Changing the Color of Vertical Blinds?If you are tired of the color of your vertical blinds, but can't afford to replace them consider changing the color. This is a page about changing the color of vertical blinds.
Recovering a Trunk With Vinyl?This is a page about recovering a trunk with vinyl. You can refurbish an old or plain trunk by covering it with colorful vinyl.
Countertop Colors for Sage Green Kitchen?I have honey oak cabinets, white ceramic tile floors, white countertops and recently painted my kitchen sage green. I was thinking of changing the countertops but I am not sure what color countertops to go with.
Arranging Furniture in a Small Room with Four Doorways?I have a tiny den with 3 standard doorways and a french door. ! I cannot figure out the best way to arrange furniture for function and aesthetics! Any ideas?
Ideas to Brighten a Home With Dark Slate Flooring?I live in a split level loft style home and I have been trying to decorate it for 4 years, going on 5 with not much success. The entire home is over 90% slate flooring and the slate is dark, very dark.
Decorating a Room With Many Doors?This is a page about decorating a room with many doors. Decorating a room with a lot of doors can provide a unique challenge. While multiple access points to a room makes moving through the room easier is does break up any decorating scheme often.
Hanging a Baby Quilt Inexpensively?I am expecting my first child in about a month and have a comforter/quilt that came with the bedding set. I'd like to hang it on the wall as inexpensively as I can. I'm not a seamstress, so actually sewing anything is out. Putting holes in the wall is OK with me.
Coordinating DecorThis is my frugal idea for decorating your home. I choose a picture that I like and then decorate the room based on the objects/colors of the picture. The decor that I purchase has been found at garage sales or thrift stores. The end result makes my home look well decorated but I am able to do it on a budget. These are some of the pictures and decor I have used.
Hanging a Picture FrameWant to learn a quick way to hang a picture frame or wall art? With some painters tape - line up where you want your nail to be. Then tape it down. Now you have your guide ready for you to make a dot to hang your nail!
Decorative Wall ArrangementsYou can fill the blank walls in your home or apartment inexpensively. This page offers some ideas for decorative wall arrangements.
Decorating Apartment Walls Without PaintingIf you are renting, it can be challenging to put your own personality on the blank walls without forfeiting your damage deposit. This is a page about decorating apartment walls without painting.
Displaying Knick KnacksMany of us collect a variety of knick knacks. Depending on their type and size and the possible areas where you might display them there are a lot of possibilities for showcasing your collections. This is a page about displaying knick knacks.
Displaying Graduation AnnouncementsIf you get many graduation announcements in a short period of time, you can display them in several ways. This is a page about displaying graduation announcements.
Decorating a Small Foyer?This is a tiny little foyer which leads to the master bedroom. With the grey and yellow paint what can I do to make this area special? I wanted to hang a vintage wooden frame mirror on the grey wall and put a planter on the yellow one. Also I wanted to cover the electric box which is an eyesore.
Decorating With NatureThis is a page about decorating with nature. You can find many beautiful and useful items in nature to use in your home decor projects.
Hanging Plates on a Wall?This is a page about hanging plates on a wall. Some people collect decorative, seasonal, or commemorative plates or wish to hang antique ones on their wall.
Making a Family Picture Photo CollageThis is a page about making a family picture photo collage. An attractive way to display family photos is to create a collage of various shapes and sizes on your wall.
Redecorating a Mobile Home?This a page about redecorating a mobile home. Redecorating an older mobile home may present some unique challenges, but it is still a very doable project.
Refurbishing Old CandlesThis is a page about refurbishing old candles. Old well loved or stored candles may need a bit of a face lift before their next appearance.
Baseboard Ideas for a Red Room?This is a page about baseboard ideas for a red room. Picking the right color of baseboards is important when the room are decorating is painted red.
Furnishing a Room With Many Windows and DoorsThis is a page about furnishing a room with many windows. It is wonderful to be able to take advantage of the natural light many windows give a room, and still maintain your comfort and privacy.
Decorating a Family Room?I just bought a red leather couch for my family room and have a dark tan recliner. The wall to wall carpet is neutral. What color TV stand would work, black, grey, or brown? What other color(s) can I bring in? The walls are blue.
