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Make sure it’s properly installed.</li>\r\n \t<li>Include rocker-type light switches low enough for a child to reach.</li>\r\n \t<li>Install easy-to-maneuver lever faucet handles. Mount them on one side of the sink, near the front edge of the counter, so that a child can reach them without having to climb on top of the vanity.</li>\r\n \t<li>Keep a nightlight on at all times.</li>\r\n \t<li>Lock medicine and cleaning supply cabinet doors.</li>\r\n \t<li>Make sure the shower door opens out so that no child (or adult) can become wedged in. 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This allows for quick and easy changing of your display.</p>\r\n<img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/303311.image1.jpg\" width=\"531\" height=\"400\" alt=\"image1.jpg\"/>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>","description":"<p>Have you ever noticed how decorations on a wall can look so organized and attractive in some cases and just be a distracting mess in other homes? If you follow these steps, you can create a perfect grouping every time, without making frustrating mistakes:</p>\r\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Measure the wall space that you want to fill.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Outline that exact size on your floor using masking tape.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Arrange the art on the floor within the given area.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">Doing so enables you to move pieces around until you arrive at the optimum arrangement.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">After you’re pleased with the grouping, measure and hang.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p>Be prepared for some surprises. You may need to shift pieces from spot to spot, because unusual factors can affect the sense of balance that you’re striving for:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Generally, heavier<i> </i>pieces should go below lighter<i> </i>pieces:</b> A large, delicate oil may seem lighter than a smaller, darker, more rustic woodcut. Size alone doesn’t make a picture seem heavier — color does. Ultimately, you’ll have to use your own judgment.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Leave several inches of breathing space around each piece:</b> Pieces hung too close together lose any sense of individuality; those hung too far apart don’t look like a group.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p>Use the correct hooks designed to hold the weight of the art you’re hanging. Using two hooks for larger works helps keep them hanging straight. And make sure that the hook you’re using is the right one for your type of walls (plaster or plasterboard).</p>\r\n<p>If you’re nailing or screwing a hook into a plaster wall, put a crisscross of adhesive tape on the wall to keep the plaster in place and then drive the nail or screw through the tape. If you’re hanging art on a slanted wall such as a <i>dormer </i>(slanted) ceiling, attach the artwork at the top and bottom of the frame. If you’re creating a precise rectangular or square grouping, secure the pieces at the bottom, too, so that none become crooked.</p>\r\n<p>For added excitement, add mirrors, sconces, and brackets with sculpture to your art grouping. Add textural interest with tapestries and quilted, woven, or embroidered wall hangings.</p>\r\n<p>You don’t have to hang art to display it:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Intersperse paintings with books in a bookshelf.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Lean your art on an easel. Easels, large and small, have never gone out of style.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Place an array of artfully framed miniatures inside a glass-topped display table, coffee table, or end table, or atop a big round table.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Set a large picture on the floor (unless you have small children or pets). Set a small picture on the mantel, place a bunch of pictures atop a bookshelf, or just lean them against the wall.</p>\r\n<img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/303310.image0.jpg\" width=\"485\" height=\"400\" alt=\"image0.jpg\"/>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\">Prop up a plethora of small artwork, including black-and-white photographs, on wooden shelves. This allows for quick and easy changing of your display.</p>\r\n<img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/303311.image1.jpg\" width=\"531\" height=\"400\" alt=\"image1.jpg\"/>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":9243,"name":"Katharine Kaye McMillan","slug":"katharine-kaye-mcmillan","description":" <b>Katharine Kaye McMillan,</b> former senior editor of a New York City-based national magazine, is a writer whose work appears regularly in magazines and newspapers. She is a contributing writer to internationally circulated <i>Florida Design Magazine.</i> She is the co-author of several books on decorating and design, including <i>Sun Country Style,</i> which is the basis for licensed signature collections of furniture and accessories by three leading American manufacturers and importers. 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These items are well made and feature quality artisanship that’s worth preserving.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298426\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298426\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/refinishing-chair-before-after.jpg\" alt=\"Photos of a chair before and after refinishing\" width=\"630\" height=\"392\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />A refinished chair, before and after the work[/caption]\r\n\r\nBut before you do any restoration or refinishing, you need to determine whether the piece you’ve found is worth saving. The main factors to consider are:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Dovetail joints:</strong> A strong joinery technique of interlocking “pins” and “tails.