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A terrific last minute holiday gift of the perfect solution to your own need for a unique original shelf for a special room in the home, this one works up in no time flat, and will cost about ten dollars to build. The time it takes will be about half... 

Give your kitchen cabinets, or better still, an antique cabinet hung from the living room wall as a focal point, a sense of surprise when they are opened, or leave them open to display your handiwork and the small collections inside them. Line an older... 

Table lamps or floor lamps wrapped in rope seem to be making a comeback, particularly those which are made of alternative objects such as oars, glass globes or something along those lines. The rope trimmed or wrapped items such as lamps and lamp shades... 

Taking an older vintage oil lamp and converting it to electricity isn’t at all difficult and permits you to enjoy the lovely glass glow without the smoke, the stink and the hazard of a fire when you burn it. To convert your vintage lamp, unscrew... 

A perfect Holiday gift, fast to make and easy to stitch up these pillow cases can be made to go with any decor, and in any color of the rainbow. Instead of tossing old lengths of beautiful lace or elegant cloth to the rag bag or remnant container, use... 

The lamp covers you choose can make a room. Particularly if they match or coordinate well. They can also become a focal point in and of themselves if you let them. One particularly nice means of making them special is to use a hole punch designed for... 

We all need a last minute gift  for someone and usually a last minute gift wrap. A few easy techniques can be used to turn ordinary bags, or white paper bags into gift bags for small to medium gifts that are absolutely lovely and will get as many comments... 

One of the newest and best ideas in home planning is the inception of the downloadable designs that can be purchased from various companies internet wide. You don’t need to visit your designer now, or to pay vast amounts to him for personal consultations,... 

Container gardening in wintertime has achieved a whole new height with the addition of a unit that is designed specifically for indoor gardening. The Aero Garden is the first indoor garden, designed for smart gardening to become available in the world. The... 

Hand dipped candles are fun and interesting to make, as well as being a huge money saver. Candles, as I’m sure we’ve all noticed lately, have increased in price a great deal. I tend to love them, and use several each week, particularly during... 

Are you beginning to feel the chill of winter time already? If you are beginning to feel the drafts, maybe its time to size up the doors in your home and see if the weather stripping is worn, torn or altogether missing. Keeping a good seal on the doors... 

Wintertime is a busy time for your garage. With the weather turning south on us frequently your car will more often be parked inside than it has been in summer and fall seasons, and the door on any given day may open five to ten times. Especially at... 

Re-Greening the Holidays: The “spirit” of the holidays seems to have gotten lost in red tape and bottom lines. Christmas has begun to feel like “keeping up with the Jones'” on overdrive. For the budget-oriented gift giver, the... 

You probably bought your first furnace without even thinking about it. The house you bought had it preinstalled, and it worked. What more did you need to know. Many, if not most people will put just about the same amount of thought and consideration into... 

Selecting a vacuum cleaner isn’t at all difficult despite the myriad flavors on the market, if you actually consider what kind of work load it will need to stand up to. How many areas will it be used for. What types of carpet or flooring? Do you... 

When fall rolls around and you are setting your clocks back, and in springtime when the clocks go ahead, is one way to remember to do a few other small maintenance chores as well That’s the time to make sure that all the other aspects of your... 

Moldings come in a wide array of styles, textures and colors. There are now even moldings that are covered in decorative paper or fabric to match or coordinate with your wall covering or paint. Adding a decorative molding can really help to improve a... 

Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas, the more deadly because it is invisible, odorless and tasteless. Small levels of CO are harmless and in fact quite common in the home, however when it builds up it can reach dangerous levels rather quickly, and kill families... 

Leaking gas in your home is something that can happen to anyone and the consequences can be literally devastating Every gas line entering your home should be checked yearly for leaks and particularly if you have done any kind of  work on the gas line,... 

It is looking a heck of a lot like wintertime here in Nebraska. The leaves have fallen and snows been on the ground twice already. Those of us who love the orchids of summer were truly left out in the cold until now. Imagine finding an orchid that loves... 

There are multiple wood burning stoves on the market, and you are are choosing one, selecting the right one for your setting among the many models can be a daunting task. A wood stove will not  only provide savings on your heating bills, but if installed... 

About a year ago, I decided to remodel my master bedroom… pic 1). Should I go Oriental, Modern, Contemporary, or Traditional? NOT! I wanted something totally different and unique. So, I began searching the Internet for a wall mural and came across... 

A  beer  to control garden slugs If you’ve got either veggies or flowers you can bet your life that in addition to bugs, you’ve had visits from snails and slugs late at night, partying on your vegetation. When they arrive, make sure that you... 

We’ve all walked into the house and found ants having their own picnic on our countertop or in a cabinet. I personally prefer not to have to clear away a toxic waste But there’s other weapons that ants absolutely hate that you’ll love... 

Also a great way to keep squirrels from digging your garden Your lemon and orange peels have a chance to do double duty if you hang onto them and plant them in the garden. They will discourage rodents, as well as cats from digging in the garden.’ In...