How to Decorate Your Kitchen On A Shoestring Budget

Word Count: 454 Summary: Kitchen’s can be one of the most expensive rooms in the house to remodel and decorate. However, there is a way to do this without spending tons of money. Let’s discover how to decorate your kitchen on a shoestring budget. Keywords: home decor, home interior, collectibles, antiques Article Body: Copyright 2006 Monique Hawkins Kitchen’s can be one of the most expensive rooms in the house to remodel and decorate. However, there is a way to do this without spending tons of money. You can decorate your kitchen on a shoestring budget! With patience, persistence, and a little time, there is one place to find decorative items for mere pennies. Where is this “magic” place? Yard sales! …

Beat the Weeds and Save Time in the Garden

So often new gardeners are put off the idea of gardening by thinking about the time it might take, and the hard work involved. The popular idea of a low-maintenance garden is one of covering the space with decking and gravel, planted with a few grasses and pots of evergreens. However, I have discovered an ideal way to help thwart one of the most time-consuming chores in the garden – that of weeding. This came about almost by accident, as I have a cat who thinks that any uncovered ground is a glorious litter tray! I quickly had to find a way to cover up as much of the soil as possible, but soon realised that ground cover plants gave …

Beach Holidays for Fun in the Sun

Everyone loves beach holidays! The little ones can dig in the sand and splash in the lapping waves. The older ones can swim, get a tan, or just relax. The inquisitive types can explore for sea life, tide pools, and drift wood. The warm breezes and natural beauty are invigorating and restorative. Any trip, however, can cause discomfort if you do not plan well. Here are things you can do to make your beach holidays easier, safer, and more meaningful. In many parts of the world, people head for their beach holidays in the family car. When planning a trip, it’s always a good idea to give the car a good cleaning out first. This will give you more room …

Beginners Guide on Acrylic Painting – How to Set Out Your Equipment for Easy Acrylic Painting

OK you have all the things you need to begin acrylic painting, right? You have acrylic paints, brushes, painting surface, palette, and a container of water. Well, by taking a minute to set out your acrylic painting materials in an organized manner you will enjoy your painting session even more. Ideally when you begin acrylic painting you will have a work space that is level and in a good light. Artificial light can make the colors look different when compared to natural light. It is a good idea to get full spectrum light bulbs from an art store if you have to paint in artificial light. This is a worthwhile investment. Layout you palette, paints, brushes and water to the …

Beginners Guide By BOLC

Word Count: 327 Summary: With so many online casinos out there is can be much harder then you think to find the ‘right’ casino. Different players have different expectations of what they want from a casino, however there plenty of things that need to be considered. Online Casino Beginners Guide Keywords: online casino,casino online,online casino guide Article Body: Choose a Casino If the online casino is not powered by one of the software providers, move on immediately: Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic and, in limited instances, Real Time Gaming. If you can’t find licensing information on the website, it’s not even worth wasting your time. Download the Free software Visit the casino website and it should be easy to spot, Find the …

Beginner’s Acrylic Painting – Paper Painting Surfaces – What You Need to Know

Have you ever gone in to buy some paper for painting and been overwhelmed by the choice? You would think it would be a simple thing to buy a sheet of paper, wouldn’t you? Well, it can be if you know what the different choices mean and how it can affect your finished painting. Manufacturers have created a whole range of paper products for the artist. So many choices that unless you know what some of the terms mean it can be very confusing. When you want your painting to last for a long time always go for acid-free. This is the type of paper used in archives. The next thing is the surface texture of the paper, whether you …

9 Ways To Inexpensively Decorate Your Bathroom

The bathroom has evolved over the past decades from a strictly useful and functional room to one that is similar to a spa. And just because there aren’t thousands of dollars available for decorating doesn’t mean that a bath can’t be unique, dramatic and thoroughly satisfying. Here are nine frugal ways to spice up any bathroom. 1. Collections of inexpensive mirrors add both light and space to any bathroom. They reflect colors, faces and other decorations and add character and interest . Mirrors are much more effective when grouped together rather than being a scattered mass simply hanging on a wall. 2. Pictures or prints can be massed on a wall. For maximum impact hang them closely together rather than …

8 Styles of Southwestern Rugs

If you have a southwestern or Navajo decor you are going to be very pleased with the rugs that are available to complete your room. Southwestern rugs are a work of art and very affordable. They are very versatile! Here are 8 styles of Southwestern Rugs that are very popular. 1. Southwestern Handmade Area Rugs Handmade are rugs will contain Southwestern colors, designs, and figures. They may use subtle desert tones are vibrant bright colors depending on the design. These Southwest rugs are perfect for a bedroom, porch, kitchen, sun room, living room rugs, or family room. 2. Southwestern Spirit Rugs Southwest spirit area rugs draws use a wide variety of colors and design that are tied to the spirituality …

