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Dragonfly Window Decor

Dragonfly Window Decor

Dragonfly Window Pane Stained GlassDragonfly inspired window decorations

Part of my series on Dragonfly Decor Ideas , this page features a selection of my favorite dragonfly window decor. Included are some stunning stained glass windows panels and shimmering sun catchers that are sure to catch your eye. I've tried to include a variety of styles and a range of prices to suit every budget - if the Tiffany-style dragonfly window panels are too much for you, you can always go for a similar look with peel and stick decals.

I've even included a few facts about dragonflies to entertain you. So...whether you want something spectacular or something simple, I'm sure there will be something here to suit you. I hope you enjoy my selection and that you will visit my other pages in this series.

Blue River Dragonfly/Butterfly Art Glass Vertical Window Panel

 Regal Art and Gift Sun Catcher, Dragonfly Design Toscano Dragonflies Dance Stained Glass Window Tiffany Style Stained Glass Dragonfly Night Light Joan Baker Designs SO256 Dragonfly with Lilies Art Glass Suncatcher, 4-1/2-Inch by 3-1/4-Inch

Dragonfly Stained Glass Windows

One excellent idea to enhance a dragonfly inspired decor is one of these delightful stained glass window panels. They fit over your existing window by hanging mounts and chains. The sunshine through the window will bring these panels to life.

 Botanical Red Dragonfly Stained Glass Suncatcher Makenier Vintage Tiffany Style Stained Art Glass Tiffany Dragonfly Trio Stained Glass Window Design Toscano Dragonfly Pond Stained Glass Window Dragonfly Flower Window Panel Wall Hanging Botanical Collage Glass Art Panel

The symbolism of dragonflies

Dragonflies have been around for millions of year - one fossil dates back over 300 million years so it is no wonder so many myths and legends have grown up around them. Many cultures hold the dragonfly in esteem and here are some of the symbolism surrounding them.

  • In some native American tradition, dragonflies were thought to hold the souls of the dead and a visit from one was a visit from an ancestor.
  • Dragonflies in many cultures symbolize change and purity. Change - because of the different stages a dragonfly goes through and purity because they are always associated with pure, fresh water. This may also be influenced by the way the iridescence which allows them to appear different colors, also highlights the aspect of change.
  • Many cultures believe the dragonfly stand for victory, power and prosperity. These little creatures live amazing lives - they are born and live under water for a couple of years before bursting to the surface, live to the max then die in only a few weeks
  • Because they fly and live for such a short time, the dragonfly epitomizes how to live in the present, in how to make the very best of the time you have.
  • For the Japanese, dragonflies symbolize good luck, peace and prosperity. Because the islands that make up Japan can be seen as being in the shape of a dragonfly, this is a particularly potent symbol for them.new light and joy
  • For those searching for meaning in their own life, dragonflies symbolizes the sense of self that comes with age and maturity.
  • The color of dragonflies appear to change as a result of reflecting and refracting light. Because of that they can appear to create an illusion so, when you hold the dragonfly as your symbol you show the world only what you want them to see. At the same time they allow you to see through illusions.

Hand painted dragonfly suncatchers - eye-catching dragonfly accent

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Dragonfly Meanings

The dragonfly is an insect with large eyes that are multifaceted, two sets of transparent wings, and a body that is elongated. They are similar in appearance to damselflies, with the main difference being that the dragonfly holds their wings perpendicular to their body. There are over 5,680 species of dragonflies in the world, and they have always evoked feelings of intrigue and different forms of symbolism in various cultures throughout the world.

What do dragonflies represent? That depends upon what area of the world and what culture we are speaking about. Europeans consider the dragonfly to be sinister, while Romanian folklore pegs the insect as a former horse that became possessed by the devil. The Swedish lore suggests that dragonflies have the job of weighing the souls of humans, while the Welsh associate them with snakes.

On the brighter side where the dragonfly is not considered to be something evil or bad, the Japanese associate the insect with the seasons of summer and early autumn. They are also recognized as symbols of happiness, strength, and courage. What do dragonflies represent in China? The answer is prosperity, harmony, and good luck. Other more generalized symbolisms that the dragonfly represents are poise, power, maturity, depth of character, living life to the fullest, becoming self aware, and defeating illusions that were self created.With an insect that has inspired so many cultures to develop lore and symbolism pertaining to it, it's no wonder the dragonfly is often a popular theme for both jewelry and home decorating.

