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Dragonfly Inspired Decor

Dragonfly Inspired Decor

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Dragonfly Inspired DecorDecorate your home with a dragonfly themed decor

Dragonflies are so beautiful and ethereal it is no wonder people like to create home decor around them. This page shows you how to decorate with a dragonfly theme. Whether you want to redecorate one room or more than one, or just introduce some dragonfly accents, I have something featured here for you.

The page starts out with suggestions for decorating the largest areas first, the walls then includes window coverings, rugs and accents. If you are looking for some inspiration, then your will find some great ideas here. And of course, be sure to check out all my other dragonfly inspired pages for something specific.

Give your home a completely new look with dragonfly inspired decor. Enjoy.

Dragonfly Decorative Theme Ideas

Ideas for creating the right dragonfly look by decorating the walls

Ceramic wall tiles

Dragonflies

For bathrooms and kitchens add some ceramic tiles in relevant places, for example, as splash-backs. Use only 2 or 3 decorated ones mixed in with plain colored ones for maximum effect. As you can see from just this small sample, you have no color restrictions to worry you. Pick your favorite tile then use the colors in it for background color and in decor accents for a dramatic effect.

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 4 by 4-Inch Dragonfly Ceramic Art Tile Dragonfly - Decorative Ceramic Art Tile Hot Pink Mosaic Dragonfly Ceramic Tile, 8-Inch Dragonfly Dragon Fly in Blue and Green Decorative Ceramic Wall Art Tile 4x4 8 by 8-Inch A Single Dragonfly with a Pink Flower Ceramic Art Tile 4 by 4-Inch Dragonfly Ceramic Art Tile Blue Dragonfly a Dragonfly with Blue Body and Irri Wouldescent Wings on Pink Flowers Ceramic Tile, 12-Inch Dragonfly by Paul Brent - Kitchen Backsplash / Bathroom wall Tile Mural

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Decorate and Paint with Dragonfly Colors - Choosing

You are spoilt for choose in dragonfly colors - some look simple, blue or green or red, but if you look at a lot of them you will see how many dragonflies have multiple colors and incidentally, different textures, which you can introduce into decorating ideas.

The colors. Just like butterflies, dragonflies come in range of colors from soft pastels to bold and vibrant colors. You can find dragonflies in red and pink, fuchsia and orange, blue and saffron, gold and emerald, black browns and every shared shade you can think of. Added to that the metallic sheen of some and you have plenty of colors to choose from for you color scheme. Dragonfly wings can be translucent, simply transparent or they may be colored, spotted or banded. Generally the ones with clear wings tend to have vibrant colors on their body and tail. This pretty little thing gives us loads of ideas. It has pinks, purples, red, orange and blue and metallic grey or blue in the wings.

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Dragonflies have a delicate, ethereal look to them that lends well to a themed decor. Just echoing dragonfly tones against a pastel background creates a great effect. Pick out one of tbe contrasting jewelled metallic tones as a block color in curtains, throws or bedding to bring out the theme. Your carpeting can be somewhere in between your pastel walls and bold accents. You are gradually creating your room. And introduce different textures like satin and lace to represent alternately the body and wings.

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Patricia Quintero-Pinto Dragonfly on SilverPatricia Quintero-Pinto Dragonfly on Silver

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For example, note how dragonfly here looks green but you will also note there is a red spot, subtle orange on the neck and the wings look dark. You could then paint the walls of your room a matching green and use red and orange accents - then introduce the texture of the wings with lace.

Many species change color as they mature, or may vary as the temperature changes. Females may be differently colored from males. All dragonflies emerge with barely any color, although hints of the adult pattern may be visible.

One of the most fascinating things about dragonflies and color is that they can appear to change color depending on the light. What may seem like transparent wings turn iridescent in sunlight.

