Colored Pencils For A Garden Gate

11214235_853755128045661_6072599457855617584_nWhat an inviting gate and especially fun for the child in you to be able to open and close this very colorful gate. Of course these are not real wood pencils but thick round doweling made to look like them. An artist would be proud to have these as their front gate!

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Shallow Wood Crates For Bathroom Storage

1These are wooden crates trays that you could get at any craft store. I imagine you could also use the old pallets that seem to be everywhere with a little figuring out of dimensions. Then they are painted a coordinated color  and hung in the bathroom. These are nice to store some of the bottles that are inevitably on your counter or the extras some of us buy when we buy for a certain time or from Costco/Sams Club type places. Simple and cheap (or free).

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Benefits of Cucumbers

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Turn Your Little One’s Bedroom Into Gorgeous Spaces With These Linens By Jason Phillips

Bed linens come in a wealth of designs, patterns and prints. Parents who want to revive their kids’ room should first focus on quality fabrics. Egyptian cotton and cotton blends are ideal choices. In fact, they’re healthy choices too. During the summer season your kids won’t be hot at night, and in the winter they won’t freeze under the covers. Transform average, unappealing bedrooms into amazing spaces; consider the finest fabrics for linens and make sure to select the finest designs. Here are some ingenious ideas to help you decide.
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Educational sheets
Become a teacher for your kids and buy them “educational” sheets. Linens with letters, colors, fruits & veggies, and animals, are a fun way of introducing your little ones to the wonderful world of words. Every night, before going to bed, use the bedding to practice the alphabet. Each time reward your boy or girl with a kiss or even a healthy snack. Consider colorful designs, and make sure the pattern of the bed set matches with the overall décor of the bedroom.

Focus on diversity
A bed’s components should include mattress protectors, pillow case and sheet sets, blankets, and comforters. Most kids are picky when it comes to going to bed at a reasonable time. However, if they see a bed that looks appealing and comfortable they might be willing to give it try. Tuck into bed with them and read them a story; or have fun admiring the car printing of the bedding set. For boys, make sure to consider darker colors of blue and brown with animal patterns. Girls on the other hand, will definitely appreciate a pink bed set with white polka dots and golden linings.

Decorative pillows for an added effect
Decorative pillows can create an effect in your son or daughter’s bedroom. When they’re little all they want to do is stay awake for as long as possible. But, the right bed set could convince them to go bed earlier. Leaving aside the sheets, their beds should also feature decorative pillows with fun shapes and interesting patterns. The coolest are those with favorite cartoon stars imprinted, like Mickey Mouse, The Minions, Cinderella, and so on.
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Gorgeous linens
Each time we hear the words line fabric, we immediately think of bed sets. But there’s more to Egyptian cotton materials than meets the eye. The fabric can be used to make curtains, table cloths, towels and more. If you want to personalize your kid’s room, you can purchase the fabric and have both bedding and curtains made. Matching bed sheets with curtains will instantly transform a dull room into the coolest space. Kids will love the end result; when they’re little they want to have colorful, bright rooms filled with toys. You can make that happen without investing a fortune. Custom-made linens are becoming increasingly more popular. People use the same patterns for covers, curtains, table linens and more. This way your room will look extremely harmonious and balanced.

Stripes and zigzags
Preschoolers adore having the most colorful bedrooms; teenagers on the other hand are a lot more pretentious. They want to act like adults, and instead of colors and toys, they would rather go for more modern designs that blend beautifully with their desk and tech devices. Stripes are an excellent design type for the bedroom of a teenager. It creates movement without looking too striking and it looks modern too. For girls, combos of white and pastel pink for the bedding set are ideal; and boys will certainly love a black and white mix. For an added effect, you can opt for sheets with ombre colorings. Kids will adore the pattern because it looks striking without being too flashy or extravagant.
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Selecting a linen fabric can be a challenge too. Not everyone can afford to purchase sheets made of Egyptian cotton. However, it is important to focus on quality. 100% cotton written on a label has to be 100% cotton; this way your kids won’t sweat when sleeping and in the winter they’ll feel warm and cozy. As an alternative, you can also consider cotton blends. These have a lower quality but they feature affordable costs.