Many people like to bring dragonflies into their home decor. When used for this purpose, the dragonfly represents a peaceful environment that incorporates the beauty of nature along with the mystery of the dragonfly. Modern artists also like to use these insects as subjects for such works as posters and framed art work to display in the home. Dragonflies have also inspired many decorative motif designs that are used for home furnishings and fabric for home decorating.

Dragonflies are many times the subject of Art Nouveau designs in jewelry pieces. They are also a popular theme used in making Native American Zuni pottery pieces. Dragonflies are both beautiful and colorful, which makes them a great subject for jewelry. The wings of the insect are perfect for creating stunning pieces using colorful gemstones or shiny precious metals such as gold or silver. Many necklaces, pins, earrings, and hair accessories that feature dragonflies can be found.

Culture also comes into play in jewelry that features dragonflies. For example, a piece of dragonfly jewelry when given as a birthday gift in Japan means you wish that person happiness, strength, and courage. For Native Americans, dragonfly jewelry represents renewal after facing challenging times in life. Colored dragonfly jewelry, in most cultures, has the meaning of overcoming self made illusions. This is symbolic of how the color of the insect is dependant upon the way the light reflects off of it, symbolic of how humans sometimes see things the way the choose to. The jewelry also represents growth, maturity, and making the most out of life in the time that we have.

All of these meanings are sure to make wearing a piece of dragonfly jewelry, or incorporating a dragonfly theme into your home's decor mean something more than it did before learning about its symbolism.

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Dragonfly Floral Stained Glass Window

 Dragonflies Dance Stained Glass Window Tiffany Style Dragonfly Stained Glass Window "Dragonfly Pond" Stained Glass Window

Article publié pour la première fois le 09/10/2015

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Greenworks 27012 10-Inch 8 Amp Electric Cultivator/Tiller Rototiller

Greenworks 27012 10-Inch 8 Amp Electric Cultivator/Tiller Rototiller

Have you been searching for a quality rototiller, that has plenty of power and an affordable price? Finding the right unit can be a challenge, as there are many options on the market today, and not all of them are well-made! In addition, if you prefer to save the environment by going electric, then your available choices dwindle even further. Luckily, the Greenworks 27012 10-Inch 8 Amp Electric Cultivator/Tiller is an excellent solution, as it has a variety of different benefits and features to commend it to you.

First of all, it doesn't produce any harmful emissions, unlike gas tillers which contribute to pollution. This also means you won't be breathing in fumes while working in your garden, which is a nice added bonus! In addition, you won't have the hassle of buying fuel or refilling the tank in the middle of your project. Further, getting tune-ups will be a thing of the past, as you won't have all of the same scheduled maintenance to worry about. Essentially, if you've been looking for a rototiller that is stress free and good for the environment, then the Greenworks 27012 Rototiller is the machine for you.

Yet, you may worry about its power capabilities, and if it can tackle your gardening jobs. Many owners of this product are pleasantly surprised to find that its power surpasses that of their old gas-powered rototiller. In fact, it has been known to churn up large rocks, break through sizable dirt clumps with ease, rip through medium-sized roots and even take on hardened clay soil.

Greenworks RototillerThe Greenworks 27012 Rototiller features 4 tines that chew up the dirt, which you can remove for easy cleaning. Also, you can adjust the tilling width depending upon your needs, to either 6.25 or 10 inches. You'll likely enjoy the cord lock as well, which keeps the electrical cord in place during use. Some customers have commented that this isn't as reliable as they would like, but this is easily fixed with a zip-tie. Finally, the depth of your till is fully adjustable, allowing you to select how far down in the soil you'd like to go.

For the best results the manufacturer suggests that you remove any grass and weeds on the surface, and break up the top soil with a shovel. The Greenworks 27012 Rototiller will handle the job from there, allowing you to plant in freshly tilled soil! Also, with its compact size it is perfect for confined gardening spaces, as it has a smaller turning radius than bigger models.

This rototiller also comes with a 4 year warranty, which is twice the industry standard. Greenworks truly stands behind the quality of their manufacturing, and you can expect your tiller to last for many seasons to come. People also love how a design which is more compact and weighs less than bigger units, can deliver the same level of power. This is perfect if you've been having trouble handling a larger machine, or the effort of using a heavier rototiller is becoming a problem.

