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John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System Review

John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System Review

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John Louis Standard Closet Organizer SystemMy older daughter is a high school senior, and therefore, my husband and I are helping her choose a college. In the process of getting her ready for college, we have realized that we have a house full of items that we no longer need, and not only that, but we are supremely disorganized.

Our house is so disorganized, that I have decided to systematically go through every closet, shelf, and cupboard and reorganize them. We are just doing a little at a time, but have already donated a lot of children's clothing and games to Goodwill.  Hopefully, they will go to people who will really use them.

Our closets are a big problem. They are stuffed with old clothes, purses, hats, and outdoor wear that is so hard to find that we have forgotten that we own some of it. So I have been looking into some closet organizing systems.

One of the best that I have seen so far is the John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System which is sold on Amazon.  Now I will tell you right off that this is a very nice closet organizing system, so it is a bit pricey, but if you wait for a sale, either on Amazon or on another great site, ClosetOrganizerSource, you can get a really good deal.  ClosetOrganizerSource sells only closet organizer systems, and they have a very wide range in price and styles of what is available both in the John Louis Closet Shelving System and other brands.

Because we live in an older home, we need to always make allowances for odd shaped rooms, and that includes closets.  One of the things that I really love about the John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System is that the system really has a lot of options, add ons, and configurations that will fit in our odd shaped closet spaces.  Some of our closets are narrow and deep, while others are shallow and long.  It makes it easy to lose our lesser used clothing inside these closets.  We even have one closet that has an opening to the attic, so we always have to be able to get to that door in the wall of the closet.

I am an artist so how things look always affects how I feel about them.  This closet organizer and shelving system is really beautiful.  I like the mahogany color the best, and it looks really good in a closet which is usually just painted white.  It also makes everything in the closet look better to have them hanging and shelved on a wood setting instead of just being piled up on wire racks.  The wood finish and hardware appeals to both men and women, so you don't have to worry about your spouse not liking it.

The John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System is meant to be very customizable so it will fit into most closet spaces that you will have.  Even in an older home like mine, it works very well.  Newer homes seem to have more regular shaped rooms, not really sure why that is.

For any do it yourselfer, this closet organizer is a snap to put together.  If you have a friend to help you, it is even easier.  You just need some basic tools like a power drill, hammer, and hand saw, and you will be able to assemble it like a dream.  The instructions that come with the John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System are superb, but you will have to assemble it, and configure it to fit your closet space, and anchor it to the walls.  Once this is done, it will hold a lot of weight, and various sized items.

Again, if you are a do it yourselfer, and can put it together yourself, you can save a lot of money on building yourself a beautiful home closet.  The cost is very reasonable for what you get, and it will last for a long time.  If you are a member of Amazon Prime, shipping is free, and you can also get free shipping from ClosetOrganizerSource as long as you meet their free shipping criteria.  Paying for shipping is important to consider though because the boxed organizer weighs approximately 65 lbs.

When it comes to assembling the John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System, you should allow at least two hours and possibly up to ten hours.  You can modify the system any way you like, including buying optional extra shelves, and some people construct jewelry chests and other modifications out of extra pieces.  Depending on your skill level, it will take longer to assemble, and the more you need to customize it, the longer it will take.

Some important things to note about the John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System, and installation:

  • Make sure to measure your closet well before you start.

  • If you have a walk in closet or very large closet, you will need two systems.

  • If you do not have any do it yourself skills or carpentry skills, you will need help setting this up.  It is not for complete newbies.  It takes measuring, making specifically placed holes, sawing, and constructing.

  • You may ding the wood when building but it comes with a wood touch up kit.

  • You will have to make several holes in your walls, but your closet organizer will be very sturdy because of that.

  • Using a level while installing this closet organizer is recommended to make everything line up evenly.

Another great thing about this closet organizer is the company that stands behind it, John Louis.  They have an excellent customer service department, and will replace any bad hardware, and answer questions that you have.

If you are looking for a way to expand your storage space in your closet, the John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System, will give you quite a bit of extra storage space due to the shelving, and hanging space that it creates.  This will neaten up your home even more than you expected because you can store things that you didn't have room to put in your closets before.  There is also some room for error with this system because the brackets have some "wiggle" room for adjustment.

