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Edwardian design was more eclectic than previous styles of interior design. It drew not only on the Victorian style that preceded it, but of Medieval, Tudor and Georgian architectural and interior design. Because it's less rigid than the Victorian era, it can be used to create a sophisticated yet co
Satin materials often suffer from fraying and splitting on the end of threads due to the way in which they are cut. The way the fabric is fitted together means that it will gradually unravel itself, which looks unattractive on sheeting or items of clothing. Fray prevention solutions are liquids that
To begin with, if you can have two people help the process--one to hold up the artwork and the other to direct--it will make it easier. It can be hard to figure out the location without standing a distance back from the wall. It is, however, possible to do it yourself with some practice.
For a professional-looking paint job, the paint must be spread evenly onto the surfaces without running, dripping, or lapping onto other areas. If you load up too much paint, it will run on the surface and drip onto woodwork and floors. On the other hand, if you apply too little, you will leave lap
Lava lamps, an iconic image of the 1970s, are made from water, oil and a heat source, usually a low-wattage light bulb. The oil, heavier than the water, sits on the bottom of the lamp. When the light is turned on, it heats up the oil, which separates into globs and rises. Once it reaches the top, it
Decorating an attic or a room with a slanted ceiling introduces challenges that a level ceiling does not. Because the ceiling starts off high and dips low across the room, the space often feels closed-in and cramped, especially when stuffed with large pieces of furniture. Use the slanting ceiling to
Distressing a wood table provides the look and patina of a vintage piece without the wait of years and high price tag of an actual antique. Nicks and dings, chipped finishes, and layers of color are what will make people think your table has been handed down for generations. You can add all that cha
Mixing satin and flat acrylic paints together can work well or create a patchy looking painted wall. You have several things to consider when you are experimenting with paints. First, don't be afraid of your wall paint. Worst case scenario, you paint over what doesn't work. Second, only experiment w
It is difficult enough to redecorate your son or daughter's room when they mature from being a baby and want to express themselves, but if you have a couple of youngsters sharing a space, this ...
Sofas are expensive pieces of furniture, and the fabric, foam, wood and metal they're made from can make them prone to mold, warping, cracking and even rust because of fluctuations in temperature and humidity. It's best to store your sofa in a climate-controlled environment, but whether you use a cl
Numerous futon accessories are available on the market. Some accessories ensure more comfort with the futon mattresses. Other accessories are designed to be colorful additions to futon furniture. Most accessories come in various materials to ...
Removing baseboards is necessary when you install new flooring, wainscoting or simply want an updated look. The process of removing baseboard trim from plaster walls can lead to unnecessary dents, holes or loss of wall plaster if you do not use the right tools and technique. With a slow and gentle a
Picture frame molding is a beautiful addition to any wall, and gives a plain room a more expensive look. Hiring a carpenter to install picture frame molding can be costly, but you don't have to be a professional to create professional picture frame installations. With proper planning and the right t
There are things that are essential in arranging any kind of event; suitable and comfortable seating arrangement is one of them. You can create a warm and lovely environment that can make the event successful ...
At some point in time, your teen is going to ask for a bedroom makeover. Your teen needs a room to call his own that reflects his personal interests. He will thrive in a room where he is surrounded by all the things that he loves in life. This room should also be designed with your teenager's needs
Ever wonder how you can paint your home and in the process do something cool for your community? There are companies out there that look for ways to serve their community while at the same time offering customer service that is competent and informed. Seeking out home improvement jobs can mean so mu