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For avid collectors and kids alike, dollhouses are a source of magic and imagination. With the right decor, an ordinary dollhouse can be a miniature window to another world or time. Wallpaper is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a dollhouse of any size look like a real home. Follow these easy steps to add wallpaper and new life to your dollhouse.
Spice up your next party with a karaoke machine. Kids and adults all love trying their skill at singing their favorite songs, and a simple karaoke system can work anywhere. Karaoke has a way of getting even the shyest person out of their shell and having a good time. Here are five great karaoke games that you can play with basic karaoke equipment and are sure to make your next party a raging success.
Did you know that the earliest mention of a scrapbook was in England during the 15th century? They were called "commonplace books" and were filled with drawings and bits of memorabilia. Like scrapbooking, most crafts have a long history. Some have changed dramatically, while others remain basically the same as they have for centuries. To celebrate the art of crafting, here are a few tips to help you get in the crafting spirit for National Craft Month.
Bathroom faucets, especially in high-traffic bathrooms, can go from clean to dirty in hours. On top of getting so much use, calcium deposits in hard water can collect on your bath fixtures, creating a dull, filmy exterior. Make your bathroom faucets shine by getting them as clean as possible every time you wipe down the countertops or do a deep clean in your bathroom.
Indoor climate control is important wherever you live, and fans can help you maintain the optimum temperature in your home or office. There are many types of fans available, so be sure to pick the best one for you. To keep your home or office cool and your fan working properly, follow these tips on using and caring for your fans.
A list of traditional bathroom furniture usually doesn't include a bar stool. However, this traditional bar furniture is slowly gathering popularity for its versatility. A bar stool is good for more than just sitting at a kitchen counter. You can just pull your bar stool right up to the vanity and enjoy the benefits it has to offer. Keep reading for more reasons why you should have a bar stool in your bathroom.
If you have a home office you know that computer armoires are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture available. Ideal not only as home office furniture, they can also be used to organize media collections, stockpile craft supplies and yes, house a computer and the associated gear necessary for a satisfying home office experience. Don't limit yourself by thinking of a computer armoire only as a glorified desk; consider putting armoires to more creative uses in every room in your home.
When shopping for jewelry boxes, you will come across a wide variety of beautiful and functional boxes, making it difficult to limit your purchases. You are likely to acquire a collection of lovely decorative boxes while traveling, and jewelry cases are frequently given as gifts. You can proudly display jewelry boxes and jewelry chests throughout your home. Jewelry cabinets are made for baubles, but they are just the right size for storing a variety of other items throughout the house. To make the most of your collection of decorative boxes, start with these alternative uses for jewelry boxes.
You may think of all-purpose glue as more of a school supply than a craft supply, but you might be amazed at the variety of things you can do with good all-purpose glue and other scrapbooking adhesives. The best all-purpose glue can double as super glue for DIY projects and repair and as craft glue for the die-hard crafter, so there's no need to buy several different kinds of glue for each type of project you work on. Keep one bottle of all-purpose glue handy and you'll be set for all the gluing and adhesive projects that come up. Keep reading for a few craft ideas for all-purpose glue to have a bit of fun with the sticky stuff.
According to the Home Safety Council, babies and toddlers are most at risk of accidental at-home injuries, which kill more than 2,000 American children each year and hurt at least three million others. The newborn you bring home from the hospital will be crawling and walking before you know it, so it's a good idea to start baby-proofing your home before your baby arrives.
When you're ready to update your bedroom decor, it's time to consider trends in bedroom furniture. Bedroom armoires are becoming more and more popular, and in response, the choices available are expanding to meet the demand. This is good news for you, the consumer, because you're more likely to find an armoire that matches your tastes and your existing decor.
In the realm of home decor, the tenets of feng shui guide decorators to create rooms that welcome active and passive chi while filtering out negative energy. The Chinese philosophy of feng shui refers to how to keep healthful and positive energy flowing through your life. While some home design and layout issues are impossible to change, you can do many small things with your home decor to make your house feel more balanced.
It's easy to spend time outdoors during the day, but at night you'll need some lighting to fully enjoy your patio. There are a lot of outdoor lighting options available for your patio and yard, including wire-in and solar lights. Your patio lights, however, should not only help you see, but also make your patio look better.
Next time you step out the door with your travel backpack, make sure you are prepared for anything. Whether you are going to work, boarding a plane or just stepping out for a walk, there are a few things you should never leave home without. Next time you restock your travel backpack, here are things you shouldn't leave home without. Whether you are sporting laptop backpacks, school backpacks, shoulder bags, tote bags, a rolling backpack or a leather backpack, never be unprepared again.
In a time when everyone worries about their energy consumption, window fans are the economical and energy-wise way to cool your home. Window fans are often used to supplement air conditioners, but if used properly, they can even replace your air conditioner, all while saving you money and energy. Follow these tips to effectively cool your home with window fans.
While deciding to redecorate a room, the idea may start small -- a fresh coat of paint, an accent chair to warm up a bare corner or new pictures to hang on the wall. Somewhere along the line, you notice that you need new lamp shades. Or maybe you find the perfect table lamps but aren't too crazy about the shades. It is quite easy to just change out lamp shades. Before running off on a quest to find the perfect new shades for your table lamps and floor lamps, ensure that they will fit by measuring your current lamp shades.
Bathrooms are one of the places in the home that naturally draw clutter. Between bath accessories, makeup and dirty clothes, bathrooms can quickly become a cleaning burden. If the chaos seems overwhelming, it might be time to completely reorganize your bathroom. Fortunately, you can learn how to organize a bathroom with ease.
Kwanzaa is meant to be celebrated with family and friends as a way to honor the past and look forward to the future. One important part of celebrating Kwanzaa is decorating the home with traditional seasonal decor. Kwanzaa holiday decor incorporates traditional symbols of African American heritage, both old and new. For example, a kinara symbolizes the African American past, present and future while authentic African folk art is displayed to honor African American roots. Tribal masks, hand-carved statues and wooden fruit bowls from Ghana and other areas of historical significance throughout Africa are often displayed as meaningful decorative accessories during the holiday season as well as home decor all year round.
Today's homes keep us safe and comfortable with air-tight construction that helps heating and cooling systems work efficiently. However, those closed doors and windows also trap air in the house, making it smell stale and concentrating airborne particles. Air purifiers are electronic air cleaners that capture allergens and contaminants, including dust, pollens, pet dander and odors. Unlike climate-control appliances of the past, most of today's air purifiers are quiet and energy efficient. Refresh your home's environment with air purifiers. There are several cleaning methods available; most air purifiers use filters or electronic precipitators. This air purifier buying guide explains the options.
Microsuede fabric has a unique texture that accentuates a color's depth and contrast, making it an excellent upholstery choice for furniture. The superior stain resistance of microfiber fabric means that your sofa and loveseat set will be able to withstand the rigors of daily use by active kids and pets. In order to keep your microfiber sofa or loveseat looking its best, some simple care is required.