:20
3. Big Ideas for Decorating a Small Cottage Kitchen
Big Ideas for Decorating a Small Cottage Kitchen
If you have a bit of an eclectic aesthetic and a small, older kitchen, then decorating in a cottage style can make this room both interesting and functional. Bringing together country inspiration with a little bit of shabby chic, a cottage style design can showcase odd shaped spaces better than a...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:51:21
4. Design Style for a Tiny Apartment
When you first move into an apartment you are probably really excited about decorating it. That is until you find out all of the decorating restrictions that face you. Usually your space is not terribly large, and you have white walls that you are not permitted to paint. So you have to think of s...
home-and-garden - Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:58:19
5. How to Make a Small Utility Room More Efficient
Even though a utility room may be more about function than style, a few thoughtful changes and a bit of re-organizing can make the room feel larger while being more useful and easier to maintain. Photo used under Creative Commons from  hendricksphotos.
home-and-garden - Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:51:00
6. Using Art to Bond with Your Kids
Much is said about quality time when it comes to raising children. It seems that there is never enough time in the day to get work and basic needs taken care of and when you have some time to spend with your kids, you want to spend it in a way that will be meaningful to both of you. For some fami...
home-and-garden - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:14:42
7. Wall Accents: Finishing Touches for the Master Bedroom
A master bedroom is a personal sanctuary and a place for romance and reconnection. While you may have spent considerable thought and effort in choosing the right wall colors, bedding and furniture for your master bedroom, bare walls may leave you feeling uninspired. Here are a few suggestions for...
home-and-garden - Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:52:11
8. Selling a Home: Curb Appeal Makes all the Difference
Much ado is made about preparing the indoor of your home for sale, with painting, de-cluttering and organizing. But don't overlook the importance of curb appeal. Many potential buyers 'drive by' before making an appointment for a showing. If they are turned off by the exterior, they'll keep on dr...
home-and-garden - Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:31:26
9. The Comforts of a Country Kitchen
Even in our hi-tech age, people are still drawn to the nostalgia of a country kitchen. But while they long for the comforts and charm of the past, they still want the convenience of modern appliances and amenities. What makes a country kitchen so appealing is a warm and welcoming ambiance. Here a...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:40:08
10. Staging Your Home for the Real Estate Market Paint Colors that Sell
When potential buyers look at a home, their first concern is whether it is 'move-in ready'. They don't want to spend hours repainting every room so that the wall colors won't clash with their furnishings. They want a home that looks clean, well-maintained and ready to receive them. Here are some ...
hobbies-games-toys - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:06:39
11. Nautical Wall Art: Going Nautical without Going Overboard
Browse the aisles of any home decor or discount store and you're bound to find oceans of nautical themed items for the home. While this is a popular decorating theme, it's one that can be easily overdone and the last thing you want is for your home to look like the inside of a seafood restaurant....
home-and-garden - Tue, 08 Sep 2009 08:30:16
12. Decorative Options for the Fireplace in Summer
With warmer weather right around the corner, it will soon be time clean up your fireplace one last time for the season. While your at it, why not incorporate a few decorative touches so that your fireplace looks warm and inviting even when the weather outside is delightful? First, make sure that...
home-and-garden - Mon, 24 Aug 2009 08:23:05
13. Accessorizing the Master Bath: Create Your Personal Spa Retreat
A luxurious get-away to an exclusive spa resort may be a little out of your price range these days but you can bring that feeling home everyday right in your own master bath. Just by adding a few indulgent accessories and accents, you can make your everyday routine a little more sumptuous. Just a...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:16:43
14. Creative Headboards for the Master Bedroom
A bed without a headboard looks incomplete, no matter how beautiful the bedding or plump the pillows. However, if you want a finished look that's a little out of the ordinary, consider using wall art decor to complete the space above the bed. Wall art dcor lets you personalize the bed and bedroom...
hobbies-games-toys - Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:44:05
15. Family Photos: Creative Framing & Display
Family photos tell the story of your family and deserve to be prominently and stylishly displayed. Instead of hanging photos in standard frames on a wall or displaying a hodgepodge of photos lined up on a shelf, incorporate a few of these ideas to make your treasured family photos part of the dec...
hobbies-games-toys - Thu, 09 Jul 2009 14:57:55
16. 5 Easy Steps to Amazing Wallpapered Walls
If you want to enhance the look of any room, you can do so by adding wallpaper. While hanging wall paper is not as easy as choosing a scroll wall art, like music wall decorations or metal wall balloons, and hanging it on your wall, it's really not as difficult as many people believe. Hanging wall...
home-and-garden - Tue, 05 Oct 2010 21:39:32
17. Funky, Fun Tween Furnishings
If you have tweens in your family, decorating their room is bound to be a blast. Of course tweens are like children, and they are like teens. Somewhere in between childhood and adulthood, they each have their own likes and dislikes, interests and hobbies. Decorating any child's room allows a cert...
