Guest Picks: Stripe While It's Hot

Cute, quirky stripes can add as much interest to any area. A small accent in exhibited tableware, a tiny piece of artwork or a brightly striped tray is all you need to live colorfully in 2013. Even if color is not your thing, chic classic stripes in neutral colours can still heap on the size […]

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Community Things to Get a Canadian Café and Home

Attempting to make a change from working as a set designer in the film business, Janaki Larsen and her family bought a corner building nestled in a calm residential area of East Vancouver. After two decades of patient work, the family, such as sister Klee Larsen and aunt Marie Brennan (who are co-owners), has made […]

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How to Remove Shellac

Shellac is a durable wood finish which has been used extensively for hardwood flooring and furniture up before the 1920’s when it was replaced by nitrocellulose lacquer, which dries faster. Shellac is still used on specialty items plus a few hardwood flooring. Shellac is derived in the insect and chosen as dry flakes. The flakes […]

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The Way to Get Mildew Smell From Pillows

Pillows stashed away in a non-breathable material such as plastic, or left in a humid, dark atmosphere for some time, can develop a musty smell. This odor indicates the existence of mildew and sometimes mold. A comprehensive airing out and a number of cleaning procedures tackle those less-than-pleasant odors, rendering the cushions usable once again. […]

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What Gets Scuff Marks Off Ceramic Tiles?

A couple of scuff marks make even a freshly cleaned ceramic tile flooring look as though it requires a thorough cleaning. While these stray marks might not vanish when you wash the floor, baking soda or an eraser make them vanish once and for all. Baking Soda Buff A little baking soda sprinkled on a […]

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How to Repair Yellowing on a Furniture Finish

As a furniture finish ages, it may develop a variety including cracking, crazing, peeling and discoloring. In fact, a certain amount of yellowing is a quality to expect from aging nitrocellulose lacquer, which is one of the most common finishes. You can not always correct a finish, but sometimes you have no choice but to […]

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How Long Does Bathtub Reglazing Last?

Reglazing a bathtub eliminates chips, scratches and stains, and is an inexpensive means to rejuvenate an old fixture. When done, a bathtub can look just like brand new and with appropriate care, it can last for years. Just how long that the new finish continues depends on who implemented the materials that he used, the […]

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How to Wash the Mold Stuck on the Shower Door Seal

The little dark spots around the seal around your shower door can signal the existence of mildew, an early phase of mould. These fungi thrive in moist, moist environments. If you don’t ventilate or wipe off your shower after each use, you’re very likely to see the telltale dark spots eventually. But with several inexpensive […]

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How to Fill a Planter Box When Leaving in Pots

If you alter the plants on your planter box frequently, leaving them in their pots makes the job easier. Leaving nonhardy plants in their pots also makes it simple to pluck them in the planter, clean them off and take them indoors for winter. It’s not a good idea to leave small plants in 4-inch […]

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