Creative Decorating Ideas Using Old Windows

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Decoupage pressed flowers onrepparttar different panes of glass. Try using whole flowers or just petals for an interesting country garden look.

Decoupage postcards from aroundrepparttar 135651 world intorepparttar 135652 panes or pictures of a favorite city, like Paris.

Paintrepparttar 135653 frame to match your child's room. Attach clothespins (also painted in a coordinated color) all aroundrepparttar 135654 outside ofrepparttar 135655 window. As you child grows attach school pictures torepparttar 135656 panes and let them userepparttar 135657 clothespins to showcase their drawings, report cards and other mementos. Whenrepparttar 135658 child graduates you have a ready-made decoration.

Make etched glass designs inrepparttar 135659 panes or make faux stained glass out ofrepparttar 135660 windowpanes. Your local craft store should have everything you need to do this, from instructions to materials.

Userepparttar 135661 window to create a fun decorative piece inrepparttar 135662 kitchen. Get a shelfrepparttar 135663 same width asrepparttar 135664 window and paint itrepparttar 135665 same color. Putrepparttar 135666 shelf onrepparttar 135667 wall just aboverepparttar 135668 window so they look like one piece. Put mug hooks evenly spaced alongrepparttar 135669 bottom ofrepparttar 135670 window frame and use them to hold cute mugs, wire whisks, ladles, potholders or other items. Put recipe books along with a few decorative items that match your kitchen onrepparttar 135671 shelf, such as a vase of flowers, decorative plates or a nice clock.

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Deciding on a clock for your kitchen

Written by Joey Lewitin

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The other major color source forrepparttar kitchen’s colors will come from its utensils. These can include spoons, bowls, knives, cutting boards, andrepparttar 135650 rest ofrepparttar 135651 repertoire of tools that a chef may use. The colors of these items will often be basic wood or steal, although they can also come in almost any color. Even though their location is semi permanent, they act as natural decorations and have an enormouse impact onrepparttar 135652 feel ofrepparttar 135653 room. If your kitchen is designed using natural materials it should be easy to find a wall clock made inrepparttar 135654 same or complimentary materials. Stone clocks come in a wide variety of colors and can be made from almost any kind of stone, including ceramics. Steal and metal colored clocks are also widely available, and can range from simple round to artistically soldered works. Wooden clocks can match cabinets, tables, and chairs, but you have to be careful withrepparttar 135655 kind of wood used. Certain woods will warp under extreme heat such as can be created inrepparttar 135656 kitchen. Wood is also an easy material to stain, and a pop of pasta sauce flying out ofrepparttar 135657 [pot inrepparttar 135658 wrong way can destroy an otherwise elegant décor item. For this reason getting a faux wood or plastic wall clock may be a better decision to make. If you can manage to balance creativity with utilitarian design, you can make a truly unique statement in your kitchen using something as simple as a wall clock. Your local yellow pages should be able to direct you to some good resources if you want to go to an actual clock store, and online there are hundreds of sites with a wide variety of clocks available. For starters you may want to try

Joey Lewitin is an author, artist, and designer of unique stone furnishings and home décor. The original designs of him and others can be seen at the site

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