Mid Century Wall Clock

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Choosing a Wall Clock With Imagination

From very early on in life our lives are characterized by time, and there is no greater symbol of this than the wall clocks which decorate our kitchens, family rooms, and schools. Every kid can remember gazing up at the clock over the door, with its seemingly infinite amount of time until it finally hit 3:00PM. But the wall clocks of our youth are really only a pale shade of everything that is available. This has always been a great and wide-ranging opportunity for designers of every ilk to make both grand and extravagant designs, as well as simple, subtle, and affordable time pieces. My point is just this: when purchasing a wall clock more people need to expand their imaginations. There is really no reason to just stick to the tried and true black bordered, black numerals, and white background clocks that are most typical of school cafeterias and drab offices. Here you can really get inventive and fun, and make this item a very complimentary aspect of the entire design of whatever room it is in.

Another thing I’d like to point out is that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg in order to outfit your home with a great and beautiful wall clock. In fact, there are many varieties of designs even at the $10 or $15 price point. The fact is that it is not very expensive at all to manufacture, ship, and stock wall clocks, so the market is just flooded with just about every design imaginable. This allows consumers to really have a lot of choice in exactly what they want. Browse around. Take a look online, as that is where the most supply is, as well as the lowest prices.

A carefully considered clock will add a lot of subtle brilliance to the room in which it is hung. Be careful not to clash with the colors which are already present. Wall clocks are too plentiful and varied to settle for the first one you see, unless it really catches your eye. They are also too cheap (usually) to not replace old, broken, or dirty ones.

I am continually astounded at how this seems to be the last and most forgotten element of interior decoration. Maybe people think that “time” is somehow outside of aesthetic consideration? It is too “scientific and numerical” to be considered in the initial planning of a room’s set up? I don’t know; but I do know that wall clocks are undeniably integral to the look and feel of a home, whether it be in the kitchen, in bedrooms, in the basement, in the hallway, or elsewhere.

So please leave here keeping in mind that you can really exercise your own imagination and design dreams in the choosing of a wall clock. It is not a small thing, and it should not be overlooked. If anything, it is a very leveraged (money-wise) way to add a lot to a room. Because of the low prices, this is an area where literally everyone can add some zest to their houses.

Portable Clothes Closet

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Portable Closets – Money Saving Alternative

If you need extra storage space but your budget is limited, then consider buying portable closets. They are freestanding and movable so you could place them in any room of your home, from bedroom to living to kitchen to laundry.

Portable closets come in many different colors, sizes and styles. In choosing a portable closet to buy, determine first where you plan to use them so that it would match with your other furniture or the room decor. Prices of portable closets vary according to your choices of material, style and design. Many online retailers, like amazon.com, are offering discounts so shop around first before making a buying decision.

Whitmor 6013-150-WC 36-Inch Ebony Crystal Rolling Clothes Closet:

This crystal clear, rolling movable closet is perfect for storing clothes, shoes, hats and many more. This unit with model number 6013-150-WC features heavy duty casters, bottom shelf, breathable top panel, ebony chrome finish and easy-to-open front zipper. It measures 19 and 1/2 inches by 35 and 1/2 inches by 65 and 1/2 inches.
36 In. Portable Storage Closet SC00158(HDS):

This 36-inch portable closet is dustproof and efficient as additional storage space your garments. It is available in white and navy blue and can be installed easily without any need for tools

Honey-Can-Do WRD-01274 Ultra-Deluxe 43-Inch Wide Storage Closet with Heavy Duty Doors and Two-Drawers, Cream:

This luxurious storage closet has breathable non-woven fabric cover to keep your clothes fresh every day. It features two pull-out drawers to allow you easy access to your personal belongings, a sturdy and rustproof heavy-duty doors and steel frame and big bottom drawers. It measures 44 inches by 19 inches by 71 inches.

Rubbermaid 3B2803BLTN 60-Inch Breathable Wardrobe Storage, Blue:

If you want the contents of your closet to be visible for easy finding of items, then this portable closet is for you. It is made of breathable material and measures 60 inches in height. The dimensions include 36 and 1/2 inches by 11.8 inches by 2 and 1/2 inches.

Closet Portable Storage Wardrobe Dbl Wide Breathable Khaki (63Hx60x20) (WRD01272) by Honey Can Do:

This closet is constructed with lightweight yet strong and breathable polypropylene material which is very economical and its neutral color makes this freestanding closet a popular choice for various decors. It features two D-style front zipper doors, nine exterior pocket shoe storage and steel rod of high capacity. The non-woven cover of this closet is durable and can protect all your personal belongings from dust, bugs and dirt and at the same time, keep your clothes fresh always.

