This post is sponsored by Blue Apron It's crazy how unsettling it is to have your home turned upside down so painters and contractors can come in and work on your house. While it is always exciting to finally have the opportunity to start the projects (so no complaints from me) it can feel a little awkward to move around freely when all […]
Martes, Hunyo 28, 2016
Beautiful Colors to Paint a Table
I love a good green and this table is such a fun pop by Southern Hospitality for Remodelaholic.
Maybe you are more of a coral lover? This modern coral entry table adds a such a glow to this room by Remodelaholic.
Yellow is a happy color. Adding it to end tables adds a bit of a glow to a room these cute ones are by Liz Marie Blog for Remodelaholic.
Not only is this color stunning on this console table, the makeover is amazing by The Moon and Me for Remodelaholic.
Even a neutral colored console table is a great idea. This gray pairs perfect with pops of yellow in the room by Remodelaholic.
A side table can really add personality to your home. Paint a small piece a funky color like pink to represent your style in your home by Restoration Redoux.
Worried about too much color? Paint the legs of a table turquoise (or any other color) and stain the top like this one by Restoration Redoux.
Or just use even less of a bold color on skinny legs like this idea from Postcards from the Ridge.
Or tone down the natural wood and amp up the color like like this buffet by Jennifer Allwood.
Another way to mix natural wood tones with color is to use a metal and wood coffee table. Paint the metal a fun color and stain the top a neutral like this one by Plaster and Disaster for Remodelaholic.
Want to add some color and some sparkle?? Why not use metallic paints on your tables like these cute tables from By Brittany Goldwyn.
Maybe you only want a little bit of a shimmer. Pair a matte hunter green with gold accents for a pretty night stand by Maggie Overby Studios.
Tables aren't just for inside. An outside table can be really bright like this one by Hunt and Host.
Add a polka dot pattern to the top of a table paired with a bright color and you get this little beauty by Restoration Redoux.
A black coffee table might be boring, but not when that black paint is chalkboard paint! Add color using chalk by Postcards from the Ridge.
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John is our Senior Copywriter and is going through the fun and stress-free process of buying his first home. Join him here in this monthly post about home living, moving house and kitting out your first home. First up, some thoughts and tips about clothes moths. He does not want them to move house with him (unless they contribute to the mortgage and are happy to receive deliveries while he's at work).
On this fine day I have decided to pay tribute to the humble clothes moth. Having studied it for many years I must finally concede my respect for what has become my fiercest adversary.
I can spot a clothes moth from 7 metres, even when it's camouflaged in a carpet of the same colour. That's how refined my senses have become when dealing with these niggling critters.
Mark my words, friends. If we're not careful, this innocuous creature will evolve into a race of super-vermin capable of chewing through brick, metal, rock, and Yorkies that have been in the fridge for ages.
Let me describe my carpets to you.
Imagine you had a small garden that contained 5 square metres of grass. Now imagine you had 17 cows living there. Have a think about what your lawn might look like. That's how bare my carpets are.
For years they have been feasting upon the fineries of my home. Every time I vacuum, the bald patches reveal themselves a little more. May the gods have mercy on your soul should you be the kind of person who loathes housework and only vacuums once a year.
Admittedly I only vacuum once a year. But really, is that the answer? That's what they want me to do. I would have to spend every waking moment ushering them into my vacuum cleaner, which would negate my entire existence. An endless purgatory masterminded by tiny, mindless brutes.
And the vacuum cleaner doesn't even get them all! The ones who survive end up in a vessel filled with cloth and dust and everything their hearts desire. It's like hurling a toddler into a gargantuan silo of candy floss.
Anyway, I suppose I'm exaggerating a little. Here's what you can do to deal with the clothes moth.
I'm moving house in August and my new place comes complete with laminate flooring in every room. Any clothes moths who make the move with me will face a barren future indeed. It's a personal preference I suppose, but I find laminate or wood flooring quite lovely and shiny and easy to keep clean. Plus it's perfect if, like me, you have dust allergies.
2. Replace your wardrobe with chain mail and suits of armour
The ravenous clothes moth is yet to reach an evolutionary state where it's capable of consuming metal. You just need to cope with all the peculiar looks that literally everyone will give you.
If you're not familiar with these vacuum bags, then now's the time to get on board. Fill them with items you don't use very often – winter coats, ski jackets, fancy woollen jumpers, spare duvets etc – and then attach a vacuum nozzle to the connector. When it sucks all the air out, not only does it shrink the contents to a fraction of the size for easy storage, but it also stops any moths in their tracks.
