Category: home furnishing

My Goodwill Find Vase Under $10

It pays off to be patient and it has been proven to myself that it does. For a year now, I have this nice white decorative twigs we bought at IKEA last year. I am so attracted to them and thought that they could make a beautiful decor in the house so I bought ten pieces. It has been sitting in the corner for I did not have a big, heavy and sturdy vase to it into.

At long last, I found one that is suitable for my twigs and it didn’t cost me much money to buy it. I found this very piece at Goodwill last week for just $8.99. It still looks pretty good and shiny from the outside, just needed a little bit of cleaning and voila!

I went to Goodwill hoping to find a supply box for my second grader but then it wasn’t available, while in the store might as well roam around and see what treasure I could find that day. I was not disappointed for I brought home with me two big heavy vases that could’ve easily cost me $60 for both when bought new. How lucky, right?

Photo below taken in our bedroom. The vase itself matches with the color of our headboard and almost similar color to our curtains I currently use. It also is making our bedroom a little bit presentable I believe.

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Buried in Deep Snow

It’s that time of the year again when many states especially in the northern part are experiencing polar plunge or arctic blast, bitter cold and buried in deep snow. I hope those who are affected are well prepared and have stocked up on firewood for their fireplaces.

When it comes to keeping your family comfortable, well-heated in the house while big snowflakes outside keep falling, it is just great to have your fireplace burning and stocking up on firewood as well as 100 percent natural fatwood starters. All these along with a replacement grate of your old and rusty grate can be found at Northline Express website. You can also check out for Northline Express fireplace grate. Not only that, you can also find great outdoor and indoor products, space heaters, outdoor patio, fireplace and hearth, wood stoves, chimney products and a whole lot more on their site.

Anything outdoors and great specials, just visit the link above and you will not leave the site without finding what you’re looking for.

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Types of Fixtures

When you look at the inside of the home, you might start thinking about how to update the fixtures that you have. As you change the furniture in a room, this is a time when you can change the fixtures as well so that all of the colors and styles blend together. The lighting fixtures are the easiest things to change, and there are numerous styles to choose from. Click here for pictures of some of the latest designs available.

Recessed lighting is a very popular way to go, especially in contemporary homes or homes that have lower ceilings. You won’t have a large fixture on the ceiling to take up a lot of room, and you will still have adequate light for all of the important functions that take place. Another idea for modern fixtures is cove lighting. This is the kind of lighting that you see on shelves. The light is bounced from the shelf to the center of the room on the ceiling. This method of indirect lighting doesn’t give as many shadows as typical light fixtures. There are pendant lights that hang from the ceiling but appear in an elegant fashion and undercabinet lights that are ideal for small spaces.

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Incorporating Bells Into Your Home Decor

There are various benefits to including bells in your home decor. Bells can be an aesthetic addition to a coastal theme decor. A brass ship bell is a purposeful and fun accessory to hang at the entrance to your vacation cottage. Brass bells with an aged appearance can be an attractive, although somewhat unexpected, addition to a modern or rustic decor.

Your personal decorating style, your creativity and your appreciation for the beauty of bells can determine the extent to which you include them in your home and lifestyle. In Feng Shui, bells are considered to be a symbol of creativity. With this in mind, you might want to use a beautiful brass hand bell as a paper weight on your desk or as part of your office decor. A bell of any type would be a wonderful gift idea for an aspiring musician, writer or artist who desires to take their creative talent to its highest level. It could become an inspirational feature in their studio.

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The positive features of bells extends beyond their visual beauty. Bell chimes can be hung inside or outside of your home to enliven and energize the atmosphere with their melodic sound. If your lifestyle includes a meditation routine, or if establishing a meditation routine is one of your goals, bell chimes can be incorporated into your meditation area. Temple bells, a brass bell on a stand or any type of hand bell can be used as part of your meditation routine.

Giving Our Seats a New Look

For four years, all of our chairs were covered with unattractive and ugly old bedsheets and area rugs which sometimes made us embarrassed whenever we have someone come over to our house. I am the woman of the house and is supposed to be the in-charge of the beautification of the house but, guess what? We’ve gone four years of not even thinking of changing those with decent chair covers.