Dragonfly themed decorative borders

For the walls

Once you decide to go for a dragonfly theme decor start off by picking base colors to build on. Look at pictures of dragonflies to pick out a color. It works best with a solid block color - a pastel shade that you would find in real dragonfly. For accent add a border featuring dragonflies either high up near the ceiling or at dado height.

 Border with Butterflies, Dragonflies and Flowers Whimsical Children's Bug Border Firefly Purple and White Soft Removable Wall Border Orange Flower Dragonfly Wallpaper Border Dragonfly Wall Border Purple Dragonfly Dreams Wall Border Wallpaper Border Watercolor Daisy and Dragonflies Jelly Bug Peel and Stick Wall Border

Dragonfly Wall Decor

Wall decals for decor accents - dragonflies

Peel and Stick wall decals are great for making instant changes in your room - they are inexpensive and they can be peeled off and moved any time without making a mess.

Ideal wall decoration - these wall decals add a touch of whimsy to any room and they are easy to apply.

 Wall Decal Decorative Sticker, Dragonfly Jelly Bugs Peel and Stick Wall Decals Dragonfly in Reeds Wall Decal May You Touch Dragonflies and Stars Dance with Fairies and Talk to the Moon Pretty Pastel Garden Giant Peel & Stick Wall Decals Garden Flowers Baby Nursery Peel & Stick Wall Decals Butterfly and Dragonfly Glow in the Dark Wall Decals Umbra Wallflutter Wall Décor, Set of 20

Dragonfly Curtains

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Dragonfly fabric

for curtains, cushions and pillows

Make your own curtains with fabric featuring dragonflies. You can also make some throw pillows in matching fabric.

 Sundrenched Dragonfly Lavender Imperial Dragonfly Marachino No Sew Fleece Throw Blanket Kit, 48-Inch, Dragonflies Island Batik Dragonflies Dark Teal Fabric Dragonfly Water Garden Dragonfly Tonal Fabric Gilded Dragonflies Dragonflies Black Fabric

How to make curtains and pillows

Suggested Dragonfly Accents

Rugs, Throw Blankets, Throw Pillows
Clocks and Mirrors

Decorative Throw Rugs

A scatter rug or accent rug is a great way to pull a theme together in a room - use more than one if your space is very large but often just one will work well. This green rug with white dragonflies is 30 in. x 36 in. made of hand tufted cotton. It has a non-skid backing.

 Green Dragonfly Dreams Groovy Dragonfly Indoor Rug Dragonfly Rug, 23 by 35-Inch Two Twirling Dragonflies Dragonfly Bath Throw Rug

Dragonfly Throw Blankets

dragonfly decor accents

Throw blankets are great for changing the look of a room in one easy step - there are plenty to choose from - so be sure to check them all out.

Colorful Dragonflies Fleece BlanketColorful Dragonflies Fleece BlanketBlue Dragonflies ThrowBlue Dragonflies ThrowGold Dragonflies Large Blanket Fleece BlanketGold Dragonflies Large Blanket Fleece BlanketDragonflies fleece blanketDragonflies fleece blanketDragonflies on White Throw BlanketDragonflies on White Throw BlanketDancing Dragonfly Art Throw BlanketDancing Dragonfly Art Throw Blanket

Stunning Dragonfly Throw Pillows

 Dragonfly lumbar pillow Dragonfly Gold Lumbar Pillow Dragonflies Gold Dragonfly 20 Botanical Throw Pillows Possibilities dragonfly throw pillows Colorful Dragonfly Abstract Decorator Pillow Glitter Dragonfly Painted Dragonfly Throw Pillow Vintage Floral Botanical Japanese Fan, Dragonfly

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Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

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You can add a little splash of St. Patrick's Day charm by simply adding a festive night light or some string lights to your decor. Here we look at some shamrock night lights that will brighten your St. Patrick's Day or any day you're feeling a bit Irish.

Irish Shamrock Stained Glass Night Light

This night light is made from genuine stained glass and uses an ordinary night light bulb. Measures 3.5 inches wide by 5 inches high. Can be used in any room of the house and plugs into any standard US outlet. Pretty green shamrock design to celebrate St. Patty's Day or to show off your Irish roots any day of the year.