All in all, the Greenworks 27012 10-Inch 8 Amp Electric Cultivator/Tiller is an excellent value, giving you the most for your money. If you have a small to medium-sized garden and you'd like to lower your carbon footprint, then this is an excellent choice. You'll no longer have to deal with the problems associated with gas-powered units, yet you'll still enjoy the power and performance that the 27012 delivers.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 27/04/2013

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Unique Shelves Change the Mood of a Room

Unique Shelves Change the Mood of a Room

Zig Zag Wall Shelf

An easy way to add interest to a bedroom, living room or family room is to add some unique shelving. Shelves come in so many interesting configurations including corner shelves, floating shelves and zig zag shelves and they can often tuck into a corner that you are not really using anyway.

With small shelves, you can add some colorful accessories such as a vase, candle or silk flowers in bright contrasting colors to draw the eye. Even though the shelves take up space, you may find that adding them makes the room look bigger instead of smaller. Shelves can be made of wood, metal or glass although if you rent it is better to use a lightweight material.

When buying shelving, consider the size of the space you have, the weight that will go on the shelf and the effect you are working towards. Style makes a difference too. If you like a more modern style, then look for contemporary shelves. You do have the option to take existing shelves and alter them with paint or stain for an antique look or more rustic look.

Shelves can also create a shadow box effect, for display of one item to be hung on the wall. Another option is a thick frame that is hung and used as a shadow box.

Not all shelves need to take up floor space, either. Ledges and corner shelves are often mounted on the wall and do not even go all the way to the floor. You can plot out the space of your room on a piece of graph paper, and pencil in the location that you wish to add the shelves. This will help you see how much space each item in your room uses and you can measure out paper to represent your existing furniture and move it around the diagram to find the best configuration.

Below are just a few examples of unique wall shelves. Click the link for a bigger picture and more details.

Floating U Shelves in Walnut FinishFloating U Shelves in Walnut FinishFloating Shelf with Tempered GlassFloating Shelf with Tempered Glass45-by-15-Inch Wall Shelf, 2-Pack45-by-15-Inch Wall Shelf, 2-PackLarge Corner Wall Mount ShelfLarge Corner Wall Mount Shelf

Article publié pour la première fois le 16/01/2014

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Incredible Custom Stemware For Your Home

Incredible Custom Stemware For Your Home

Zazzle now offers new custom stemware that makes the perfect addition for the home. Now you can have wineglasses customized in both stemmed or stemless varieties. These glasses are not only great for creating a special set of glassware for the home, but also make great gifts. Gift ideas may include, but are not limited to, wedding gifts or for use at a wedding reception, birthday celebrations, graduation parties (for those over legal drinking age), anniversary parties, or as a great housewarming gift to celebrate getting a new home. The designs are etched using special sand carving techniques, which means the designs are actually part of the glass and won't wash off or wear off with repeated used. Here we take a look at some of the custom stemware options, with stemless varieties as well.

Skull and Bones Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Glass shown picture is a stemless variety which can also be ordered as a stemmed wine glass. Features a skull and crossbones logo on the front with option for customizing the lettering. The example shown says "Shuchart's Pub," but would be great with any last name to make a cute, yet practical addition to the home bar glassware collection. Choose from eight engraving styles to make the glasses your own. Stemmed glass is 9 inches high with a 19 ounce capacity, while stemless version is 4.5 inches high with 17 ounce capacity. Glasses are dishwasher safe with etched design so that it won't wear off with use. Note the word "Pub" will not be automatically added to the glass, so please be specific when inserting words to be added. The skull and crossbones design is perfect for those with an edgy, yet classy taste. Can be ordered in quantities of one, two, or four glasses.

Skull and Bones Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Personalized Monogram Wine Glass (Single)

This custom stemware glass offers the options of personalizing the monogram initial and name. Glasses are sold individually, so simply order as many as needed. Glass measures 8 inches tall and holds 11 ounces of liquid. These glasses would make a great wedding reception piece to place on the tables, displaying the newly married couples initial and last name. Makes a great wedding favor and item for guests to take home to remember the special day. Method of engraving used is sandblasting, which lasts much longer than laser etching.

Personalized Monogram Wine Glass (Single)

Family Crest Monogrammed Wine Glass

This glass may be ordered as either stemmed or stemless and comes with eight different options for engraving. Custom stemware may be ordered in quantities of one, two, or four. Choose your own monogram to be deeply etched into the glass using a special sand carving technique. Stemless version measures 4.5 inches high and holds 17 ounces, while stemmed version is 9 inches high with a 19 ounce capacity. Glasses are dishwasher safe. Custom stemware makes a great gift to present as a wedding gift, monogrammed with the couple's initial of their last name. Would also make a great anniversary present for a couple.