What Color Vertical Blinds Should I Get?I just purchased a dark grey sofa with beige pillows. Walls are two toned with beige and dark grey. Carpet unfortunately is a camel color.
Cushion Colour Advice?Which coloured cushions would look best with brown colour curtains?
Decorating a High School Senior's Lounge?This is a page about decorating a high school senior's lounge. Some high schools provide their seniors with a lounge for studying and just hanging out.
Stone Coaster Tips and TricksThis page contains stone coaster tips and tricks. Stone and tile can make beautiful beverage coasters to help protect your furniture, but sometimes moisture can collect beneath them.
Decorating a Sunroom?This is a page about decorating a sunroom. A sunroom often becomes the most popular room in the house. With the right decorating scheme you can bring the outdoors inside.
Displaying a Rock CollectionThis is a page about displaying a rock collection. Many of us, adults and children alike, love to collect rocks, for some it is a very serious pursuit.
Decorating Sliding Glass Door?Do you have anything on your sliding glass door other than the vertical, old type blinds, or drapes? I now have drapes on mine and I hate them. Behind the drapes are pleated sheers.
Decorating Rooms With Pink Colored Walls?This is a page about decorating rooms with pink colored walls. Decorating a room to coordinate with pink walls is a fun project, there are many options to completing the overall look.
Displaying Perfume BottlesThis page is about displaying perfume bottles. Many of these bottles are very attractive and you may want to find a fun way to display them.
Choosing New Flooring?What flooring would modernize oak cabinets somewhat? The entire house has oak trim, banister, etc. and we are trying to update w/o changing all the wood.
Wood Floor Stain Color Advice?This is a page about wood floor stain color advice. When remodeling, choosing the wood floor stain is a part of creating the whole room color scheme.
Brightening a Dark RoomThis page is about brightening a dark room. Besides adding more lighting, there are creative ways to lighten a dark room.
Uses for Christmas LightsThis is a page about uses for Christmas lights. Christmas lights can be used for other occasions or even year round.
Embellishing Furniture for a New LookThis page is about embellishing furniture for a new look. There are inexpensive ways to change the appearance of your furniture.
Decorating With BooksThis is a page about decorating with books. Too many books for your book shelves? Use them as part of your decor.
Decorative Filler for a Gap Behind an Electric Fireplace?I am rearrranging my living room and I have a electric fireplace. The only place I can put it now is in the corner. I have a big gap behind it now and I need something to put there. Any suggestions?
Decorating With BranchesThis is a page about decorating with branches. Tree branches, with their unique shapes and textures, make a good starting point for creative decorating using things from nature.
Decorating on a BudgetThis is a page about decorating on a budget. You don't have to spend a lot to decorate your home or apartment.
Decorating Ideas for Former Woodstove Space?I recently had to remove my woodstove as it was old and not complient with current laws. I was wondering if anyone has any decorating ideas for the now empty space that it left behind? The space has brick up the wall and also on the floor where the stove sat. My decor is country/shabby chic. Any ideas? Thanks!
Displaying PhotosThis is a page about displaying photos. Whether displaying school photos or family portraits, the method of display can be a typical frame or something more creative.
Refurbishing a Ceiling FanThis is a page about refurbishing a ceiling fan. Sometimes a new coat of paint or other facelift can give new life to your old ceiling fan.
Decorating a Room to Make It Look Bigger?What is the best way to decorate a 10 foot x 15 foot room with a 12:12: pitch sloped ceiling to make it look bigger?
Giving an Old Wooden Table a Shabby Chic Look?I have a very old wooden table and have been removing white paint from it. I would like to give it a shabby chic look. How will I do this?
Nautical Decor?What can I use to make a fake pier post for on my wall?
Area Rug Placement in Room With a Diagonal Fireplace?What is the rule for the placement of area rugs with a diagonal fireplace which juts out into the room? The rest of the room is a rectangle with an open (wall) at the opposite end from the fireplace.
Other Uses for Window Sheers?I have a pair of window sheers. Other than using them on the window is there something else I could do with them?
White Washing Paneled Walls?Our family room has fine quality paneled walls, which makes the room look dated. I would like to paint over the paneling, but my husband objects. Could I "white wash" the paneling with a white tempera paint?
