Author: SGHomemaker

Read This Before You Install an Expensive Wood Floor

1. Don’t think traditionally The days of traditionally sized wood flooring may be numbered. Chris Sy of Carlisle Wide Plank Floors says that the new trend in the flooring industry is wider, longer boards. “The design trend is to minimize the number of seams on the floor, which is accomplished by wider, longer boards,” he said. So think big! 2. Don’t buy the wrong wood for the wrong area Different kinds of wood hold up to heavy traffic differently. The hardest woods, like oak or hickory, are better for areas that see a lot of action from people or...

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DIY Oyster Shell trinket Dish

What you’ll need: Oyster Shell ( or other shells ) Gold Spray Paint Clear Sealant Spray Instruction: Clean the oyster shells to make sure there are no bits of flesh left. I actually soaked them in diluted bleach for a couple of hours to make sure there’s nothing nasty left. It did bleach the colour of the shells a little but I actually really like the effect! Protect the area you’re working on. Spray the inside of the shells with a thin coat of gold spray and let dry. If you’ve sprayed on too much and the paint is...

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How to Clean Outdoor Furniture

Having a chill-out area outdoors or at the balcony can be a wonderful area for relaxation, drinking tea, reading a book. But outdoor furniture can get dirty easily and is very prone to weather damage. If you love your chill-out area, you got to take good care it and preserve what you love. Outdoor furniture is made from different material, mostly chosen because they are more weather-resistant. Cleanliness is still something that has to be taken care of manually. In this article we will go through the how to clean outdoor furniture made from the 5 most common types of...

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8 Shoe Storage Ideas That Don’t Require Closet Space

Floating Shelves Floating shelves evoke a boutique vibe and work wonders for displaying your cutest kicks. Over the Mirror Even if you don’t have a ladder or a bedroom alcove, chances are, you have a floor-length mirror. Even hanging a few of your favourite heels at the top will add eye candy while freeing up closet space. Colourful Crates Give old wooden crates a colourful makeover with paint and hang them in your entry. Love the idea of turning one on its side to fit tall boots! Concealed With a Curtain Turn an awkward alcove into a makeshift closet...

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11 Things You Need to Throw Away

1. Old magazines Get rid of old magazines you have lying around because chances are, you aren’t going to read them again. Find places where you can donate your magazines to such as child care centers, doctor’s offices, nail salons, nursing homes, and libraries. If there’s an article that really speaks to you, scan a digital image of it and keep it in your computer. 2. Receipts, bills, and documents Throw away receipts for items that you aren’t planning on returning, and ones that you won’t need to use come tax time. If you’re wary of throwing away receipts,...

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