Thursday, May 31, 2012

Upcycled Revamped Computer Table


My computer table which I have owned over 20 years really looked its age. I decided to paint and keep it another 20 years. I took white and black paint that I already had and mixed these two colors and got a mauve purple color. I was going for gray but I wasn't sure what colors to mix to get that color, next time I'l try blue and white. I loved the color and the shabby chic , slash vintagy effect it gave the computer cart. After priming the table white and painting the table purple; I let it dry for two days. I sanded the table around the legs, the edges, and the top of the cart to get a worn effect. I loved how the computer table came out, I expected the purple to be sort of a barneyish (as in Barney the Dinosaur) tone but it was more of a grape light color, really shabby chic.










Revamped Computer Table

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SECO energy set to lower electric bills for locals in July 2012

SECO energy set to lower electric bills for locals in July 2012


According to the Seco energy website July 1, 2012 the power adjustment portion on customers bill will be reduced on average 7.00 dollars.This reduction is due to the cost of natural gas going down, the Seco Board is passing savings down to customers as of July 2012.


Learn Html Code for FREE

Learn Html Code for Free
w3schools.com and w3.org offers free resources for writing html code and at no charge.If you want to create your own webpage, learn at these sources. w3.org is the organization that sets standards for webpages to allow browsers to pick up these websites on the Internet.






Monday, May 21, 2012

Concrete Fence Blocks recycled as Edge Border


Demolished concrete dated fence upcycled and reused to create a unique funky large edge border for tree on landscaped yard.




Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Perk up your garden with inexpensive Buddha statue

I  found at thrifty and amazing small tabletop inexpensive colorful buddha.  It's great to add to the home or to a zen garden.   Beautiful item sold online. Free shipping on items on http://thriftonomics.ecrater.com




Thursday, May 10, 2012

Decorate home with no money in budget


How to reuse common household items at home to decorate, when there is no money in the budget.


No money in the budget to decorate this Spring, use household objects around the home and create a new life from unused items.

Many Americans are chosing to recycle and upcycle household items to sell, save and decorate their home. Etsy is a great site to find local artisans and craft people doing this on their online shops.

Every household has plumbing pipes either pvc or iron pipes and wood in their garages. Finding items that can be reused to create cool looking shelves. HGTV and DIY offers great instructions on how to create these shelves and even book cases from these items.

Have some bed sheets that haven't been used in awhile, consider making them into curtains, add a lining to the back of the sheet and use fabric paint along with a stencil to change a solid color bedsheet.

Have some vintage curtains that have a funky design consider making a slipcover for your headboard. Now, there is a trend to slipcover head boards. This is a good option if the furniture should not be altered permanently due to value. If the fabric is retro, it is a cool focal point to any room and it can be added to create a unique different furniture piece. There are sites online that offer instruction on how to make these head board slipcovers, on HGTV there was a monogram slipcover made. There are so many options, make a search on any search engine, as Google and will find many resources such as craft sites that have blogs with sewing projects; such as Joann.com and fabrics.com.

Have some solid color placemats, use them to make a valance for a small bathroom window, just sew them together add some trim around the edges.

Have an Amercian flag around the home consider taking the flag and making a truly unique one of a kind item. The flag is not only beautiful , its a work of art. It stands for liberty, justice and freedom, what better way to display it on a huge canvas board or on a frame on a wall. Depending on the size of the flag, use it to make a pillow on the sofa or use the flag to upholster a vintage chair.

There are so many options available, some of these projects require some sewing skills but if you don't sew there are many bonding adhesives now being used to allow for minimal or no sewing in these projects.

There are many things around the home that can be reused , such as vintage or broken china, the pieces can be used as a mosaic on a tabletop or on a planter.

There are times looking around the closet or the garage, an item may be found that is unique and had been forgotten. Cleaning it, and bringing that same item back to life with a coat of paint can cheer up any decor in an instant.

The best way to change your decor with no money is simply to declutter and really clean up a room. Sometimes, the decor may be overwhelmed by having too many items cluttering a home. A good cleaning and eliminating these items and placing them in different rooms can make a world of difference. It will cause a sense of starting anew in time for Spring and the Summer.

There are many ideas to brainstorm and to find to decorate a room with no money, just have to be creative with items we already have at our home.

Find ideas on
www.hgtv.com and www.diynetwork.com.

 

 



Free Sites that offer Free Books online

Free Sites that offer free ebooks online

The Internet is great source for finding free e-books online, from virtually every subject.

If you want to find classics for adults and children, try
www.readprint.com. If you are looking for tech books in science, civil engineering or computer science try these two sites: www.freebookspot.com or www.freetechbooks.com.

If you are looking for both free and books to purchase try www.bartlebys.com , www.bookyards.com, and www.projectgutenberg.org .

Save money and enhance your job security by learning a new skill and increase your knowledge.



 

A photo from my book collection, I love vintage books the older the better



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Trimming down and pruning plants

As an amateur gardener, I carefully cut some dried up palm leaves which were dead and dropping downward. Instead of cutting all of the dead palm leaves, I only trimmed the outer edges of the palm leaves which were dropping downward instead of removing the whole palm leaf and creating huge open spaces on the palm plant.

The Internet is a great source to find information on growing certain plants and vegetables.

HGTV and DIY Network are great sources of information for landscaping. Home improvement store sites offer videos on gardening such as Home Depot and Lowes.