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Night Light - Shamrocks

This model features a fully enclosed bulb and a rotating base that can accommodate outlets in any direction. Glass front provides a vivid visual display. Unit is fully UL approved and comes with a replacement bulb. Design features a very colorful display that resembles a pane of stained glass. Features colorful squares in each corner and several borders of varying colors. In the center is a large green shamrock with intricate designs within it, as well as a background of lighter green shamrocks.

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Stained Glass Shamrock Night Light Cover

This is an interchangeable night light cover made from stained glass. It is meant to be used with the patented Switchables plug, which is not included. Shamrock can also be used as an ornament or a sun catcher in addition to a night light cover.

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Irish Celtic Cross and Shamrock Stained Glass Night Light

This night light features a Celtic cross with a green shamrock in the center. Made from stained glass and metal, this light measures 5.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches high. Makes a unique gift idea, collectible, or decorative accent for St. Patrick's Day. Bulb can easily be replaced with a standard night light bulb.

Irish Night Light Celtic Cross and Shamrock Stained GlassIrish Night Light Celtic Cross and Shamrock Stained Glass

Irish Shamrock Night Light With Claddagh And Light Sensor Base

Made from real stained glass, this night light features a large green shamrock and a claddagh design. Plated with 24K gold for lasting beauty and cut from Emerald green art glass. Measures 3 inches high by 3 inches long.

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Green Night Light - Irish Angel

This adorable night light features an Irish angel wearing a green stained glass dress and holding a dangling shamrock. Works with any standard US electrical outlet. Measures 2.75 inches by 5 inches. Uses standard night light bulb for easy replacement. Makes a super cute gift idea or even a fun and festive decoration for St. Patrick's Day.

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Plastic Shamrock String Lights

Package contains one light set measuring eight feet long, with ten 2 inch plastic shamrock lights per string. Lights are UL listed and have an end to end connection. Great for decorating for a St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks String Lights

This string of light measures 11 feet long and contains 20 shamrock lights. UL approved and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Shamrocks measure 1.25 inches in diameter. A fun and festive way to spruce up your home or patio for some St. Patrick's Day fun.

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Shamrock Light String - Indoor Lighting

This light set measures ten feet long and contains 20 small shamrock lights. Light string does not interconnect. For indoor use only. Makes the perfect accent for St. Patrick's Day parties and celebrations. String is white with green shamrocks.

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Green Shamrock Patio String Lights

Light string measures 11 feet total, with 9 feet of lighted section. This is a 120 volt AC strand with 10 steady burning mini lights with plastic reflectors. Lights are UL listed and approved for both indoor and outdoor use. Perfect for use on a balcony, deck, gazebo, patio, and much more. Plug allows for additional light sets to be plugged into this strand.

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St. Patrick's Day Lights - Shamrock String Lights (2 pack)

Super fun and festive lights help you illuminate banisters, mantels, doorways, and more for St. Patrick's Day celebrating. String measure three feet long and requires two AA batteries for use. There are ten green LED bulbs per strand of lights and this listing is for a two pack of light strings. May be worn as a light up necklace as well.

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Shamrock String Lights - 11.5 Ft, 35 Lights

Decorative lights may be used indoors or outdoors. Battery powered by three AA batteries so there is no cord to worry about. Low voltage means safe lights and they are LED lights which make them very efficient so the batteries last a long time. Strand contains 35 lights and measure 11.5 feet in length. These little shamrock lights are great for decorating the home or office for St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Patrick's Day Lighted Tinsel Garland

This garland and light strand measure 9 feet long and contains 50 lights. Green garland is made of tinsel that shimmers in the light and has green shamrocks within the tinsel. Light string is for either indoor or outdoor use and is UL listed. Had end to end plugs that allows for stringing multiple garland strands together. Comes with two fuses and two replacement bulbs. Adds a fun and festive look to your home or office for St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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Round Shamrock Paper Lantern Patio String Lights

These patio lantern light strings are UL approved for indoor or outdoor use. Lighted length is nine feet, with two additional feet unlit. Strand features ten steady burning mini lights with decorative paper covers featuring white or light green backgrounds with dark green shamrocks. Makes a great decoration for a patio, balcony, or any other party area.