This honey Can Do closet is available in khaki and brown trim. Product dimensions are 60 inches in width by 20 inches in depth by 62.2 inches in height.

Walk in Closet IKEA

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Enhance Your Walk-In Closet Design

You are lucky enough to have a walk-in closet in your home. It is because this type of closet is a lavish yet practical solution to cramped and cluttered closet and to the annoyance they usually bring. Walk-in closets offer a plethora of storage options. So if you are someone who has to fight against the junk messing up your closet, try to come up with a good and functional walk-in closet design and apply it in your existing walk-in closet.

Advantages of Walk-in Closets

1. They are really big. Usually, walk-in closets are big enough so you can comfortably walk into.

2. You have a wide range of walk-in closet design options. Such type of closet can be outfitted with shelves for your books or folded wardrobe. It can also house shoe cubbies, tie racks and belt racks. It can accommodate several garment racks where you can hang your clothes. You can also mount hang bars and hooks to hold your robes, hats and other like items. And if you want to free-up space in your room, you can even place the drawers and dressers inside the walk-in closet.

3. Walk-in closets give you the chance to be creative. Benches and islands can even be positioned inside huge walk-in closets to make it feel like a dressing room. Truly, when you own a walk-in closet, the sky’s the limit.

4. Also, walk-in closets have a room for the appropriate lighting and also for mirrors, which allow you to see yourself from every possible angle.

5. Walk-in closets can also provide your vanity table a place to stay.

6. You can open up your walk-in closet into your bathroom so you can dress yourself up before going to your bedroom.

If you don’t have much time to create your own walk-in closet design, you can purchase closet organizers that are available as kits from home improvement centers. The said organizers include virtually all the things that you need in organizing your closet such as shelving, hardware and other components. Closet accessories can be obtained separately. If your walk-in is really big, then you should purchase more than one kit. Though closet organizers still need to be assembled, the job is rather simple.

Another option to achieve the walk-in closet design that you want is to purchase closet organizer systems. The said systems contain pre-assembled pieces that need to be mounted. For a built-in look, they can be positioned on the floor. But if you want the floor area to be clean, you can have them mounted on the wall.

Modern Tablecloth

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Material Choices For the Modern Tablecloth

Tablecloths; they are available in a myriad of shapes, sizes and even materials. Over the years, material choices have been refined and updated, as new technologies have been developed to ensure that modern tablecloths can withstand everything we have to throw at them (literally!)

Traditionally, tablecloths have been manufactured from natural materials such as cotton but nowadays we have a whole host of options to complement the traditional fabric choices such as PVC coated tablecloths and vinyl tablecloths too.

Both of these materials are extremely hard wearing and can be easily wiped down should a spillage occur. Their water resilient nature makes them the ideal choice for any occasion where an easy clean, durable table protector is needed. An added benefit of a PVC or vinyl tablecloth is that they will be much less likely to rip or tear.

Of course, we are not saying that you should abandon traditional materials, oh no. Nowadays, tablecloths can combine the old and the new in that they can be made from fabric but are covered with a clear PVC coating to make them hard wearing. This combination of old and new makes them the ideal compromise for anyone wanting a beautiful but long lasting tablecloth.

Both vinyl and PVC tablecloths are versatile in that they lend themselves to all sorts of different occasions. Whether it’s a child’s birthday or a garden party, both of these materials can cope. It’s also important not to forget that these tablecloths are available in many different colours further adding to their versatility.

No matter whether you prefer bold patterns or plain colours, you are sure to be able to find a tablecloth that meets your requirements. No ironing is required with these material choices and what’s more, should you need to alter their size, it can be done so with ease. Simply cut to size, no hemming required.

So, one thing remains. Where do you go if you want to get your hands on one of these hardwearing tablecloths that look great too? Well, the answer is quite simple.

Blue End Table

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End Tables – Just One of the Great Options You Can Place in Your Home

If you’ve ever gone furniture shopping and come home more confused than ever before, don’t feel like you’re alone. Without even going into styles of furniture, figuring out the difference between one table and another can be a nightmare. Take lowly end tables, for instance. In the old days, end tables came in pairs, usually sold in a set with a matching coffee table. Easy enough. Put one end table on each end of the sofa, plug in a lamp on each and center the coffee table in front. 1950s basic décor.

Somewhere along the line, however, everything became more complex. Some blame the conversation pit era; that crafty sofa that didn’t really have an end. Venerable end tables simply had nowhere to go. Coffee tables were suddenly on their own, placed in the center of the pit so visitors had a place to put their drinks while they, well, conversed.