home-and-garden - Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:12:24
18. Building a Solar Panel at Home
While you can try to do your part for the environment by recycling your glass and plastic containers, installing bamboo flooring and buying only recycled metal art like motorcycle wall art made from discarded parts, you can really lighten your carbon footprint by switching some of your dirty ener...
home-and-garden - Thu, 16 Sep 2010 20:42:29
19. Warm Up your Decor by Hanging Wallpaper
Just like turtles metal wall hangings and other types of metal art wall decor , wallpaper provides a wonderful way to add a little extra interest and depth to the room's design. While it is a little more time consuming than painting, the end result is certainly worth the additional effort. If you...
home-and-garden - Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:26:30
20. Installing a Floating Hardwood Floor with Professional Results
Even though hardwood flooring may seem like it should be expensive, it is actually quite affordable, and if you install it yourself, the price becomes even more attractive. Installing a floating hardwood floor is actually quite easy to do. Here is some helpful guidance for installing your own flo...
home-and-garden - Wed, 25 Aug 2010 19:20:53
21. Media Room Theme Designs: Yesterday & Today
Most media room equipment is relatively devoid of style, and while that makes it not particularly attractive, it also makes it fit just about any theme that you may want to incorporate into your media room.
home-and-garden - Wed, 18 Aug 2010 03:12:48
22. Restaurant Kitchen Designs for the Home
With families spending more quality time cooking together, restaurant kitchen designs are becoming increasing popular for the home. Adding quality restaurant kitchen details to your home kitchen can increase its efficiency and can be a great way of focusing attention on this important room of you...
home-and-garden - Wed, 18 Aug 2010 02:59:13
23. Finding the Best Carpet Installation Price
How much you pay to have a carpet installed will certainly depend on what part of the country you live in. The individual or company that you choose to do the install will also affect the price. Generally, though, carpet installation costs between $2.50 and $5.50 per yard. Prices tend to be lower...
home-and-garden - Wed, 28 Jul 2010 22:08:44
24. Installing Laminate Countertops for a Successful Remodel
Laminate countertops are a wonderful choice for kitchen and bathroom designs. They are attractive, easy to maintain, and they stand up well to everyday living. Another great thing about laminate countertops is that they are pretty easy for a handy homeowner to install on their own. You can buy yo...
home-and-garden - Wed, 28 Jul 2010 21:52:47
25. Home Decor: Trendy Colors to Try Now
The colors you choose for your house can make it look fresh and contemporary or old and stale. Think about how color impacts your impression of a house, such as a home that is for sale: If the living room is painted in a 60's shade of avocado green, chances are you'll be turned off and not feel m...
home-and-garden - Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:04:59
26. Making the Nursery Special with Stencils
Decorating a nursery before baby is due to arrive is a good way for parents to bide their time while waiting for the big day. It is an exciting and busy time and parents want to create a unique nursery that will be as special as their little bundle of joy. Choosing wall colors, baby furniture, be...
home-and-garden - Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:33:29
27. Nursery Walls Decorated with Baby Talk
If you are decorating a nursery, and you simply cannot bear to cover the walls in cute, little critter style decorative wall art, bunnies or butterfly metal art, or the same old pastels, then you may want to think about covering the nursery walls with baby talk. If you are looking for something d...
home-and-garden - Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:14:36
28. Choosing Wall Decor to Dress Up Your Home
Choosing artwork for your walls is the most enjoyable part of redecorating a room. You get to browse through all kinds of different art to see what you like and what fits your personal style and budget. When you are buying art for your walls, though, it may be a little overwhelming, because ther...
home-and-garden - Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:50:11
29. Create a Custom Study Space for a Teen
Setting a teen up with a supportive place to study is extremely important. If a teen is lucky enough to have their own bedroom, then it makes the ideal spot to set up a study area for them. Their room is quiet and private, but if you find that it has too many distractions like phones and video ga...
home-and-garden - Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:47:56
30. Keeping Monsters Out of the 'Monster Free' Zone
Many little kids are afraid of something lurking in the shadows, so nighttime can be particularly worrisome for them. As an adult you know that these fears are unfounded, but there is no convincing a frightened child. There are many things that reinforce this fear like watching horror films befor...
parenting-and-kids - Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:30:14
31. Vintage Furniture: Distinguishing Real from Fake
When shopping for large metal artwork or coffee cup metal artwork you may see it described as vintage; and even though the piece may have a worn patina, that does not mean it is old; in this case it probably means that the piece is 'vintage inspired'. The term 'vintage' is frequently used as a su...
home-and-garden - Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:49:02
32. Teen Girls Think Pink for the Bedroom
Most girls love pretty things, and pink is the epitome of pretty, which makes it the perfect color for a girl of any age. For a baby girl, pastel pink makes the perfect backdrop for a nursery, and by the time that same little girl has grown into a teen, pink is still the perfect backdrop for her ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 21 Jun 2010 18:44:22
33. How to Present Small Artwork on a Large Wall
Smaller scale artwork is a great choice for decorating average size walls in a typical home. However, if you have an oversize wall that is markedly tall or wide, a small piece of wall art decor can look lost and forlorn. Of course you can purchase large metal wall art to replace your smaller piec...