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Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

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How To Make Wall Stencils: Tips to Get the Best Results

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Garden Mural Wall Stencil KitWall stencils provide an interesting look to any part of your home. You can use stencil art as accents or borders on your kitchen or any room. In fact, stencils are the ideal alternative to wallpapers. You have the option to apply the kind of design or color combination that you prefer. However, you need to make sure that you follow the proper application procedure to make sure that the stencils for walls will look perfect.

Featured: Splendid Garden Mural Wall Stencil Kit

How To Create Wall Stencils: Step By Step Procedure

If you wish to give your room a unique look, you should consider using stencil art. The following steps can help you have the ease in using spray paint stencils.

  1. Prepare the materials that you will need for this project. The essential tools for stenciling include a chalk, stencil adhesive, ruler, stencil brushes, level, kitchen towels, and a palette.
  2. Clean the area where you intend to apply stencil art. Make sure that there is no flaking or loose pain on the surface. If you think that the area needs a fresh coat of paint, allow the surface to dry well. When defining a border or area, mark the area by using a chalk. You can also use a ruler and a level to ensure a straight mark on the wall.
  3. Secure the back portion of the stencil by using stencil adhesives. Press the adhesive firmly against the portion that you marked. Start spraying at the least noticeable section in the room.
  4. Then, pour some stencil paint onto the palette. Dip the sponge lightly into the paint. You can wipe off the excess paint with a kitchen towel. You should try to dot the paint gently, layer by layer, until you have achieved the desired color. If you plan to use multiple colors, wait for the first coating to dry before applying the second color. Make sure that you start painting with the lightest shade. Wash the stencil with warm, soapy water as you change the paint color and when the project is complete.

Airbrush Stencils: Essential Steps and Tips

Airbrushing is one of the methods you can use in applying stencils to walls. This technique produces amazing effects. You can blend the colors and create a fine texture by forcing paint out of a nozzle because of compressed air. Check out these steps on how you can use this medium in applying stencil on your wall.

  1. This project requires you to a few materials such as the airbrush gun, compressor, airbrush paint for walls, hose, paper, stencils, mask, and safety goggles.
  2. Place the stencil on the wall by using tape. Cover the edges of the stencil to prevent mess or over sprayed portions. For sharper edges, you will have to press down the ends of the stencil.
  3. Hold the airbrush gun the way you hold a pen. Then, turn the compressor on and make it a point to depress the trigger when airbrushing.
  4. Push the trigger down to release air, and push it back to release the paint. You may pull back the trigger for more supply of paint, or pull it forward to reduce the amount of paint.
  5. You can try practicing the application of paint on a piece of paper, and consider applying different distances, colors and pressures. This way, you can come up with the preferred effect. When you spray at a far distance, the paint will appear less defined , and it can cover a great surface area. Try to test each paint color on paper, so you can be certain that the color is right. Moreover, this can help you determine if the airbrush gun is functioning properly. Allow the paint to dry on your practice area, so you can find out if you have obtained the kind of color or shade that you want.
  6. Start spraying on the outer portion of the stencil and try to work your way into more shading and detail when necessary. Build up the color until you have achieved the perfect, even tone. When shading, move the color across the stencil, and apply slowly from the exterior portion. You may apply additional coats for dark shades, depending on your ideal color quality.

Tips and Advice On How To Prevent Obstacles in Stenciling

Stencil art requires the right application of paint. Make sure that you avoid applying too much paint on the brush to prevent it from bleeding under the stencil. Excess paint will also make your work appear unsightly and messy.

