Recognize the Quality of Persian Rugs

It is easy to tell whether a particular Persian rug is good in its make. Ensure whether the rug is hand-made. The seller would do well to enlighten you on the history of the rug. The pattern across the rug should be studied well by you. Look for symmetrical pattern in the rugs.

Ensure that you look rightly into the label on the rug before purchasing it. The label will have details regarding the country of its making. This is because of the fact that Persian rugs are nicely made only in Iran. In other words it can be said that quality Persian rugs are made in Iran. Of late it is true that the art of rug making has entered other countries like Pakistan, India and China too. Finally the material with which the Persian rug is made has to be checked. The weave also has to be thoroughly checked.

Hanging Pictures on Door Hooks

Door hooks can be nicely used to hang pictures. Attach the wire properly to the frame of the picture that you would hand on the door hook. Take the help of a screwdriver to fix the door hook on a wooden frame. Wire has to be twisted nicely in place. Select the spot on the door where you want to fix the hook to hang a picture.

Hooks differ from one another in the sense that most of them fit directly into the door. In other words it can be said that they can be screwed directly into the door. Finally you can place the picture on the hook and the picture can be nicely hanged. Remember that you can safely use wood picture frames over the door hooks. Picture frame mounting is also possible to be done over door hooks. Doors look attractive when they have pictures mounted over them.

Make a Stained Glass Window from Plastic


The design pattern should be taped on the backside of the acrylic sheet to get a clear pattern view. Outline your design using the leading strips, as it is easy to use them or you can use the liquid lead but it should be allowed to dry for some hours before painting.

Using glass paint, the pattern should be filled in. You can mix two or more shades for creating interesting shades. Apply a double coat for getting a thicker color and allow it to dry overnight. The taped pattern should be removed from the back of the acrylic sheet.

The extra sheet around the pattern should be trimmed off. Small pieces should be cut out from the two sided tape and used for sticking to the sheet corners which are on painted side. Place this prepared sheet against the window and press to make sure that the sheet sticks firmly to the glass.

Attaching your Curtains to the Vertical Blinds


To measure the correct width of a curtain panel, you should multiply the window width by two. Cut elastic according to the window’s width. A safety pin should be connected to the elastic end on one side and to the back edge of your rod pocket. The other pin should be connected to other end of elastic end and fed through the pocket of the rod. When both the pin and elastic come out of the other side, the pin and elastic should be pinned to the rod pocket’s back edge.

A piece of hook along with a loop tape piece should be cut to match the window’s width.

The adhesive tape should be applied to the top edge of widow frame which extends to the vertical blinds. The curtain panel should be placed on a flat surface and the adhesive side of the loop tape should be pressed to the gathered rod pocket’s back end along the back side of panel where you would fix drapery hooks. Press the loop tape and the hook tape together.

Add the Dormers to your Cape Cod House


Shingles should be removed from your dormer area and the sheathing should be cut. The rafters which are on inside of the dormer area should be cut from the ridge board of your dormer and a header board should be nailed between the rafters. A front lower header should be installed where dormer front wall is to be located. Assemble the front wall with short upright studs on the window rough frame supporting roof joists. The front wall should be nailed in place to the rafters as well as lower header.

Two side boards should be added on both sides of the dormer. Studs should be cut to fit in between. Cut and nail the ridge board, then cut and nail the side rafters. Cut braces fit in between the rafters below your ridge board. Cut two small rafters to place between the side rafters and your top header and another two to place between these rafters and the ridge board.

Finish this framing by nailing the ends of your dormer rafters. Mount your window with metal flashing to the edges.

Hanging the Cordless Pleated Shades


Keep the shade above the window frame and mark the window frame top 4 to 5 inches on the inner side along the length of the end of the pleated shades. This is the location where you keep the brackets. Mark the location of support brackets spacing it halfway between the brackets used for mounting. The mounting bracket should be held in position and holes should be drilled into the window frame. The mounting brackets should be attached using screws.

The head rail connected to the cellular shade should be inserted into mounting brackets keeping an angle. As you make them straight, they lock into position. Pull the shade downwards so that it covers the window.

The hold-down brackets should be connected to both sides of the shade. Hold the brackets in place above the window sill where you want to install them. Disconnect mounting brackets from the pleated shade and connect them to the windowsill.

Designing your Kitchen Nook


Select a décor for your kitchen nook that is suitable for your home as well as your style. Buy a comfortable seating which complements your nook’s décor schemes. The nook can be furnished with a booth-style seating or can be equipped with freestanding table with chairs.

Windows can be added to the nook if possible to have natural lighting. The windows having Roman shades are more useful than curtains because they filter the natural light.

Lighting should be installed in your nook. If the nook area does not have windows, your own lighting can be created using fixtures or lamps with tinted bulbs.

Artwork should be added to your nook which reflects the décor scheme. Select simple and unobtrusive designs. Choose paintings, photographs and other artwork to match the nook’s color palette.

Shelves should be installed for storage. Space which is beneath the built-in benches should be used for drawers for holding extra kitchen items.

Laying Linoleum inside a Room having pre-existing Linoleum


The pre-existing linoleum flooring should be completely flat for supporting the new linoleum. Scraping down high spots using coarse-grit sandpaper is helpful. An underlayment across the old linoleum can be done if necessary by stapling it to your old sheet. After measuring the sides of the room, add 3 inches to every measurement. Unroll the new linoleum sheet. Cut it to match the altered measurements, with a sharp knife.

The cut linoleum should be rolled on the old floor. Using the utility knife, trim where needed for getting around obstacles. After folding half portion of the linoleum, spread the adhesive on the bare portion of the floor starting from the far end of the wall to the center fold. Flop down your new linoleum in the adhesive. Apply pressure for bonding it to the adhesive. Repeat this process on the remaining half of the floor for laying the other half of the linoleum.