Family Crest Monogrammed Wine Glass

Best Mom Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Treat mom to this awesome wine glass which can be ordered in either stemless or stemmed versions. Glass has an etched heart in the center that says "World's Best Mom," along with a banner underneath the heart where you can customize the name. (Seven other engraving styles are available, but the Best Mom style is the only one with the heart and this particular phrase.) Can be purchased in quantities of one, two, or four pieces. This makes the perfect Mother's Day gift, or perhaps a gift idea for mom's birthday. Unique design features carved out deep background panel that creates a beautiful 3D effect. Design is etched into glass and glasses are dishwasher safe. Stemmed glass is 9 inches high and holds 19 ounces, while stemless glass is 4.5 inches tall and holds 17 ounces.

Best Mom Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Tropical Paradise Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

The design on this glass is a beautiful oval shaped with decorative border featuring a tropical palm tree. Banner running along base of oval has room for customizing with family name, like the example shown, "The Jameson's." Makes the perfect gift idea for those who love to travel or who are planning a tropical vacation, or for those who have a vacation home away from home. Can be ordered as either a 9 inch stemmed glass with 19 ounce capacity, or as a 4.5 inch tall stemless glass with 17 ounce capacity. Design is etched into these dishwasher safe glasses. May be ordered as a single glass, or in sets of two or four. (Seven other engraving design options are also available.)

Tropical Paradise Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Elegant Script Monogrammed Wine Glass

Choose from the elegant script style or six other styles for monogramming custom stemware, including Winding Vines, Decorative Diamond, Majestic Circle, Typography, Modern, or Family Crest styles. Available in 4.5 inch stemless glass (17 ounces), or 9 inch stemmed glass (19 ounces). Glasses can be ordered individually, or in sets of either two or four glasses. Larger sets may be ordered and price per glass decreases the larger the quantity ordered. Glasses are etched using a unique sand carving technique and are dishwasher safe. This engraving style makes the perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary present.

Elegant Script Monogrammed Wine Glass

Irish Pride Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

This new Irish Heritage design allows you to have personalized barware and glassware right at home. Features a design with an ornate Celtic shamrock sand-carved in to the glass along with the family surname. Perfect gift for an Irish wedding or to give any friend or family member with an Irish heritage. Also makes the perfect glasses to serve guests during a St. Patrick's Day celebration. Can be ordered stemmed (9 inches tall, 19 ounce capacity) or stemless (4.5 inches tall with 17 ounce capacity) in quantities of one, two, or four glasses. Larger sets may also be ordered with price per glass decreasing with larger increments. Other engraved design options (which would not feature the Irish theme) include Skull and Bones, Ornate Damask, Diamond Border, Union Jack, Best Mom, Tropical Paradise, and Regal Crest designs.

Irish Pride Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Article publié pour la première fois le 01/06/2015

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Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

Red, White, Blue Patriotic Table Decor

When decorating your home for an upcoming patriotic celebration such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or other American events, adding patriotic table decor is one of the easiest and best ways to make an eye catching impact. The table is a favorite place where people gather around to visit, have a chat, and eat their meals, so its the perfect spot to add a little red, white, and blue for the holidays. Here we look at a variety of patriotic table decor pieces sure to brighten your home for the patriotic holidays. Whether looking for something disposable for one-time use, something for everyday or something for a special occasion, you're sure to find something right here.

Americana Stars Patriotic Table Runner

This is a beautiful table runner that measures 55.5 inches by 17 inches wide. Made from polyester, runner can be machine washed. White runner features a decorative scalloped border that showcases red, white, and blue embroidered stars. A beautiful accent for any table setting.

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Star Gleam 'N Burst Centerpiece

Looking for a great patriotic table decoration for general at home use or for a party? This simple centerpiece has a red base with a blue ribbon and red, white, and blue stars sticking up from it like a floral arrangement. Use one or two centerpieces on a table runner for a great look.

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Washable Summer & Picnic Tablecloth

This 100% cotton tablecloth measures 60 inches by 84 inches and is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use. Use for decorating the dinner table for the patriotic holidays, for outdoor picnics, potlucks, and barbecues, and any other gathering with a patriotic theme. Easy care as this tablecloth can be machine washed. Design features red, white, and blue stripes running the length of the tablecloth.