10 Quick Ways to Change Your Fire-less Fireplace from a Black Hole to a Worthy Focal Point

Everyone loves a fireplace aglow with a roaring fire or flickering embers. But your fireplace need not be a gaping empty hole–like a picture frame without a picture—-those times you choose not to have a fire. As you look over these ideas, you’ll recognize any that will need to be adapted if you have young children or pets with access to the fireplace. Ivy Basket: A lovely basket filled with a thriving ivy plant adds a touch of nature to your room. Let the ivy trail onto the hearth to keep the look informal. Autumn Vegetables: In the fall, create an arrangement of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and silk leaves in autumn colors. Set some of your vegetables on upturned …

10 Quick And Inexpensive Ways To Brighten Your Home For Spring!

Word Count: 738 Summary: Spring is a sign of renewal in many areas of our lives, and our homes are no different! There is something energizing and refreshing about bringing that bright, airy feeling of Spring into your home. Here are the 10 best ways to spruce up and revitalize your rooms, on a dime! 1.Add white! White with your present color scheme will both cool and brighten, adding the freshness that only white can! If your room colors tend toward the warm side, such as yellows, browns, or reds… Keywords: spring decorating, home decorating, decorating on a budget Article Body: Spring is a sign of renewal in many areas of our lives, and our homes are no different! There …

10 Exotic Centerpieces for the Holidays

1. Shoe Magic – Buy gleaming fuchsia (stylish) or red (festive) colored high heeled glass bottom stilettos and fill one of it with flowers of appropriate size for a trendy table top which will set off a trendy, modern theme. You can get a pair at Bobbi’s Gift & Leather website. 2. Quick Centerpiece – Fill a goblet with cranberries and tie a bow at its stem for a quick, festive table top. 3. Candle & Sand – Fill a clear glass bowl with colored sand (available at Crafts stores) and stick red or white or a combination of red-white or red-green candles in the sand. Use about 10 candles and arrange them creatively. Light all of the candles together …

How Different Courses Can Help You Become a Good Golf Player

Golf is an fulfilling and absorbing sport but, even so, there is a risk that you may become stale or bored if you do not change the place where you play. This makes golf different from other games, but the reason for this is the very nature of golf. To become a really good golf player, one needs to play according to the unique nature of every course, which in turn means that more than one course is ideal for the maximum development of your game. Therefore, changing courses requires more than one golf course. While you are still a beginner, or are short of money, your choices are usually limited to golf courses near the place you live, work, …

How to Choose the Right Pointe Shoe for Ballet Dancing

Pointe shoes, in many ways, can be considered an extension of the dancer. Designed for pleasing aesthetics as well as function, these shoes typically have a short lifespan, but enable the dancer to move with incredible grace and strength. The most critical feature of any pointe shoe is how well it fits. Proper fit safeguards the dancer’s feet, ankles and legs and makes en pointe work possible. This is especially important for younger dancers, as proper bone development can be impaired by incorrectly fitting shoes. There are a number of brands and styles available, and no single type is built for every dancer. A dancer’s experience, shape of the foot and strength should be considered in finding the best shoe. …

How to Choose the Right Chess Set

Word Count: 436 Summary: A quality Chess Set is a great gift idea that can be used for just about any occasion. This guide will provide the best way for you to choose the right one for your money. Keywords: Chess sets, gift ideas, gift giving, graduation gifts, birthday gifts, gifts for him, gifts for her, buy chess sets, buy chess Article Body: There are no shortages of chess sets for you to choose from out there. As a result BraRoe Chess would like to provide you this service to help make you experience the best that it can be. When you look to purchase a chess set, you two different options in front of you: • Choose a combination …

How to Build a Simple Potting Bench

The potting bench that you are about to read about is not fancy, but very functional. It is also very easy to build and use. Except it doesn’t have any legs! Don’t panic, having a legless potting bench is actually a benefit. I’ll get to that a little later. The potting bench described in this article is actually identical to the potting bench that we have been using for years in our backyard nursery, and it has served us well, potting up tens of thousands of plants. I like it because it is large enough to pot up around ten small plants at a time, and it holds a significant amount of soil. However, since I originally wrote this article, …

How Long to Install a New Roof?

Word Count: 507 Summary: Having a new roof fitted will mean a fairly major upheaval in your life. It may be necessary for you to move out while it is being done so it is important to know exactly how long to install a new roof will take. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that straight forward. Keywords: How Long to Install a New Roof, new roof, roof Article Body: The roof is by far one of the most important parts of your house when it comes to protecting the rest of the building and it’s occupants from extreme weather conditions and many roofs are in a state of disrepair. Yet, despite this, they are left to worsen before people are willing …