Metallic finish lures eyes in the first glance and this is what has always made this option in style for fashion freaks. Being a desirable choice for modern interior, most people see it as a perfect choice for adding sophistication and attitude in the atmosphere. If you have not tried metallic before, then you need not worry, as these are available in different forms. Here are some easy tips that you can follow.
To start with, bathrooms and kitchens can be a good choice. Initially, you can choose to have metallic as a new hardware option and target the door handles in your lavatory and kitchen. Upgrading the kitchen cabinets with metallic handles will surely leave you with a good experience.
Next on the list are your appliances. You can opt for high tech appliances with chrome or silver finish to have that stunning metallic aura in your work space. Metallic faucets in stylish chrome with a sleek finish can also be a good addition to your kitchen.
You can embellish your dining area with metallic candleholders. When lit, the brightness of candle flame reflects the shining surface of the metallic candle holder and creates a perfect ambiance for you to enjoy the dinner with your loved ones. Moreover, these cool reflective options will also fantastically entertain your guests.
In addition to this, you can invest your money on metallic vases. These vases can add beauty to the room corners and can even embroider your table tops. Not only this, vases can also be used to garnish the patios and create a more calm atmosphere outside.
These are some tips that can be used while introducing metallic-S in your interior décor. So, tag along these ideas and sprinkle the charm of metal everywhere in your home interior.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Simple and concise way to create the look of your new leather sofa antique look instantly by using chemicals.
Having a new sofa is indeed a pleasure. However, not everyone prefers the new sofa than the old sofa. In fact, now aged old sofa or furniture are in high demand. Old furniture is popular because they have historical value and exotic antiquities.
Antiques are sometimes worth a lot more expensive when compared to the new stuff. So, no wonder many antique collectors are willing to spend huge amounts on buying antiques they want.
If you are one of those who like antiques, but do not have enough funds to buy high-priced antiques , maybe this time is very appropriate tips for you, that is how to create a new look antique sofa. Yes, the leather sofa that looks antique and shabby very appropriate to the theme European style. Although the sofa is not really antique, but its outer surface or the skin can be quite convincing guests or even your own that couch is actually antique.
This process requires chemical substances that can fade the original color of the skin, so the sofa looks old and a little shabby. However, you should know that once you make it look worn leather sofa, then you can revert back. If you still love to do this process on your new leather sofa and expensive, then you can put it off a few times.
Because this process involve chemical substances, you need to to be careful. So, what you need to prepare and how to process? Here's the explanation
Stuff you need:
- Soft wire brush (usually for washing kitchen utensils)
- Clean cloth
- Sufficient water
- Antique Maker Liquid (this fluid can be be obtained in furniture manufacturers)
- Sponge clean
- Protective paint / upholstery leather sofa
- Rub the sofa leather surface. Use a soft wire brush or sandpaper to rub. Prefer circular rubbing directions, and be consistent with the direction. You can add pressure to areas which you want to harden the effect. Usually the area is in the sofa handles, or in the middle seat.
- Wipe gently with a clean cloth to all parts of the sofa which has been rubbed, to remove the remnants of leather particles which are separated due to the polishing process.
- Fill bottles of bed linen with water then spray it slightly to the sofa. This process will be able to remove the rest of the veins.
- Dip a sponge or scrubber into a special liquid to make leather sofa looks antique.This fluid is widely produced in the furniture manufacturers. Gently rub the liquid on the surface of the skin in a circular sofa and consistent, air for 2 to 5 minutes.
- Dampen the sponge, wipe and clean liquid on the couch. Spray the liquid on the surface of the sofa for the parts you want to look more 'antique'. After it, allow liquids to dry out for 30 minutes.
- Once dry, take a clean cloth and use cloth to polish the surface of the leather couch.
- Last, dab liquids or paint a special protective for leather on the surface sofa. Several types of protective paint there is deliberately designed to protect the skin types of antique, then choose the type of protective paint. Apply a thin, flat, and thorough in all parts of the sofa with and wipe with a circular move. Allow the product to dry for 30 minutes and after that, clean the remnants of this process with a clean cloth. Now, a new leather sofa will looks antique.
Tips and Warnings:
- Because during this process you are dealing with chemicals, then you need to use gloves and a mask to protect yourself from chemical contamination.
- Keep the work is done in an open area or at least close to the air vent to prevent odors or gases from chemicals produced poisoning you.