Today, end tables have made a comeback. No longer sold automatically in pairs with a coffee table, they have struck out on their own, joined by accent tables, occasional tables, drum tables, side tables… the list goes on and on and on.

Even though it’s easier to find lovely end tables for the home than ever before, knowing exactly what constitutes an end table has become much more difficult.

To help you sort it all out, here are some basics:

End Tables: Though they’ve been separated from their coffee table siblings, end tables usually come in pairs still. They are designed to go at the end of each side of a sofa or next to a set of chairs and can have drawers for storage and lower shelves for use as a display space. They are large enough to hold a lamp and some knick-knacks.

Accent Tables: Accent tables are usually sold individually. They are a little splashier in appearance and are supposed to “accent” the décor in your room. As such, they come in many different shapes and finishes, including drum tables, drop leaf tables and tilt tops. They can be used in place of end tables, particularly if you just want a table on one side of the sofa or loveseat.

Chairside Tables: End tables can be used as chairside tables, of course. The only difference is the chairside table often has a smaller footprint and is sized to place next to a recliner or chair. Smaller end tables can do the same thing, offering you flexibility in your room designs.

Nesting tables: If you entertain frequently, nesting tables make great end tables as well. The different sized tables tuck under one another when not in use and pull out as needed to add more table space when you have guests over.

Tray tables: If you’re not planning to add a lamp to the end tables in your living room, you can opt for tray tables instead. These have easy to remove trays that you can use for serving food or beverages. The rest of the time, tray tables look just like end tables.

The good news is that you can use whatever you like in your rooms these days. There’s no need to be locked in the 1950s with the traditional end tables and coffee table set. Use your imagination and find ones that look wonderful in your home, no matter what others call them.

Office Chair Without Wheels

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The Office Chair – Choices and Styles

There are many styles to choose from when looking for an office chair. First you need to decide who it is for and what style you are looking at. As far as style goes, are you looking to update your office to a more modern look? If so, there are many patterned fabric office chairs with a contemporary look. Are you looking for a rich leather feel that will go with deep rich colors of paint on your walls? Or perhaps you want something simple and clean looking and that will get the job done while making your employees and guests comfortable.

Whatever your desires and needs are, keep in mind that there are various office chairs come in various styles and materials. They also vary widely in prices.

Leather Chair

The leather office chair is very comfortable and prosperous looking. Your employees and guests will feel well-cared for. The leather office chair comes in a variety of styles. Different styles are the high back chairs, mid-back chairs as well as plush executive chairs and those with neck pillows to relax in. Leather is also more lasting material compared to fabric.

Mesh and Leather

Some office chairs offer a mesh back with a leather seat. Leather mixed with mesh offers a modern style that is both pleasing to the eye and comfortable for the person sitting in it.

Task Chair

The task office chair is great for multitasking. The task chair comes with wheels and light fabric or vinyl. An employee can zip from one task to another with the wheels on the bottom of the chair. Most task chairs come with a lever on the bottom of the seat to adjust for the height needed to each individual.

Stack Chair

The stack chair can be used throughout the office. You can place the stack chairs in the waiting room for your guests. The stack chair is easy to lift and move around for your added convenience.

Conference Chairs

You can choose your conference chairs with ease. The conference chairs should match the rest of your decor throughout the office. If you are decorating with leather, fabric, wood, or mesh you can add conference chairs to the mix. Keep your sense of style with your choice of conference chairs.

Office Chairs without Wheels

If one does not need wheels at the bottom of the chair, there are different styles available to choose from. You can find mesh chairs, leather office chairs, and wooden chairs with a fabric or leather seat for extra comfort.

With all the choices to choose from, it can certainly take some time to consider your office needs. Invest in an office chair or chairs for maximum comfort by selecting chairs that are ergonomically correct. You do not have to give up style when choosing an office chair as chairs come in so many styles as well as in leather, fabric, mesh and wood.

Mason Jar Hanging Lights

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Creating More Light In Your Home With Mason Jar Light Fixtures

Mason jars are traditionally used for canning and storage. But did you know that more recently, they’re becoming more popular for home lighting fixtures too?

Over the last few years, people all over are using these versatile jars for everything from candleholders to chandeliers.

We’ve even started making rustic light fixtures for our store using these jars too. People love them because of the woodsy look and feel. Mounted on slabs of real tree bark, they’re perfect for cabins or for homes with country decor.

Different Types of Mason Jar Light Fixtures
There are all types of lighting ideas, like creating “designer” jars with strings of lights stuffed inside. These make great nightlights for kids’ rooms or a source of ambient light for any room in the house.