Advice for Arranging a Room?I have a dilemma for arranging furniture in my living room. The dimensions are 22 x 13. However I have two windows 7ft tall by 9 ft wide, on two connecting walls and then an opening to the dining room. I have a couch, loveseat, and one chair.
Ideas for Hanging a Vintage Unframed Mirror?I have a vintage, heart shaped, beveled mirror with no frame and no way to hang it. It has 3 shelves and is at least 5 pounds. I've called hardware stores and glass stores and no one has an idea what is the safest and best way to hang it.
Keep Paint Samples to Coordinate Home PurchasesI always keep paint chip samples from the paint I have used in various rooms of the house in my purse. I write the room on the back.
Integrating Shabby Chic and Masculine Modern Decor?I am a lover of the shabby chic, feminine romantic, cottage style. My husband prefers masculine, modern, dark furniture, Eames chair look. We live in a large, open California style home with marble-like tile and metal windows.
Creative Ideas for Covering a Sectional Couch?I have combed internet outlet sites looking for slipcovers for sectional sofas. It appears this is a niche not yet available. Does anyone have any great creative ideas for covering a sectional or at the very least, the cushions?
Decorating with Antique French Doors?I have two antique french doors from my aunt. I'm looking for suggestions on how to decorate with them. One door has all the glass panes and the other is missing two panes.The wood is in pretty nice shape. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Color Ideas to Make a Room "Fun"?I just moved into a new house and my new room looks so boring and sad. There is no color. I want to make my room fun! I like blue, green, yellow, orange, red, etc. I want my furniture to match the color of the walls. I would also like to know what kind of furniture I should put in my room.
Couch Seems Too Big for Room?I recently got a new sectional (my husband really wanted a sectional.) I have a great room which includes kitchen, dining room, and living room. I have no choice, but to place this sectional in the middle of open floor against no walls.
Framing an Old Wall Mirror?My 16 year old large, wall to wall mirror has large black spots at the bottom. Where can I get a mirror frame that I can install myself? I would like to dress it up with something that could be washed.
Decorating Drawing Room and Lobby?I have an east facing house. I want to know about decorating the interior of the house. My drawing room and lobby are attached. In the drawing room, I have a sofa and centre table.
Pewter Photo Frames with Brown Walls?I am going to have warm medium brown walls throughout my home. I want to use gray or pewter frames for all artwork and family pictures. I don't like black and am not particularly fond of gold. Will gray or pewter frames work?
Dyeing Rugs That Have Already Been Dyed?I once dyed my bathroom rugs with Rit dye from steel gray to scarlet. I now want to change them to either drab olive or paprika. These color combo's are on Rit's website.
Hanging Coat Racks?I have 2 pegged coat racks that both have 6 pegs on them. I need to hang both of them for all the coats I have and I was needing a crafty idea other than just hanging them both up. This will be in the hallway. They are both on a flat piece of wood with plain pegs sticking out.
Black Accents to Add Drama to a RoomIf you have a room that is blah, but you don't want to spend the money to redecorate, you can give the room drama by adding black. Paint all picture frames, the ceiling fixture and wall decorations black. Paint a few knickknacks black.
Decorating With the Color Red?I am moving to a new apartment and buying new furniture. I like red so I was thinking that I should buy a red sofa. But at the same time I like red walls. So now I am debating which one I should go with. Is there a way to have a red wall and a red sofa, or is that too much?
Decorating With High Ceilings?My fireplace sits in a wall with no mantle, but has an indented space for the television. It sits off center from a 22 foot high pitch. With so much space I need help in decorating between the fireplace and the ceiling.
Redecorating My Boyfriend's Bedroom?I want to redo my boyfriend's bedroom. It has green carpet, white walls and is very small. It has dark furniture. He is willing to let me change anything but carpet and furniture, and not too girly. Is there any way this can be done?
Color Suggestions for Ceramic Tile?My kitchen has beige ceramic tiles, oak wood cabinets, egg shell ceramic tile floors and a white Frig and Stove. We just moved with those appliances and would like to know what color could we change the tiles to enhance our new fridge and stove!
Hanging a Heavy Mirror?How do I hang a heavy, oval mirror? I have found a beautiful oval mirror with a wide beveled edge. I want to hang it above fireplace and have it tilt down slightly. Any suggestions on best way?