\"</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sturdy build:</strong> Solid wood and good bones are ideal.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Manufacturer’s stamps:</strong> A stamp is a sign of high quality that has been placed on the furniture by an artisan. A newer, factory-made piece won’t have a maker’s mark). The photo below shows a stamp on the piece.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298424\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298424\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/wood-furniture-manufacturer-stamp.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of a manufacturer's stamp on a piece of furniture\" width=\"630\" height=\"332\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />A manufacturer's stamp on furniture indicates a high-quality piece made by an artisan.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Do the “rickety test” and shake the piece back and forth to see how solid it is. You want a piece that’s structurally sound.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Supplies for restoring</h2>\r\nAs with any project, you should make sure you have the supplies you need for the various stages of furniture restoring. These are the materials you’ll use:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Cleaning:</strong> Dish soap, warm water, buckets and bowls, clean rags and cloths, old toothbrush, mineral spirits, vacuum</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Stripping:</strong> Sandpaper (various grits), electric sander, sanding block, chemical stripper, putty knife</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Repairing:</strong> Epoxy putty, wood restorer, wood filler, wood glue, antique wax, oxalic acid, an iron, stir sticks, clamps</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Painting:</strong> Paint, stain, paintbrushes, drop cloth</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sealant:</strong> Wood sealant, wax, poly</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Safety:</strong> Goggles, mask, gloves</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nEvery restoration starts with a solid cleaning. Vacuum the piece and then give it a proper scrub with a mix of dish soap and warm water. Old toothbrushes are great for getting into the nooks and crannies.\r\n\r\nWhen the piece is good and clean, assess the finish to determine your next steps. Wipe the piece with mineral spirits to temporarily reveal how it would look with clear finish. This won’t harm the piece, and you might discover that all it needs is a good coating of sealant.\r\n\r\nHere are some signs that you need to further restore the piece:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Water rings and blemishes are visible.</li>\r\n \t<li>The finish is peeling and flaking.</li>\r\n \t<li>Even after cleaning, the surface is sticky.</li>\r\n \t<li>Wood cracks are present.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Removing the old finish</h2>\r\nYou can strip the finish off the wood in three ways:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Scraping with a paint scraper if the finish is flaky</li>\r\n \t<li>Sanding with sandpaper if the finish has a light sheen</li>\r\n \t<li>Stripping with a chemical stripper if the finish is very glossy</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nIf you need to scrape, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Scrape off the brittle finish with a paint scraper or putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Sand any remaining bits of finish with fine-grit sandpaper.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nTo use sanding as your stripping method, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Start sanding with a medium-grit sandpaper. Sand until most of the finish is off.</li>\r\n \t<li>Switch to a fine-grit to remove the last bits of the former finish.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nUsing a chemical stripper is a little more involved than the other two methods. Here’s what you need to do:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Set up your work area in a well-ventilated space. Wear gloves, a mask, and eye protection.</li>\r\n \t<li>Apply chemical stripper with a disposable brush.</li>\r\n \t<li>Allow the stripper time to work its magic.</li>\r\n \t<li>Scrape off the old finish with a putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Use mineral spirits and steel wool to clean off the residue of the previous finish.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Removing black marks</h2>\r\nOxalic acid is brilliant for removing black stains from wood that has been exposed to metals and moisture. Use the following steps to apply oxalic acid to remove the black marks:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Buy oxalic acid in crystal form from an online retailer.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dissolve the oxalic acid in hot water according to the manufacturer’s directions.</li>\r\n \t<li>While wearing heavy-duty gloves and a mask, dip a rag into the mixture and wipe the whole wooden panel, not just the stained area. Wiping the full area ensures that the color removal is consistent across the whole surface.</li>\r\n \t<li>Let the wood dry fully.</li>\r\n \t<li>Assess whether the stain was fully removed or if it needs another application. Repeat steps 3 and 4 if needed until the stain has disappeared.</li>\r\n \t<li>Add baking soda to water and wash off the crystals to neutralize the acid. The basic baking soda neutralizes the acidic oxalic acid.</li>\r\n \t<li>Allow the furniture to dry fully before sealing.