One of the most popular types of lighting is a simple candle inside a jar. You can buy jars with candles already in them, and once you burn down the candle, replace it or clean out the jar and use it for a different source of lighting.


More decorative types of popular light fixtures are chandeliers. Chandeliers are ceiling-mounted and people are creating their own decorative designs to hang mason jars from the fixture with the light bulbs inside. You can make your own using new or used restoration hardware, like vintage chandelier fixtures and lighting kits. As long as the chandelier arms spread far apart enough, you can retrofit an existing chandelier to mount the jar lid to the fixture and screw the jar onto it.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting using canning jars is good for the warmer climates or warmer seasons because these jars may shatter in the cold weather. But for a cooler spring or summer evening outdoors, you can use them with citronella oil and a floating candle for outdoor lighting that will also keep the bugs away. If you live in the south, you can make designer lights for your patio or porch lights too. You can mount the jars on the existing porch light fixture or create your own.

Where to Get Lighting Kits

You can buy lighting kits online that are designed just for turning canning jars into lights. Depending on the type of light or lamp you’re planning on making, you can get lamp kits to convert just about anything to use with a mason jar. For instance, you can buy a kit to make an oil lamp or a zinc canning jar lamp kit that will help you convert ordinary lighting fixtures into a decorative piece that will also add some awesomeness to your home decorating.

More Mason Jar Lighting Ideas

If you do a search online and go through the images, you can get a lot more ideas. Some of the pictures can even help you come up with your own designs and creations. For example, another popular idea is to convert the lighting over your bathroom or kitchen sink to use with mason jars. It also makes a nice impression on your guests.

Sliding Panel Curtains

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Panel Track Blinds – A Must Read Before Ordering

Panel Track Blinds, also referred to as sliding glass door curtains, is a beautiful treatment and is ideal for a patio door or a larger window. In this article I will share some knowledge that is available to all but many are not aware of or how to use this knowledge to your advantage. Just being aware of these few bits of information can make all the difference for your sliding glass door curtains.

Must Be Involved In The Measuring Process

I first saw sliding glass door curtains about 10 years ago. They were popular in Europe before being introduced in the United States. People loved them because they were a good alternative to a vertical blind. The panels are available in many different styles and and materials. Panel track blinds can fit any decor and offer you the privacy and light control you desire, but you must be involved in the measuring process or you may not be happy with the final look of your sliding glass door curtains.

Problem Is In The Width

Panel track blinds are strips of material usually between 15 to 36 inches wide. The number of panels depend on how wide your final order is. The issue is not in the height but in the width, and here’s why. Let’s say you want panel track blinds on your patio door which measures 75 inches wide x 82 inches high. In this case you might place your final order at 83 wide. That allows for 4″ of overlap on each side ( standard practice). For the height you might go 84″ thats about 3″ above your trim (again standard practice). The height is fine, it’s the width you might not like. A treatment 83″ wide will come with 3 panels. Each being about 27 inches wide. When your sliding glass door curtains are closed there isn’t a problem, they look great. It’s when you open them or draw them to one side, a good portion of your window will still be covered. Because the panels are so wide you will loose, in this case, 25% of your view.

How To Use Price Breaks To Your Advantage

If you don’t mind this then your fine, but if you do mind you have a couple of options. First to do this you will need some wall space on each side of the window. Then determine your height, in this case is 84″. Next, go to the web site of where you want to buy your panel track blinds and plug in your width and height to get a price. Take notice of the price. Then increase your width by 1″ and notice if the price changed or not. Keep increasing by 1″ until it changes. Usually the price break is every 10 to 12″. So how does this help you? By increasing your width to 94″ instead of 84″ you can get the panels off your window, increase your view and not increase your price.

How To Get A Narrower Panel Just By Asking

Another thing to consider is how many panels will your treatment have. Thats easy to find out, just go to the web site of where you want to buy and click on either “how to measure” or “details”. This will tell you how many panels based on your width. For 84″ wide you’ll get 3 panels about 27″ wide each (84 divided by 3). In the example above you can increase your width while maintaining your price to get the panels off your window. But what if you want narrower panels. They won’t make them narrower because you asked, but if you know this, you can get narrower panels. In general the wider your sliding glass door curtains are the more panels there are and the narrower they become. For example if you increase your width from 84″ to 85″ then it changes from 3 to 4 panels. That changes the width to approx. 21″ (85 divided by 4). So instead of three 27″ wide panels you have four 21″ wide panels. Thats great because now you don’t have to sacrifice your view to get an elegant window treatment. You can get the break down on panel quantity when you click on “how to measure” or “details”.

