Making Chintz Work With Your Shabby Chic Decor

Feminine and floral, elegant and just a bit brazen, chintz is the beating heart of shabby chic decor--or at least, it could be. The trick to using chintz is to achieve balance by pairing it with just the right amount of calm--or the right amount of crazy. Used in the right context, chintz has the perfect amount of grace and sweetness to make your shabby chic decor standout. Pair It with Solids

What's The Right Kind Of Roman Shade For Your Window?

Roman shades are retractable fabric draperies that add a touch of class to any room. The shades are great options for unusually shaped windows that are hard to match with premade curtains. And Roman shades are an easy weekend craft project for sewers. There are a few different kinds of Roman shades available on the market. Consider these style factors ahead of your shopping trip to find the best drapery match for your needs.

How To Make Your Own Decorative Hanging Lanterns

These colorful, homemade decorative hanging lanterns are perfect for use in living rooms, dining rooms or bedrooms. These lanterns can be made from materials that many people keep in their own homes, and can be produced in under an hour. Materials: Empty glass jar and lid Mild detergent Sponge Colored tissue paper scraps (various colors) All-in-one clear-drying craft glue and sealer Paintbrush Electric tealight candle Drill and small bit Large button Wire Wire cutters Process:

Tips For Eliminating Pet Urine From Your Carpet

Pet urine can be especially tough to remove from carpet. Pet owners hoping to protect their carpet from pet urine must monitor their pet and their carpet diligently to identify accidents when they happen and to clean up stains right away. These tips will help you remove pet urine from your carpet.  Find the Stain Hopefully, you can catch the stain when it's still fresh and wet. If this is the case, you'll be able to feel the wetness in the area where the stain is.

What Size Water Heater Does Your Home Need?

There is nothing more enjoyable than a long, hot shower. It can be relaxing and rejuvenating after a long day at work. However, if you run out of hot water in the middle of your shower, it can be aggravating and shocking when cool water suddenly hits your skin. If you are replacing a water heater or installing one in a newly constructed home, you will want to determine the size you need to avoid running out of hot water.