If you live off the beaten path and are in love with the idea of a view from your front porch being more like rolling hills, wilderness scenes, or just a long stretch of land dotted with the beauty of nature then you will enjoy a country style porch. These porches typically are low to the ground but not always. They are usually made from wood or poured concrete and there is an array of different ways to decorate them. A country porch is never complete without rocking chairs. You can use as many or as little as you like but at least have one. A knitted afghan infused with vibrant colors hung upon a rocker is sure to add some down home charm. Wicker seating is a favorite on many country porches and you must not forget the swing! Another great idea for your country porch is to use repurpose items to give your porch a broken in and crafty feel. Repurpose items to decorate your porch can include old doors, antique washboards, wooden shutters, old windows and even renovated tables.
Garden. Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 03:49:20 AM by Shelby G.
As you are researching patio ideas there are several issues to consider. Lighting, furnishings, heating and the sorts of outdoor activities you will want to utilize it for. Will your family use this outdoor space primarily for relaxing or do you prefer to utilize it as an additional living and entertaining area?
Garden. Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 03:48:00 AM by Shelby G.
With a plethora of decorating magazines on the stands, interior/exterior decorating websites and design blogs, it's easy to want more than what the budget will allow. So it is always a good idea, as you formulate decorating ideas for a patio, to determine what your budget can afford.
Patio Decorating Ideas
Decor. Published at Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 04:51:24 AM by Shelby G.
Re-organize to make a smarter pantry. Taller items on pantry shelves in back, shorter in front. Use baskets for bulky items and containers to corral small, misc. items.Adjust height of shelves to match the size of the pantry item and maximize the efficiency of your pantry storage space.Consider moving food items to drawers. More items can be stored in a drawer; label tops for quick identification.Install roll-out pantry drawers for easier access. Because you can see more, you can store more.Reclaim a closet.Reclaim storage between studs of wall.Take out the kitchen soffits to move infrequently used items above kitchen cabinets; make new pantry cabinet space below.Delegate pantry food storage outside of the kitchen: under the living room couch or out in the garage.Tuck pantry food items inside decorative furnishings, like a crock.Think on a smaller scale: consider a mini-version of a walk-in pantry.Take 12" out of hallway width for pantry shelves.Recycle wooden crates from wine, mount to walls as a shelf (can get free from wine stores or superstores).Make a skinny box on wheels next to empty space next to your refrigerator (same height) that can wheel out.Use over-the-door racks for extra storage on closet doors. For very narrow doors, take a hanging shoe pouch for over-doors and cut to fit.Purchase an antique or used furniture cabinet at a garage sale or flea market and refit the furniture for pantry use.Hanging up items is an alternative to using cabinet space.Install pantry shelving in kitchen where spices and staples can be stored out in the open.Hang pots up on a pot rack to free space up inside cabinets for pantry goods or keep inside oven when not in use.Put utensils in utensil caddies on the countertop to free up additional pantry space inside cabinets - flatware can be stored also in a decorative container on the table.Take a lesson from closet clothing storage experts and copy their unique storage ideas or even utilize their products for your food storage needs.
Here are some great ideas for creating more pantry storage in a small kitchen:
Decor. Published at Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 04:51:23 AM by Shelby G. How I Made 100 Dollars in a Few Hours From a Free Wooden Pallet
Lately I've been dabbling in wood working. I'm certainly no expert at it but I actually find it relaxing and it brought out a creative side of me I didn't even know existed. A few weeks ago I purchased 70 bags of topsoil for what I hope turns out to be a garden at some point in the future. They were delivered on a standard 40 x 48 inch wooden pallet. From the look of it, this pallet has had its fair share of use. As I stood there in my garage looking at this worn and weathered pallet, I noticed a sense of beauty about its rusted nails and abused gray wood. I pondered what the story was behind it and how many adventures it had been on. So what did I do? I started to dismantle it with a pry bar and a hammer so I could use it to burn in the backyard fire pit I had recently finished. After I had finished taking it apart, it laid on my garage floor in pieces and I suddenly had an idea, I don't know why or what had prompted it, but for some reason I thought to myself "Hey, that would make a neat looking coffee table."
To create the top of the table I was initially going to lay 5 of the deck boards parallel to one another. After laying these out it looked nice but since I'm recently creative, I knew I could do better. I decided to cut the deck boards into random lengths and laid them out so each cut was offset from the neighboring board. Doing this seemed to give the table a little more personality. I now had finished the legs for the table and the boards I would use for the table top. I used the remaining wood left from the pallet to attach the table top boards together and provide additional support. In order to assemble everything together I simply used some wood screws I already had and some trim nails. In the process of building the table I came across two pieces of rebar I had in my garage, using my newly discovered creative side I cut these and placed them between the table legs on each end. I did this by drilling a hole (not all the way through) on the inside of each leg just big enough to hammer the rebar into.
Bedroom. Published at Monday, October 29th 2018, 05:03:49 AM by Shelby G.
Another design of the bedroom that give prominence to masculinity is a rustic style. In this design, the bedroom will mainly contain items made from wood. Therefore, the room can be decorated to resemble a luxurious ski lodge or a cabin in the woods. In rustic style, the furniture should be made from material with a strong natural characteristic, like oak, pine or hickory. Choose a heavy but simple piece of furniture. Select a bed with a slated headboard. In terms of bedding materials, you may choose from various materials like cotton, denim, flannel, wool or knit. Rustic style bedroom should also remain simple with color patterns that comprised of shades of blue, green, brown, khaki and beige. The natural elements should be maintained for the window blinds. Therefore, select wooden blinds with color that match the furnishings. To create a synergy amongst the bedroom elements, the lighting should also be made from natural elements like wood or iron. It is best if you choose an artwork that displays nature scenes. To complete the rustic look, a geometrical Persian rug would be a perfect choice.
The first design is traditional bedroom style. To implement this design, select heavy pieces of furniture that seems aged. It is best to pick a sleek design with minimal carvings. For the bed, select ones with a high headboard so it looks prominent. The bedding materials used in traditional design should be made from typical menswear fabrics like wool and flannel. To accentuate this style of design, the bedroom windows should be covered with drapes made from heavy material like chenille or velvet. As for the lighting, it should create a warm and soft impression by using dark colored lamp shades. Should you choose to display any artwork in the bedroom, it should be in classical style. The best types of paintings to display in traditional bedroom design are landscape and portraits. Finally, a plush oriental rug would complete the traditional look in the room.
Bedroom. Published at Monday, October 29th 2018, 03:51:22 AM by Shelby G.
Decor. Published at Saturday, October 27th 2018, 04:24:14 AM by Shelby G.
Goodie Bag Ideas 2018
It saves time if the participants are all given a name tag to fill at the beginning of the meeting or party which they can stick onto their own goodie bag.Also if lots of different colors are used and children are allowed to choose their own it helps them locate their own later when things start getting more active.
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