Go for Hardwood Furnishings for Outdoor living spaces

Go for Hardwood Furnishings for Outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living areas offer great comfort to family members and guests. They also accentuate the look of the main house if well maintained. Furniture is one aspect of the exterior design. While the selection of the indoor furniture does not lean too much towards durability, it is rather an important consideration when choosing the furniture for exterior spaces. The latter are often placed outdoors, where they are hardly sheltered from the weather elements. Hence, getting the right material is important. Hardwood is an excellent option for outdoors.

Why select hardwood furnishings?

First, hardwood is durable enough to stand long in the exposed spaces without calling for repairs and maintenance. Most of them have a very high resistance to rotting and pest infestation.  Secondly, with just a new coat of stain, they will give a lustrous glow for a long time if they are well taken care of. Hardwood furniture pieces have a timeless appearance that you will not find in metallic options. They feature lovely natural colors with a touch of well-laid grains. Some even have other decorative characteristics such as knots, which make them more appealing. Although they cost a little more than other furniture choices, they reward you with unmatched longevity.

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Exterior Furniture That Will Last a Long Time

Exterior Furniture That Will Last a Long Time

Considering that homeowners want furniture that will give them value for their money for a long time, getting outdoor furniture that will serve such a purpose can prove to be a daunting task. What with various factors that stand to corrupt good furniture? Outdoor furniture has the power to transition the patio from drab to a magical space. While it is important to buy beautiful furniture for your customer, prioritize on the materials of the furniture. 

Advice your customers when selecting exterior furniture

Advise your customers to take good care of outdoor furniture. Seeing that outdoor furniture is a worthwhile investment, it should be treated with utmost care. Outdoor furniture is bound to last longer if well taken care of. During the winter season, ask your customer to move the outdoor furniture to the garage. 

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DIY Home Cures for Pets

DIY Home Cures for Pets

Our pets are loved as much as any other member in our family. When they become sick or injured, the cost of taking them to the veterinarian can be too much to take on. However, there are several harmless and economical home remedies that will have a positive effect on your pet's ailment. This kind of information can be highly beneficial to pet owners everywhere. Please keep in mind that prior to any kind of homemade or over-the-counter medications you would like to administer to your pets, you should get the approval from your local veterinarian.

1) Poison Control
In an unfortunate case where your pet has ingested a poisonous or toxic substance, you can use hydrogen peroxide, which will cause vomiting to occur. Administer one teaspoon for every five pounds of the weight of your pet. If the situation calls for it, you are able to repeat this process one time.

2) Bee Stings
If your pet is stung by a bee, you can take out the stinger by scraping the area on the skin with a credit card or the like. Afterward, coat the area with a paste of baking soda and water mixed together. In a case where there is an allergic reaction to the bee sting, you can give your pet a dose of Benadryl. Give an amount of 1mg/lb approximately every six hours to help ease the pain from the reaction.

3) Lightning
In some cases, pets can have severe anxiety related reactions to thunderstorms and lightning. However, the cause of their anxiety isn't necessarily from the sound of thunder or the bright lightning. It may be an accumulation of static electricity in your pet's coat. To prevent this from happening, you can simply take a dryer sheet and rub it on their coat. This will remove any static electricity that is present and make them more at ease during the storms.

4) Upset Stomach
When your pet is suffering from an upset stomach and/or vomiting, you can give them some Pepto Bismol. Do not give this to cats under any circumstances, though. It contains an ingredient that is similar to aspirin, which is harmful to cats. So make sure to only use this for dogs. In the liquid or tablet form, you can give your dog the same dose that you would a child, for every 40 lbs of the body weight.

5) Constipation
If your pet is having trouble moving food through the bowels, canned pumpkin without any added spices will aid in constipation. Dogs especially love canned pumpkin and it is also very healthy for their digestive system in general. However, keep in mind that you should not overdo it and give them too much, as it can lead to diarrhea.

6) Minor Wounds
Just as it works with humans, you can use salt to heal your pet's minor wounds and skin irritations. Create a bath of Epsom salts for your pet. This will help ease any pain that comes with dry, inflamed and itchy skin conditions as well.

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Train Your Cat to Stop Clawing Furniture

Train Your Cat to Stop Clawing Furniture

When you have a cat, you have a problem with a cat who claws furniture. It's only natural for cats to claw, as they need to maintain their claws. Clawing is also a productive type of exercise for their shoulders, paws and legs. However, you do not need to give up on ever having nice, claw-free furniture simply because you have a cat. Preserving your furnishings is not an unreasonable task, but you need to put in a little time and patience while training your cat.

