Home Decorating 

How to Make a Camouflage Window Treatment

Do-it-Yourself Camo Window Valance/Shelf Perfect for that rustic/country feel or maybe for that sportsmen in your life. My entire home besides our kids rooms are all styled with comfort and cozy in mind. I find the rustic country feel fits my family perfectly, were a simple laid back family with a love for hunting. I find myself imagining and thinking of ways to create personal pieces of decor to incorporate threw out our house that really represent us as a family. A big part of our family is hunting, so…

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How to Decorate a Mirror: Home Depot Style

How To at the Home Depot The more and more I get to looking at my house, the more I realize how much I need some home improvement knowledge. My house is over 100 years old and needs some tender loving care and major modern (yet traditional) make-over-ing. Now, I am not a decorator, nor am I Pinterest Perfectionist, but I can craft a few things here and there. To me, the Home Depot is a great place to discover how to make things your own with a polished appeal.…

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Do the Dishes Yourself & Dump the Dishwasher

Which is better – the dishwasher or hand washing? I’ve read lots of debates and discussions online about this. Most people, it seems, want to justify the dishwasher. Mostly, people hate doing the dishes. Save power, water and time I just don’t get it. I’ve read so many arguments in favour of the dishwasher, ‘especially’ people say ‘the new energy efficient models’. I still don’t believe it. Do the dishes yourself in five minutes As I recall, from the dim and distant days of being a dishwasher owner, piling the…

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Golden Vantage 30″ Range Hood – Review & Installation

Why is the Golden Vantage 30″ Range Hood Popular? There’s no doubt that the Golden Vantage 30″ Range Hood is the most popular range hood manufactured by this specific brand. However, there are plenty of other options for you to pick from. Then why in the world would you want to pick one that’s this pricey when compared to the alternatives? To begin with, you should know that this range hood is designed with a contemporary look and feel to it thereby enhancing the aesthetic qualities of your kitchen. It…

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Frank Fontana: Dirty Little Secrets of Design: Fabulous Home Decor

How to decorate your home with style – on a budget Well, I don’t know about you but I’m permanently on a budget … but DIY? Design and decor, I love. But cordless drills? What are they? Himself is even worse – when the handle fell off our oven door, it was me who had to fix it. (With a kitchen knife, of course. There’s not a screwdriver to be found in our tiny apartment). Fabulous design. Easy projects Yes, Frank Fontana demonstrates projects that even I can do. I’m…

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Ten Wonderful Uses for Beer (besides Drinking It)

What to Do with Unwanted Brew? So perhaps you were adventurous and picked up a six-pack of that esoteric craft brew with the appealing label, only to find you can’t stomach the taste. Maybe you bought a seasonal selection and half the beers are so hoppy you’re unhappy. Don’t pour it out or give it to that annoying neighbor who starts his leaf blower every Sunday morning at five — there are many other uses for beer you don’t wish to drink. These are only a few of them. Batter…

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Antique Candlestick Telephone – My Prized Possession

Why A Candlestick Phone? Candlestick Telephone I find comfort and peace in an antique candlestick telephone. I was given the assignment to write a lens about a prized possession. The kind of item that if your house was burning down – you would make sure you took before you left the house. (All family, friends, and pets are safely out!) I took a little time thinking about this one. I know that photos are important. I have a few (ok, a lot!) photos that are special – photos of my…

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Help Me Kick the Paper Towel Habit

Reducing the use of paper towels Not long ago, I was surprised to realise just how much paper towel we use in our home, and there are only two of us. I imagine that households with kids and pets use even more. I’m not sure that I can stop using paper towels altogether (or can I?) but we’ve managed to reduce our usage quite dramatically.Maybe some of my tips can help you – but better, I’m hoping that you’ll have ideas for me. Cutting down on usage is a great…

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Afrocentric home decor

The Afrocentric home decor gained popularity at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, there was an upsurge in interest in everything unknown and exotic. It should be noted that Europe had got acquainted with the art of African people much earlier, in the days of colonization. The Europeans had had such an opportunity thanks to immigrants who had brought exotic souvenirs to their homeland. The African style in interior is extremely vigorous and lively. In so many words, this style is steeped in the rays of the…

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