- Keep children as well as pet during the process.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A variety of interesting things about the gazebo as the history, functions, types of gazebos , as well as the development of models and functions gazebo today.
After a few articles yesterday extensively covered patio as related to the park, this time we will discuss one of the other elements are also still in the theme of garden, the gazebo. Similarly, patio and gazebo are a space to relax as well as a shelter from direct sun when we were in the middle of the park. However, in terms of models and functions, gazebo is superior because it is designed for a more flexible purposes. For example, to gather with family, receiving guests, relax with a nap, even as a place to hold a party.
Gazebo itself is very diverse in terms of models. In some countries, gazebo has distinctive characteristics, there is simplified designs like what we often found in cafes, or luxirious gazebo with a closed surrounding area. Gazebos are mostly designed to adjust the function. For example in western countries like the United States, weddings are often held in the gazebo .
With the concept of the garden party, gazebo is the right location for bridal couples to pledge marriage vows. Therefore, considering the number of gazebo so common in many countries in the world, and with a unique and different, so this time we will discuss the history and interesting facts of this gazebo.Thus, we have an additional reference that we can make an example when building a gazebo in the house.
It is undeniable that the gazebo with a variety of models and structures existing in various civilizations in the world, just with a different title. Countries such as China, Egypt, Rome, Persia, and Indonesia has architectural history. Many researchers estimate that the presence of a gazebo in a civilization can not be separated with the climatic conditions in the country. Warm climate conditions make ancient people made a comfortable place to sit relax outdoors while enjoying the surrounding scenery, especially in the afternoon and evening.
In the American colonial period, the gazebo was only found in the homes of the rich. One of the unique form of a gazebo in the U.S. octagonal gazebo, we can see at Mt. Vernon in the home of President Washington.
In the colonial period, gazebo or more often called summer house often exploited people from western countries to enjoy the summer. They did not hesitate to spend a full day in the gazebo. Because, in those days, air conditioning has not been widely used. So when summer comes, they will feel very hot when in the house, although every window and door has been opened.
For that, they build a gazebo or summer house because here they will feel the breeze.This gazebo is also often used young couples who want to frolic outside, but without exposure to sunlight.
In a gazebo with a closed model, usually on all the parts have holes to let the wind from outside can enter and soothing atmosphere in the gazebo. As a complement to coolness, do not forget to plant tree around the gazebo.
Functions of Gazebo
When talking about the function of the gazebo, then we need to look at the state or civilization where the gazebo is used. Gazebo in modern times was introduced by two architects from the United Kingdom named William and John Halfpenny. They began writing about Chinese architecture such as the pagoda or gazebo. This pagoda is the same with gazebo, just in Asia, the pagoda has a slightly different structure, which is made terraced and decorated. In addition, the pagoda is used as a place of prayer.
In western countries, the gazebo is used as a place of relaxation, romantic activities, and discussions. While in this modern era, the gazebo has become one of the decorative features in the gardens at home and mostly used as a dining room or a place to hold an outdoor garden party.
Types of Gazebo
We have seen that the gazebo be found in many civilizations and countries in the world with different models and types. In South America, there are a variety of gazebo made for personal or public interest. For example, for a gazebo used in weddings, usually have a larger size, hexagon-shaped, with a wide opening.
Contrast with gazebo for weddings, gazebo used as decorative elements in the garden are usually half the size of the wedding gazebo. Moreover, usually enclosed gazebo made nets fitted with windows, in order to avoid the insects that get into the gazebo.
In addition to the two types of gazebo above, there are many more types or kinds gazebo else. Modern gazebo as we often see today has simpler design, and usually adjust the imagination and desires of the owner.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Cleaning stains and remnants of cooking in the kitchen is pretty tiring. However, if not immediately cleaned up, then the stain will settle and more difficult to clean. Therefore, after a time it is better to cook a moment to clean up the remnants of the stain.
Stains or dirt leftover contains fat and a lot of oil. This happens when you cooked foods that are fatty, such as curry. For that, you need to look for a powerful cleaning solution to remove stains that contain lots of oil.
This cleaning solution can easily be bought in the stores. However, the side effect of this cleaning fluid could cause stinging in the skin and the eyes. Chemical cleaning solution is effective in cleaning the greasy stains. But are you prepared with the side effects?
For that, it's worth switching to a natural cleanser. What Is it? Lemons! Yes, lemons are known for virulence in fade stains and dirt in the kitchen. Lemon can work effectively in removing stains because the liquid contained lemon citrus acid is quite high but with low pH.