Some people consider having their cats declawed. Never under any circumstances should you declaw your cat. It is very painful for your cat and will have a life-long negative effect on him/her. There are many other ways to prevent the damage caused by clawing, so use those instead of taking the easy way out for yourself.

1) Cats love scratching posts and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures. Encourage your cat to use the post when it is a new concept. Place the scratching post in areas where your cat frequents. Generally, cats enjoy scratching posts that have a rough texture, as it most closely resembles tree bark, which is nature's scratching post. It would be a good idea to keep multiple posts in different rooms of your home. Choose an appropriate location for the scratching post, keeping in mind where they spend the most time.

2) Concentrate on the tone of voice you use when reprimanding your cat. Speak a bold “no” when you cat attempts to scratch any of your furniture. Afterward, place your cat near the scratching post in order to accustom his/her behavior. Do not appear upset as this might have a negative emotional effect on your cat. Simply be strong in your voice. And of course, do not discipline your cat when he/she is near the scratching post. You want this place to be an acceptable outlet for your cat's scratching problems.

3) Utilize a natural mix of citrus oil and water to inhibit your cat from scratching furnishings. Most cats hate the smell of orange. Make a concoction of water and citrus oil in a spray bottle, using approximately a teaspoon of the oil. Several other essential oils, such as eucalyptus and peppermint are also noxious to your cat and will therefore prevent scratching. Research any other oils in order to determine whether or not they are toxic to your cat.

4) Cut your cat's claws on a regular schedule. Carefully cut the claws so as to not injure your cat. If you do not know how to properly do this, consult with your local veterinarian. As you maintain the length of your cat's claws on a regular basis, he/she will become more and more used to this process and become less bothered by it over time. Remember to praise your cat when you are cutting the claws.

5) Remember to practice patience during the training process. If your cat does not feel loved and secure as you are trying to deter him/her from scratching the furniture, then this may possibly have the opposite effect. As you take the time to properly train your cat with love and encouragement, he/she will be using the scratching post with a great pleasure and happiness.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Exterior Design Works

5 Ways to Save Money on Exterior Design Works

Most homeowners avoid remodeling their homes due to the high costs involved.  This does not mean one cannot have an outstanding exterior design within a reasonable budget. For instance, the choice of the materials, the design and extra accessories will greatly affect the overall cost. In addition, the kind of lighting fixtures and the water requirements in the design will also play a great role in the whole expenditure of the home improvement project. 

Ways to cut cost on exterior design works

1. Choose a plan that fits in your budget

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Reasons why you should have a landscape plan

Reasons why you should have a landscape plan

A lot of landscapers and designers are so used to doing their job that they may find themselves going into a project without any detailed plan. Regardless of their expertise, it is very important for a landscaper to have a plan before they undertake any design job. However, a landscape plan involves much more than simply choosing a plant and where to place it. It should be very detailed as it should be inclusive of all the various landscape ideas involved in a particular project. It should include ideas about any features of the landscape, including decks, patios, hardscapes, swimming pools, ponds and walkways. There should also be detailed information on all the intended gardening additions. This is the best way for the landscaper to create a beautiful design for their client. They will realize that taking the time to develop a plan is well worth the effort. The following are some of the reasons why every landscaper should have a plan for every project.

Consolidate ideas

One of the most important reasons for coming up with a plan for a particular project is that there are so many options and possibilities for a particular task. A homeowner could have a basic idea, but the landscaper should be able to transform it into hundreds of different designs, all of which could be very beautiful. Some of the options available to landscapers include gazebos, flower gardens, ponds, water features, lighting, outdoor furniture, vegetable gardens, patios, decks, pathways irrigation, retaining walls, swimming pools, fencing, trellises and spas. If they do not consolidate their ideas by making a plan, they could become confused or overwhelmed. However, consolidating their ideas will help them to narrow down their options so that they can choose the design that will suit the preferences of their clients.

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Landscaping on a Budget

Landscaping on a Budget

Home decorating can quickly add up to a lot of money. It does not matter if the home is in the country, or in the city, people will want to do some decorating, or landscaping, to make their property look unique. The problem is that when you first move into a place, your budget for landscaping materials may be quite low. Even if you do not have a large budget you can still do some home improvements through landscaping. 

