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.
These systems such as those (Read More.....)
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.....)
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!
If you haven't stumbled upon Lesly Lozano's painted furniture on esty, she really has a handle on this style. Her tangerine tango dressers have been seen everywhere on the web because they are (Read More.....)
This stunning blue bureau comes from the amazing blog -Centsational Girl.
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.....)
Guidecraft Junior Roll-Top Desk- Available in White, Espresso, and Oak Priced From $212-$255
Guidecraft kids furniture is great looking wood furniture that you should consider for your child's room. They sell beautiful solid oak furniture that is beautiful all on it's own, as well as painted furniture that has a whimsical nature. Guidecraft prides itself on fourty years of manufacturing quality products that put children first. They design their products with kids in mind and continually test their products to meet or exceed mandatory safety standards. They also batch test their paints prior to production for the presence of heavy metals through independent US based third party testing laboratories. They uphold these quality (Read More.....)