home-and-garden - Fri, 18 Jun 2010 18:14:22
34. Finally Building that Walk-in Closet in a Master Bedroom
If you find yourself squishing your clothing into your closet and shoving shoes under your bed, perhaps it is time to convert your tiny master bedroom closet into a generous walk-in closet. Having a closet that is large enough to hold all of your shoes and clothing will make it so much easier to ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:02:32
35. Bathroom Walls Get Interesting with Faux Finishes
One of the fun parts of remodeling a bathroom is giving it a whole, new look. While many people simply think of hanging new black metal wall art or other wall art, or wallpapering or painting their bathroom walls, you may instead consider one of many different faux finishes to give your bathroom ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 14 Jun 2010 16:30:41
36. Create a Sparkling Bathroom with Glass Tile
While you can add a modern vibe to a bathroom with silver metal wall sculptures or other modern large metal art, glass tile adds a brilliant sparkling look that makes any bathroom instantly contemporary. Glass is fantastically reflective, so it adds sparkle to a bathroom design that is lacking wi...
home-and-garden - Wed, 09 Jun 2010 20:05:03
37. Clever Curtains for a Pint Sized Girl's Bedroom
Finishing a window with a curtain can really add the finishing touch to any room, coordinating with bedding or wall art. Of course you will want the new curtain to blend seamlessly with the existing style of the room, but you will also want to be very aware of the curtain's light blocking and ins...
home-and-garden - Wed, 09 Jun 2010 19:36:50
38. Defining a Fireplace with Wallpapering Techniques
When you have a strong feature in a room like a fireplace, you can add additional drama to it by adding wallpaper to accentuate it. Photo credit to andreweick.
home-and-garden - Thu, 27 May 2010 13:41:38
39. Creating a Focal Wall with Artwork in a Basement Makeover
If you have ever had anything grab your attention, then you understand the concept of a focal point. You can create a focal point for a room out of anything at all, if you simply frame it so that when a person enters the room, they have no choice but to be consumed by your focal point display, wh...
home-and-garden - Mon, 24 May 2010 06:27:27
40. A Seasonal Closet Created from a Loft
Sometimes lofts are puzzling spaces. They are not really big enough to live in, or they may have difficult entry and exit. Sometimes the ceiling is not really quite tall enough, and other times the shape of the space is just awkward. But one thing that every loft can do well is to become your sea...
home-and-garden - Sun, 16 May 2010 17:13:45
41. How to Install a Sauna Shower
When you long for a little downtime, your personal spa getaway can be as close as your master bath. While you can hang tropical fish metal wall art or sunburst wire wall art to give your bathroom a more serene ambiance, few things can add as much relaxation to a bathroom as a sauna shower. While ...
home-and-garden - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:27:58
42. Ideas for Decorating with Vintage Ashtrays
Incorporating vintage collectibles into your decor is a great way to make a personal style statement that is unique and unlike modern mass-produced decor. Collectors can be drawn to all kinds of vintage items, from pottery to tin breadboxes or vintage ashtrays. Vintage ashtrays have contemporary ...
home-and-garden - Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:33:08
43. The Beauty of a Neutral Backdrop in the Dining Room
Creating a neutral backdrop in the dining room gives you a great amount of freedom in color accent and design choices. By painting your walls in a neutral color and then repeating that color in the window treatments, you are creating a canvas that lets you build whatever style and color palette y...
home-and-garden - Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:25:10
44. How to Design with Mosaic Tile in the Kitchen
Tile is an exceptional decorative material for any room, and in the kitchen it is especially appealing. It's colorful, easy to keep clean and easy to use in creative designs that are an expression of your individuality. You may choose from ceramic tile, porcelain, stone tile, and glass in a rainb...
home-and-garden - Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:37:11
45. The Art of Appreciating Classic Sculpture
Sculptures have existed as long as man has walked on this earth. As man evolved his sculptures became more lifelike. Like any form of art, sculptures evoke an emotion in most people, and whether they prefer lifelike or abstract sculpture, there are always memorable pieces of art that leave an imp...
home-and-garden - Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:34:46
46. Clay Pot Fountain Make One for Your Backyard
There is nothing like the sound of burbling water. It can add the perfect ambiance to your garden, and it can have a calming effect on its environment creating a relaxing and invigorating atmosphere. It can also help mask the sounds of traffic and neighbors. Of course you can go out and buy a fou...
home-and-garden - Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:41:24
47. Having Fun while Decorating your Childs Bedroom
As you are deciding how to update your child's bedroom, remember that this is a project that can be fun. Think back to when you were a child, and try to recall the things that you would have loved in your room. Whether it was a fairy castle or a hobbit cave, you can create this world for your chi...
