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Add a Colorful Impact with Throw Pillows

Add a Colorful Impact with Throw Pillows

It is amazing how much adding just one or two accessories can perk up a room, tie together a theme or just add a contrasting color. Personally, I love color, the more the better. So I have chosen some of my favorite throw pillows to show you what I mean. These pillows come in two sizes and in other shapes as well. You can pick the ones that I have listed on this page or you can click through these links and find completely different ones to decorate your home. Either way, adding one or two of these will make your room come alive. And they are comfortable to take a nap on.

Many people decorate a room in neutrals, then use throw pillows and other accessories to change their decor seasonally. You can do this for each holiday, time of year, or just because. So click through these links to see these and learn the details or create your own.

Mid-Century Modern Pillow Abstract Squares
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How to Hunt for and Find Antiques – Tips

How to Hunt for and Find Antiques – Tips

The summer is a great time to hunt for and find antiques. It is easy to get around and you can find more garage sales and house sales as well as shop at stores.

Search for the Perfect Antique Collectible for Your Home

When shopping for antiques, it is important to have some type of plan in order to make sure that you find the special items you are seeking and to get a fair price on them.

Antique shopping can be done purely for fun, with no particular treasure in mind. But, if you do have something particular in mind, it pays to do a bit of research prior to hitting the various venues in which you can find antiques.

Finding antiques is half the battle, and a large part of the fun is the experience itself. Here are some helpful tips and advice to make your antique hunting go smoothly and be successful.

Know Where To Look

Each shop has a specialty

To get the best antique finds, it is important to know where to shop. Obvious choices are antique malls and flea markets, or even pawn shops. These places are usually packed with hundreds of interesting and
unique items, many of which may be antiques. The trick when visiting one of these venues is to know how to spot an antique amidst the masses of other items.

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Other places that can prove to be fruitful when shopping for antiques are garage sales, estate sales, and thrift shops. Most garage sales are listed in the local newspapers, and many include a brief listing of the types of items that will be for sale. In the case of estate sales, these are usually announced to the public through an ad in the local newspaper. Much like with garage sales, there is typically a list of items that will be offered. If the estate in question belonged to an older person, chances are you may find some antique items that have been around through generations of their family. Thrift shops are also terrific places to find that special something. People donate anything and everything to places such as Goodwill, and you could just as easily stumble upon a fabulous bargain such as an antique sewing machine, for example, as you could an everyday used mass market paperback novel. Many times these jewels are hidden among the furniture and home decor section along with more modern items.

Old French Furniture

Old French Furniture

Antique Fairs, Antique Shops, and Online Shops

Antique fairs are also very good places to find bargains. If you see an item you are especially interested in, but the seller is asking too much for it, consider paying them a visit later in the day during your antique shopping. Chances are if the seller is about to pack up and it is the last day of the sale, he or she may be willing to make a deal with you on the asking price. Let them know you're willing to take the piece off their hands and save them the trouble of having to pack it up if they only come down a notch on the price.

Small, locally owned antique shops are also fun to shop in, and many times have great bargains. This is also a great way to get to know the shopkeeper and become comfortable asking questions or discussing antiques with them, while at the same time benefiting a local business.

Last but not least, online sites such as Ebay also have a lot of antique pieces to offer. Just make certain to read the information the seller lists very carefully. Inspect all photos thoroughly before bidding or using a "buy it now" option. If you have any questions or concerns at all about the item, by all means, contact the seller before committing to the purchase or bid. Be wary of terms such as "style". For instance, a "Buco style" vintage motorcycle helmet may not be the genuine article, but something similar.

Antique Finds: Just one perfect find can make a room

Know What You are Searching for

Narrow down your search parameters

If searching for a special find, do some research before shopping for antiques. Gaining knowledge about the item of interest will provide you with the information you need to decide if the item is the real deal or a replica, as well as letting you know what condition to expect from the item, and what a fair price range might be. There are several guides that list prices of all types of antiques that can be very useful references. One such guide is Kovel's Buyer's Price Guide.

 Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2015 Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015 Warman's Antiques & Collectibles 2015 Price Guide

You may wish to purchase a printed guide to bring with you on your shopping adventures, or you could use an online site and then print the needed information to take with you as you are finding antiques during shopping.

There is also a wealth of information available at your local library, online, or through printed materials, that can guide you in the right direction during your antique shopping. Also, if you happen to be searching for something very specific, for example, antique period furniture, search specifically for that category of antiques. By searching for something very specific, you will acquire more detailed information about the item you desire, as opposed to just doing a broader search about antiques in general.

Antique wooden armchair

Antique wooden armchair

Inspect the Item Thoroughly

Do your research ahead of time

If you are considering purchasing something very important to you, or that carries a hefty price tag, then make sure you're getting the deal you think you are. This is especially true when purchasing online from Ebay, Craigslist, etc., as mentioned previously.

If you are inspecting an item in person, look for any damage to the item or for any missing pieces or parts. Obviously, in dealing with antiques, the object is not going to be perfect. With some antiques, the normal wear and tear actually add charm and character to the item, and may actually be the "look" you are seeking. However, if you are considering these antique finds based solely on how valuable it is, be extremely careful when inspecting it. Look for any repairs that have been made to the item, as this will decrease its value. Check for any parts that may not be original. Be cautious when finding an item that seems in such great condition for its age that it almost seems to good to be true. The fact of the matter is, you may have just discovered a replica of an antique, not an actual genuine antique. Just be certain you are aware of the fact that an item is simply a replica before purchasing it, as it will be of nowhere near the value of the real thing.

American Pickers Searching for Antiques in Backyards and Barns

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If you are an Amazon prime member, you can take advantage of many instant videos like this one for free where you can learn a lot about antiques and where to find them. American Pickers is a show about two men who make a living searching for vintage and antique items. They travel around the United States in search of the right pick.

Enjoy the Journey

Antique shopping and collecting is a truly enjoyable hobby. It may even be able to bring you some extra income if you know what to look for. Buying something at a true bargain and selling it for much more is quite possible if you know what you are doing. Most of all, just have fun with it and enjoy seeking out these wonderful pieces of the past to make them a part of your present and future.

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Buy a Gas Double Oven Online

Buy a Gas Double Oven Online

Gas Double Ovens Save Energy

Maytag Gas Double OvenIn this era of saving energy, gas double ovens are your best choice of gas ranges for efficiency and saving money as well as energy. You can cook your entire meal at the same time, and in a sleek compact double built gas oven.

Your food will turn out perfectly cooked in a double oven gas range because each food can cook at the temperature and the time necessary, making your cooking experience flexible and practical. You no longer have to juggle your food in and out of the oven or get less than excellent baking results because you are cooking dinner and dessert together.

Saving energy with your appliances will not only benefit the health of the earth, but also will benefit your wallet, as you save money on your gas and electric bill every month.

GE Gas Double Oven

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Double Gas Ovens Can Be Built In or Freestanding

Although double gas ovens are fairly new to household use, they have been used in commercial settings for years. Double gas ovens can be freestanding units or built in units like regular gas ovens, and if you have a space issue in your kitchen, a built in double gas oven can be a wise choice.

Double gas ovens are available in stainless steel, white or black as standard colors for most companies, and may be ordered in custom colors. Many reputable companies make double gas ovens for the home, including Maytag, Jenn Air, Frigidaire, and GE. Double gas stoves come in varying sizes anywhere from 24 inch to 48 inch, so measure your kitchen space carefully as you consider the best fit.

Maytag Gas Double Ovens

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Baking in a Double Gas Oven

You can purchase a regular double gas oven or a convection double gas oven, both great options for avid bakers. You can preheat one oven while the other is baking, or start your supper cooking, without disturbing your cake that is baking.

You can also do different stages of a recipe in each oven. For instance, bake your biscotti in loaf form in one oven, then have the second oven ready for the biscotti slices to bake at a different temperature. No waiting for the oven to change temperatures.

