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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Unique Ethnic Home Decor

Picture frames

Happy pictures of family adorning the walls and side tables of a home is a great way of creating a positive ambiance and boosting good mood. So, why not do it in style? Choose from a range of handmade picture frames available in different shapes and sizes. Embroidered frames encased in dupion silk fabric frames sequined with gold embellishments and gold zari work is just some of the options you have. These are wonderful options to decorate your home as well as to gift loved ones.

Serving Trays

Think beyond the run of the mill ceramic and porcelain trays. Equip your kitchen cabinet with beautiful wooden trays adorned with embroidered Warli art and other ethnic tribal designs. The steel handles add a touch of contemporary elegance to the ethnic design. The best thing about these trays is that they are multi-functional. When you are not serving tea and biscuits in these trays, hang them up a wall and they make a fantastic wall hanging!

Table lamps

Embroidered table lamps can instantly jazz up your space with classic elegance. Available in different colors and a huge range of embroidery patterns, these lamps are designed to strike a lovely delicate balance between classic ethnic charm and contemporary simplicity.

Cushions

Fabrics have a very calming effect in a space. You can use them to instantly change the character and ambiance of a room. Bright colored cushions with lively embroidery and sequins can create a dramatic effect while pastel cushions with soothing designs can bring a sense of peace and calm in a space. Have a set for every occasion. Choose hand embroidered or machine embroidered cushions in vivid colors and an array of fabric varieties.

Paint Wooden Furniture

Tools and Materials Needed For Job

  • Brush
  • Foam Roller
  • Sand Paper
  • Wood filler (Putty)
  • Wood Filler Knife
  • Paint-Primer
  • Paint
  • Lacquer or Sealant (optional)
  • Face mask
  • Gloves

Preparing the Home Furniture for Painting Process

Select a well ventilated place and use cloth or plastic sheets to place furniture over it. Clean the furniture and fill the pitted, uneven and scratched areas with wood filler. Apply wood filler and wipe off excessive with a filler knife. Also use wood filler in joints for firm attachment. When wood filler is dried, use sand paper to get smoother surfaces. Now clean the furniture well with a liquid and then with a lint free cloth.

Using Paint-Primer Before Painting

Primer is useful to make the coat of paint to adhere evenly to the wood as well as to get the paint long-lasting. Without primer, paint peel off after few months or a year. Use paint brush on corners and edges and roller on flat surfaces to apply the primer. Don’t worry for the even application of primer, it will be fixed in next steps. When primer has dried, sand it with a fine grit sand paper and then clean the sawdust.

Painting the Home Furniture

Now furniture is ready for applying the paint. Use foam roller on flat surfaces and then paint brush on uneven surfaces and where the roller could not reach. Use paint conditioner to slow down the drying edge of the paint. It helps to make the paint coat more even. Apply a second coat of paint if necessary and let it dry.

Sealant or Lacquer

Although you are done, but for a shiny look, you may like to use paint-sealant at this final stage. It protect the furniture from scratches and add a gloss over it. Again, let the lacquer to dry well before moving the furniture.

Safety Precautions

For personal safety, use good quality face mask to prevent the harmful effects of fumes of paint-chemicals. Carry out all this painting in a well ventilated and illuminated place. Use gloves and full cloths to protect the skin from toxic chemical effects.

Maintain Clean Toilet

Below are some of the suggestions on how to ensure a clean toilet:

Always flush after use and encourage all users to also do same always.

Never use bleach to clean your toilet especially for homes with children and pets. This solution is chlorinated, highly acidic and corrosive which has an adverse effect on the health of your household and the finishing of your toilet.

Never flush solid objects or hard paper down the toilet as this can cause blockage along the toilet line.

As a safety measure, put a trash can beside your toilet seat to always remind users that non-toilet friendly materials can be trashed in it.

In order to clean your toilet, you will be needing the following:

Toilet cleaner solution

Toilet brush

Roll of paper towel

Hand gloves

Bottle of distilled vinegar.

Pour a toilet cleaner solution inside the bowl of your toilet seat and allow to dissolve for about 5 mins. Use a toilet brush to scrub the bowl, the sides and under the rim. Scrub very well to ensure you remove all stains and coloration around the bowl, then leave for another 10 mins. While you wait, apply disinfectant outside of the bowl touching all sides and scrub with toilet brush for a cleaner surface and after which you can flush.

Next is the use of Vinegar; because of its acidic nature it kills not only germs and bacteria but also remove any lime deposits around your toilet. You can start with the toilet tank if you want to remove all the deposits that build up from tap water by pouring some quantity of vinegar inside the tank then allow to dissolve for some minutes and flush immediately several times to remove all vinegar remnants in the tank.

Now back to the bowl, pour about 1 cup of vinegar inside the bowl including the top, inside rim and everywhere around the bowl. Allow it to soak for 30 mins and then scrub or wipe off with paper towel. Pour more quantity of vinegar down the toilet ensuring it fills above the water line to remove hidden bowl ring and calcium build up.

Repairing Wall Damage

The first step for wall damage repairs is to ensure that you know your plan of action. There are two ways this can go. You can either aim to get the entire wall retouched, so that you cannot even tell there was a damaged area. Or you can focus on fixing up the area that was damaged, and leaving it at that. If you are doing this on your own, you will opt for the latter. But if you request professional services, the company will ensure that the entire wall looks as it did before the damage occurred.

You will need tools such as a drill, drywall saw and a utility knife. And you will need construction adhesive, drywall tape and masking tape. Depending on the wall and the type of damage that was done, you may need some additional tools and materials. The key part of the process is to ensure that you are covering up any dents or dings that are in your wall. If there is a small or moderately sized hole, you will probably want to fill it with spackle. Using spackle is easy, and the job gets done within a day. Give the spackle a day to dry, and then you can continue.

Now you will want to finish that part of the wall as best you can, because you want it to be even with everything else. The finishing part can take a bit of time, because you will want to get it right. Sometimes you may start to finish some of the surrounding areas, so the area where the hole was made is not so prominent. If you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, you can get away with this much work. But if you care a lot about how the wall looks, you may want to call a pro.