Trim Ideas for a Burgundy Room?I just painted living room and hallway a burgundy (with a reddish tint) color have no clue what to do with the trim. Wood molding is not in budget.What would go good in main living area with this color? This was a bold move for me, I've never gone this dark before.
Picture for a Baby Pink Wall?Does anyone have an idea for a picture to go on a baby pink wall? I love karate, singing, ballet, violin, my laptop and nature. I'd really appreciate it if you left some ideas.
Give Chrome Fixtures a Faux Aged Bronze LookSave some money remodeling a room by giving worn out and spotted bronze/chrome fixtures a rich faux aged bronze look.
Help Redecorating My Living Room?My whole house has burgundy carpet and all my walls are white with white borders. For my room I am going to do tan walls, but for the living room I have no idea what color would look good.
Decorating A Sun Room?I have a sun room with light blue walls and I am using black furniture. How can I decorate the room with curtains and an area rug? I have ceramic beige tiles on the floor and also the trimming with wood color. Should I change it or should I leave it?
Decorating Ideas for Brown Shag Carpet?What color walls, and wall decor would look nice with brown shag carpet?
Hanging Lightweight Wooden Carving?I have a 5' L x 1/4in carved piece I have sanded and finished. It is light in weight and I want to hang it as a cornice in my kitchen bay window. I don't want to nail it to the shelf over the window as I don't want to put nails in it. Since it is light in weight I considered velcro. Are there any other suggestions as to how to hang this from the shelf edging? Mahalo
Creative Ideas for Using a Non-operational Fireplace?I have a non operational fire place in my new home. Besides candles what is another way I can use this interesting corner in my new house?
Using a Chinese Paper Lantern?What are some creative things that I can do with a Chinese paper lantern (the round kind)? I want to use it decoratively, but I don't want to use it as a light. Any ideas?
Machine Washable Throw Pillows?The dog vomited on a throw pillow. I washed it and the darn thing spilled some stuffing out into the washer and generally became very lumpy. It's time to replace them anyway. What do you suggest for throw pillows that are machine washable?
Using Old Sports Equipment for Decorating?Looking for ways to recycle sports equipment. We're planning to convert our garage into a game room. Recycling old sports equipment into another item is the way we would like to do this. Any ideas for fishing, billiard, tennis, baseball, football, and golf equipment. Thanks!
What Is a Good Color Scheme For Green Carpet?Help with colors scheme with a green carpet?
Decorating With Dust Allergies?I have allergies to dust, dust mites, and animal dander.
Inexpensive Decor Items For New Home?We are building a new home and I would like to start with some new decor. Does anyone know of places where I can get relatively inexpensive items that have a quality look? I don't have a lot of time to go window shopping and thought I could get some ideas here. I am also interested in online stores. Thank you!
Making Inexpensive Wall Hooks?I am looking for a way to make fairly inexpensive and unique wall hooks rather than using the typical store-bought ones. An example of this would be the hand models used for displaying jewelry (expensive, even on eBay!) Any ideas?
Making Brass Look Tarnished?I have just installed a new shiny brass lock on my seventy-five year old basement door. Does anyone know of anything I can apply to it to make it tarnish or discolor to a dark brown/black so that it will somewhat match the hinges and doorknobs?
Decorating Cinder Block Walls?I need ideas for hanging chiffon on my daughter's dormitory cinder block walls. I can not make any holes or permanent marks.
Dark Walnut Flooring?Dark Walnut Flooring. I would like to use wide planked dark walnut flooring in my new home. I also have medium walnut cabinets.
Hanging a Blanket on the Wall?Could anyone tell me how to hang a blanket on a wall without damaging the blanket? It is not a really heavy blanket.
Removing Color From Fabric?How do I take out just some color from valances. They are too bright of a yellow to match my duvet. I tried putting them in the washer with regular chlorine bleach but no color came out. I just want to take some of the brightness out not all the color.
What Type of Fabric are Hunter Douglas Privacy Sheers Made Of?I am shopping for window coverings and am curious as to what is the 'unique' fabric that Hunter Douglas uses for their Privacy Sheers (Luminette). Any knowledge that you would have to guide me to a similar purchase at a fabric store would be appreciated.