Jenn Air Gas Double Oven

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Cleaning a Double Gas Oven

Cleaning a double gas oven is no more difficult than cleaning a standard oven. Stove tops can be cleaned with the appropriate cleaner for that surface, and many of the ovens are self-cleaning.

In most double gas ovens, the racks on the top and bottom ovens are interchangeable, so you have more flexibility in shelf heights.

Frigidaire Gas Double Ovens

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Oven Burners on Double Gas Ovens

The number of burners on the stovetop of a double gas oven will vary depending on size of the gas range top and the other features the stove may have like a grill, fry-top or other specialty cooktops. Many of the new double gas ovens have the Precision Cooking System meant to take a lot of the guesswork out of temperatures and cooking.

No matter which oven model or manufacturer you choose, check all of the features and compare carefully for warranties, service, and price.

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Kitchen Towels and Table Runners for St. Patrick’s Day

Kitchen Towels and Table Runners for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Table Runner

If you're looking to add a touch of Irish charm to your home decor, festive kitchen towels, tablecloths and table runners for St. Patrick's Day are a great way to do so. This is an inexpensive and easy way to change up your home's decor for the different seasons, holidays, and special occasions. Amazon offers several options to spice up your kitchen with a little luck of the Irish, all available with Prime shipping options.

Embroidered Irish Clover Table Linens Runner

This lovely addition to your St. Patrick's Day table comes as a runner or a square. Beautifully embroidered, either piece makes a statement for a St. Patrick's Day or spring table. Beautiful by themselves or on top of another solid-color tablecloth.

Embroidered Irish Clover Table Linens RunnerEmbroidered Irish Clover Table Linens Runner

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Set of Two St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Microfiber Kitchen Towels

These soft, microfiber kitchen hand towels are the perfect way to add some St.Patrick's day flare to your kitchen or bar area. White hand towels feature dark green shamrocks in various sizes. Towels measure fifteen inches by twenty five inches. Stitched with green edging, these festive hand towels make a great decorative accent for the home.

Set of 2 Kelly Green St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Microfiber Kitchen/Bar Towels

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Towels Set of Two

Add the luck of the Irish to your kitchen this St. Patrick's Day. These cute polyester hand towels measure fifteen by twenty five inches and are the perfect compliment to any St. Patrick's Day kitchen decor. Dark green with light green shamrocks and white edging or white with dark green shamrocks and dark green edging (Towels come assorted according to description provided.). Hang them over the bar of the dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, or anywhere to add a splash of festive flare and color.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Towels Set of 2

St. Patrick's Day Clover Table Runner

Imported from India, this decorative table runner measures fourteen inches by fifty four inches. Item can be had washed in cold water and line dried. Light green table runner features dark green bordered edging and assorted patterns of various sizes clovers/shamrocks. All clovers are embroidered and contain various shades of green, white, or yellow. Perfect St. Patrick's Day decor for the dining room table or buffet table.

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Embroidered Green Shamrock Table Runner

This lovely embroidered table runner is rectangular and measures fifteen inches by 34 inches. Made from 100% polyester fabric, item can be machine washed in cold water on gentle cycle. A very elegant table runner with shamrocks interlocking with each other. Features solid dark green shamrocks with light green border, and dark green shamrocks with light green accent pattern within them. Perfect for any dining room table or buffet table. This runner is sure to impress your guests and will brighten your home with some Irish charm.

Embroidered Table Runner Green Shamrocks, 14 by 34 Inch

Combine with matching embroidered place mats in a set of four, also from Banberry Designs. Place mats measure fourteen by twenty inches and are a solid dark green trimmed with elegant shamrock borders identical to those found in the table runner. Place mats can be machine washed in cold on gentle cycle.

Embroidered Placemats Green Shamrocks, Set of 4, 14x20 Machine Washable

Printed Shamrock Table Runner

This is a disposable paper table runner, perfect for hosting St. Patrick's Day parties. Measures eleven inches wide by six feet long. Makes a great party decoration and can be ordered individually or in packages of three, six, or twelve. Runner is green and features multi colored shamrock designs in all white. If you want something festive but only for temporary decoration, this paper table runner makes a good choice.

