Creative Decorating Ideas Using Old WindowsWritten 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 in morning is wall of 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 with 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 behind window. 3.2 mug hooks 4.1 nail 5.Wire 6.10 thumbtacks 7.Hammer
If you want to paint window, do this before moving on to first step. You should consider though that sometimes weathered, antique look adds a lot of charm.
How to Get This Look: - Put window on floor and put poster or picture on it so that front is facing down. - Use thumbtacks to attach picture or poster to window. - Make sure picture is right side up. - Lean window against wall so that you are looking at back. - Put 2 mug hooks on back of your window in top corners. - Make sure opening for mug hooks is facing down. - Use wire to create a “hanger” for window. Secure two ends of wire on mug hooks. Make sure there is a lot of excess wire so that when you hang window wire creates a triangle with 4-inch sides. - Hammer nail into 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 around wire.
Old windows can be used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few more creative ideas for old window and a plain wall.
Deciding on a clock for your kitchenWritten by Joey Lewitin
When deciding on a clock for your kitchen, it is important to understand conditions and requirements that this piece should fulfill. The kitchen is, in essence, a utilitarian room. It is designed to be an area which makes work of cook easier and more effective. However kitchen also serves a dual purpose, as a center of social interactions between different groups. Many people are drawn to warmth, good smells, and tasty treats of kitchen, making it a natural setting for gathering together. It is these two purposes that you have to consider when deciding on appropriate wall clock to use in this setting. UTILITARIAN CONSIDERATIONS Counter space is important in a kitchen. It is place where chopping, stirring, and setting out your ingredients occurs. As such you don’t have room for desk or floor clocks in kitchen, and you may want to decide early on to go with a wall clock as piece you use for rooms design. Designing cuisine is an art that utilizes 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 set wall clock to go off when soup on burner is ready, and leave oven timer to determine when roasting chicken is ready. At 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, convenience of a seconds hand readily available on wall will be a welcome perk in your kitchen. DECORATIVE CONSIDERATIONS The wall clock you choose should fit seamlessly into design and color scheme that already exists in your kitchen. Work with structures that are permanent to room, allowing 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 to function of kitchen, 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.