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Patriotic July 4th Fireworks Vinyl Tablecloth

This is a 100% PEVA vinyl tablecloth with polyester flannel backing. Measures 52 inches by 90 inches and is a rectangular shape. Tablecloth can be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth for easy care. Great for everyday use or for special occasions such as Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July holiday get togethers. Design features a dark blue background with red, white, and blue decorative fireworks explosions throughout.

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Americana Chic Table Runner

Made from 100% polyester fabric, this table runner measures 51 1/4 inches by 14 1/4 inches. Perfect for year round Americana decor or for patriotic table decor on special occasions. The two shorter ends of the runner have a wide dark blue band with two large white stars. The main section has seven rows of fabric, featuring everything from floral patterns, to checks, to solid stripes of colors in red, white, and blue.

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Decorative Cotton Patriotic Stars Table Runner

This patriotic table runner is perfect for setting on long tables for buffets and barbecue get togethers. Measures 12 inches by 108 inches and is made from a classic cotton print. Design features a dark blue background with white stars all over it. Add a splash of red for the perfect patriotic table decor.

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Patriotic July 4th Floral Arrangement

This extra large patriotic table decor piece is handmade and features a container with a red, white, and blue star theme. Piece measures approximately 22 inches high by 14 inches wide and contains patriotic colored mesh and flowers. Makes a dramatic accent piece for any table.

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Americana Red White Blue Gingham Plaid Tablecloth

This tablecloth is made from 100% cotton fabric and measures 60 inches by 102 inches. Features a Gingham plaid pattern in red, white, and blue colors. Great for both casual and more elegant occasions. Machine washable for easy care. Great for a classic Americana look or as decor for any patriotic table setting.

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American Patriotic Heart Table Runner

This is a handmade table runner made of 100% cotton fabric. Made in the USA and measures 13 inches wide and 72 inches long. Lined on the back side and custom orders for various sizes are available. Pattern design features stars of various sizes with red, white, and blue assorted flag designs on the hearts. Perfect touch to any Americana themed decor or to add a festive touch to any patriotic holiday or occasion.

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Nautical Patriotic Vinyl Tablecloth

This tablecloth is made from a lightweight vinyl with a flannel backing. Great for everyday use or for a patriotic themed party. Measures 60 inches round and works well for either a nautical or patriotic table setting. Design features blocks similar to quilt blocks of various patterns and prints in red, white, and blue color schemes. Some elements in the design include stars, life preservers, anchors, sailboats, and more.

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Americana Centerpiece Candle Set

These beautiful patriotic candles add the perfect touch to any patriotic table decor. These candles are made to order and are hand crafted, hand dipped, and carved by a Northwestern candle maker. They have ribbons of red, white, and blue in them and are a three piece set, with larger candle going in the center of the table with one taller candle on each side. Dramatic and beautiful accents will make a great conversation piece around the table. A very unique, beautiful, and interesting centerpiece that includes the wonderful bonus of being hand crafted instead of being mass produced.

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Patriotic Plastic Table Cover with Flag Centerpiece

This is a patriotic plastic table cover that measures 54 inches by 108 inches. Design features a dark blue background with star outlines and assorted decorated red, white, and blue stars. This is a great choice for a party or special occasion which requires single use. Tablecloth comes with a decorative patriotic centerpiece of an American flag that measures around 12 inches and has a blue paper honeycomb base. Makes a very nice coordinating set for patriotic table decor.

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Patriotic Table Decor for July 4th-Labor Day- Memorial Day

Article publié pour la première fois le 03/07/2016

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Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Retro Signs for Home Decor

One of the easiest ways to change the decor of any room is to change the accessories and wall art. Sometimes just changing the wall art alone can do the job.

For instance, if you want to change your bathroom from a modern look to a retro look, removing the modern artwork and replacing it with retro signs like the one pictured here, Mermaid Bath Salts, is a fast and easy way to do so.

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This type of sign has a retro image and is painted on a metal sheet just like signs used to be years ago. If you are worried about dampness rusting the sign, you can spray paint it with a clear Krylon spray paint. Clear Krylon comes in a can and is easily applied to any metal surface. It also works to protect the finish of metal jewelry.

Retro Signs for Your Home

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Vintage Metal Signs for Your Home

If you are looking for real antique artwork to hang on your wall, Etsy is a great place to find some. Here are just a few authentic vintage signs that you can buy on Etsy.

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Signs can be used to decorate almost any room. They can be hung as is, or framed just like any other artwork. Depending on the type of sign it is, a shadow box frame might be the best style for framing it.