Beistle Printed Shamrock Table Runner

Vinyl Tablecloth for St. Patrick's Day

This tablecloth is made from vinyl with a flannel back and measures sixty inches, for a round table. Easy to wipe clean, this tablecloth makes a great addition to your kitchen or dining room decor to brighten things up for St. Patrick's Day. White background with multiple green shamrocks make this a cute conversation piece during mealtime.

Adorable Multi-Patterned 4-Leaf Clover Tablecloth

St. Patrick's Day Green Damask Shamrock Tablecloth

This 100% polyester tablecloth is machine washable in cold water, and can be tumble dried on low setting. Measures sixty inches by one hundred two inches and fits a rectangular or oblong table. An elegant tablecloth that can be used year after year to brighten up your home decor for St. Patrick's Day. Dark green fabric has textured shamrocks woven throughout cloth.

St. Patrick's Day Green Damask Shamrock Tablecloth 60 x 102 Rectangle/Oblong

 

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Industrial Lighting Decor Ideas

Industrial Lighting Decor Ideas

INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING DECOR

Industrial lighting has become all the rage in home decor, and it looks great in many settings. It is especially fitting for loft apartments cut out of warehouse buildings or old farm houses that have been rehabbed. However, you can adapt this style lighting for just about any setting if you put your mind to it. Here are some ideas that can get you going.

Industrial Lighting

There are several styles of industrial lighting including this one pictured below. This is a chandelier meant to hang from the ceiling, but the lights are in a single line so it would fit in a narrow space. Made from industrial pipes, this has a very down-to-earth style.

Industrial Lighting

Cage Pendant Chandelier

This is another industrial-style chandelier with an entirely different look. You can order a varying number of lights and hang them in whatever configuration that you like. This is a more delicate look than the chandelier pictured above. Great for pretty much any casual decor.

Cage Pendant Chandelier

Industrial Pipe Chandelier

This chandelier is similar to the pipe chandelier above, however the style of lighting is different and the pipes are different lengths. It is longer in length and would light up a medium sized room.

Industrial Light Chandelier

Industrial Wall Sconce

I love the industrial wall sconces the best. This one has a globe bulb hanging from a simple steel pipe curved to hang down. It would look great along a hallway, in a reading corner or even in an entry way near the front door.

Industrial Wall Sconce

Industrial Pendant Light

One of the simplest styles available, this industrial pendent light shows the basic characteristics of the industrial style. A bulb hanging from a wire which can be made any length you need to light up a corner of your home.

Industrial Pendant Light

Antique Blue Insulator Pendant Light

These lights offer a retro style for a recreation room, bar area or as shown here in a kitchen. The green color of the lamps evoke the 1950s and 1960s and the style of the glass is reminiscent of that era

Antique Blue Insulator Pendant Light

Edison Lamp

Incredible desk lamp that has a steampunk style made with an Edison bulb. Great for tables, desktops or shelves.

Industrial Edison Lamp

Industrial Farmhouse Light

This piece is a bit rougher in style, made with reclaimed wood as the base and meant to line a wall in a hallway or family room decorated in a farmhouse style.

Industrial Farmhouse Light

Industrial Multi-Pendant Light

This lamp takes the best of both worlds, creating a chandelier with pendant lights. The footprint is lean and the amount of light can vary with the number of bulbs. Simple, but could be used in just about any room with central lighting.

Industrial Multi-Pendant Light

Wall Sconce

A different style wall sconce with a light on top and bottom. As you can see here, it is made from pipes and caged lights. Super cool, really industrial looking and will fit in a lot of small spaces.

Wall Sconce

Industrial Sputnik Fixture

Who remembers what Sputnik is? If so, then you will see the reason for the name of this light fixture. Simple pipes that create a star-like dispersion of light in a circle. Great for a dining room or large living room.

