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Got Old Car Tires? Upcycle Them With These 3 Creative Ideas

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Whether you’ve just replaced the tires on your car, need to replace them because they’ve been damaged beyond adequate repair or have simply come across several damaged tires, there are many ways to put those old, damaged or undamaged tires to good use. There’s really no reason for them to head off to the dump or any other place when you can upcycle them at home. Here are three interesting and creative ideas for your old car tires: 1. Grass Stools If you’ve ever been to Lima, especially the Invasion Verde, then you may...

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Using Curtains, Drapes, And Valances To Change The Shape Of Your Windows

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The shape of your windows can have a dramatic effect on whether a room feels well-proportioned or not. Unfortunately, if you have windows that don’t fit well with your rooms, it’s not so easy to change them. Choosing the right window treatment, however, is a much cheaper and easier way to change the effect your windows have. Whether it’s making windows seem bigger, smaller, shorter, or taller, the imaginative use of drapes, curtains, and valances is a great way to change up the interior of your home. Changing Window Shape...

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Need A New Grill? Why You Should Consider Paying Extra For An Egg Grill

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If your grill has finally conked out and you are shopping for a new one, you will likely see odd looking grills that look like a large ceramic egg. These grills are commonly called infrared grills. It may be more expensive, but you still may want to shell out the extra bucks for one. Below are four reasons why. Cook Food Faster An infrared grill cooks food faster than a traditional grill. This is because it uses gas or electric to heat the surface, and then sends the heat directly to the food. These grills can also reach a much higher...

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9 Tips For Maintaining Your Drapes

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When you hang your drapes, maintenance is a must. If you fail to maintain them, it could not only impact the drapes, but also the other furnishings in the room. Here are nine tips for helping you keep your drapes in top notch shape.  Shake your drapes nightly. During the day, dust settles on your drapes. Over the course of a few days, the dust builds up and becomes more difficult to remove. To help make it easier to keep the drapes clean, lightly shake them nightly.  Hand wash the drapes. Even though your washing machine is equipped...

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Learn How To Restore A Wooden Coffee Table That Has A Dull And Damaged Surface

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If your wooden coffee table has a dull appearance and is suffering from some minor damage, learn how to restore it to its original condition. Once you have finished, you will have a beautiful piece of furniture that you will be proud to display in your home.  Use The Following Materials lint free cloths towel mild detergent water bucket sponge emery cloth gel stain polyurethane paintbrush drop cloth epoxy putty plastic scraper wood cleaner Clean The Table Place a drop cloth underneath the table to collect spills while you are cleaning...

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Fun In The Sun: Four Tips To Pet-Proof Your Carpet This Summer

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As temperatures soar, you probably find that your house is a large revolving door—especially if you have pets. The dog wants in and out, the cat comes and goes, and the children can’t seem to make up their mind—everyone is constantly opening and closing the door. Pets, specifically, can make your home incredibly dirty with the in and out parade. Dirt, dust, and water can wreak havoc on your carpeting. Fortunately, you can prevent—or at least limit—the damage by being proactive. Here are four tips to protect your carpeting this summer...

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Understanding The Basics Of Creating A Spring Garden

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As seasons change and spring begin to arrive you may notice that your backyard area lacks a little color. Consider planting a garden with lots of spring colors to brighten up the exterior of your home. The following information provides some basic tips on creating a spring garden to fill your yard with a burst of color and lots of healthy blooms. Prepare Landscape Design Before beginning to work out in the yard, it may be beneficial to create a garden and landscape design. Typically, you can do this using some graph paper to aid in...

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Take Action In The Spring To Ensure A Better Apple Harvest In The Fall

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Has your apple crop been less than ideal the last few years? Perhaps your apples have had worms in them, or maybe they had fungal spots that made them less than appealing to eat. The secret to a great apple harvest is to start taking great care of your trees as soon as spring hits. Focus on these three tasks, and you can count on more plentiful, delicious apples this summer. Have the trees pruned. Whether your trees are young or more mature, the time to have them pruned is very early in the spring before new growth appears. If your trees have...

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How to Help Save a Dying Tree

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Most people know how important it is to maintain their lawn’s health, but they don’t give a lot of thought to taking care of their trees. Because trees don’t get attention, it can be easy for them to fall in to poor health. It’s easy to assume that a dying tree can’t be saved. But there are some things you can do to help! Here’s a look at what to do to help a dying tree in your lawn. Tip #1: Prune Back Dead Branches Dead and decaying branches are a magnet for insects and disease. If your tree is already...

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Mixing Different Patio Furniture Styles To Create A Cohesive Look

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When most people purchase patio furniture they look for a set. While there’s nothing wrong with decorating your outdoor space with a matching set, there’s no unspoken rule that states this is the only way you can do it. You can use a variety of different pieces and pull them all together to create one unique, but cohesive outdoor furniture design.  Establish a Theme The first thing you want to do is establish a theme. Tropical and Moroccan represent just two of the options you have to choose from. By establishing a theme, all...

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