Painted Floors From Better Homes And Gardens Magazine
Our children are our most precious possessions, and making sure they are safe when tucked in at night or playing in their room during the day should be a parent's top priority. Safety comes in many forms, from protecting against dangers outside the home, unexpected dangers within (such as fires or floods), and the general dangers that come from small fragile people roughhousing and exploring their environment.
Protecting From Dangers Outside
The idea of a home security system may seem like a luxury that you can't afford, but they are actually more reasonable than you might think. While some advanced systems can be prohibitively expensive, if you aren't looking for sweeping lasers to protect a priceless art collection, you can likely afford it. The monthly fee for most systems is actually far less than you pay out for your cell phone bill.
You have experienced the joy that your expecting a newborn little angel. This might be your first child or you might have had a couple but it is always exciting. The thought of a new little one coming is some of the best news anyone can get. There might be many problems that arise like money, supplies and space. You might be stressing over everything especially if it is your first child. You are going to want to make sure that your house is baby proof and that everything will go fine. You might be stressing out about what to do with the baby room and where to put everything. Here are some helpful reminders that might just ease the stress and that will help you transform that spare bedroom into a baby room and enjoy the waiting period for that new baby to come.
Most kids are born active. Once they can stand on their own two feet and have a grip of their skills, it will be hard for you to let them sit still in one corner. They will be running around the house or finding their way out to the backyard for more freedom or space. As they grow, they will slowly learn about different kinds of sports and one or two will win their interest, but what if your child has not given watersports a show of interest? How would you bring them to try their hands at swimming or surfing?
First of all, it needs to be clear that the reason you want your child to pursue watersports is because of the benefits they will get from it and not because you are passing on some of your frustrations in the hope of realizing your dreams through your kids. Watersports are great for kids because it helps them develop a healthy body. Surfing, for instance, is a full body workout which not only tones muscles and build strong bones, but also aids in having a healthy heart. Watersports are done outdoors, by the beach or in the pool, and if you schedule your activity right, you can have the healthy benefits of the sun and the clear (Read More.....)
Poppy and Violette's Room is still one of the most talked about kids rooms. The Vogue contributing editor Miranda Brooks's Home was featured in Vogue, and the pictures are still being circulated around various popular blogs. Miranda and her husband, Bastien Halard, and their two daughters, Poppy, and Violette, moved from the gray Manhattan city life to a country style row house in Brooklyn. The home is lived in, comfortable and offers an atmosphere which relaxation and creativity flourishes.
The first floor of the house has a French touch with white oak flooring inspired by the parquet floors of typical Parisian apartments. The middle floor was decorated around the English styles with hand-printed wallpaper in the girls’ rooms, and an assortments (Read More.....)
If you don't have the right storage options to keep your child's toys organized, this can soon turn into an area of tension between you and your toddler. Walking in a toy-strewn room is dangerous for you and your child, as it's easy to slip and fall on a stray stuffed animal or toy car. Make your child a part of the solution with kid-friendly shelves that keep toys contained yet accessible.
Get buy-in from your wee one by talking about the project together. You may have luck pitching this to kids who want to do everything for themselves as one more thing they can do without parental help. Together, talk about the shape, color and design of shelves. Does she want something in purple because it's her favorite color? Does she want large cubbies like those at preschool or (Read More.....)
Many people find themselves beating their heads against the wall when it comes to what to do with the 70's style of furniture. These pieces are making a huge comeback due to painters around the country whose boldness hasn't gone unnoticed. Esty, pinterest, and blogs have all gone crazy over this style because of the new and impoved look resulting from a dash of paint. The styles from the 60's and 70's are really popular today. This includes the modern Eames styled furniture and the 70's Mod chunky furniture. Suddenly everyone is itching for mom and dad's old furniture!
Here are a couple professional painting tips when it comes to painting vintage furniture yourself.
1. Remove All The Hardware Before You Begin Painting.
- This seems like such an obvious tip, but you would be surprised how many people who turn over painted furniture for a living and leave the hardware in place. There are a couple reasons for removing the hardware. One is it allows you to add wax, or brown glaze to a piece without the having to work around the hardware. If you do decide to re-paint the dresser later, you will have a smooth surface to work with. Most importantly you don't want pockets of paint around the hardware themselves.
2. Fix The Dents, and Veneer Problems....
It is common to find a vintage dresser or table with veneer problems. Most of the time, you can fix this with wood filler. Other times (Read More.....)