Practice on white paper before you proceed to painting on the wall, particularly if you have no experience in using an airbrushing tool. Then, use safety devices such as goggles and mask to protect yourself from toxic fumes or fine mist produced when using the airbrush gun. You should also cover surrounding areas with cloth, so these would not be painted accidentally.

Typically, it will take you a few hours to stencil an entire wall depending on the size of the room. Before you start applying stencils, you need to prepare the wall by making it free from loose paint or uneven surface. With the right preparation and application of paint, you can obtain excellent results from this project.

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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

A sophisticated vegetarian cookbook with all the tools you need to be at home in your kitchen, cooking in the most nourishing and delicious ways—from the foundations of stocking a pantry and understanding your ingredients, to preparing elaborate seasonal feasts.

Imagine you are in a bright, breezy kitchen. There are large bowls on the counter full of lush, colorful produce and a cake stand stacked with pretty whole-grain muffins. On the shelves live rows of glass jars containing grains, seeds, beans, nuts, and spices. You open the fridge and therein you find a bottle of fresh almond milk, cooked beans, soaking grains, dressings, ferments, and seasonal produce. This is Amy Chaplin’s kitchen. It is a heavenly place, and this book will make it your kitchen too.

Read more about this great cookbook by clicking through below:

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating WellAt Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Sometimes you only need to change one thing in a room to change it completely into a new style. Wallpaper is one of those things. You can add wallpaper to one wall in a room to change the entire mood.

Lately, I have been writing about decorating in retro. One of the easiest ways to change your kitchen, bathroom or living room into a retro style room is by adding one of these retro designed wallpapers to one accent wall. These wallpapers are a hoot! For most rooms, it would only take one day to put the paper up, then you could see the results immediately.

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York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted WallpaperYork Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper

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The wallpaper featured above is a good example. York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper comes in five different color combinations that can be used with almost any color scheme. It is a 50's style design which would go great in a kitchen, entry or bathroom. You don't have to want a retro look to use it, but it certainly can be used for that purpose.

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Another use for a retro wallpaper, or actually any patterned design is to create wall art from it. You can see this done here with this Wall In A Box WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray. This is a very cool look that can be easily done by hand at home. Just place the wallpaper over a frame or on top of an existing artist canvas. Staple it to the back, and hang. In this picture, the paper has been put on four canvases and placed in a 2 x 2 pattern. The dot geometric design is juxtaposed with the squareness of the canvases.

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WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel GrayWIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray

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This is a wonderful wall accent for a den, living room, dining room or bedroom. It can also be used in a hallway or entryway. This is a particularly good idea if you rent the space you are living in, so you don't need to replace the wallpaper. Just remove the nail you are hanging the frame with.

Other Retro Patterns

York Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/WhiteYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/White

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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

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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.

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Dragonfly Themed Garden Ideas

Dragonfly Themed Garden Ideas

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Dragonfly Bird BathThemed garden decor is very popular and one of the most delightful to create is a dragonfly themed garden.  These pretty creatures capture the imagination for their delicacy and beauty. On this page you will find a selection of garden accessories all featuring these charismatic insects. There are dragonfly fountains, dragonfly stepping stones, dragonfly solar lights, wind spinners and dragonfly garden stakes.

If you are buying a gift for someone who loves dragonflies and loves their garden this is the perfect place to do your online shopping.and if you want to attract the real thing into your garden, follow the links at the bottom of the page.

Featured here: Evergreen Garden,Glass,Bird Bath Solar, Tiffany, Dragonfly

Dragonfly Fountains

Dragonfly Dripper/Fountain - Copper, for Birdbath/PondWhitehall Products Dragonfly Birdbath and Pedestal - VerdigrisDragonfly Birdbath Small (1 pc)Dragonfly Serenity Lit Glass Outdoor Water Fountain

Dragonfly Stepping Stones

Spoontiques Dragonfly Welcome Stepping Stone

Spoontiques Dragonfly/Welcome Stepping Stone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

This cute stepping stone will provide a warm welcome to your visitors.

