Secure Locks for the Restoration of Period Houses

Written by Ali Arnold

Having problems finding suitable, secure lock for your period property or log cottage?

A ready made lock block, could berepparttar answer. These are blocks of oak or pine with 5 lever mortice, very secure lock inside, all ready for screwing on torepparttar 100140 inside of your door,repparttar 100141 small holding piece fits onrepparttar 100142 door surround.

Ship Ahoy! The Nautical Touch in Your Outdoor Living Space

Written by Debbie Rodgers

Would you rather be sailing or are you strictly a shore bird? Whether you're land-locked or seaside, you can create a nautical look in your outdoor living space by following a few easy principles. You'll find that even landlubbers can answerrepparttar siren song ofrepparttar 100139 sea.

Although any outside space can be adapted to this motif, wooden decks are particularly suitable. And if you can manage to install a water feature so thatrepparttar 100140 deck overhangs it, you'll increaserepparttar 100141 "on-board" feel. Be sure to includerepparttar 100142 following elements.

Color For a real yacht-club feel, think navy, as in uniforms. Not only does navy recallrepparttar 100143 color ofrepparttar 100144 ocean at night, paired with cream accents and brass "buttons", it looks as classy as a ship's captain. You can also add red accents for additional color.

Fabric Make cushions of canvas or canvas-like fabric. For a trim nautical look, edge thick square cushions in contrasting rope piping. Blue and white striped mattress ticking also makes great throw cushions.

Use sailcloth or awning fabric for drapes. Trim them with navy stripes and hang with grommets on brass curtain rods.

Rope's nautical texture can be incorporated in a number of ways. Lay a jute mat onrepparttar 100145 floor, wrap rope around a plant pot, use rope tie-backs on outdoor draperies, display rope-handled baskets or simply pile a coil of rope in a corner.

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