home-and-garden - Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:48:10
48. Wall Decor Infuses Style in the Bedroom
When decorating a house, many people leave the master bedroom for last. Since you are the only ones who will see the room anyway, there is no hurry to whip it into shape. However, the public spaces of your home like the dining room, living room and family room probably look spectacular. If you th...
home-and-garden - Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:05:00
49. Installing a Tankless Hot Water Heater
Installing a tankless hot water heater in your home is a very wise, eco-friendly investment. Tankless water heaters can reduce your energy bill, which is good for your wallet, while reducing the amount of energy you use, which is great for Mother Nature. And what's more, most tankless hot water h...
home-and-garden - Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:13:04
50. What to Do When the Mirror has to Stay
Although mirrors can be used very effectively when decorating the home, there are also occasions when you have a mirror that you would prefer to remove. If the mirror simply cannot be removed, either because of the fact it is securely adhered to the wall, or there simply isn't any other place to ...
home-and-garden - Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:54:23
51. 5 Great Organizational Uses for Pegboard
Pegboard is often one of the most underused and overlooked items when it comes to organizing your home. While it may not be as elegant as fleur de lis home decor, this handy material can be used in many ways to maximize your storage space and keep things neatly organized for easy access. Here are...
home-and-garden - Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:43:43
52. Custom Wallpaper Adds a Finishing Touch
Using custom wallpaper can add a very personalized designer touch to almost any room in your home. Although there are many different types of wallpaper available, many of which can be used in creative ways to create unique and personalized effects, nothing can quite match the effect of custom wal...
home-and-garden - Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:58:12
53. Insulating the Walls in a Basement Remodel
If you are remodeling your basement, perhaps utilizing unfinished basement space to add finished rooms to your home, you will want to take insulation into consideration to make the living space more comfortable and energy efficient. There are several different methods you can use, including using...
home-and-garden - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:31:47
54. Going Minimalist in the Bedroom
When decorating the bedroom, sometimes less is actually more. Bedrooms can be thought of as a kind of sanctuary or oasis, where you can go to relax and get away from the world. However, if the bedroom is cluttered, or decorated in too elaborate of a style, this can sometimes take away from the ov...
home-and-garden - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:57:34
55. Welcoming Ideas to Warm up a Foyer
The foyer area is the first area that guests to your home will see. By adding decorating touches to the foyer area, you will make your home appear to be warmer and more welcoming. Decorating a foyer area doesn't need to be expensive. If you have a small foyer, just a few decorating touches can do...
home-and-garden - Fri, 12 Feb 2010 22:50:26
56. A Neutral Backdrop Makes a Versatile Dining Room
When decorating a dining room, using neutral shades for the walls, curtains and other background areas can be a good way to provide an overall blank canvas for your other decorating techniques, whether you lean toward minimalist abstract wall decorations or old world wrought iron fleur de lis. Ne...
home-and-garden - Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:07:12
57. Everything You Need to Know about How to Paint your Floors
A painted floor is a great way to add color and design to a room, whether you want to refresh the kitchen, a living space or a screened porch or sunroom. You can paint in a solid color or create a border or other design. Painted floors are especially appealing with cottage dcor and new floor pain...
home-and-garden - Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:46:27
58. Home Maintenance Checklist: An Ounce of Prevention
While it may only take you a few minutes each week to dust off your favorite wall art sculptures, it's easy to forget or put off regular home maintenance tasks, especially when things seem to be running along smoothly. But maintaining the major systems of your home is not like hanging metal fish ...
home-and-garden - Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:09:27
59. The Perils of Power Tools: How to Protect Yourself
Power tools are essential for completing household tasks and repairs efficiently and quickly. However, power tools are not toys and misuse can lead to an unexpected trip to the emergency room. Whether you're powering up a skill saw to build your own wall art decorations out of wood or using a pow...
home-and-garden - Fri, 22 Jan 2010 05:57:17
60. Fooling the Eye: Use Paint to Move Walls
When a room feels small you may feel like your options are limited to those that involve construction. However, you can use paint to trick the eye and make walls appear to be further away than they actually are. This illusion is a useful decorating trick that is much easier to accomplish than kno...
home-and-garden - Wed, 20 Jan 2010 23:02:53
61. Install a Floating Floor in Eight Easy Steps
A floating laminate wood floor gives you the beauty of wood without the maintenance or worry over scratches or nicks. It is an excellent choice if you have children or pets because it cleans up easily with a vacuum cleaner or light damp mop, and it's easy to install. Photo used under Creative Co...
home-and-garden - Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:42:03
62. 5 Easy Fixes that add Curb Appeal on a Budget
If your home is lacking in curb appeal and you don't have money to spend on plants or landscaping, these 5 easy fixes will add curb appeal with an outlay of little or no cash. Now, roll up your sleeves and get busy! Photo used under Creative Commons from Jolante.
home-and-garden - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:31:57
63. Garbage Disposal Repair for the Average Homeowner
While you may feel perfectly competent choosing wall art decor or accenting your media room with musical wall art hangings, there are certain home repairs that require the services of a professional, such as major electrical problems or roof replacement. However, if your garbage disposal is actin...