Learn more about the product specifications for the John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System here.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 19/01/2011

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Build Your Own Crib

Build Your Own Crib

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Build Your Own CribIf you happen to be expecting a baby or grandchild and are pretty handy with do it yourself projects, consider the idea of building your own crib. A DIY crib can be made to look just like one purchased at a baby specialty store, or the design could come solely from your own imagination. The main thing to take into consideration before beginning this type of project is safety, as you want to make this piece of furniture as safe as possible. By researching some of the common flaws found in manufactured baby cribs, you can avoid these pitfalls that have caused so many baby furniture makers to have to recall cribs and other items due to safety hazards.

You may be asking, why build your own crib? There are several reasons why someone might choose to do so. First and foremost, if you do it yourself, you can guarantee that only the top quality materials are used. This guarantees not only a sturdy product, but a long lasting finished product that will stand the test of time and serve to hold many sleeping babies through the years. You can also guarantee, provided you are skilled enough to tackle this project, that the craftsmanship is superior to that of a manufactured, store bought crib. Another reason is that the cribs sold in boxes at popular retail chains always seem to have directions that are vague and extremely hard to follow. There usually seems to be some missing piece of hardware too, which is always disturbing, especially when building a baby crib. Perhaps the very best reason to build your own crib is because it is an act of love. The time and effort that goes into this DIY project comes from the love in your heart, and the recipient of the crib will be touched that someone went to the effect of making this piece of furniture that is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

Having an heirloom crib in the family is truly special and really symbolizes the love of a family through the generations. Imagine having your newborn baby sleeping in a crib that was handcrafted by their great grandfather for their grandmother, and so on. Imagine over the years how many members and generations of the family have slept, or will sleep in this particular crib. Imagine the special memories and stories the family have gathered through the years about the crib, along with treasured family photos of the many babies enjoying their nap time in it. As you can see, the sentimental value alone makes the project completely worthwhile. Your efforts will not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

If you plan on designing your own DIY crib pattern, make sure that the slats are spaced safely apart to avoid little heads or feet getting caught in them. Also, make sure to use safe products that can be used around an infant that may be teething on the crib when they get a bit older, such as plastic teething guards. If you're not quite ready to design the plans for the crib, there are patterns and plans that can be found online. This video is also a great introduction.

For a great set of building plans for the do it yourself crib project, the Mission Crib Woodworking Plan, Build Your Own Crib plan is available on Amazon.com. This plan is designed by Bob Belke for the American Furniture Design Company, and is a standard Mission style crib that features two sliding sides as well as an adjustable mattress frame. A complete hardware kit for the project, as well as a mattress support, are available for purchase separately from the woodworking plans and instruction manual being offered. This crib project will require a trip to your local lumber supply store or local home improvement center. The finished product will look very much like a crib purchased from one of those expensive baby stores,
and will have a million times more meaning to the recipient.

To make this particular crib, or one like it, you should have the necessary tools on hand before beginning the project. These include a router, table saw or miter saw, clamps, and common hand tools such as screwdrivers, hammer, etc. You also need a tape measure, drill, square, sander, and kreg jig. If you are not purchasing a hardware kit in addition to your woodworking plans, you will also need various sizes of pocket hole screws, screws, small nails, brads, threaded inserts, bolts, mending straps, countersink bit for a drill, sandpaper, wood filler, wood glue, and finishing supplies. You will also need your various pieces of lumber, as well as the plastic teething guards, mattress frame, and mattress. Be sure to have your crib plans in hand and refer to the exact list of hardware and tools that you will for your particular design of crib before going out to shop for these items.

When you decide to build your own crib, you are doing more than just an ordinary do it yourself project. You are creating a beautiful piece of furniture that will also become a lasting piece of family history. After you have used the crib for each of your own children, imagine giving it to each adult child to pass around as their own children are born, with the youngest grandchild always being the one with the crib in their home. As more children are born, it gets passed back and forth so all can use it. If that becomes too complicated, simply keep the heirloom crib at grandma and grandpa's house, there for each grandchild to use when they visit or spend the night. After you have mastered the art of crib making for your own children, you may even wish to make one for each adult in the future, so they each have their own crib made by their parent or grandparent. Each crib will be cherished and become a most prized possession that brings back happy memories for the entire family.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 18/07/2013

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Hot Pink in the Bedroom

Hot Pink in the Bedroom

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Hot Pink in the Bedroom

Hot Pink as an Accent or Main Color in Your Bedroom

When it comes to bedroom decor, hot pink is no longer just for little girls. Mind you, pink bedrooms will never go out of fashion for girls of any age but I wanted to show you how you can add a pop of color that can completely change the look of a bedroom without being over the top. Using hot pink in the bedroom will make a plain room into a cheerful place to rest.