In addition, lemon contains natural anti-bacterial liquid that is not only able to clean grease and oil, but also the bacteria in your kitchen. And certainly, liquid lemon is a natural substance. So, you need not worry about harmful chemicals contamination.
In addition to powerful in removing stains from the remnants of cooking in the kitchen, lemon fluid is also able to eradicate stains, bacteria and crust that is the equipment in the bathroom such as bathtubs, faucets, bathroom floor and tub. Not only that, the liquid lemon is also shown to be a natural bleach for your clothes and make clothing colors become brighter.
With a variety of benefits that are owned lemon, it is no wonder if lemon is a versatile cleaner that can be used in all parts of your home . To make the cleaning fluid from the lemon, the following tips:
1. To clean the cooking and cleaning furniture
Take a lemon and cut it into two parts. Soak in a bowl of water and leave it a while. Use this liquid to clean the surface of the sink, door glass, prints made of iron, pots, pans, stainless steel and other cooking equipment. To maximize its function in removing stains, you can add baking soda to the lemon and let sit for a moment before it is used as a scrub.
2. Whiten and polish dispenser and washing machine
Instead of using chlorine for bleaching chemicals and make your stuff look white and bright, you better replace it with this lemon liquid. Add one tablespoon of lemon liquid to clean and make brilliant dispenser or your washing machine. Allow a few moments, and you will see appliances in your house more brilliant than ever.
3. Cleaning the inside of the microwave
To clean your microwave, take a lemon and squeeze the water to produce a half cup of lemon juice. Pour on a tray or heat resistant container. Put on micorwave and set the heat on medium level. Let stand for 1 to 3 minutes and let stand until the liquid lemon fumes spread throughout the inside of the microwave. After that, remove the container containing the liquid lemon.
Let your microwave for a few minutes before cleaning. Vapor from a liquid lemon peel will be able to dirt, bacteria, and toxins resulting from the combustion of the stick on microwave
4. Cleaning stains and crust that sticks to food containers
Squeeze half the lemon juice and pour into food containers to be cleaned. Let stand for several hours. Then, add baking soda and table salt and water lightly. Scrub the stains for a while until the food container is completely gone.
5. Clean the bottom of the pan
The bottom of the pot is the easy part and filled blackened angus. To clean it, mix a little salt with lemon liquid. Stir briefly until slightly thickened. Then, use a dry cloth to clean the pot with a mixture of lemon and salt earlier. In recent times the swab, then the bottom of the pan you will be clean again.
1. Given the fluid lemon is a natural bleach, then power can be huge in making the goods to be white and bright again. To that end, the use for colored clothes, then use this little lemon liquid.
2. If you do not have a lemon, you can replace it with lemon extract which you can get at the supermarket. Before use, store in the refrigerator for quite a long time before it is ready for use.
Good luck :)
Friday, March 1, 2013
Simple ways to decorate a room in an easy, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly way.
Climate change on earth is one thing that can not be avoided. Amount of pollution as well as illegal deforestation caused severe environmental damage. When nature has been damaged, the climate can change drastically. We can feel the signs of climate change, including many natural anomalies such as flash floods and storms in one area, and a drought in other areas. This natural phenomenon is a sign that our planet is currently in a critical condition.
Indeed, the issues of climate change has been very widely heard. However, listening to the issues alone will not make a significant change. Climate change will certainly happen, but at least we can make steps to reduce its impact. We could preserve our environment and reduce waste. It would not hurt us to participate in the waste processing or materials that can still be used and recycled.
We can use them as part of home decoration or furniture. Surely you're curious, for it, this time we will share the tricks to decorate eco-friendly home with 3 main principles: Reuse (use any items that can still be used), Reduce (reduce waste production and the things that can damage environment), and Redesign (redesigning the old stuff).
If you think that the new stuff is one thing that can bring the feel of luxury in your home, you are wrong. Most houses are applying the use of antique and old furniture to feel the luxury.Therefore, do not push yourself to always update your old furniture.
If you want a new atmosphere and new look, you can reasonably do repainting or replacing it with a new outer fabric. Choose fabrics which are made from natural goods, such as cotton, linen, or wool which is from natural materials. Reused furniture is certainly more environmentally friendly because we have reduced the use of materials.
If you want to do the painting process, make sure that you use VOC-free paintings. Because VOC causes damage for environment.