home-and-garden - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:29:17
64. Green Alternatives: Earth-Friendly Home Improvement Products
Remember the old Kermit the Frog song, "It's Not that Easy Being Green?" Well, these days, going green has gotten a lot easier. Thankfully, there are now more environmentally friendly home improvement supplies and building materials available than ever before. Prices, availability and quality hav...
home-and-garden - Mon, 11 Jan 2010 07:14:59
65. Make an Old Living Room New Again with a Redesign
Every space has strengths and challenges and when you are planning to redecorate any room you want to showcase the best that the room has to offer while downplaying its weaknesses. This is never truer than when you invest in an older home. With interesting architectural design, interesting nooks ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 30 Dec 2009 18:20:54
66. Navy and White for a Masculine Makeover in the Bedroom
All too often bedrooms are the very last room to receive decorating attention, especially for a guy, but consider that a little attention to your living space now can make living in it much more pleasant. Using strong masculine colors keeps the design simple and classic. Selecting a palette of na...
home-and-garden - Fri, 18 Dec 2009 06:08:24
67. Accent your Media Room with a Movie Theme
  Since your media room is all about entertainment, decorating with a movie theme seems like a natural extension of the function of the room. There are so many directions that you can take with this theme that its wise to spend a little time first deciding on what direction you want to go: A few ...
home-and-garden - Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:53:41
68. Make a Great Room Cozier
Extra large great rooms with soaring cathedral ceilings are popular features in modern homes and while they provide a feeling of spacious, limitless drama, they can present decorating challenges. Because cathedral ceilings can feel like they are beyond human scale, they tend to feel cold and unfr...
home-and-garden - Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:44:44
69. Create a Music Lovers Media Room
What better place to display your love of music than a media room? The focus is already on music, movies and electronic equipment. Instead of hiding CDs, DVDs, sound system, speakers and the flat screen TV, as you would in a living room, you can let these necessary items contribute to the atmosph...
home-and-garden - Thu, 05 Nov 2009 02:49:12
70. Re-purpose, Recycle, & Reuse: Living Green Comes of Age
The world is going green and with good reason. After decades of unbridled conspicuous consumption, we are realizing that the environment would be better off if we could reduce the amount of stuff that ends up in landfills every day. The current economic environment may also be a catalyst in the R...
home-and-garden - Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:16:08
71. Choosing a Faux Finish for Your Decor
Ordinary painted walls can take on new dimension and depth through faux finishing techniques that will make your favorite canvas or wall decor metal stand out even more. Without the hassle of hanging wallpaper and removing it in a few years when you tire of the design, faux finishes are easy to p...
home-and-garden - Mon, 26 Oct 2009 15:09:45
72. Is Art Relevant to Modern Life?
We live on a precarious planet. While humankind has always endured violence and war, in recent decades we have learned how to annihilate ourselves on a global scale. Add to this, famine, global climate change, scarcity of resources, crime, and so on, and it would not be unreasonable to think that...
arts-and-design - Fri, 16 Oct 2009 19:02:58
73. Tips on Caring for New or Antique Pewter
Pewter is also known as Britannia metal and it is an alloy if tin copper and antimony. It is crafted into innumerable collectible items, such as decorative plates and mugs, artworks, chess pieces, and photo frames. The smooth matte finish surface of pewter allows it to combine readily with other ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:25:27
74. How to Add the Serenity of Nature to Your Indoor Decor
As a society, we are not as connected to the land and to nature as we once were. When families were self-sufficient, growing their own food and raising livestock, they were surrounded by nature's beauty everyday as they tended their gardens, fed their chickens and washed their clothes in a sparkl...
home-and-garden - Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:58:16
75. Turn Beach Glass into Inspired Decor
Beach glass is washed ashore after being tumbled about by the ocean tides and rubbed smooth by sand and surf. Each piece is uniquely shaped by the currents of the sea and shifting sand. If you've combed a beach and have been smitten with the beauty of beach glass, why not turn your collection int...
home-and-garden - Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:55:05
76. Thrifty Makeover: Fun Looks for a Little Boys Bedroom
Little boys, just like little girls, have their own ideas about how their bedrooms should look. Fun, color and his favorite things should be front and center. Here's how to take a bedroom from 'baby boy' to 'little boy' while staying within a budget. Photo used under Creative Commons from jennra...
home-and-garden - Sat, 19 Sep 2009 09:39:54
77. Bedroom Makeover: Fresh Ideas for a Childs Room
Children love color and when it comes to their bedrooms, you can let fun, playfulness and a bright palette run free. In addition to color itself, simple graphic patterns that anyone can create will help you personalize a room according to your little one's favorite toys and interests. Start with ...
home-and-garden - Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:54:25
78. More Living Space! Make the Most of a Finished Garage
If you're looking for ways to add more living space to your home, especially for entertaining when weather permits, think about organizing and decorating your garage. Garage walls that are finished with drywall should be painted anyway, to keep moisture from being absorbed into the wall board. Wh...