Ceiling Sputnik Fixture

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

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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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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How to Buy a Ceiling Fan for Your Home and Install It

How to Buy a Ceiling Fan for Your Home and Install It

Hubbardton Ceiling FanCeiling fans should be correctly fastened to an electric ceiling box that is designed to sustain a heavy ceiling fixture. It must not only hold the wiring, but the total weight of the fan must be supported. If the ceiling fixture you had previously was of light weight, the box will probably have to be replaced with one manufactured for ceiling fans.

Determine Your Usage

If you prefer a ceiling fan to circulate heat during the cold months, known as reclaiming heat, and keep you cool during the summer months, a ceiling fan with reverse remote control is best. During summer months the fan blade should rotate in a counter-clockwise motion. For winter month the blades should turn in a clockwise motion.

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Will Fans go Outside or Inside?

If your fan will be on your patio, porch, or in a screened area, outdoor fans will be the most accommodating. Outside ceiling fans are UL classified for damp and wet areas. Wet ceiling fans can stand-up to direct weather changes and damp-rated ceiling fans can be inside covered outside areas like patios.

Where to Place Your Ceiling Fan

When purchasing your ceiling fan, be aware of which room and the size of the room your fan will be installed. Air movement is the mix of a number of factors. A large room or living room ceiling fan should be large, and bedroom fans should have a quiet motor with a minimum four star rating for great uninterrupted sleep.

Recommended Installation Heights

  • To decide the correct height for your ceiling fan, measure the length from the precise point in the ceiling where it is in conjunction with the floor right below.
  • Ceilings under eight feet, should utilize a flush-mount ceiling fan. Codes require that ceiling fan blades are not lower than seven feet from the floor which makes flush-mount ceiling fans your best bet.
  • For ceilings below eight feet consider hugger ceiling fans minus any lights, since they are inclined to be the lowest profile-fans.
  • Ceiling fans should hang eight to nine feet from the floor.
  • Fan blades must be at least seven feet away from the floor.
  • Fan blades must be a minimum of 8.5 inches from the ceiling.
  • If you have very high ceilings, lowering the ceiling fan would be practical. This will improve cool-air circulation or heat reclamation.

Ceiling Fans and Your Home Decor

There are a number of basic rules applied when selecting a ceiling fan finish for your home. Ceiling fan etiquette states that fan motor finishes are normally selected to match additional metallic hardware in a room such as door knobs and table lamps. Fan blade finishes are normally made from wood and should match door, flooring, and furniture. The style of your room has plenty to do with your choice of ceiling fan as well.

These three styles of ceiling fans are the most popular:

  • Contemporary-for sleek architectural styled rooms.
  • Traditional-for more formal type rooms.
  • Exotic-for bright, sunny rooms with rattan and palm-leaf materials.

Tools you will need:

  • Wire cutters/strippers
  • Side-cutting pliers
  • Crescent wrench
  • Voltage tester or multi-tester
  • Drill with long bit
  • Long nose pliers
  • Hammer
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Lineman's pliers
  • Metal-cutting keyhole saw

Installation:

Examine the joists for wiring or plumbing pipes that may be a hindrance prior to installing your fan.  Be sure the electrical box that keeps the fan in place is classified.  Check all parts and instructions prior to beginning your installation.

The installation process itself is quite simple; the steps go as follows:

  1. Slip In the brace
  2.  Tighten the brace
  3. Attach the box
  4. Install the mounting plate
  5. Put together the down-rod and canopy
  6. Wire the fan
  7. Fasten the canopy to the mounting plate
  8. Attach the blades

Recommended Ceiling Fan Brands:

Ratings are 1 to 5 with 5 being the best.

Hunter Fan Company 23856 52in. Classic Original Ceiling Fan

This ceiling fan is an American legend and the strongest Hunter ceiling fan on the market.
Rating: 4

Fanimation HF7600DS Hubbardton Forge Presidio Tryne Ceiling Fan

The Hubbardton collection is expensive but produced with superb quality materials. This design is created to work with the existing Hubbardton Forge lighting collection.
Rating: 5

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