It's a little chilly in Atlanta today, but not too late to prep your home for the cold weather to come! Check out these important & specific tips on what to do inside & out!
http://bit.ly/9bb9pR Questions? Just ask!OUTSIDE -Check the exterior of your home for problems that should be repaired before winter. Make sure the outside walls of your home are free of debris. Lumber, ladders, or toys stacked against the house can attract spiders, mice, and insects. As colder weather arrives, these pests have incentive to enter the warmth of your house. -If you stock firewood for the winter, something we don't do too much in the south, don't stack it against the house. Besides attracting wood-boring insects and other pests, it can prevent air circulation and trap moisture against the house. This can rot siding or trim. Store firewood 2 feet from the house and elevate it 18 inches above the ground.INSIDE -Hot water tanks have a safety feature called a pressure release valve. If the pressure in the tank gets too great, this valve allows hot water to escape to keep the tank from exploding. Test this valve yearly for proper function. -Cover your water heater with a fiberglass insulation blanket to retain heat, particularly if you have an older water heater that has less-efficient built-in insulation. Do not cover heater controls.Read More! - http://bit.ly/9bb9pR
Commented on Sep 25, 2012
I agree as a single mom I dont think of these things until its to late and I have to contact a
This makeover is very close to my heart. I did it in 4 days and I worked everything out in
less than 1 $1000. To begin, I sketched the concept and design on a piece of paper. I had so many ideas in my mind but going to Lowes armed with the my concept sheet I shopped at l my initial supplies based on my rough sketch. I spent a couple of hours and picked colors that would coordinate the existing wall color.
wanted the room to have a calm and soothing effect with a bit of eclecticism and still have a boutique hotel feel. I had the dresser that I had picked on craiglist and for a long time I couldn't figure what to do with it. After the colors for the room was finalized, I decided to paint it a dark deep blue grey and distress it. I kept the dresser drawers as is to create that contrast I needed.
The 1×4 frame that I used to frame the headboard was painted the same color and distressed to tie up the elements in the room. To see how I constructed and built the headboad, click - http://www.hometalk.com/ecf1c51915/project/9...
See pictures to learn the process
Commented on Feb 03, 2012
Love the headboad. How did you create the cloth? Is it painted.
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Commented on Feb 01, 2012
Expand my laundry room! Get my laundry out of the hallway. I have no storage and no where to
This cheerful space has open shelves for laundry baskets, a rod to hang delicates and even a station to do meal planning or other small computer tasks. Maybe to look up how to remove a coffee or grass stain? :)
Commented on Feb 01, 2012
I need you come and give me a quote. I am deciding which projects will get done this year.