The best way to do landscaping on a budget is to repurpose other items and use them to create your decorations. Instead of going to the store and spending money to buy specialized items to put in your yard. There are a lot of items that can be used that you may have been lying around your house.

• Clear plastic bottles and some food coloring can create a spectacular effect along walkways, or around the borders of flower beds. You empty clear plastic one liter, or two liter bottles and fill them about ¾’s full with colored water. Use post hole diggers to dig a hole that is approximately six inches deep (for a two liter bottle) and set your bottle in the hole. The pack dirt in around the bottle to hold it in place

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Upgrading Tips for an Old Bedroom

Upgrading Tips for an Old Bedroom

While an old bedroom connects one to treasured memories and adventures, it can get a tad too routine and boring. The need to upgrade, becomes intense and unmatched. You can upgrade an old bedroom without discarding treasured heirlooms. How?

Here are some tips to help you pull it off:

Tip 1

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The Advantages Of A Mezzanine Bedroom

The Advantages Of A Mezzanine Bedroom

Every home has to have a distinct space for every type of activities. It is not a very good practice to eat, sleep and work in the same room. You always need to have an opportunity to change locations in order to set your mind to something of a different kind. Sleep is particularly important for each and every of us. It is a crucial process during which our bodies rest and our minds process all the information we have gotten throughout the day. Therefore, a healthy uninterrupted sleep is one of things that we should take good care of. We can certainly do it by choosing a bed and furnishing the bedroom.

 

Unfortunately, not everyone, especially younger people who are renting a flat or who have just bought their first little apartment, can afford a place with a spacy bedroom. Still, there is a good alternative to sleeping in the living room – a mezzanine bedroom. It is also called a loft bedroom, and it is your private sleeping niche on a level above the main room. This housing solution has been growing very popular, especially among younger people. If you take a look, for example, at Airbnb apartments, you will find that there is a great demand for these kinds of flats with an additional loft bed.

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A Few Exterior Lighting Ideas for Designers

A Few Exterior Lighting Ideas for Designers

Outdoor lighting is very important. It illuminates the deck, patio, yard and the entrance. In addition, it highlights the architectural features that you would like to show off to your guests. Lights for the outdoors keep intruders off, malicious people who would be willing to access the home in the owner’s absence and take things. Whether your client is concerned about safety or appearance, there are exterior lighting ideas that will be fit for any landscape design. You only need to choose the idea that fits the style and budget in question.

Start with the main entrance. This is the first place that people see when they come to your home. The kind of lighting that you install will depend on the type of the house. It could be the main gate, an opening to the deck, patio or just outside the door of the main house. A couple of post lights will illuminate the entrance magnificently. If the entrance covers a significant distance, line it with the post lights at certain intervals. You will find them in the market in different sizes and shapes. Preferably, find the ones with a wrought iron finish to ensure they remain in great condition for all seasons.

You could also consider solar lighting for your exterior. These can do well as post lamps too, but they are best if applied on pathways. The beauty with them is that they do not require any form of wiring. They are very efficient and eco-friendly. With solar lights, you will not need to be an expert in electrical wiring. They are perfect choices for illuminating garden bridges, poolside and garden pathways. Once they are fully charged, they stay in operation for about 8-10 hours. However, be sure to install them in places that receive direct sunlight.

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Decking Options that Every Exterior Designer Must Know

Decking Options that Every Exterior Designer Must Know

Unlike in the past when there were limited options for decking, today they are several types of products at your disposal when designing a deck. You can use cedar, redwood, ipe and tiger decking among others. Understanding the benefits of each material will enable you to advise the client accordingly. You will know what to apply in various landscapes and the accessories to accentuate the design. 

Mostly, the planks come in dimensions of 5/4 x6 –inch in radius edge cedar, composite or pressure treated. In addition, there are bamboo and exotic hardwoods. There is no rule to guide you on what material to choose. A wise exterior designer simply listens to the customer and advice only when necessary. All the same, you still need to distinguish between different products.

To begin with, cedar decking provides a natural wood appearance for the entire deck. They are straight and generally rest flat on the joists. Where you want a long lasting deck, then cedar is a perfect choice. It gives a timeless look and does not need regular maintenance. It retails more than treated decking but a little lower than exotic wood and composite decking materials.