Clothes moths hate lavender. Why do you think your nan's flat smells like a vast Dutch greenhouse full of lavender plants? Because she's wiser than you and won her battle with clothes moths decades ago.
Turn their primitive desires against them and capture them in these sticky traps. They give off pheromones that attract the moths, who find themselves stuck to the cardboard. Place them in dark corners and spots that are difficult to reach with your vacuum cleaner.
There's a whole armoury of sprays you can use to stop them breeding. Again, dark corners are where they are most effective – just remember to read the instructions as some sprays require a bit of ventilation once applied.
7. Break out the vacuum
One of my favourite sayings is: “Do as I say, not as I do.” Regular vacuuming will work wonders (so I'm told).
Follow these tips and you'll soon be on top of the problem. But remember, if you find yourself with a pest that you can't handle, our pest controllers can definitely help you out.
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Lunes, Hunyo 27, 2016
How to Build a No-Nails Console Table
by Janet from Shabbyfufu
Build a No-Nails Console Table
Designed by Shabbyfufu | Building Plans by Remodelaholic
- (6) – 2 x 6 x 8′-0″ – for top & shelf
- (3) – 2 x 4 x 8′-0″ – for sides & apron
- (2) – 4 x 4 x 8′-0″ – for legs
- (1) – 1 x 4 x 8′-0″ – for table top braces
- (8) – 4″ by 1 1/2″ – inside metal angle brackets
- (box) 1 1/4″ wood screws
- (box) 2 1/2″ wood screws
- (4) – 28 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ – Legs (the example model is 30″ to top of table)
- (2) – 7″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ – Sides
- (2) – 6′-4″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ – Apron
- (3) – 90″ x 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ – Top Planks
- (4) – 10 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ – Top Braces
- (3) – 90″ x 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ – Shelf
- (2) – 15″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ – Shelf Support
- Miter Saw
Layering Milk Paint for a Beachy Distressed Furniture Finish
After the blue paint was dry I painted a thick coat of the Miss Mustard Seed Ironstone Milk Paint. You can see how it covers but some of the blue shows through as well as the wood grain.
Waxing the table was the final step and gives the paint depth, sheen and protection. I used Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax and applied this with a rag and buffed with some more rags when dry. We decided that since this table would be in a beach environment that two coats of wax would be best. I allowed the first coat of wax to dry overnight before deciding on the additional coat.
- Lumber and hardware $75
- I was happily provided with the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for this project
Isn't that lovely and brilliantly designed? Thanks to Janet and her hubby for sharing with us - be sure to pay her a visit at Shabbyfufu and follow over on Facebook because you will love her relaxed and gorgeous style!
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Whether you're buying or DIYing a dining table, it's important to keep dining table sizes in mind - both for seating and chair height, as well as for ensuring the correct tablecloth size for your dining table. So we talked with the amazing Dawn and Ashley from AD Aesthetic (and you'll recognize Dawn from Designing Dawn, one of our regular contributors) and they put together this beautiful and number-packed infographic for us. Enjoy!
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Choosing the Correct Tablecloth Size for Your Dining Table
Whether you use a tablecloth every day or only for special occasions, it's important to have the correct table cloth size for your dining table. Too large and the tablecloth hangs in the laps (or lower) of your dining partners; too small and it looks like your table has been through a teen-boy-style growth spurt. Grab your measuring table and follow the dimensions above to guide you on your quest for the perfect tablecloth.
Pssst, here's a budget-savvy tip: Amazon has great prices on basic cloth tablecloths, in a variety of colors. You can also get some great deals on pretty patterned tablecloths like these, without ever leaving the house!
Dining Table Seating: How Many At the Table?
When you're buying a new table (or building one), it's important to know how many chairs will fit at the table! If you're wanting captain chairs with arms or extra-wide chairs, you'll need to measure more carefully, but the dimensions above will help you determine how many standard-size dining chairs you can fit at your table.
We love many different styles of dining chairs, so there's always one to fit your style! Whether you prefer a more traditional farmhouse style or lean industrial, or love a more mid-century style Eames chair or a metal Tolix, or whether you're a little more modern with a ghost chair or a more unique modern style - it's so fun to shop around!
Choosing a Comfortable Chair Height for Your Dining Table
Most people prefer a standard height dining table, between 28″ and 30″, which requires a standard height dining chair with a seat height of 17″ to 18″. The standard height is comfortable to sit on, accessible for children and aging adults, and works well with most kitchen and dining table light fixture heights (although if you're tall like me, I like my dining table light higher anyway!). As your table and chairs get taller, you'll need to adjust any hanging light fixtures as well. And as you chairs get taller, sturdiness becomes an even more important factor - no wobbly tippy chairs at a bar-height table!
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