For easy ways to update and refresh a room the two areas to think about changing first are the bedding and the window drapes. You can create a whole new look without the expense of completely refurnishing. Here are some choices in bedroom decor that you can explore.

Tache 3 Piece 100% Cotton Solid Pink Flat / Top Bed Sheet Set, California King

Adding hot pink to your bedroom

If you are anything like me, you will like making changes in the home. I like to be able to make a room look completely different with a few additions and changes. So I usually make sure I start off with a base of a color scheme in painting and decorating that is amenable to lots of different accents. For example, I like to have a plain color on the walls, something pale or pastel that can be used as a base to support more vibrant colors elsewhere in the room. The same with flooring. I do prefer floorboards and tiles but in the bedroom a plain colored carpet is just as nice. When you think about it, the floor and the walls are your two major areas of color - so think about those carefully in the very first instance. They you can swap and change as you like without having to start from scratch.

So what are the main color blocks in your bedroom (apart from the walls and floor?) They are the bed and the windows. Simply by changing bedding and curtains or other window dressing, maybe adding a pop of color in an accent - hey presto - you have a new room!

Regal Comfort Forest Camo Microfiber Comforter Bed Spread and Sheet Sets

I think this is a great set for anyone who likes a sort of rustic look - mind you I think the pink lifts it out of the mundane don't you?
It's camo as you have never seen it before. These sets have a hot pink flash which will look great in any bedroom. Available in various sizes.

Hunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Pink & Hot Pink-QueenHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Hot Pink QueenHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set TwinHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Brown & Hot Pink TwinHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Purple & Hot Pink King20 Lakes Luxurious Microfiber Sea Breeze & Hot Pink Camo Comforter & Sheet Set FullHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set KingCamo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Cal KingHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set ORange & Hot Pink KingHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set White & Hot Pink Twin

More Styles of Hot Pink Bedroom Sets

It's always nice to get one-stop shopping options when it comes to redecorating your bedroom. Many companies are happy to provide matching bedding and curtains. These are the two big color areas in your bedroom.

Cal King Bed Luxury 3-piece Hot Pink / Light Pink Reversible Bedding setMizone Libra Comforter Set - Pink - Full/QueenBaby Doll Bedding Solid Reversible Toddler Bedding, Hot Pink/GreyVCNY Sophie 10-Piece Comforter Set - Size FullHoneymoon 1800T Brushed Microfiber 4PC Bedding Sheet Set, Sheet & Pillowcase SetAmerican Baby Company Heavenly Soft Chenille Fitted Crib Sheet, Hot PinkHot Pink, Black and White Polka Dot Childrens and Teen Girls Bedding Set6 Piece Reversible Chevron Comforter Set New Bedding ChevronKing Size Easy Care Multi-ruffle Bed Skirt Microfiber 18-inch2 Pc Bedspread Teens/girls Hot Pink Light Pink Flowers AppleBest Seller Luxurious Bed Sheets Set 1500 Thread Count 4 Pc Set

Add hot pink animal prints for effect

As I said before, bedding and curtains are two of the major color scheme areas to consider when it comes to decorating and the joy of them is they can be changed easily and will have a huge impact on how your bedroom looks. Here I've picked out some matching suggestions. They are all tied into together by the pink zebra stripe or animal print theme - some just feature more than others. But what I wanted to show you with these is how you can complement each with the proper use of color - for example don't you think the addition of a black outer curtain really adds drama to the window dressing? You can achieve the same effect by using black throws and throw pillows on the bed and chairs.

7-Pc Satin Hot Pink Black Flocking Zebra Pattern Comforter Set Queen7 Pieces Hot Pink, Black and White Leopard Zebra ComforterHot Pink Zebra Print Queen Size Sheet Set 4 PC Safari7-Piece Queen Giraffe/Zebra Pink and Black Micro Fur Comforter Set

Hot Pink Bedroom Curtains

There is a wide range of curtain choices in hot pink that can extend your theme or cool it down if you think matching curtains are too much. Here is a selection to get you started.

Hot Pink Voile Sheer Panel Drape3' x 6'FT (40" x 80"inch) Raindrop Crystal String Beaded Window CurtainHunter Camo Valance, Panels, & Tie Backs CurtainHot Dot Modern Window Treatment Panels by Sweet Jojo DesignsFaux Silk Panel Drape Curtain2pc Hot Pink Fushia Voile Elegant Sheer PanelsPink Ruffle Valance Curtain 52 By 14-inchdry RoomButterfly Tulle Sheer Window TreatmentsMicrofiber Thermal Insulated Blackout CurtainsFunky Zebra Window Treatment Panels by Sweet Jojo DesignsBlackout Curtains Toxic Free1 X Beautiful Elegant Voile Sheer ValanceWindow Elements Diamond Sheer Voile Curtain Scarf, 56 x 216-InchAMAZLINEN Sleep Well Blackout Curtains

Hot Pink Bedroom Rugs

Rugs always add that little something extra to a room and not only under your feet. These pink rugs in a variety of shapes and designs are perfect for your bedroom.