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Furnishing Ideas

Furnishing Ideas

Furnishing is about internal home decoration, in house decoration that is my phrase for decorating the inner part of the house.  Its major ingredients are saving on space, adding color to you room, appropriate lighting and having some order in the house.  You could also thing about as having the right furniture which give you a personal taste and indeed simply put this could be do- it- yourself kind of a thing or you could have an expert do it for you at a cost.  The choice is yours.


Let us begin with creating space and just having the right angles in the proper places whether it is in the kitchen, dining room, or bed room, space is central to creating a home out of a house.  You would not like to leave in a room where everything is everywhere.  You need plenty of space between all your wares and it is interesting how rounded off angles create better space that angular ones.


Color has great effect on us whether we are conscious of it or not color gives us taste.  Have you ever salivated over a meal just because it looks tasty? It looks tasty! Very interesting do you see that taste is to tongue and site is to looks?  Indeed what we see affects us wholesomely so let us make our rooms look, not tasty but homely and welcoming and color does that to us in a very subtle way.  Have you roof or ceiling very brightly colored, sat in white or in some cream white color depending on what makes you feel at home.

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Autumn is a time to transform your living room

Autumn is a time to transform your living room

Autumn is the time of year when our living rooms start to be transformed from being not-often-seen pit stops between hectic summer outings into cosy, warm nests where we can hide for long periods from the gloomily, darkening evenings and onset of chilly winter temperatures.


Our living rooms - often taken for granted for most of the year - simply become sources of comfort in their own right: Wrapped-up refuges from the coming inclement weather and cosy, lamp lit lairs where we can gather with our loved ones, friends and family to enthusiastically debate what to watch on the television.


After all, many of our rooms have their seasons, but at this time of the year the calendar belongs to one room and one room only - and that is the sitting room, the withdrawing room, the living room. Call it what you will.

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Bed Designs for the Modern Family

Bed Designs for the Modern Family

You can never talk about home furnishing ideas without writing about how to choose beds. Unlike in the past years when bedrooms were neglected, today you will find most homes with bedrooms that are spruced up. 

Modern beds come in various designs that bring a modern ambience in bedrooms. Today, many buyers know that beds need not only be stylish but also functional in every sense. For example, we even have beds that can be converted into couches and much more. A perfect example of bed designs for the modern family includes the sofa bed. Imagine a bed that has a storage capacity, can act as a couch, and a lounging seat. Futons are a perfect example of modern beds and what’s more, futons are not limited to dorm rooms only. 

Futons come in an array of styles and colors and are easy to incorporate in your home. Futon beds are also easy to operate as they easily transform from bed to couch and back. These mattresses can double up as seat cushion, very comfortable ones indeed. 

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT EVERGREEN TREES

CHOOSING THE RIGHT EVERGREEN TREES

Aside from their aesthetic abilities, evergreen trees are used for distinct purposes when you are involved in landscape design. A great feature of evergreen trees is that they never lose their leaves as many other kinds of trees do in the winter. This allows you to always have some level of greenery to look out on. You never have to be without a lovely landscape when you incorporate evergreen trees into your landscape.

 

There are several different intentions that evergreens have. You can use them to create a sense of privacy in your yard. For this purpose, you should choose a type of evergreen tree that will grow quickly. Another way to use evergreen trees in landscape design is to place them as a border around your home. Choosing a tall variety wouldn't be a good idea in this case. Instead, choose something that will grow smaller into its mature state. When you plant evergreens around your home, you create a natural frame that adds more substance to your environment.

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ZONING YOUR BACK YARD

ZONING YOUR BACK YARD

To create the ultimate functional back yard try breaking it up into four different spaces. Each space will serve a different purpose. By designing your yard this way, it will maximize the use of space you have to suit everyone's needs. When you split your yard in this manner, it tends to be more easy to take care of. Instead when you keep all of the areas together, it may seem like a daunting task to care for it all as one huge piece. So splitting it makes into more manageable areas.


1) Grow

 

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Add a Dash of Autumn to Your Interior

Add a Dash of Autumn to Your Interior

Autumn is in the air. Mornings and evenings are getting chilly even if the occasional sunny day can still feel like summer. Pretty soon the leaves will start to get all those lovely colors and before you know it will get really cold. But let's not rush ahead. Autumn is the when all the vegetable patches are full of lovely produce and some of it might come in handy for a bit of decorating.
 