Fireman DecorWhen we moved to the suburbs of our city into another county, my husband became a volunteer fireman for our community. He began collecting fireman items and we needed a place to display them.
Tips for Using a Candle Warmer?I like to use yankee candles but some of them are either very strong, or don't have much of a scent at all. i would like something that has a nice smell, that I could use on my candlewarmer and leave on all day. Some get too strong smelling, and I can only stand them for a short time. Others don't have enough of a fragrance. Does anyone have any suggestions on what frangrances might be good to try?
Late 1800's English Decor?I am interested in ideas for creating an English, late 1800's interior decorating theme around fox hunts and English equestrian decor. My entire home is currently in transition to this style. Anyone know of where used, discarded horse rider apparrel is looking for a new home?
Hanging Light Things on the Wall?I hang many things on my walls with TOOTHPASTE, now that's something to smile about. Inexpensive and easy for anyone to do...
Recipe for "Paste" for Removable Fabric Wall Art?Several years ago I found a recipe for a home made "paste" solution that you could soak fabric in and then hang on the wall. (Ex: cut out balloons and bears.)
Hanging Your Speakers With Macrame Plant HoldersI was at an acquaintance's home recently. They're using macrame potted plant hangers to set their stereo speakers in, so they're not on the floor. I thought this was a great idea, it brings the music, etc. up to where you are, instead of coming from down on the floor.
Shopping For a Redecorating ProjectTake pictures of the room that you are decorating with you when you go shopping. It will make it easier to match decorations with the room.
Profession Decorating Advice?Does anybody have any links for personal help with decorating. I have a awful room that I need help with furniture placement. It has 3 doors, one is a double set, a fireplace and a bay window and the walkway is just about in the middle of the room.
Looking For Home Makeover Advice For My Mom?My mother's home needs a serious makeover. However, the funds are limited and she really doesn't know how to go about getting it done. She's the best mom in the world and I'd like to surprise her with home improvement quest. To whom ever it may concern, please send me information on how to start the process. Thanks!
Sheila from Florida
Does anyone know how to make painted woodwork or doors to look like real wood? Looking for some way to do the older pieces of baseboard in other parts of the house.
I have an older home and have replaced some baseboard with new wood.
Or is there another idea that would work?
Use Coke Tab to Hang a PictureIf you get a photo frame and there is no hook on the back, using a screw attach the Coke tab to the back of your frame. Then hang your picture!
Grouping Country Knick KnacksI used to have cute country knick knacks here and there in my kitchen when I grouped them all together on one shelf it really "popped" together.
Using Natures Own For Decorations, While Going GreenI love creating decorations from items that are free! Not only is it free, it smells nice, adds earthy freshness, and can be changed out and composted, eaten, or dried for arrangements. With apples from the tree, pine cones, and my favorite magnolia leaves, all of earth's freshness, can go back to the earth.
Displaying a Magnet Collection?My daughter is in the military and has traveled all over the world. She buys me magnets from everywhere she goes. My refrigerator is full and doesn't show them well. Any ideas on how to properly display them?
Recovering a Vinyl Covered Trunk?I have what looks like a homemade trunk covered in vinyl. It was a great job I would say, but it's white and been around for years. It needs an uplift. Do I or can I recover again with vinyl? I guess the current vinyl was glued onto the trunk. It looks dirty, but I cannot wash the marks off.
How Do I Fit LED Taper Candles?How do I get an LED taper candle to fit in a candle holder without being wobbly? All the tips I find online are for wax candles. Thanks!
Painting a Ceiling Fan?Can you paint a ceiling fan?
Curtain and Carpet Colour Advice?I have a silver grey draylon paisley patterned sofa with 2 chairs. I chose a red carpet, oh dear! What colour of carpet, in a small room, should I change it with? I would also like ideas for nice curtains to bring all the colors. I want to make it look like a larger room and also homely.
Proper Placement of a Shower Curtain Liner?Are all shower curtain liners supposed to be longer than the shower curtain itself? Mine is, and gets really grungy at the bottom. How far off the floor should it be hung? If I hang it so that the liner is off the floor, the shower curtain doesn't look right cause it's shorter. Did I just buy one that's too long?