Thick Indoor Morden Area RugsPrincess Dream Round Shaggy Area Rugs4 Feet X 5 Feet 4.5cm Thick Decorative Modern Shaggy Area RugFunky Zebra Accent Floor Rug by Sweet Jojo DesignsGenuine British Hot Pink / Fuschia Sheepskin RugInterDesign Poppy Bedroom and Bathroom Accent RugUstide Chenille Twist Round Rug,3 by 3-Feet,Hot PinkHelsinki Funky Dark Pink, Black & Grey Thick Soft Touch Shaggy RugHot Pink, Black and White Isabella Accent Floor RugDecorative Mat, Chevron Area MatYellow flowers round rugRectangle Area Rug 5'x8' Hot Pink-Cream

Hot Pink Throw Pillows as Accents

For just a small amount of color added to your bedroom, you can place colorful throw pillows in different shapes on your bed or lounge chair. These work well in a reading nook also.

Big Bold Pink Fuchsia Floral Throw PillowHot Pink Turquoise Green Abstract Round PillowHot pink aqua throw pillowsVictorian Queen of the Castle Throw PillowColorful Pink Neon Monogram Trendy Fashion Colors PillowHot Pink Teal Monogram Personalized Accent PillowModern girly hot pink white tropical floral pillowsLimited Edition - One of a Kind PillowHot Stuff Pink Purple Candy Heart Valentine PillowPink Lilies and Roses on Blue Throw PillowPink Polka Dot Chevron Monogram Personalized Accent PillowCalla Lily Polyester Throw Pillow 16Paint Pink Roses Daisies Butterflies Throw PillowGirly pink orange watercolor chic flowers throw pillowsVintage Watercolor Roses on Gray Throw PillowPink orange watercolor poinsettia floral pattern pillowsPink Watercolor Roses Throw PillowBlossoming Pink Tulips Throw Pillow

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Article publié pour la première fois le 30/01/2016

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Orange Bedroom Decor

Orange Bedroom Decor

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Orange Bedding

How to Decorate your Bedroom in Orange, Tangerine and Nectarine

If there's a color that is popular right now, it's orange, and it can add a real pop when you use it to decorate a bedroom. Of course, there are lots of shades of orange from very pale to rich and deep. Which you decide on is up to you, and here I've tried to include a range using tangerine and orange as the main colors to help you choose.

Orange is a vibrant, rich and cheerful color that really stands out, so the first thing you should decide is just how much you need to create your own look. Start by thinking of the main or biggest areas that need filling -- walls and floor coverings, curtains and bedding are the major focal points in a bedroom. You probably already have the floor and wall colors in place, and if you've been wise, you've chosen neutral colors that will form a solid base for implementing any color changes elsewhere that you might want to make.

What I've done here is pick out things you can choose to put together orange bedroom decor. You'll find suggestions that include orange bedding, curtains and rugs and some accent ideas. Be sure to check out my other orange tangerine pages which include some other suggestions you might like to work into your new-look bedroom, such as throws and throw pillows and some delicious orange wall art.

Orange Bedding

Lux Decor Collection 8-Piece Comforter Set with White Stripes

In term of color blocks, your bed takes up quite a bit of space in your bedroom so if you use the bedding properly, you can create a real wow factor.

Lux Decor Collection 8-Piece Comforter Set with White Stripes, King, Tangerine

This luxury bedding set is ideal for adding a huge block of color to your room. The vibrant orange is broken up very effectively by white stripes. This set includes a comforter and bedskirt, 2 pillow and 2 shams, a bolster and decorative pillow to complete the effect. Made from easy-care polyester this one is completely machine washable but use a cold wash to preserve the rich color.

