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DIY: Upcycle Laminate Furniture!! (Mod Podge) What you will need: Mod Podge for furniture brush fabric (I used 1 1/2 yards) scissors measuring tools
Ken Wingard shows how you can use wallpaper to give your old dresser a brand new lease on life! Ken shows how you can add a pop of color or a beautiful pattern onto an old or used dresser.
You can easily make an inexpensive bookcase look like a million bucks by applying wallpaper to the back panel with a spray adhesive. It adds a lot of visual interest for a very small financial investment!
Turn an old table into a marble master piece with just some simple steps, some paint and sticky back vinyl. The table is going to be my new desk but at the moment it is the only finished piece in my studio hence the non styled picture. See if you can spot the paint and flooring planks under the desk ;) The vinyl I used is the D-C-Fix Original Marmi Deco Self-Adhesive Film in Grey. You can buy this in any DIY store or even homeware shops. They do a lot of other prints as well like granite, metal, reclaimed wood and many more. UPDATE : Check out the matching desk divider I made for on top of the table, extra storage and it keeps my desk nice and neat. http://www.hestershandmadehome.com/hestershandmadehome/2015/11/8/hesters-house-updates In my new series of 'Hester's House Updates: How to update an old house on a budget' I hope this new series will inspire you to start decorating your own home! Handmade home brings you a new, easy to follow and frugal CRAFT tutorial EVERY Thursday!! SUBSCRIBE not to miss out Click here: http://goo.gl/0JFTBi Please LIKE if you enjoy the video. Find more tutorials, tips and tricks on my website www.hestershandmadehome.com Music by www.bensound.com
Maker's Cleaning Cloths: http://MakersClean.com Subscribe for a Cleaner Life! http://bit.ly/CleanMySpaceYT Join the CleanMySpace.com Community! http://bit.ly/JoinOurSpace5 Do you want to know how to make your dreaded dusting easier and quicker? Cleaning Expert, Melissa Maker, shares her 10 favourite dusting secrets with you. Visit http://www.cleanmyspace.com for the full post. #*#*#*JOIN OUR COMMUNITY#*#*#* BLOG: http://bit.ly/JoinOurSpace5 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cleanmyspace Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cleanmyspace Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/cleanmyspace We love herding your stories, seeing your messy/clean pics and answering your questions! I take the time each week to review all the comments on our YouTube channel, blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, etc. There are a copious amount of requests for dusting cheats. Here are 10 quickies that will cut your cleaning time and most of them won't cost you much. I'm all about figuring out shortcuts that will not affect the outcome of the task, or better yet, improve upon it altogether. So in no particular order, here you go: 10 - Ceiling fans and light fixtures - use a bendable duster to do this, you won't need a ladder (unless you have really high ceilings), you can bend to suit any light configuration (including a ceiling fan, just bend 90 degrees), and you can remove the cover and machine wash. I got this one at Wal Mart and it cost me under 8 bucks. 9 - Corners, moldings and door frames - spiderwebs and dust aplenty here. This area usually goes ignored, but here's the laziest, easiest way to do it. Grab a mop pole and old sport sock, flip the sock inside out and place over the end of the mop pole. Now, you've got an amazing high-duster! You can also use microfiber cloth secured around the pole with an elastic band. 8 - Walls - we get asked this a lot. I personally don't dust my walls, but if it is something that needs to be done, you can simply use a flat head mop (like a Swiffer) and use a Microfiber cloth sprayed with a bit of water. No need to use an expensive product here! Simply work the tool up and down the wall using a 'W' pattern to save time and energy and to ensure you are covering the entire space. 7 - Bathroom vents - these get super dusty - they run for a long time and suck up tons of dust. The next time you're cleaning, use your vacuum with brush attachment to suck up the dust. Now, your vents won't look like those of a mechanic's shop. 6 - Baseboards - revert to trick # 9, use a mop pole with a cloth or old sock attached to it, lightly sprayed. No more bending down, no more tough work. This makes the job so much easier and also allows you to access hard-to-reach areas like behind furniture. 5 - Delicate items - to clean ornaments, antique pieces, silk flowers or small delicate trinkets, lightly mist a small paintbrush and use that to do detailed dusting. 4 - Dust in the right direction - dust is like snow; it falls from the top to the bottom. So, when dusting, start with the highest items and work your way down to the lowest. If you don't, you'll have to repeat your work. Another good thing to keep in mind is to work in a spiral formation - working clockwise tackle all four corners and mouldings, then move down and dust all tops of frames, etc, lower again to dust all table tops and finally all baseboards. Then vacuum. Do you see how this allows no dust to fall on an already cleaned area? 3 - Use microfiber cloths - I've been spouting off about them for years. I can't understand why you would dust with anything else - it makes you spend more time cleaning! A microfiber cloth is electrostatically charged, meaning it literally attracts dust. It is also highly absorbent so it can last longer during your cleaning task. They won't leave lint or dust behind and leave surfaces streak-free. 2 - Clean your ducts every 5 years. That's a huge source of dust and allergens and if you have had renovations recently or have lived in the house after someone else has, this is the ultimate form of dusting. A vehicle will come by and vacuum your vents out, leaving no residual dust in the home environment due to dirty vents. 1 - To vacuum delicate areas or areas where you can't see, vacuum with a pantyhose covered dust brush. The nozzle can now collect dust while using a dust brush without running the risk of sucking up valuables or items you don't want vacuumed up! Hope that has helped you - what are your dusting tips?
Create a stylish nightstand using wallpaper! Not just for walls, have fun designing your own bedside table with the wallpaper of your choice.
Clear Acrylic Sealer
Step 1: Prepare your surface: clean, sand and fill in holes if necessary
Step 2: Measure and cut your wallpaper to your nightstand's dimensions
Step 3: Apply paste evenly over the top of your surface
Step 4: Adhere your wallpaper and smooth into place, carefully removing any air bubbles or air pockets that occur
Step 5: Remove any leftover paste with a sponge
Step 6: Use a clear acrylic sealer to seal and protect your surface