home-and-garden - Thu, 03 Sep 2009 08:58:26
79. Increase Energy Efficiency in your Home: Its Easy to Add Attic Insulation
The majority of homeowners feel confident enough about making decorative improvements in their home. Shopping for wall art decor and hanging a new piece of contemporary wall art in the living room is fun. But when it comes to construction issues, many people have less confidence about their abili...
home-and-garden - Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:24:46
80. Homemade Candleholders from Scratch
Add a personal touch to your home with candle arrangements that you can make from scratch. Create your own candleholder with everyday items that you may already have around the house. No special skills are required - just the ability to see what's in front of you from a fresh perspective. Here ar...
hobbies-games-toys - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 22:21:14
81. Blend Style with Function in a Contemporary Bedroom
Style and function should not be mutually exclusive. In fact, good design is achieved when style and function are completely interwoven. In particular, modern or contemporary interior design strives for a seamless blending of style and function. The goal of contemporary interior dcor is like othe...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:50:37
82. Finding Your Bliss: The Bedroom as Tropical Resort
Take your bedroom beyond the ordinary and into the realm of tropical paradise. Explore the splendor of the Hawaiian Islands, Bali, Belize or the Caribbean for your inspiration. The flora, flowers, landscape, color and native materials of tropical islands can be introduced into the master suite th...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:46:26
83. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interior Decorating
If you are planning to decorate a new home or wanting to redecorate, don't let yourself become overwhelmed by all the choices out there. A little pre-planning can help you avoid costly mistakes and design blunders. Follow these tips for a successful redo of your home's interior: You'll be happier...
How-To & Education - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:33:07
84. A Well-Organized, Stylish Bathroom: Its Not Just a Fantasy
Because a bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the house, it can be a challenge to keep it clean, neat and stylish. But take a trip down the cleaning aisle of a home improvement or bath specialty store and you'll see that there are an incredible number of products available to help you keep ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:27:28
85. Theme Bathrooms: How to Do it Without Overdoing It
Even if you are not into 'theme' decorating, using a theme in a bathroom can give you a lot of impact for just a little bit of effort and money. This is because a bathroom is a small space with limited wall space. Sections of your walls are already taken with a tub or shower unit and mirror or me...
How-To & Education - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:22:47
86. Creating Cottage Style No Matter Where You Live
Think cottage and you immediately think charming. Certain houses immediately lend themselves to a cottage look because they have a personality or even quirkiness about them that practically screams out for a particular cottage motif, such as farmhouse, beach cottage or English Tudor cottage. But ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:18:49
87. How to Add a Pleasing View in a Windowless Room
Human beings naturally crave sunshine, sky and natural scenery so when a room has no windows or has very small windows that don't allow outdoor views inside, the room can feel claustrophobic and dark. There are several creative design tricks that can be used to make a windowless room feel brighte...
How-To & Education - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:15:04
88. Environmentally-Friendly Home Decorating: Its Easier than Ever to Go Green
Scientists have warned for decades about the increasing damage caused to the planet by pollutants, chemicals and deforestation. The looming threat of climate change and increased exposure to carcinogens have made people more aware than ever of how every choice they make can affect their health an...
How-To & Education - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:11:38
89. Beyond Wallpaper: Wall Borders with Original Style
When thinking about enhancing the walls of any room, think 'border' and you instantly think 'wall paper border'. But there are other ways to create a room border that will bring not only decorative style, but definition and dimension as well. A border can be created at the top of the wall, just b...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:00:07
90. Window Treatments: Get Creative
Get creative and think beyond the everyday to give your windows a personalized look that matches your style and decorating preference. Just like every other accessory choosen for a room - such as a choice piece of metal wall artwork or silk fringed pillows - window treatments will help you define...
home-and-garden - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:00:16
91. Tips on Creating a Fun & Colorful Tropical Bathroom
Like it or not, we spend a substantial amount of time in the bathroom and it can be time more pleasantly spent if the bath is cheerful and colorful. Like any other room in the house, a bathroom needs a theme and color scheme. One of the easiest ways to create a splash in the bathroom is to decora...
home-and-garden - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:56:30
92. Wrought Iron Decor: An Easy Fix for Plain White Walls
If you have white or off-white walls and you'd like some color, refreshing with new paint would probably be the first solution that comes to mind. But you may not want invest the time, labor and expense of painting at this time, or, if you live in a rental home or apartment, you may be restricted...
home-and-garden - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:50:57
93. Furniture Buying Tips for the New Homeowner
Buying a new home is an exciting but daunting prospect. It is truly a cause for celebration once the mortgage applications, home inspections, and complicated paperwork are finished and the keys are finally in your hands. Shopping for new furniture and accessories is fun but it can quickly become...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:47:10
94. Home Decor Guide: Styles for Every Personality
There are so many styles of decorating and so many themes to choose from that you can feel totally overwhelmed when making design choices. Being true to your personality and your personal preferences will help you come up with a style that comfortable and natural for you. Here are the basic decor...