After one day, a friend showed me a link to a site where chair covers were sold at low prices. There were at least a few design choices for the cover and I chose a zebra print. All five chairs we have now look pretty and in uniform. At $28 a piece, I think it is worth the money plus the fact that these covers are reversible. Two of the chairs we have are pictured below, the chair sits in our bedroom and the loveseat in front of our t.v where we squeeze our little bodies in there when we all watch a movie including the dog that leave me little to no room at all.

Anyway, I am just glad that we now have a decent cover that we wouldn’t feel embarrassed if we have someone in our house. The zebra print matches with the brown color of the chairs which for me looks like an animal in Africa with brown soil.

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Patio Cushions

Summer is around the corner and people around this time are preparing to beat the Texas heat. Lucky are those who have pools in their backyard because they can just jump in anytime and have fun with family and friends. If there is a pool, there should also be patio furniture sets to accommodate their visitors.

If you happen to visit this blog today and are looking for new patio cushions, you may go to shop for patio cushions on the link provided here and enjoy browsing on some of their colorful collection suited for Summer season.

A Place in the House for Relaxation and Rest

If you are in the Lod Angeles area and looking forward to buying a whole set of bedroom furniture, mattress and pillows, please check out bedroom furniture los angeles or you may also visit their showrooms.

I can only understand why most Americans invest in a bedroom furniture and the mattress especially because they do want that much needed full rest and sleep at night, they do want to have a comfortable mattress that could give them what they need at night.

Prevent Your Flannel Sheets From Pilling

Unlike some types of luxury bedding, a good set of flannel sheets can provide a soft feel that everyone can appreciate. Manufacturers have created classic patterns in flannel bedding for children and adults, as well as solids that coordinate well with a bedroom’s décor. You can also find sheets in fun seasonal prints, such as plaids and holiday motifs. However, as anyone who has owned flannel bedding or clothing can attest, flannel can start pilling over time. Little balls start forming on the surface of the cloth, making it feel rougher and scratchier on the skin. How can pilling be avoided?

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Not all flannels are created equal. Some flannel fabrics are a blend of cotton and polyester. These blends are more prone to pilling. Choose sheets that are manufactured from 100 percent cotton. A heavier-weight flannel, such as sheets produced by some luxury bedding manufacturers, are also less inclined towards pilling. While shopping for seasonal flannel sheets, feel the surface of the fabric; a flannel that feels smooth does not pill as quickly

Pilling can also be avoided by properly caring for the flannel sheets. When washing these sheets, select a cool temperature setting on the washing machine. Opting for a delicate detergent and a gentle cycle on the washing machine can also prolong the sheets’ longevity and delay pilling. These sheets can be thoroughly dried in a dryer, but dryer sheets should not be used when drying. By following these simple guidelines, you can get years of soft, warm comfort from your sheets.

A Necessity For Those Who Have Back Problems

As much as possible caregivers should make the beds of elderly patients wrinkle free as it contributes to bed sores. The laundry department should also use laundry detergent that is hypoallergenic and sensitive to keep skin from allergens. Once the person reach his or her bedridden stage, all kinds of pains and sensitivity can be felt so using a good foam bed wedge should also be used. It is a necessity for those with back problems and people who spend a lot of time in bed. For tips or help on finding the right foam wedge, please visit the link above.

Wine Storage Is What We Need

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We have a lot of things going on in our house so excuse us if you come by and you find our stuff all over the place it’s because I intentionally didn’t arrange them in their proper place unless we finish painting the walls and putting on a new flooring. Hoping for your kind understanding. For friends who have been here before I know what is on their mind upon stepping inside, haha sorry friends I know there are clutters everywhere but as I said, a lot of things going on around here.

I wish we can buy us a Wine Storage so we can at least free some space in our laundry cabinets. That is where we store few bottles of wines, whisky and other alcoholic beverages for we don’t have a proper place for them especially the wines.

Wine Racks can be a great addition to our kitchen not only they are useful but also they add beauty to a boring and empty space in our kitchen. I am looking at best wine racks on the internet right now and guess what? I love them all, they look gorgeous!