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Be aware that you’re handling an acid. Wear protection. Don’t brush the crystals into the air or onto the ground because doing so will cause you to cough. And never mix the oxalic acid with another chemical or bleach.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Removing white rings</h2>\r\nWhite rings on furniture come from moisture that has soaked into the wood sealant and gotten trapped. The photo below shows the dreaded water rings.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298425\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298425\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/water-rings-stains-wood-furniture.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing water ring stains in wood furniture\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Water rings in wood[/caption]\r\n\r\nWater rings aren’t a total deal breaker. Here are a few different methods for removing them:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>An iron:</strong> Place a T-shirt over the stain and then iron over it on a low setting. <em>Avoid using the steam function</em> as this will make the stain worse. Try doing a spot test first. Check progress frequently.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>A hair dryer:</strong> Move the hair dryer side to side on a low setting over the affected area.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>An equal mixture of olive oil and white vinegar:</strong> Brush this mixture onto the wood in the direction of the grain. Wipe the whole surface of the wood. Follow by wiping with a clean, dry cloth.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mayonnaise or petroleum jelly:</strong> Dab the mayonnaise or petroleum jelly onto the damaged area and allow it to sit for a few hours. Wipe it away with a clean, dry cloth.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Repairing scratches, chips, and cracks</h2>\r\nTo remove scratches, lightly sand with fine-grit sandpaper <em>in the direction of the wood grain.</em> Smooth out the area by sanding once again with extra-fine sandpaper. Clean off the dust and refinish the wood with oil or wax.\r\n\r\nWood putty is perfect for repairing smaller cracks and chips in wood. Use epoxy putty for larger gaps. This is the process for filling chips, and cracks:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Look for wood putty in the same shade as your wood.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dab the putty on the crack using a putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Smooth the putty with the putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Let it dry fully.</li>\r\n \t<li>Sand the area with fine-grit sandpaper to smooth it out.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nIf there are cracks in the wood, fill it with wood glue. In order to get the wood glue in, insert a toothpick into the split to carefully prop it open and then apply wood glue to the area with a stir stick. Then remove the toothpick and use paint tape or clamps to hold the area together while it dries.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Restoring missing color</h2>\r\nThere are a couple options for recoloring your furniture piece. You can use gel stain or wood stain.\r\n<h3>Gel stain</h3>\r\nGel stain is wonderful for restoring furniture color. It’s a bit of a miracle product, honestly, because you don’t even have to strip the finish first. You can apply gel stain by following these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Wipe on the gel stain with a lint-free cloth.</li>\r\n \t<li>Wipe with a clean, dry cloth to remove the excess stain.</li>\r\n \t<li>Let it dry overnight.</li>\r\n \t<li>Seal it with finish.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you don’t like the result of the gel stain, you can use mineral spirits to wipe it away before it dries.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Wood stain</h3>\r\nWood stain is nice and easy to apply. You simply wipe it on as described here:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Sand the piece down.</li>\r\n \t<li>Use a tack cloth to remove the sanding dust.</li>\r\n \t<li>Stir the wood stain and apply it with a clean, dry rag.</li>\r\n \t<li>Wipe the area with a clean rag to remove the excess stain.</li>\r\n \t<li>Add more layers as necessary.</li>\r\n \t<li>Finish with sealant.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nIt’s hard to remove stain once it’s on (unless you sand it down again), so it’s best to start with light layers and build up to your desired color.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Refinishing antique furniture</h2>\r\nSometimes hands-on experience is the best teacher. If you want to follow along with the process step by step, here’s an example of how to refinish a vintage dining room chair:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Find a piece to refinish. </strong>I found a vintage chair at a thrift shop. With its solid wood construction and a Made in Czechoslovakia stamp on the underside, this piece had great bones, but it was definitely ready for some TLC.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Clean the piece. </strong>After a solid cleaning, it was evident that this chair had significant water damage. The photo below shows the condition of the piece.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298433\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/water-damage-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of water damage on an antique chair\" width=\"630\" height=\"419\" />\r\n\r\n©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.\r\nCleaning revealed the water damage.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sand the flaws away.</strong> Based on my assessment, it seemed most effective to sand the piece down to remove the damage. For a job like this, start with a medium-grit sandpaper and work down to a fine grit.