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How to Buy Organic Cotton Duvets on a Budget?

It can be a bit of a challenge to find affordable organic duvets and comforters, but the internet has made it a bit easier. Being on a budget does not have to stop you from ...

Are PVC Blinds Bad for Your Health?

As consumer action groups such as Greenpeace begin to target chemicals found in consumer products, a controversy has been brewing over polyvinyl chloride (PVC). One of the most inexpensive and versatile plastics, PVC has become one of the most common types of plastics used in a variety of products,

How to Paint Plywood Stair Treads

Stairs can get worn out over time through constant use and traffic. If your stairs are in need of some refinishing and you don't want to use carpet or tile, try paint! If your stairs are made of plywood, paint can give them a new life and completely change the look of your house. Also, the paint is

How to Decorate with a Blue Sofa

A blue sofa is an excellent start to a beautifully decorated living room. With the right wall color, art on the walls, floor coverings and accessories, a blue sofa can be the perfect centerpiece to a room that expresses your personal style. Choose classic, earthy or modern styles for a living room t

Beer Glasses and Other Glassware for Your Home

Glassware may be designed to impress, so have a collection in place to impress family and guests during gatherings along with your party skills. If you consume alcohol regularly, or host dinner parties often, you ...

How to Touch Up Paint on a Wall

A newly painted wall is usually flawless, especially if painted by professionals. However, over time flaws start to appear--scuff marks, chipping, holes that need to be repaired and other types of damage. Touching up paint is something even professionals sometimes have difficulty with, but with the

How to Drape a Campaign Style Canopy Bed

Created for use in the field during military campaigns, campaign furniture was designed for quick assembly and dismantling. Campaign canopy beds featured slender, iron posts and canopy frames that came apart for easy transport. Modern reproductions feature the same slim lines, with straight or inwar

How to Paint With Sponging

Sponge painting is a popular faux painting technique for a variety of reasons. It effectively covers up a host of wall imperfections such as flaws and uneven wall surfaces. Sponge painting also adds depth and texture, so it creates visual interest compared to traditional flat color on the walls. You

Qualities of Power Source 1800 Solar Generator

The basic source of energy is sun which is nature gifted. This source of energy is free of cost; we need to pay even the single penny for consuming the energy of sun. So it ...

How to Fluff a Featherbed

Feather beds provide the natural warmth and comfort of soft feathers. Feather beds are typically filled with a mixture of down and feathers—the ratio depends on the type and brand. Feathers (and down) naturally trap air, creating what is called loft. Compressing feathers, as when lying upon t

How to Protect a Bed Cover

Bed covers are designed to prevent moisture from seeping into a mattress. Mattresses tend to absorb sweat and skin oil, turning the inside of the mattress to a breeding ground for bacteria. Bed covers eliminate this risk while also preventing mattress damage from other factors such as beverage spill

How to Decorate Your Home With Gray

Gray is one of the more versatile colors in home décor. In a room that receives a lot of natural light, gray can have a cooling, sophisticated effect. In darker rooms, a rosy gray adds needed warmth and dimension. It can function as a new neutral or, with added texture, trim, patterns or a deep

A Romantic Christmas Themed Bedroom

Wake up to a room full of holiday cheer with the perfect Christmas Themed Bedroom. If you are far from being the old Grinch or Scrooge, than this is the perfect bedroom theme for you. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus and the perfect time to bring families and friends closer togethe

How to Secure a Window Box

A window box mounted outside a window provides growing space for your favorite plants. A hanging container garden will add curb appeal and fill the surrounding space with natural color, beauty and scent to attract butterflies and birds. Depending on personal preference, you can choose a theme for th

How to Keep a Foam Mattress Pad From Sliding

A memory foam mattress pad is a good way to add some comfort and support to your mattress. However, if it slides around on top of your mattress, it does disturb your sleep and you may feel as though you are on the verge of sliding out of bed all night. Secure your foam mattress pad from sliding arou

Handy Man Tips

Tips and tricks that a handyman can useStock pictures of tools used for home and electronics repair image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.comWhether in the kitchen or garage, becoming a handyman or household-renaissance man is within reach of most people. There are plenty of things around...

How to Convert a Fireplace From Decorative to Functional

A decorative fireplace is a fireplace that is unable to burn a fire for one of several reasons. The fireplace may have never had a chimney attached, the fireplace may be damaged or too dirty to use or the fireplace may cause too much mess to use on a regular basis. It is possible to turn a decorativ