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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
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
The rustic charm of a log cabin or home adorned with exterior logs suggests serene calm and country-style comfort. Depending on the shade of wood used for the logs, warm or cool interior wall colors will complement the home and express the decorative personality of the inhabitants.
Transform a basic picnic table with decorative items.picnic table image by Penny Williams from Fotolia.comIf you are hosting an outdoor summer birthday bash or other special event, jazz up a plain picnic table with decorative items. Create a casually elegant style or a relaxed,...