It is hand sculpted of resin then hand painted.

Perfect for use as a stepping stone or as a wall hanging.

Spoontiques Dragonfly Glow Stepping Stone

Dragonfly Wind Spinners

Next Innovations Kaleidoscope Dragonfly Wind Spinner

eye-catching garden decorative item

Wind spinners live up to their name and change shape when they catch the wind. They are perfect for creating movement in the garden.

Next Innovations EKMDRAGONFLYBL Blue Dragonfly Kaleidescope Eycatcher, Medium

This is a beautiful piece of garden art that anyone would love to receive as a gift. The metal spinner features a delicate dragonfly that will spin in counterpoint to the blades when the wind blows. It measures around 1 inches to 12 inches. Made in the USA.

Pretty Dragonfly Spinners

wind spinners

Iron Stop Designer Gazing Ball Dragonfly Wind Spinner D152010Iron Stop Designer Animated Dragonfly Wind Spinner DA17010Iron Stop Designer 3D Dragonfly Wind SpinnerIron Stop Animated Dragonfly Wind Spinner

Dragonfly Garden Lights

Echo Valley Illuminarie Dragonfly Stake

great gift idea for garden lovers

Echo Valley 4204 Illuminarie Dragonfly Stake

This is a delightful garden light from Echo Valley. The pretty dragonfly perches on a globe and inside the globe are crystals that capture light energy during the day so the ornament gives off a sloft glow for up to 4 hours after dusk. Since these are made from hand-blown glass, no two will ever be exactly the same. Us in the garden or add it to a flower container for a great effect.

Solar Powered Dragonfly Lights

Mr. Light 44253 Solar Dragonfly

Dragonfly Garden Accessories

Dragonfly garden accessory

balance buddy

Red Carpet Studios Balancing Buddies Yard Art, 42-Inch Tall, Dragonfly

This delightful garden decoration features a dragonfly delicately balanced on this stake. The balance buddy will move with the wind bringing interest and movement into your garden. This yard art is made of metal with some stone accents. The 42 inch stake is easy to insert anywhere in your garden.

Dragonfly Garden Stakes

Red Carpet Studios Rustic Element Balancers, 32-Inch Tall, DragonflyContinental Art Center CAC80208D Dragonfly Garden StakeAncient Graffiti Dragonfly Duo Short Plant Garden Stake

Dragonfly Garden Flags

Premier 51032 Garden Illuminated Flag, Dancing Dragonflies, 12 by 18-InchPremier Kites 51802 Garden Brilliance Flag, Dragonfly Duet, 12 by 18-Inch (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Premier Kites 51788 Garden Brilliance Flag, Lacey Dragonflies, 12 by 18-InchPremier 51222 Garden Brilliance Flag, Dragonfly Delight, 12 by 18-InchPremier 51321 Garden Brilliance Flag, Dragonfly Haven, 12 by 18-Inch

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How to Attract Dragonflies to Your Garden

More places to find dragon themed garden ideas.

How to Attract Dragonflies
An explanation on how to attract dragonflies to your backyard habitat.
Provide the right Habitat for Dragonflies
A small pond, coupled with the right habitat conditions, will help you attract dragonflies and damselflies to your garden
Invite Dragonflies Into Your Garden : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television
The experts at HGTV.com show how to invite dragonflies into the garden.
How to Attract Dragonflies: 7 steps - wikiHow
How to Attract Dragonflies. Dragonflies, which are large insects in the Odonata family, are sought after by property owners because they as beneficial insects that are attractive and fun to watch. Both the adult dragonflies and the...
Creating a Dragonfly Habitat
How to create the right habitat for dragonflies.
Invite Dragonflies Into Your Garden : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television
The experts at HGTV.com show how to invite dragonflies into the garden.
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