Retro Signs for Home Decor

Article publié pour la première fois le 21/12/2013

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Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Use Extension Ladder Review

Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Use Extension Ladder Review

Werner Heavy Duty Telescoping Extension LadderIf you are a serious do it yourself person, then you need a serious extension ladder.  A good ladder is necessary for so many jobs, especially indoor jobs like painting near a ceiling, changing light bulbs, installing lighting, and repairing molding, and also for outdoor jobs like siding, painting, repairing brick, and anything on the second story of your house or garage.

My husband and I live in a older home, about 60 years old, and we are constantly repairing our garage roof, fixing siding, and filling in cracks in old plastering jobs.  This year we will probably take on the task of filling in grout around some of the bricks on the outside of our house.

I also use a ladder at different heights constantly in my retail store, because I have a high ceiling with track lights.  I need a 22 foot ladder for that job, and need a shorter step ladder to replace lighting in our front windows.  I also have to patch and repaint walls a lot because I am consistently moving wall art around in the shop.

I have been borrowing the big 26 foot ladder that belongs to my landlord, but I decided that it was time to buy one for myself.  I wanted a ladder that I could use for a lot of different jobs at home and at work, and one that would be flexible and sturdy, so that I didn't feel like I would fall off any minute.  Going up a ladder is NOT one of my favorite things to do, but it is necessary to get some jobs done.

After much research and comparison, I decided to buy the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder, 22-Foot which is the second longest ladder in this model. One of the reasons that I bought this ladder is that I was able to get a tremendous price on this model from Amazon.  I love shopping on Amazon for some items because they have some great deals on products, that even with shipping, I get a better price than stores in my area.  And if you have a Prime Membership, you can get free shipping on most items.

I also liked that the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder is a professional grade ladder meant for a lot of use.  That means that it is a good investment that will last me for many years of indoor and outdoor usage.  If it is good enough for professional contractors, then you better believe it will be good enough for me, even with my multiple uses and needs.

One of the coolest features of the MT Series ladder is that it can be easily transformed into a twin stepladder, extension ladder, stairway stepladder, or two scaffold bases.  This means that my new ladder will replace all of the old rickety ladders that I currently have.  It scares me half to death every time I climb up on those to change a light bulb, and I will be much more secure on the Werner MT series.

I don't have too many jobs that weigh 300 pounds, but if I needed to I can set up the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder as a stepladder, and it will hold a load capacity of 300 pounds per side, including myself and any materials that I might use.  That means that the ladder will hold just about any size person, including a big burly guy, and a load of cement or bricks if necessary.

One of the biggest problems I have had in the past when I borrow my landlord's tall ladder is that it takes up so much room in my office.  This problem is eliminated with the Werner MT, because the ladder's inner section allows it to be folded into three set positions: extension ladder, twin stepladder, and storage. I can store this ladder out of the way when I don't need to use it.  I can fit it in my car trunk to take it too and from home and work. It is also quite easy to adjust the height because it has spring loaded J-locks. Simply disengage the J-locks on either side, telescope the section out to the desired length (in one-foot increments), and then reengage the J-hooks.  I can go easily from changing lights in my store windows to changing the lights in my raised ceiling without having to drag out another ladder.

I get a little dizzy when I have to go on a ladder.  If my husband is around, I always ask him to climb the ladder for me.  But often, I am in my shop or at home and need to climb a ladder when he isn't around.  I am thrilled with the safety rating of the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder.  Double-riveted steps provide long-lasting durability, and an extra wide flared bottom provides firm support while smooth curved side rails provide comfort and safe climbing, and best of all, heavy duty non-marring feet provide slip resistance.  The ladder moves less, I slip less, and it doesn't put marks or scratches on my hardwood floors.  I feel a lot safer on this ladder.

When you get this ladder, it is important to read the instruction manual.  I am the kind of person who usually learns through mistakes, and doesn't like to read manuals, but for using this ladder, you should.  You will understand better how to manuever the ladder and extend it.

You can buy the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder in more than one length; it comes in 13, 17, 22, and 26 feet.  There are also some accessories that you can buy for this ladder that will help with some specialized jobs including a Werner AC96 Standoff Stabilizer for all Werner Aluminum Extension Ladders and Multi-Master Articulated Ladders, and a Werner AC-18MT 3-Way Tray Attachment for MT Ladders.  The stabilizer is great for cleaning gutters on the outside of any building, home or office.

There are lots more reviews of the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder on Amazon.  Click through any of the links on this page to read more about the features and uses of this ladder.

Article publié pour la première fois le 14/07/2013

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