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How to Choose the Right Window Shades
Should you roll with rollers or do as the Romans do? This mini guide to choosing window shades can help
"guide to choosing window shades can help... it’s safe to say that shades are the warm, fuzzy version of blinds. Whereas blinds are... options of shades available to you.... aluminum, shades are made of soft materials, like linen, cotton, silk and every imaginable... whereas shades are constructed in a continuous roll, and the only adjustment for light... small gap to allow the shade to raise and lower. Mounting the shades on the wall above..."
How to Make a Top-Down, Bottom-Up Window Shade
Block light and control privacy high or low with a no-frills magnetic covering you can whip up for less than $30
"decided to make one for myself. I was pleasantly surprised by the results — and the... Here’s how you can create your own window panel.... trying to figure out how to make one of these for my sewing room. The timing of this... for me to do. Thank you soooo much! Great details on how to do this. Wonder if I could... hesitating to get treatments for because if the cost...now if only I could sew! Fantastic... where to reattach the rod when you wish to change the configuration. Smart idea..."
Handmade Home: How to Sew a Table Runner
"great way to add an organic element to any table or piece of furniture. See more table... you want to create something beautiful for your home? You're in luck. Making a burlap... furniture to be seen while adding a layer of softness, unlike a traditional tablecloth... burlap to classy shabby chic! Good Idea for femanine look. I always wondered how to... to best cut burlap to get an even line & now I know. Thanks so very much for sharing..."
What’s the Right Way to Hang Roller Shades?
Over or under? It depends on how you want your shades to look, how much light you want to block and other factors
"depends on how you want your shades to look, how much light you want to block and other... contribute to the ways to hang roller shades. Is blocking light more important? Appearance... Here’s what to know to help you decide.... option is to laminate fabric to roller shades but usually a professional company does... The shades were custom made to block the intense sun from my 8 almost floor to... a 70" shade is not a problem to make, we just did a 100 inch shade in blackout...."
How to Make an Enchanting Kids' Play Kitchen
To delight your little one this holiday season, give an adorable wood oven and sink you build with love
"To delight your little one this holiday season, give an adorable wood oven and sink... found time to make what is sure to become a family heirloom." Motivated to get cracking... ages 2 to 10. It could be just the time of year to get started on a play kitchen to... to give to your budding chef as a holiday or birthday gift. The children's play... wants to change your mind. The master do-it-yourselfer's first book, The Handbuilt..."
How to Get Your Window Treatment Right
"lingo to know to get the draperies you really want... noticed how much I sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher when talking to clients about... draperies. To me, they’re all compelling, but to others it’s like sitting through a t... saving up to have a wall of windows draped or ready to place an order with a local workroom... matriarchs to macho men, attention spans stop where talk of fabric choices end and pleats..."
How to Choose the Right Window Blinds
"dictionary to explain all the different choices. When it comes to window treatments... options to make the process easier for you.... important to buy quality blinds and shadings if you want them to stand up to the elements... fabric shades, blinds, roller shades, roman shades, solar shades from this website... roller shade. You would then be able to see through it to some extent, it's easy to pull... @bencar How about solar shades? They're pretty unassuming and allow you to keep your..."
How to Add a Skylight or Light Tube
New project for a new year: Increase daylight and maybe even your home’s energy efficiency by opening a room to the sky
"invaluable. To help you decide whether or not this is a good project for you to tackle... along with how to get it done.... is hard to know how to address the insulation issue. Help! During our kitchen remodel... trying to figure out how to turn off the "light" in the bathroom but just could not... installer to get him to come out to make an installation estimate, and he wormed his... great to be able to see the sky while cooking. The person would automatically have..."
Pick-a-Paint Help: How to Create a Whole-House Color Palette
Don't be daunted. With these strategies, building a cohesive palette for your entire home is less difficult than it seems
"at ways to work through paint-color procrastination and how to find color inspiration... tricky, how on earth do you find colors for an entire house? How can you know they... ready to tackle the last, and possibly most challenging, part of our color series:... courage) to tackle your own walls.... you want to choose different shades of the same hue one easy way to do so is to find... paint to a fabric color, to go one shade lighter on the wall. I found this to be..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Black
Take a walk on the dark side — your home has nothing to fear with this color when you know how to use it
"nothing to fear with this color when you know how to use it... black to use and where to use it. Here are examples of black done right in everything... witches to fashion — black is a serious color. As Henri Matisse said, "Black is a force... can seem to expand. And, of course, everything else stands out against this color: art... kitchen to a mod living space.... Cant wait to get started, but I'll have to hurry to the end result or hubby might try..."
How to Design a Kitchen Island
Size, seating height, all those appliance and storage options ... here's how to clear up the kitchen island confusion
"here's how to clear up the kitchen island confusion... spaces to design in a house — and figuring out how to design an island can be confusing... help on how to decide on a kitchen island size. While there's no set formula for... figuring out how to size an island, some measurement guidelines can help. Kitchen designers... for it to be. In summary, how one decides to 'divide and conquer' their Island... just had to turn around to get to the sink) but not practical. When my kids were younger..."
Budget Decorating: How to Decorate Smart and Slow
To make the most of your decorating dollar, forgo the disposable stuff, think vintage and free first and give yourself a splurge
"To make the most of your decorating dollar, forgo the disposable stuff, think vintage... exciting to watch; but for many of us, designing a home is not something that happens... know how you are going to live there and how the home is going to really function. You... internet to be a marvel, I can find anything I want to learn how to do, or buy there... urge is to make some curtains. Now, if I could only learn how to reupholster........"
How to Turn a Vase Into a Lamp
Fashion a light fixture from that antique or thrift store find, for a one-of-a-kind piece you’ll be proud to display
"with was, to her, potentially a work of art — and this applied particularly to lamps... professional to bring the transformation to fruition, turning a vase into a lamp is something... going to share the process with you here. It’s a fun project to take something beautiful... tended to be enormous, so stepping into her living room was like entering the most... be sure to follow all manufacturers’ instructions and abide by electrical codes in..."
Overnight Guests Coming? How to Be a Great Host
Ensure a good time for all — including yourself — by following these steps for preparing for and hosting houseguests
"you need to know to make your next hosting experience a great one for everyone.... know just how awful it can be. Dog hair in the sheets, bare windows, nothing for dinner... coming to stay from out of town, make their visit a pleasure by thinking ahead and... would like to be shown. Elaborate fruit baskets and floral arrangements are not necessary... possible to need to be told how to wipe one's fanny??!! It comes to this: Do unto..."
Color Guide: How to Use Teal
This blue-green color is a versatile classic for walls, furniture and accessories, conjuring everything from the tropics to the Tropicana
"white to make it lighter or with gray to make it darker. At its brightest it has... close to turquoise, and at its most muted, it more closely resembles a green slate... eclectic to traditional, maybe because it can be both punchy and loud and muted and... ive come to a stand still has to what colour to put on my other three walls.any suggestions... area rug to inspire me. I have lots of teal accents to work with too plus I sew. How..."