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7 Fast and Easy Makeover Tips to Give your Home a New Look By Jason Phillips

From time to time it is advised to change your home’s appeal and redecorate. This may be because it has not been done for a while and it is starting to look dated. It may be due to the fact that your needs and tastes have changed or simply because you want to keep up with the latest trends. Whatever the reason it can quickly become an expensive task. The following seven tips will assist you in transforming your home without breaking the bank:

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  1. Focus on proper lighting

The right light can make a huge difference to your home. If you have a space which is used for working from home or studying you may wish to ad higher wattage light bulbs. Equally, a space which is used for relaxing, such as a sitting room, can have lower wattage bulbs. This will make them more relaxing or even romantic.

  1. Eco-friendly homes are more enticing

Plants can make a valuable addition to any room. Plants enrich the oxygen content of the room and their presence can make you feel more energized. The room will feel more natural and the plants can even be used to create a focal point. Green foliage will usually last much longer than a pretty flower display. To opt for a more modernistic design try having a single green grass or flower in a vase; it will have an amazing effect.

  1. Revamping the floor

It can be expensive and very inconvenient to completely change a floor. If this is not possible then you should consider sanding or staining a real wood floor. If you have lino or carpet which is looking dated it can be quickly lifted and relatively easily and cheaply replaced with tiles. If these options are not possible a good rug will draw the eye and remove the attention from the floor.

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  1. Maintain order with adequate storage

It doesn’t seem to matter how large or how small your home is, storage is always a problem. The usual solution is to either build up or out. The easiest way to decide this will be based on the available space you have and how you currently use that space. Purchasing or adding to bookcases will make them taller and utilize space which is otherwise wasted. Alternatively there is always space under the bed or possibly the stairs. Choose the items that you do not need regularly and pack them away in storage boxes.

  1. Fake architecture

A room can be transformed by simply using some paint and masking tape. Mask straight lines onto the wall and paint them to create striped walls which will make the room look bigger. A simple box shape can be made on the wall with wood or paint to frame a picture or even a piece of furniture. By spending a few additional pennies it is possible to purchase mouldings which can be fitted to your walls to create an illusion of depth.

  1. Go green – fixing instead of replacing

It often seems easier to throw something broken away and replace it with a new item. However, it can be far cheaper and create a better statement if you repair or restore the item. A faded chair or table can be restored with some spray paint and fabric for the seats or a few tiles for the table top. Leather furniture can be restored by rubbing with olive oil and almonds can be rubbed across scratches in wood to remove them.

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  1. Use the internet for guidance and tips

The internet is without doubt, the best place to find advice, tips and ideas on how to transform your home cheaply and effectively. There are many auction sites which will allow you to cheaply purchase items for your home. These can be restored or refurbished to create a completely different look to your home. There are also plenty of forums to seek advice in and thousands of pictures of what other people have done; these can be either copied or used for inspiration to complete your own projects.

Bottom line is you don’t need a lot of money to change your home’s allure. Use smart accessories and get inspired from the web; this is everything you need to bring your home back to life.

By Jason Phillips and VanessaArbuthnott.co.uk!

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Easy Budget Bathroom Storage By Rida Maqbool

Not everyone can afford homes that come with a lot of storage space. Typically, bathrooms are very small and you have to be really creative to find ways to store your things. The best thing about functional storage ideas is the fact that they don’t require you to spend a lot. So if you are looking for some fun and easy ways to help you make the most of your small bathroom, I advise you to read on.

1. Floating storage
Floating storage comes in handy when you have a small space and you want to make the most of it. For this you need to mount shelves to the wall of the bathroom, and put as much as stuff as you can on it without making it look cluttered. Not only is this tip, space saving but it is also very affordable. You can also attach wooden crates or buckets to the wall. Be sure to attach generous amount of nails so that the crate doesn’t fall off. Using walls for storage purposes is borderline genius.

1Photo credits: custom-contracting.com

2. Décor turned storage
Use decoration pieces that you have in your bathroom to store things. For example if you have a vintage box in your bathroom, you can use it to store your rings, earrings or bracelets. You can also use decorative trays to organize the essentials you need for shower, like shampoo, conditioner or body wash.

3. Borrow it from the kitchen
There are a lot of things in the kitchen that can be used in your bathroom to save space. A simple example of this is spice racks. Spice racks are perfect to store shampoos, conditioners, hairdryers and straighteners. Like I said earlier, using walls for storage purposes is simply a really good idea for saving space and using your small bathroom space wisely.

4. Hair dryer and straightener holder
An inexpensive hair dryer and straightener holder can be easily bought from your local store. With the help of these holders you are able to hang your hair dryer, flat iron and curling rod on the inside of your cabinet door. As these hair styling tools are typically the largest items in a bathroom, this tip will really come in handy.

