Creative Decorating Ideas Using Old Windows

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

A Room With A View Have you ever wished you had a great view right outside your bedroom window but all you see when you wake up inrepparttar morning isrepparttar 135651 wall ofrepparttar 135652 next-door neighbor's house? Well then follow these easy steps to create your own window with a great view.

What You Will Need for This Decorating Project: 1.An old window preferably withrepparttar 135653 glass still intact. You can find these at flea markets or salvage yards. 2.Poster or picture with a pretty view large enough to put behindrepparttar 135654 window. 3.2 mug hooks 4.1 nail 5.Wire 6.10 thumbtacks 7.Hammer

If you want to paintrepparttar 135655 window, do this before moving on torepparttar 135656 first step. You should consider though that sometimesrepparttar 135657 weathered, antique look adds a lot of charm.

How to Get This Look: - Putrepparttar 135658 window onrepparttar 135659 floor and putrepparttar 135660 poster or picture on it so thatrepparttar 135661 front is facing down. - Userepparttar 135662 thumbtacks to attachrepparttar 135663 picture or poster torepparttar 135664 window. - Make surerepparttar 135665 picture is right side up. - Leanrepparttar 135666 window againstrepparttar 135667 wall so that you are looking atrepparttar 135668 back. - Putrepparttar 135669 2 mug hooks onrepparttar 135670 back of your window inrepparttar 135671 top corners. - Make surerepparttar 135672 opening forrepparttar 135673 mug hooks is facing down. - Userepparttar 135674 wire to create a “hanger” forrepparttar 135675 window. Securerepparttar 135676 two ends ofrepparttar 135677 wire onrepparttar 135678 mug hooks. Make sure there is a lot of excess wire so that when you hangrepparttar 135679 windowrepparttar 135680 wire creates a triangle with 4-inch sides. - Hammerrepparttar 135681 nail intorepparttar 135682 wall where you want your window. - You can now add window treatments to it just as you would a normal window or wrap silk flower garlands aroundrepparttar 135683 wire.

Old windows can be used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few more creative ideas forrepparttar 135684 old window and a plain wall.

Deciding on a clock for your kitchen

Written by Joey Lewitin

When deciding on a clock for your kitchen, it is important to understandrepparttar conditions and requirements that this piece should fulfill. The kitchen is, in essence, a utilitarian room. It is designed to be an area which makesrepparttar 135650 work ofrepparttar 135651 cook easier and more effective. Howeverrepparttar 135652 kitchen also serves a dual purpose, as a center of social interactions between different groups. Many people are drawn torepparttar 135653 warmth, good smells, and tasty treats ofrepparttar 135654 kitchen, making it a natural setting for gathering together. It is these two purposes that you have to consider when deciding onrepparttar 135655 appropriate wall clock to use in this setting. UTILITARIAN CONSIDERATIONS Counter space is important in a kitchen. It isrepparttar 135656 place where chopping, stirring, and setting out your ingredients occurs. As such you don’t have room for desk or floor clocks inrepparttar 135657 kitchen, and you may want to decide early on to go with a wall clock asrepparttar 135658 piece you use forrepparttar 135659 rooms design. Designing cuisine is an art that utilizesrepparttar 135660 fourth dimension of time. If you do not pay attention to when things occur; how long to cook an item, when to add a special ingredient; you will find it basically impossible to produce quality dishes. While most ovens have timers, a wall clock with an additional alarm would allow you to time two different things at once. You can setrepparttar 135661 wall clock to go off whenrepparttar 135662 soup onrepparttar 135663 burner is ready, and leaverepparttar 135664 oven timer to determine whenrepparttar 135665 roasting chicken is ready. Atrepparttar 135666 very least you will want a seconds hand on this clock. Occasionally you have to do preparations that require small amounts of time, such as when boiling an egg. For occasions such as this,repparttar 135667 convenience of a seconds hand readily available onrepparttar 135668 wall will be a welcome perk in your kitchen. DECORATIVE CONSIDERATIONS The wall clock you choose should fit seamlessly intorepparttar 135669 design and color scheme that already exists in your kitchen. Work withrepparttar 135670 structures that are permanent torepparttar 135671 room, allowingrepparttar 135672 clock to act more like an accent to these designs rather then as a center piece. The colors of a Kitchens décor are determined by several factors. Due torepparttar 135673 function ofrepparttar 135674 kitchen,repparttar 135675 internal structures, such a counters, walls, and floors, will probably rely heavily on stone, wood, or ceramic, as these materials are resistant to stains and are highly durable. Large equipment such as ovens, sinks, and microwaves are generally made from metal, but can be painted almost any color.

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