If you've been longing to learn how to sew but are afraid it might be too complicated and frustrating, you'll be glad to know that there are many projects designed to help beginners learn the skills they need to go on to more complex creations. Following are seven projects that are easy for those who are new to the mysteries of sewing to master. Reversible Scarves Making reversible scarves is as easy as selecting complementary cotton fabrics, cutting them out in the desired size and shape, and sewing the two sides together.
One of the biggest decoration choices in most rooms is the drapery treatment. The material, placement, and style of drapes can drastically change the look and feel of a room. While you are deciding on drapes for your room, you will have to decide whether you want a valence, cornice, or a clean, uncovered top. A cornice can be easily made to match your drapes and provide interest to your room.
Old hardwood flooring adds its own character and history to a home you can't find in new engineered or bamboo wood flooring. When a friend or neighbor will be tearing out their home's old hardwood flooring, you can remove it yourself to salvage it and have it installed in your own home. Here are some tips to help you successfully remove old hardwood flooring for reuse in your own home. Determine the Flooring's Usability
The most effective method of rodent control is prevention. If critters can't get into your home, then the damage they are able to cause is greatly diminished. Many preventative measures focus on physically preventing mice, rats and other rodents from entering a house, but there are also steps you can take when landscaping your home to deter rodents from coming indoors. Here's how you can reduce the risk of rodents entering your home by making adjustments to a few things in the yard.
If you are looking for a unique, modern look in one of your rooms, you should consider layering traditional panel drapes over a cloth Roman shade. Panel drapes hang down from a bar or rails set above your window and open and close by moving horizontally. Roman shades are cloth drapes that move vertically, similar to Venetian blinds or roller curtains. They can move up evenly, creating a flat horizontal line at the bottom, or they can gather, creating a sweeping, scalloped edge.