Pumpkins seem like the obvious choice when it comes to decoration. Most of the time we associate pumpkins with the jack-o'-lantern, but putting them in a basket on your table adds some lovely warm colors to your home and reminds you why so many cultures have associated autumn with various harvest festivals. It might even make your kids curious about the insides of the pumpkin. Possibly curious enough to make them eat some pumpkin soup.
 

Chilies come in some pretty interesting colors and shapes. Getting an assortment of chilies can make your dinner table look lovely, even if you don't like their aroma. When they start to look slightly withering you can also put them on a string and hang them in your kitchen to dry. It will give your kitchen aroma an instant dash of rustic charm. Drying chilies doesn't make a lot of sense if you are not about to use them, though. If you don't use them at home, you can pleasantly surprise someone who loves the chilies when the drying is done.
 

Let's not get stuck with vegetables though. There is a free alternative to getting vegetables. Just think of all the lovely colors you get from autumn leaves. After all would they write beautiful songs about autumn leaves if they weren't worth using for decorative purposes? When it comes to autumn leaves there are actually a number of ways to use them.
 

First of all, you could get some branches with leaves on them and put them in a vase. The natural effect you get from this looks lovely in room with few other colors. Eventually the leaves will turn brown, but using leaves that are already drying somehow makes you feel much more ecological as using freshly cut flowers.
 

If using branches seems a bit much, you can just go for some leaves. There are a number of ways to use them, but one of the simplest solutions is to get an autumn themed plate, put some leaves in it and add a candle or two. You get a lovely centerpiece all at once. You could add some acorns or walnuts to the leaves to make it seem even more autumnal. Be careful with those candles though. Burning them too low might put your lovely leaves on fire and put your home in danger.
 

If you are of the minimalist sort when it comes to decor, you could also just put a leaf or two underneath your usual decorative pieces to bring that hint of season into your home.

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Theme and Variations: Designing Your Walls In Paper

Theme and Variations: Designing Your Walls In Paper

In a room that has a fairly spare amount of furniture with simple lines, the best way to spruce it up may involve wallpaper. There are many lovely wallpapers to be had, ranging from simple natural or floral papers to bold geometric patterns. And for as many possibilities as there are, there are probably as many ways to use wallpaper to good effect when designing a room.

In a fairly small and simple room, you can probably paper the whole room with a pattern that is not too busy. To lighten its effect, you can try, on one or more walls, a color wash over the paper. A 50/50 solution of a complementary light or neutral color with water can give the wallpaper the effect of softness and distance. Then, for the ceiling, don’t use plain white. Wash in some of that same color to warm up the room and lend unity to its design.

If your room is large or has quite a bit of furniture to compete for the viewer’s attention, or if you have some art that you’d like to hang but fear might not look quite right against the wallpaper, you might try a different wallpapering technique. Use wallpaper on only one wall of the room, painting the other walls in a color that brings out your favorite hues in the wallpaper. You will find that the wallpaper creates an accent wall instantly, and can make the whole room sizzle in a way that complete uniformity might not.

Having done that, if you find that another wall in the room looks a little blank, or if you want to draw your artwork into a closer relationship to the wallpaper without overlapping them, use some more of your wallpaper to make that happen. Cut and frame a section of your wallpaper and center it on one of the painted walls. Hang your coordinating artwork around it, creating a sense of symmetry and a heightened sense of unity and flow in the room.

In some rooms, if you are working on the wall directly opposite the papered wall, you could create an interestingly similar effect by hanging a sizable mirror. The mirror would reflect the wallpaper, depending on the angle of the viewer. In fact, the wallpaper could appear and disappear and reappear from the viewer’s perspective while crossing the room – a bit of a visual trick!

There are designers who have papered the ceiling instead of the walls; depending on the pattern, this could achieve an effect not unlike a coffered ceiling. The prospect of applying glue and wallpaper overhead seems daunting, however, and most of us would prefer to keep it on the walls. You could use both paint and wallpaper, though, with another unusual technique.

If you find a paint and paper that you absolutely love together and if the paper has enough regularity in its pattern to be reasonably cut into 8-12” wide sections, try alternating them on one or more walls. Apply the paint in a base color everywhere, and then equally space the paper sections on top of the paint, essentially creating stripes. If you find that you need to draw the two closer together, try the color wash technique described above, lightening the paint color with a bit of white if needed. Use your designer’s eye and make a bold experiment with wallpaper – it’s almost certain that you’ll be glad you did.