home-and-garden - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:45:51
95. The Six Unique Types of Wall Art for Your Home
The wall is the largest space you have to fill in a room. There are several ways to fill in the empty space and decorate these walls. You can display paintings, abstract metal art, wall sculptures or any decorative wall art that suits your style. If you are considering placing decorative wall ar...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:35:07
96. Porch Decor: Welcome Fall with Color and Style
Enjoy the extraordinary seasonal changes of fall with updates to your front porch that welcome the new season. Switch out summer's dcor with an autumnal color palette that let's you enjoy the outdoors for a few more precious weeks, making the most of shorter blue sky days and crisp autumn evening...
home-and-garden - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:25:40
97. Easy, Affordable Tips to Sprucing Up Your Homes Interior
Remember when you first moved to your home and you found a place for everything and everything was in its place? Over time, it's easy to let a home become cluttered and chaotic. This takes away from the relaxing atmosphere that you'd prefer and can even make you feel stressed and out of control. ...
home-and-garden - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:20:58
98. Stylish Bathroom Makeover Tips
Because a bathroom is a small space, it offers fewer decorating challenges than other rooms in the house. If you are new to decorating, the bathroom can be the perfect place to develop your skills and have some fun in the process. A bathroom makeover will give you the confidence and inspiration t...
home-and-garden - Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:12:46
99. Decorating for Success: Staging Tips to Help You Sell Your Home
In a real estate market that is swamped with more sellers than buyers, a savvy seller will do everything possible to make his or her home stand out from the crowd. Professional 'stagers' know how to decorate a home so that it will appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers. You don't need ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:14:04
100. Create a Warm & Welcoming Guest Bedroom
Overnight guests don't want to feel like they are imposing on you and your family. So if you create a welcoming guest room that pays attention to hospitable details, you guests will feel like you truly want to share your home with them. Try these tips to make your guest bedroom as welcoming as a ...
home-and-garden - Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:11:24
101. A Guide to Proper Furniture Care
New furniture and accessories are an investment in your home. A sleek red leather couch and a piece of large metal wall art may be exactly what you've been searching for, but you need to know how to maintain them so they keep their good looks and last longer. First, designate a file to hold all ...
How-To & Education - Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:37:11
102. A Fairy Theme Room for Little Girls
Any little girl would love the magic of a fairy-themed bedroom, complete with gossamer wings and fairy dust topped off with a magical canopy bed. Best of all, a fairy theme bedroom is easy to achieve on a budget. Try a few of these decorative tips to turn a little girl's room into an enchanted fa...
home-and-garden - Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:41:20
103. Selecting Contemporary Canvas Wall Art Five Tips to Help You Find Your Style
Contemporary canvas wall art presents many opportunities for decorating any modern space, from the great room to the master bed room. Contemporary wall art is available in an unlimited array of styles, colors and prices, and by design, contemporary art is abstract and interpretive, letting you de...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:14:54
104. Create a Home Library in any Room
Anyone who loves to read would love to have a home library where favorite books and periodicals can be stored, displayed and enjoyed. But you don't need an entire room with floor to ceiling built-in book shelves to create a library space. All you need is a cozy nook or small niche with a favorite...
How-To & Education - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:17:40
105. Office Decor: Add Style & Personality
Decorating your office space can seem like a challenge because of restraints like space, office policy and decorum, and items that are out of your control, like florescent lighting, dreary walls, worn carpet, and functional, but perhaps not stylish, office furniture. However there are ways to bri...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:38:52
106. Metal Wall Decorations That Take You to the Tropics
Do you long for the vibrant colors, exotic birds and flowers of the tropics? Do you fantasize about the relaxing rhythm of turquoise ocean waves washing upon a sun-filled sandy beach? Are your surroundings lacking in color and excitement? If you answered yes, you could be suffering from a tropica...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:35:55
107. Tips for Online Furniture Shopping
In the last decade we have witnessed a boom in online retail shopping. Cars, clothing, computers - whatever you're heart desires can be conveniently found on the Internet. You can browse in your pajamas and fuzzy slippers if you like. All you need is a computer and a credit card. If you are hunti...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:27:55
108. The Five Elements of Feng Shui: How to Incorporate Them in Home Style
The style or design of one's home is a great expression of one's personality. That is why more and more people spend time and effort to decorate their homes that they will appreciate and enjoy. Also, people are now transferring their personal beliefs and ideals on the way they decorate their hom...
How-To & Education - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:21:53
109. Home Decorating Tips: The Magnificent Seven
What would you give to know the secrets of great interior decorating and design? Would you pay a decorator if he or she could capture the perfect look for your home: One that is tasteful and inviting as well as an accurate and creative reflection of your personality? Would you rather get that inf...
