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With the interest growing in wine today, more people are buying wine to keep at home instead of buying a glass or bottle at their favorite restaurant. Hanging wine racks are a great space saver and keep your favorite vintages at your fingertips. You don't need to have a stranger come into your home
Window decorations can range in size and style, but all are designed to adhere firmly to the window and last throughout the time period you wish to keep the window decorations on display. This means the adhesive must be strong and sticky, making it an issue when the decorations need to be removed.
If you like the color of the paint you've chosen for a decorating project, but discover it's too glossy when it dries, don't despair. As long as the paint you just bought isn't a custom color and you used only a tiny bit, most paint and home stores will be glad to swap it for another level of sheen.
Canopy structures keep the sun and rain off people when they are having a gathering at their home. PVC pipe is a good choice for the framework because it will bend slightly without breaking in high winds. Steel canopy fittings on the structure provide strength and stability at the joints of the PVC
Bookshelves have steadily become more popular pieces of furniture to have within a home. Reading is a common pastime, and many people find it soothing to kick back with a nice book after a long day at work. Over one hundred thousand books are published on an annual basis, which makes proper storage
Foam brushes make controlling where the paint goes easier than normal bristle brushes. Foam brushes also eliminate a lot of the brush-stroke look that appears when a corner or piece of molding is painted. There is no one set method on how to use a foam brush, however there is one sure-fire method fo
Sitting on a chair that has a worn or sagging seat cushion is no pleasure. Not only does the chair not look great, but it also offers very little support and comfort. When it comes to a leather chair cushion in this state, often all you need to do is replace the foam cushion inside the chair. The st
Your curtains can be "normal," too--but with a broom or branch as a curtain rod.through the curtains image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.comThe curtains covering the windows in your home help tell the story of your family. The perception of how people live is reflected in the decorations...
After a trip to the beach or a summer vacation, you may find yourself with a large number of souvenir shells. If you're a collector, you may simply want a way to arrange those shells around your house. Instead of tucking the shells away in a drawer or a wicker basket, display the shells on your wall
Interior lighting goes beyond the mere function of providing visibility. Integrate lights with the design of a home and include lamps that will allow for mood control through varied levels and angles of illumination. Unlike bright overhead lamps, the light from wall sconces hits objects from the sid
Old barns have a timeless appeal, much of which is due to the weathered beauty of old barn boards. Whether painted and then abused by the weather or left to turn gray in the sun and the rain, barn boards only really look right once they've been in place a while. Unfortunately, weathered barn siding
Whether you have a door that leads to nowhere or a closet you hardly ever access, you may wish to obstruct its view. An unattractive door can be a distraction in a room, keeping you from enjoying the space the way you want to. Hide the door using one of several potential methods, based on your budge
Building your own rain gauge is an easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself project. In addition to the satisfaction of undertaking a do-it-yourself project and saving expenses, your yard or garden will gain a useful measuring instrument. Here's how to make and install your own rain gauge.