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Easy Apartment Interior Design

Easy Apartment Interior Design

For the most part, landlords can be relatively easy when it comes to changing the look of your apartment. They will allow you to paint the walls, usually as long as you paint them back to white when you move out. You won't be doing any major renovations, so most of your interior design will be based on the furnishings and layout you choose.

 

1) Exhibit Display

            Like you would see in a museum or an art gallery, create a space on your walls to show off some of your engaging objects and keepsakes. You can use different types of shelves to create different looks. Go for a unique look by placing the shelves at fluctuating levels. You don't have to put them all in a neat little row. Make it look bold.

 

2) Furniture Painting

            If you live in an apartment in which your landlord will not allow you to paint the walls, you don't have to give up on adding some color to your rooms. Simply paint your furniture instead. Choose fun, bright colors for your night stands and dresser. Pick a complementary color for your head board (as long as it is made of wood and can be painted). Paint your kitchen table a unique color to add more life to your kitchen. The possibilities are endless when it comes to painting your wooden furniture.

 

3) Open Storage

            Sometimes apartments can lack a lot of storage space. This forces you to get creative in how you will store even the simplest of items. In your kitchen, if you don't have enough cabinets and/or drawers, you can purchase a shelving unit to use as additional storage. Opt for an open unit as opposed to one with doors that will hide everything. Arrange the items on the shelves in a creative manner. You can also use cute, attractive baskets and containers on the shelves for smaller items. The best part is, when you move, you get to take the storage unit with you.

 

4) Lighting

            Don't forget the importance of having effective sources of lighting in your apartment. Hopefully your apartment has a lot of windows to let the natural light in, but even if it doesn't, you don't have to live in the dark. Choose unique, colorful lamps for your tables in the bedroom and living room. Place a floor lamp near the sofa to brighten up the area and not take up room on a smaller table. Place additional lighting in certain kitchen areas where you may need to see a little better.

 

5) Concealed Storage

            If you have extra items that you want to store, but not out in the open, you can choose a storage method to hide these items. For example, set up your living room in such a way that allows you to place a large bin behind the couch. You can then use the bin to toss in extra blankets, board games and any other items you wish to place there. Just because your space may be small, it doesn't mean you have to look messy and disorganized.

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Different Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

Different Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

If you are looking to add a little fun to your home, try out chalkboard paint. You don't have to stay in the lines and keep it on the wall either. There are many more creative uses for this popular and fun paint. Here are some great tips for you to try out.

 

1) In Your Kitchen

            There are many ways to use chalkboard paint in the kitchen. You can create a framed piece of light wood and paint it with the chalkboard paint. Then hang it on your fridge. What a wonderful idea! You and your kids will have a lot of fun writing all over the fridge.

 

            If you have a large pantry, you can paint the inside of the door with chalkboard paint. That way, it stays hidden, but it can still be useful for you. You can start a grocery list on the door when you notice you are out of a certain ingredient in your pantry.

 

            Chalkboard paint cabinet drawers. You can accent the drawers by painting portions of them with the paint. If they have trim around the outside panel, you can leave the trim a solid color and paint the interior portion with the chalkboard paint. You can write out little messages on all the drawers by using one word per drawer.

 

2) Calendars

            If you have an old cabinet door or an old mirror frame, or even just a piece of wood, you can create a large calendar to hang anywhere it would be useful in your home. A home office could use a large wall calendar. You then have the capability of changing the calendar every month, every year. You will never have to purchase another wall calendar again. You can even create a weekly wall calendar if that suits your needs better. It's all up to you and what would benefit you the most.

 

3) For the Kids

            What child doesn't love chalk? Take painting on the sidewalk indoors when the weather isn't cooperating. You can paint a small kids table in chalkboard paint. That way, they can play and eat a snack at the same time. When they get tired of their designs, they can simply erase it and draw something new. It would be a big help in saving lots of paper, too.

 

            Paint a wall in chalkboard paint for your kids. If you have a play room or even a wall in your kid’s room, try painting one wall in the paint. You don't have to go nuts and paint the entire room in chalkboard paint. It would look best if only one wall was done. That way, you can still have bright, happy colors in the room and still be able to write and draw all over one entire wall. The kids would love the idea of being able to draw on a wall without getting in trouble. Let their imaginations run wild.

 

Basically, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can paint with chalkboard paint. Use your imagination. Be creative. Take a look around your home and see what you can come up with. Maybe you even want to paint one of your walls in chalkboard paint.

 

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