Articles for category: Decorating & Design

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How to Care for Bamboo

Bamboo is a grass, but one that comes in many varieties, from dwarf bamboo plants that top out at about a foot to giant bamboo that can soar to 100 feet. The bamboo plant with which Americans are most familiar, lucky bamboo, is not true bamboo at all, but a member of the lily family. ...

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Budget-Friendly Decorating Made Easy with Paintable Wallpaper

Looking for budget-friendly ways to decorate your ceiling or walls? Then it’s time to stretch your dollar with paintable wallpaper. You can get a high-end look for the fraction of the cost. And it’s great for covering unsightly problem walls. Here’s what you can do with paintable relief wallpaper. • The Great Cover Up Sooner ...

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Growing Majestic Delphiniums

Dramatic Delphiniums are highly prized perennials for their majestic flowering spires of elegant blooms. Delphiniums are prized for their intense blue flowers, though they also come in violet, pink or white shades. Many have a charming ‘bee’ or central cluster of petals in a contrasting color, and all carry deeply cut, green foliage below their ...

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How to Make Cupcake Bath Bombs

Crafts such as fancy beading, knitting or scrapbooking are no longer “in”. Among the trendiest, greenest projects for crafters currently is soap-making. Granted, this concept has been in existence for eons, but now, due to improvements in materials, hobbyists can become involved in this craft which is both healthy and enjoyable. Supplies: 1 cup baking ...

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How to Turn Junk into a Homemade Waterfall

What’s more impressive than a soothing waterfall? A homemade waterfall made of materials currently gathering dust. Building a waterfall requires three basics: a tub, tubing and a pump. The rest of the materials are pure aesthetics, so you can use any mix of waterproof items to turn your clutter into an original tabletop waterfall design. ...

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Tips on Purchasing a Pool for Your Home

When it’s summer time, one of the main things on your mind is cooling off-this instant! Sometimes it is best to have your cooling source in your own back yard instead of heading to a public place such as the local pool or a beach. While it’s great to feel your toes in the sand, ...

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Build Your Own Pet Crate or Carrier

I recently went with a friend to the pet store. She needed a crate to help housebreak her new dog. The prices were out of her range for the size of crate she needed. I was interested in finding a carrier for T’siri, as hers is over ten years old. There is a difference in ...

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How to Make a Roman Blind

Tailored roman blinds make an economical window dressing. Rods are set horizontally at intervals across the back so that the fabric folds into neat pleats when raised. Roman blinds lie flat against a window and pull up into tailored horizontal pleats. They can be hung in virtually any type of room to good effect, by ...

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How to Faux Terra Cotta Paint

Terra cotta color is not always just an orange color. Terra cotta color can be a part of this palette, http://www.colorhunter.com/tag/terracotta/1 including blues, greens, beiges, and browns. Faux terra cotta finish is easy to do in 10 steps. 1. Get some hardboard at home supply store to practice faux terra cotta paint finish technique before ...