Play With The Numbers Until You Get What You Want

Now your better prepared, armed with the knowledge of how this system works.Play around with the numbers until you get the width and panel quantity your comfortable width. I hope your sliding glass door curtains turn out just as you envisioned they would.

Sliding Barn Door Lock

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Barn Door Hardware for Modified Doors

The style of barn door hardware can be selected, when you desire a stylish yet resilient and sturdy style for the entrance in your dwelling. Commonly called as flat track hardware, the easy and rural looking fashion is well-matched with all types of room decoration. In this type of hardware, a trail ready with a couple of hangers is set on top of a door that revolves on that pathway and is apprehended to be extremely steady. Barn door hardware matches with doors made from wood, glass, or any other type of door.

Nowadays, individuals have started selecting modified doors, which not only protect their homes against unnecessary entry but at the same time give it an aesthetic appeal. These modified doors have to be fitted with admission locks to the different rooms like the bedrooms, sitting room, dining halls, and the library. Barn door hardware permits you to get a modified door that turns out to be an essential part of your room. By the way, of the sliding door hardware, the door glides behind the scenes into the wall when opened, thus becoming unseen to those people settled in the room. The whole motive of having sliding door hardware is thus lost. However, with barn door hardware know-how, one can make sure that this type of door hangs at the external to a particular room just like an embellishment when kept open, and looks like an elegant enclosure when kept closing.

Barn door hardware is in essence, huge sliding barn doors that are somewhat costly but stylish looking. The hardware consists of metal trails, and helms and lock needed for it to be mounted on the wall. A normal sliding trail can be very costly. The doors which are not incorporated in this estimate should be bought from the vicinity and then modified to fit to your liking. Few are shaped with sliding mirrors that could be utilized in restrooms for additional confidentiality. The maximum benefit of barn door hardware is that it does not require additional space to be reserved that is generally needed for a regular door to be kept open. These are found to add to the decoration of every room, rather than sliding into walls.

It’s hard construction, adaptability, and eye-catching design has made this door style ideal for any home owning individual to improve his or her home. Here are few motives to select barn door hardware:

Hard Construction: One of the important explanations as to why this hardware is so well-liked is because of its strength and long life. These doors are very sturdy and long-lasting and constructed from concrete still trails. They are found to uphold loads up to several pounds and can last for a life span with no maintenance or replacements.

Adaptability: This type of hardware could be utilized for many applications. Several utilize it to close rooms like a library, study, dining room, and also offices at home. Additionally, some have utilized it on glass doors for classy restroom openings. Individuals also get pleasure from utilizing it its unique function as barn door hardware, utilizing it for putting the final touches on a refurbished barn, hut, hotel, or other rural setting.

Eye-catching Design: With the fashion of pocket doors rapidly vanishing, most people are in search for a new way out to their entrance requirements. Simultaneously most individuals are in search of an exclusive hardware to flatter traditional doors that have been assembled. The pastoral appearance and feel of this hardware are eye-catching to any type of door. This can be utilized for almost any entrance and room fashion.

Due to their durability, their maintenance is easy thus saving a lot of time and money.

The toughened finish of the barn door hardware makes it extremely sturdy and durable. One must do a thorough investigation and learn about company standing from the end consumer opinions prior to purchasing barn door hardware. Finer quality and eye-catching rates ought to be your criteria for choosing a barn doors hardware supplier.

Wire Pantry Shelving

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Use Pantry Shelving To Get More Use From Your Appliances

I’ve actually moved several times as an adult and have faced this problem each time I changed houses. Sure, the layouts and fixtures were different, but the fact remained that I didn’t have enough room to hold enough food on hand along with the other necessities like pots and plates. Stuffing my cabinets only made it worse, especially when it was time to unload the dishwasher. How can I complain about my kids not doing it right when I have to shove something in, slam the door, and cringe when it’s my turn?

Things have gotten better since I made up my mind about pantry shelving. Sure, my cabinets already had a main center shelf inside of them. But for the most part, that left a lot of vertical room unused. I opted to go with some white wire pantry shelving units to get more bang for my buck. Now I can stack seldom-used coffee cups over cup saucers. Instead of them taking up precious horizontal room, they tuck inside a back corner of the cabinet.

The same thing goes for my appliance cabinet. I used to have to shove crock pots, blenders, steamers, and electric skillets all inside one cabinet. The stuff got stacked on top of itself and frankly made trying to use any of them a nightmare. I searched until I found deeper pantry shelving units, then placed a couple side-by-side inside the cabinet. Since the electric skillet and steamer are short, I can store them on the top of the pantry shelving and place the taller items like the blender and crock pot underneath. Now I can get to them quickly and easily.