5. Drawers inside your cabinet
If you have a hard time organizing your things then having drawers inside your cabinet is a great way to make complete use of your cabinets and find everything easily. You can easily buy these drawers from any store as they’ve gotten really popular among people.

6. Three tier DIY bathroom organizer
Buy reflective trays and stands from your nearest dollar store and turn them into a three tier bathroom supplies organizer. From hair pins to rings, you can pretty much place anything on this organizer. This way you’ll have easy access to things that you need the most when you’re in the bathroom.

2Photo credits: www.thiscasita.com

Author Bio: This article was written by Rida Maqbool. She loves interior designing, home décor and art & craft. She blogs at thecanvasprints.co.uk.

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Footprint Sunshine Artwork

11350441_461246710701169_924371884150022376_nThis would make a great present for a Mom or Grandma – and the feet can be made with one from each household member – hands could also be used instead of feet. Lettering can be made with stencils and transfer letters and thick watercolor or finger paints should be used for the prints.

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Dawn Kills Fleas

10403214_992221484131748_8798139267816579439_nWhen we lived in West Virginia I used to put a couple drops of this and real lemon juice in a spray bottle. Dogs, carpet, drapes, bedding, clothes in closets – literally everything that was fabric got sprayed. We had minimal problems with fleas so it had to have helped. Neighbors had a horrific time with them and their dogs always had visible bites.

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Clip Clothes Hangers For The Pantry

11248065_836680269701508_1083975385200485107_nI always enjoy creative realistic uses for items we don’t really ever want. I usually just pop these off at the self-register and leave them – stores usually can recycle. Now I will have to grab a few and use them for bags of chips and other light bagged food products.

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Tips For Green And Modern House Decorations By Patricia Cornwell

If you wonder how to create a modern and stylish atmosphere in your house, there are some innovations you can make. To decorate your rooms so that they give you the comfort you need in your home, you can add some green flowers in pots, accessories and decorating elements, which will suit the whole style and design of the room. You can add different green flowers in almost every room to make it more alive. Check the following tips for green and modern house decorations. They can give you some ideas you can apply in your home.

If you have green carpet or rug in some of your rooms you can combine it with curtains in the same or close colour tone. You can buy a decorative indoor bamboo plant and place it in your living room. This will make this room look modern and refreshed. You can use green colour just as an accent in your decoration by adding some green accessories and plants. You can also add different tones of green in some rooms and combine them with brown, dark or light yellow and earthly tones.

You can create a mixture of modern green and blue colours, which can be combined with each other well. These can be some accessories, vases, candlesticks, antiques. Sage and sea blue, for example, are colours which combine well and match each other. This decoration is appropriate for bedrooms because it gives the sense of peace and comfort.

Putting a small decorative green tree in a pot, located outside next to your doorstep, is a great way to decorate your home from its entrance. You can attach porcelain decorative items in similar tones of green on your wall in your dining room and put a green plant in a pot on the shelf. Keep the decoration in your rooms simple using minimal number of things. This will not only make your house more stylish and effectively decorated, but also make it easier for cleaning and maintaining. A couple of fancy vases, a flower and a picture is enough for a living room. This simple decoration keeps your room from getting dusty and will take you less time when cleaning.

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Create symmetry using lighting fixtures of one kind attached in the same distance to one another. Do the same with your flowers in pots, placing two or three in a row on your window sill, if it provides enough space for them. You can combine two green armchairs absolutely identical and a white sofa with small cushions in orange. You can use a wallpaper of some tree for decorating some of your rooms to make it stylish and modern.

You can decorate the outdoor area in your house using identical large pots with decorative shrubs or small trees. Adding pots with different green flowers in every room and outdoor area of your house is a great way to decorate your home and refresh it. They never go out of fashion and will make your rooms look more alive.

You can decorate your room in a minimalistic style by keeping only the furniture, a pot with flower or two and a wallpaper or a picture on the wall. The less things you have in your rooms, the less time you will spend cleaning them. Keep your home tidy and clean, make it modern and stylish, using less items are saying from Tenancy Cleaners in Mill Hill. You can put table lamps and vases in a design you like in your living room or bedroom. To make your living room more modern you can hang picture frames with papers in different geometrical shapes and patterns on your wall. This can be applied if your wall is white or light-coloured and consists of one colour.

Use some of the tips you like for creating green and modern house decorations. They can help your design your home in a way that corresponds to your preferences and reflects your idea of stylish and contemporary home.

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