Live in (French Country) Style

Written by BatSheva Vaknin


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Large, thickly woven baskets, chunky clay or old metal pitchers, Chinoiserie pottery, and iron garden shelving units all fit in nicely withrepparttar French Country look. So do ceramic plates, tiles, tablecloths and curtains sporting motifs of roosters, sunflowers, beetles or lavender. Save money by hunting for these and other accessories at flea markets and antique stores.

The final touch needed to makeover your home inrepparttar 145560 style of French Country isrepparttar 145561 addition of flowers. Fresh sunflowers, lavender, and geraniums especially all say "French Country", andrepparttar 145562 morerepparttar 145563 better!

Put flowers in old pitchers or copper pots, in window boxes, and glass vases. Use a variety of colors, and make surerepparttar 145564 arrangements donít look too tame or stylized. Natural grasses are another way to bringrepparttar 145565 French Country look into you home.

Whether you decide to go full out, adding wood beams and stone flooring to your home, or whether you just add a nice chunky wooden dining room table, carved chairs, or a roomy armoire to your existing furniture,repparttar 145566 French Country look can be achieved by anyone who wants to bring a little ofrepparttar 145567 Provence countryside into his or her everyday life.

Please findrepparttar 145568 original article and more information about this subject at http://www.homeandliving.com/DesignAdvice.aspx?Category=FrenchCountry

If you would like to publish this article on your own site, please feel free to do so. Please let us knowrepparttar 145569 url ofrepparttar 145570 posted article by emailingrepparttar 145571 url to batsheva@homeandliving.com. All we ask is that you includerepparttar 145572 whole article, without changes, includingrepparttar 145573 link torepparttar 145574 original article location, author information, this disclaimer andrepparttar 145575 following link.

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A Yale graduate, BatSheva Vaknin writes plays, screenplays and short stories. She has just completed her first novel.


Caring for your Wood Furniture

Written by BatSheva Vaknin


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Protect Your Wood Tables from Damage

Protect From: With: General Harm Table Pad (when not in use) Sun Damage Location out of Direct line of Sun Heat Damage Tablecloths, Placemats, Hot Pads Wax Felt Protector with Plastic Top Water Damage Wood Coasters with Felt Bottom and Waterproof top

Proper Care and Cleaning Polishing wood furniture every week goes a long way toward protectingrepparttar finish from damage and helping your wood tables, chairs and dressers look their best. Beware, though, of cheap polishes, or any polish that contains silicone or alcohol. Alcohol can do permanent damage to a wood surface, as can any household cleaner that contains ammonia. An excellent polish can be easily made at home, by combining lemon oil with 3 parts olive oil.

Now that you know about polishes, donít forget to clean your wood furniture as well. Regular cleaning is especially important for coffee tables and dining room tables where food and drink are daily staples. Use a very mild soap, such as a diluted mixture of hand soap and water, as a cleaning agent for your wood furniture. And if you really want to ensure your dining room table or heirloom wood desk stays beautiful, have your wood furniture buffed and polished by a professional service once or twice a year.

Make Your Own Polish and Cleaning Agents

Type: Mixture: Homemade Wood Furniture Polish = 1 part Lemon Oil + 3 parts Olive Oil Homemade Wood Furniture Cleaner = Hand Soap + Water

*Stay away from Alcohols and Ammonias

Now you are fully armed to properly care for your wood furniture. And donít be disheartened if you are unable to make a nick or small stain disappear completely. Signs of use can add character to a piece of wood furniture, and are often barely noticeable. Whether it is a dresser, coffee table, bookshelf, desk, or dining room table, wood furniture isrepparttar 145559 perfect addition to any home.

Please findrepparttar 145560 original article and more information about this subject at http://www.homeandliving.com/DesignAdvice.aspx?Category=WoodCare

If you would like to publish this article on your own site, please feel free to do so. Please let us knowrepparttar 145561 url ofrepparttar 145562 posted article by emailingrepparttar 145563 url to batsheva@homeandliving.com. All we ask is that you includerepparttar 145564 whole article, without changes, includingrepparttar 145565 link torepparttar 145566 original article location, author information, this disclaimer andrepparttar 145567 following link.

Find great home furniture online at www.homeandliving.com.

A Yale graduate, BatSheva Vaknin writes plays, screenplays and short stories. She has just completed her first novel.


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