How-To & Education - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:17:52
110. How to Make the Most of a Hallway
Even thought the hallway is a pass through area rather than an actual room, it is just as much a reflection of your lifestyle as the rest of the house. If your hallway is dark and dreary, here are some tips to make it brighter, stylish and functional. Photo used under Creative Commons from IndyA...
How-To & Education - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:12:04
111. Four Things You Need to Know When Thrift Shopping for Furniture
Consignment and thrift stores are more popular than ever and are an excellent source for quality furniture at reasonable prices. Whether you are furnishing your first place, or looking for an unusual and large wall decor to compliment your favorite room, a thrift shop almost always has something ...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:08:56
112. Different Ways to Use Wall Plaques in Your Home
Most people associate wall plaques as trophy plaques that one receives as a token of appreciation or achievement. However, wall plaques are not just limited to being used as trophies. Wall plaques are now branching out to be used as a modern wall dcor, a great design element or interesting access...
home-and-garden - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:15:30
113. If Your Walls Could Talk
After you've lived in a home for a while it's easy to overlook the obvious. When you see the same walls day after day, you may just walk by and not even notice that your walls are beginning to look shabby, dirty and worn. The paint may be starting to peel and the wallpaper can look faded and ragg...
home-and-garden - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:06:32
114. Choosing the Right Furniture for a Bar or Tavern
A bar owner has a very tough job. Licenses, regulations, and permits can be a tedious task and supervising employees and clientele can be demanding. But the rewards are the regular customers who come in for a cold beer or a glass of wine and a little companionship. To keep them coming back, creat...
hobbies-games-toys - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:02:15
115. DIT Three Dimensional Wall Decor
Decorating the walls in your home can be a fun experience. The more creative you are with your decorations, the more fun the project will be. Not everyone wants to conform to the conventional wall decorating methods. Many of us think outside of the box and want to try something new. After all, ma...
home-and-garden - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:00:03
116. Create a Tropical Bedroom Retreat
A bedroom should be a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. Even though most visitors to your home won't see your bedroom, it's important to make it a peaceful and restful place that make you feel pampered and special. You do so much for everyone else in your life. Creating a personal spa-li...
home-and-garden - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 15:58:49
117. How to Arrange Hanging Wall Art
Hanging wall art is a great and interesting way to bring in art to your home. It provides an easy design element into a space as well as an interesting conversation piece. However, if any hanging wall art is not arranged or placed properly then the entire purpose of having one is for naught. Pho...
How-To & Education - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 15:56:27
118. Private Space: Capturing Your Personal Style in the Bedroom
The most intimate space in the house is the bedroom. It should be a reflection of personal style and design preferences. But all too often the bedroom is the room that gets the least attention when it comes to interior design. The room may not match the owner's public persona and may be totally o...
home-and-garden - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 15:49:10
119. How to Create a Stunning Focal Point with Contemporary Wall Art
Contemporary or modern style includes a wide expanse of related motifs, from sleek urban styles, to hip industrial loft style, serene Zen-like mixes of wood, metal, water and fire, and the bare bones look of sparse minimalism. However, the undercurrent of modern or contemporary design always focu...
How-To & Education - Wed, 01 Jul 2009 14:52:22
120. Spring Fever: Bring the Color and Beauty Indoors
Even when spring is not quite here but just starting to peek around the corner, those of us stuck in a northern climate long for the bright days ahead, full of color and fresh scents, delightful blooms and the soft whisper of renewal that returns after a cold, dark winter. Bring the fresh promise...
home-and-garden - Wed, 01 Jul 2009 14:41:49
121. Less is More in a Contemporary Decor
Contemporary style is about minimalism and restraint. Unlike traditional decors, which are built by layering furniture and accessories, modern or contemporary style focuses on function and sleek style. Contrast is created by pairing polished with matte; dark with light. Continuity is key and is c...
home-and-garden - Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:03:36
122. 6 Tips for Creating a Home thats Easy on Your Budget
Everyone would love to create a more beautiful home, but you may be afraid of the cost. An interior designer can be too expensive and you don't have a lot of money to spend on furniture and accessories. But with a plan, a little creativity and some design ideas, you can be well on your way to dec...
hobbies-games-toys - Fri, 19 Jun 2009 19:15:36
123. Nautical Decorating Tips for Beach Lovers
Few people can resist the crash of ocean waves upon a sandy beach. Some people are lucky enough to live near the beach or in a seafaring town. But no matter where you live, if you love the ocean and the beach, you can bring this breezy casual way of living to your home by decorating with a nautic...
home-and-garden - Fri, 19 Jun 2009 16:57:48
124. East Meets West: Asian Philosophy Expressed through Interior Design
Western culture seems to be fascinated by the decorative traditions of the Far East. Part of this fascination may be a longing by western cultures to replace a cluttered and hectic lifestyle with simplicity, serenity and positive energy, as well as unique beauty. From Zen like restraint, to the b...
home-and-garden - Thu, 18 Jun 2009 18:16:42

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