Intelligent Design Senna 5 Piece Comforter SetGray, Orange and White Bedding Set Collection3pc Tree Duvet Cover SetReversible Down Alternative 3-Piece Comforter SetOrange Damask Pattern Duvet Cover Set4-Piece Bohemian Print Bedding Set5 Pc Turquoise, White, Orange, Coverlet, Queen Size Quilt Set7-Piece Quilted Patchwork Comforter SetLush Decor 3-Piece Adrianne Quilt Set

Tangerine Curtains

Covering the windows is another of those large blocks of color I was talking about earlier. As usual, there are lots of decisions depending on your needs and your taste. Do you need curtains for privacy and that cut out light and drafts and keep heat in, or could you get away with using something completely decorative?

2 Piece Solid SHEER PANEL Window Curtain 60-inch width X 84-inch

Use sheer curtains to create an ethereal look. Here you can use the two panels to dress the window in a number of ways, just use your imagination and creative flare. Each of these panels measures 60 inches by 84 inches, plenty for most windows.

Solid Orange Sheer CurtainsRoom Darkening Curtain Panel, 40 x 84 InchGrommet Top Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain2 Piece Set Sea Glass Trellis Pattern CurtainOrange Sheer Curtain 2 Panels Rod PocketLush Decor Leah Blackout Window Curtain Panel (Set of 2)Solid Voile Sheer Extra Wide 54 x 84 in.3 Piece Orange Sheer Voile Curtain Panel SetRoom Darkening Blackout Moroccan Print CurtainsBaby Doll Chevron Window Valance and Curtain Set

Orange Bedroom Rugs

Rugs can really change the look of a room, offer a spot to add warmth or a pattern and of course they will keep your feet warm. Here are some ideas of different orange rugs for your home.

New City Orange Traditional French Floral Wool Persian Area Rugs 5'2 x 7'3

Ottomanson Soft Cozy Color Solid Shag RugCozy Shag Collection Orange Solid Shag RugFloral Contemporary Orange and White Modern Area Rug 4'3 x 5'6Hughapy® Orange Non Slip Microfiber CarpetCollege Plush Rug - 4' X 6' - OrangeNicedeco Comfortable Rug Approx. 15.75''X23.62''x62"Home Dynamix HD5012-731 Tremont Collection Area RugOrange Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Kids Rug3'4" x 5' Fancy Moroccan Trellis Orange & Ivory Area Non-Slip RugInterDesign Doodle Bedroom and Bathroom Accent Rug, OrangeLhasa - Orange & Violet (4' x 6')Geometric Contemporary Yellow Orange Blue Modern Area Rug 4'3 x 5'6Southwestern Native American Design Area Rug RugsBursting Flower 2-Piece Bath Rug SetMaxy Home Medallion CirclesJustNile Tricot Floor Mat - 24" X 35" Orange StripesArt Collection Contemporary Modern Splat Wool Area Rug, 5'2 x 7'3

Orange Bedroom Accessories

Orange Lamps

Change how your bedroom lamps and ceiling light look by swapping out the lamp shades. Or get an orange lamp to add color.

Simple Designs LT2008-ORG Mini Ceramic Globe Table LampSimple Designs LT2009-ORG Mini Oval Egg Ceramic Table LampFatboy Cooper Cappie Lamp Shades, Mr. OrangeLite Source LS-22315ORN Hennessy Table LampIkea 901.550.16 Fillsta Table LampLimelights LD1002-ORG Gooseneck Organizer Desk LampSweet Potato Table Lamp, OrangeLite Source LS-21489ORN Table LampIkea 502.495.31 Kajuta Table Lamp, OrangeSimple Designs LT2008-ORG-2PKLite Source LS-21506ORN Reiko 16.5-Inch Ceramic Table LampWBM 1002 Hand Carved Himalayan Natural Crystal LampLite Source Torchiere LampsStudioSilversmiths 44138 Amber Glass Tea Light Lamp with ShadeUrban Shop Architectural LampXCUBE Rechargeable LED Night Light

Orange Wall Decor

Add orange decor accents using peel and stick wall decals. These are inexpensive and easy to apply and if you want to change them, they peel off without leaving any marks. There are lots of different designs and styles to choose from depending on your taste. Or choose clocks, metal wall art and more to add interest to your room.

Inspirational Quotes Wall Art3D Unique Creative Wall Square Clock Home DecorDIY Orange Lovely Vivid Paper 3D Decorative Butterfly Wall14 Inch Stainless Steel Housewares Cutlery Wall ClockHandpainted Octopus Wall Mount DecorRegal Art & Gift Gecko Wall Decor, 18-Inch, CopperFunky Wall R/Squares Vinyl Sticker DecalsDeco 79 Metal Wall Decor, 38 by 2 InchEnticing Solar Sun Face Wall DecorPolka Dot Rings Circles Wall Decals

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