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How to Make Bench Cushions

How to Make Bench Cushions

Comfortable seating positions are very important so that you will be able to relax while you are in your living room. Here is a great way to know on How to make bench cushions in the living room. This is an easy project which only requires fewer materials and can be changed anytime as you [...]

How to Pack an RV Kitchen

How to Pack an RV Kitchen

When you plan a family trip in your RV, one important key is to know the RV kitchen. Know the equipment you have and what other gadgets can function inside. Most likely you won’t have the cooking gear to serve a fine feast for the family. Learn how to maximize your RV’s kitchen so you [...]

How to Open Up a Daycare in Your Home

How to Open Up a Daycare in Your Home

Opening a daycare from your home requires more than just the love for children or experience working with children. It won’t all be just playing games all day, and there are a number of steps you need to follow. You are starting a business, and you will need to have a business plan, and be [...]

How to Become a Home Interior Designer

How to Become a Home Interior Designer

While anyone can become an interior decorator, a certified home interior designer requires years of work and study. The career choice doesn’t simply involve having the ability to turn a dull room into a more attractive one. Careers in home interior design require knowledge of both safety issues and architecture. These professionals can manage custom [...]

How to Repair a Toilet Seal

How to Repair a Toilet Seal

Repairing a toilet seal is rather simple and can be easily done with some basic, household supplies. Broken or loose toilet seals are among the most common causes of a leaky toilet. The toilet seal in most contemporary toilets is present in the form of a ring-shaped seal that has an adjustable collar for tighter [...]

How to Build a Popsicle Stick Bridge

How to Build a Popsicle Stick Bridge

Building a bridge made out of popsicle sticks can be a bit of fun. If you are building it for your kid or for yourself, it is truly a fun way of spending quality time crafting a miniature bridge. The process is a bit easy if you follow the basic and easy to follow steps [...]

How to Build a Loft Ladder

How to Build a Loft Ladder

The loft is a perfect place to store any items that are not used regularly. For example: suitcases, sports equipment etc. Unfortunately, lofts are rather awkward to reach so the best plan would be use a specially designed loft ladder. Specially designed loft ladders from the hardware store can be expensive, so the cheaper alternative [...]

How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

Here, new pine floorboards have been treated with a limed effect and the overall finish is a soft, rather hazy look that complements cool, neutral furnishings. Three hundred or so years ago liming paste was prepared as an extremely toxic solution that was applied to kill off the woodworm and bugs that were eating their [...]

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

Stencils have been used in decoration for hundreds of years and by many cultures. Here is a simple, cost-efficient technique for achieving an even and regular pattern. This stencil was taken from an ancient Greek key pattern. It was made up from thick opal acetate that was easy to see through and match up with [...]

How to Renovate Floor Tiles with Paint

How to Renovate Floor Tiles with Paint

Thanks to exciting new paint products, it is now possible to repair and to paint old floor tiles. A new multi-colored floor can add a vibrant touch to your kitchen. You do not have to live with patterns and colors (and cracks!) you do not care for, or go to the trouble and expense of [...]

How to Paint Your Tile Floor with Acrylic Floor Paints

How to Paint Your Tile Floor with Acrylic Floor Paints

With the new acrylic floor paints you can give full rein to your imagination. The pattern used here is based on the floor tile design of a medieval church. For years floor paint was only available in two or three colors. Oil based, it was very smelly and took a long time to dry properly. [...]

How to Paint Your Floor with Household Emulsion Paint

How to Paint Your Floor with Household Emulsion Paint

This compass design is much easier to mark out and paint than it might appear. Using household emulsion paint, it makes an attractive and unusual decoration. Despite the wide selection of quick-drying floor paints, emulsion paint is still an interesting option. Its main advantage is its drying time – in warm weather two coats can [...]

How to Paint Faux Flagstone Floor

How to Paint Faux Flagstone Floor

To lay a real old stone floor is a very specialized task and often requires expensive material – but you can enjoy the colors and impression of stone with this paint effect. Real stone floors are usually associated with cold and draughty dwellings, but I can assure you that the painted version is much warmer [...]

How to Paint a Faux Leopard Rug on the Floor

How to Paint a Faux Leopard Rug on the Floor

An imitation leopard skin rug allows the beauty of this print-like pattern to be admired without cruelty. This is fun to paint and will add a touch of the exotic to any room. Beautiful animal skin patterns are often simulated in fabric and fake fur and this project is meant to create a fun paint [...]

How to Make a Painted Floor Cloth

How to Make a Painted Floor Cloth

This brightly colored floor cloth has been achieved with acrylic paint and is extremely practical. Cut to fit a staircase, it can be taken up when you move home. Floor cloths arc made of a canvas cloth cut to size and then primed, painted and sealed. They were often used in the eighteenth century and [...]

How to Do Custom Marble Paint Effect

How to Do Custom Marble Paint Effect

This project shows you how to reproduce a marble effect and transform a base of hardboard into a rich and opulent surface with depth and color. For many centuries the beauty and richness of natural marble has been imitated. Sometimes it is simulated to perfection, sometimes painted as an effect. We have opted for painting [...]

How to Decoupage the Floor

How to Decoupage the Floor

Decoupage allows you the freedom to turn your floor into a giant picture, creating themed images or abstract shapes. Here the work of the artist Matisse has provided inspiration. Records of decoupage date back to the seventeenth century, when engraved and printed designs were cut out of paper and mounted onto furniture that was varnished [...]

How to Create a Beautiful Mosaic Floor

How to Create a Beautiful Mosaic Floor

Here is a quick and effective way of creating a beautiful mosaic floor. A full spectrum of colors gives the potential for a wealth of motifs and interesting patterns. The small glass tiles used here are those usually found at the bottom of a swimming pool. They are available in a wide range of colors [...]

How to Color Wash Your Floor

How to Color Wash Your Floor

Bare wooden floorboards are gently color-washed with thin transparent layers of diluted emulsion paint, which seep into the wood, allowing the grain and texture to show. Color washing is a simple technique to use on bare wood and the effect can be as light or as heavy as you wish -just add more or less [...]

How to Apply a Crackle Finish to the Floor

How to Apply a Crackle Finish to the Floor

This ‘old paint’ effect is great for uneven surfaces – the glaze will create a lumpy, bumpy finish and give the impression of many layers of paint hiding underneath. This technique is simple to do and is a fun way to use very strong colors together. Try experimenting with unusual color combinations – even bright [...]