Reduce (reduce waste production)
One of the things that accumulate in nature and its existence may damage the environment is the waste, especially plastic which is very difficult to disintegrate. Hard plastic materials decompose in the ground and it took thousands of years to decipher.
Therefore, it is best to avoid the use of furniture or household goods in plastics, such as plastic chairs or tables. Although the price is relatively cheap, goods or furniture which is made from poor quality plastic, make it brittle and damaged quickly. In addition, the plastic is not good for health, especially when it is used as one of tableware such as spoons and plates. Hazardous substances may dissolve and contaminate food, especially foods with high temperature.
As one solution, we can do plastic recycling to make our useful materials. For example, we may collect plastic food wrappers and with a little creativity, these objects can be used to make craft bags, tissue boxes, lamp shades, or decorations and ornaments that can enhance the look of the room in our house.
Thus, the production of waste will be reduced and we look into the new room decor with ornaments from recycled plastic materials.
Are you bored with the look of the decor in your home? Or you are bored with the furniture you have now? If so, you do not rush to get rid of it and buy a new one. We can utilize our old decorations and redesign it. For example, by adding a few pictures or paintings in your chair or table, or to change your old wooden chair into a small table by removing the back seat and fix some parts.
Besides, do you still have pieces of leftover wood renovate the house? They should not be discarded because with leftover wood pieces, you can create an infinite creation. You can combine them and make a chair or table creations from the wood pieces.
Alternatively, you can also use the wood as toys such as toy cars or wooden beams. Thus, you can maximize the benefits and potential of the wood so it does not go to waste.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Several Tips on Building Kids Playground:
1. Researc the types of games to the playground
Before buying outdoor game that will be placed in the children's playground, you'll want to figure out the safety level of the game and your child's age. You can find references on the internet, but it would be better if you directly check it in games stores. Look at the quality of these toys and compare the prices.
Better to buy a toy that is slightly more expensive with better quality and better safety level than having to save budget by buying a cheap game. If the price and quality are good, you can buy it.
2. Purchase games one by one
Because you want to make your child happy by building a playground for him, does not mean you should buy many kinds of game that will make your child's playground looks cramped. Simply buy the game to taste and adjust the width of the playground.
3. Make an estimate for the area that you will use as a playground
Measure and specify the location of the playground. Consider also whether this playground will be located on the side or back of the house. Also note the location, and the location should be safe and easily monitored by people who were in the house. If there are other objects in the surrounding area such as a tree or a fish pond, put the object in the sketch design of your playground.
4. Put the games in a predetermined position
After sketching the design of children's playground has been completed, place the games in suitable position. Put the game one by one. Note the location of the game with each other. Ensure inter-type games are not close together. Give a few feet away to avoid friction crashes between games.
5. Put the vehicle to the ground game
To ensure that the vehicle is safe when used in the game, the game is better fitted stuck solid to the ground.If not, then chances are the game will be easy to ride collapsed, especially in times of wind and heavy rain.Therefore, clean the grass and moss around the game to make it easier to stick your poles.
6. Attach any type of game according to the instructions
Since most played type of assembling the vehicle, before it can be used, rides games should be installed by following the instructions provided. Be careful when installing because most games or those made of iron. Ensure the connection between the parts have been linked strongly enough that your child is safe when playing the game.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
We all agree that children need space to play . Yes, it could be an indoor playroom or outdoor one. Outdoor play space is often called as a playground. Yes, because of its location outside the room and usually not far from the house, a playground is usually built on the garden with a variety of different games in it.
Perhaps, not many houses that have children's playground nearby house them. In fact, children of a certain age are strongly encouraged to play and outdoors activities. Thus, these can stimulate their motor skills and allows them to socialize with friends.
In addition, outdoor play allows children to get closer to nature. Therefore, the presence of the children's playground is also important to support the development of the child.
The presence of a playground at home also provides its own benefits. For example, you do not need to take your child to a shopping mall or amusement park whenever your child wants to outdoors activities. In addition, playing in the open air like in the playground can make children more engaged and physically active than playing indoors.
Building children's playground needs several considerations. Playgrounds children must adjust to the age of the child. Thus, the types of games on the playground is safe enough to use the child. In addition, note the location that will be made as a playground, should be quite spacious and safe.
Additionally, do not forget to prepare enough budget, for purchasing games such as swings, playhouse, slide boards, seesaw, and much more.
Now, you understand that your child needs playground to accommodate their desire for outdoors activities.