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Clean up the dust. </strong>A tack cloth is perfect for removing the sanding dust so the debris doesn’t get stuck in your new finish. The photo below shows the tack cloth in action.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298435\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/restoring-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing the use of tack cloth to remove dust from a chair after sanding\" width=\"630\" height=\"450\" />\r\n\r\n©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.\r\nUse a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Stain the wood. </strong>Pick a stain that matches the color of the wood. Wipe it on with a clean, dry cloth. Start with a light coat and build up to your desired color. The photo below shows the staining process.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298431\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/staining-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing applying new stain on an antique chair\" width=\"630\" height=\"464\" />\r\n\r\n©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.\r\nStaining the wood brings it back to its former glory, without the damage.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>After the stain has dried, give it a light hand sand with a fine-grit sandpaper to smooth the piece and prepare it for finishing. </strong>Seal in all that magic with a finish of your choice. I used wipe-on poly here. See the finished frame stained, sealed and fabulous in the photo below.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Finish to perfection.</strong></li>\r\n</ul>\r\nReassemble your piece and add the finishing touches. In this case, I reupholstered the seat.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To learn how to reupholster, check out my book <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/home-auto-hobbies/home-improvement-appliances/decorating/upcycling-furniture-and-home-decor-for-dummies-298187/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Upcycling Furniture & Home Decor For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298432\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298432\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/refinished-restored-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of chair after completing sanding, staining, and sealing\" width=\"630\" height=\"473\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Glorious and gleaming, the chair is sanded, stained, and sealed.[/caption]","description":"Vintage solid-wood pieces that are 50 to 99 years old are ideal for restoring. These items are well made and feature quality artisanship that’s worth preserving.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298426\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298426\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/refinishing-chair-before-after.jpg\" alt=\"Photos of a chair before and after refinishing\" width=\"630\" height=\"392\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />A refinished chair, before and after the work[/caption]\r\n\r\nBut before you do any restoration or refinishing, you need to determine whether the piece you’ve found is worth saving. The main factors to consider are:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Dovetail joints:</strong> A strong joinery technique of interlocking “pins” and “tails.\"</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sturdy build:</strong> Solid wood and good bones are ideal.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Manufacturer’s stamps:</strong> A stamp is a sign of high quality that has been placed on the furniture by an artisan. A newer, factory-made piece won’t have a maker’s mark). The photo below shows a stamp on the piece.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298424\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298424\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/wood-furniture-manufacturer-stamp.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of a manufacturer's stamp on a piece of furniture\" width=\"630\" height=\"332\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />A manufacturer's stamp on furniture indicates a high-quality piece made by an artisan.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Do the “rickety test” and shake the piece back and forth to see how solid it is. You want a piece that’s structurally sound.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Supplies for restoring</h2>\r\nAs with any project, you should make sure you have the supplies you need for the various stages of furniture restoring. These are the materials you’ll use:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Cleaning:</strong> Dish soap, warm water, buckets and bowls, clean rags and cloths, old toothbrush, mineral spirits, vacuum</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Stripping:</strong> Sandpaper (various grits), electric sander, sanding block, chemical stripper, putty knife</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Repairing:</strong> Epoxy putty, wood restorer, wood filler, wood glue, antique wax, oxalic acid, an iron, stir sticks, clamps</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Painting:</strong> Paint, stain, paintbrushes, drop cloth</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sealant:</strong> Wood sealant, wax, poly</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Safety:</strong> Goggles, mask, gloves</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nEvery restoration starts with a solid cleaning. Vacuum the piece and then give it a proper scrub with a mix of dish soap and warm water. Old toothbrushes are great for getting into the nooks and crannies.\r\n\r\nWhen the piece is good and clean, assess the finish to determine your next steps. Wipe the piece with mineral spirits to temporarily reveal how it would look with clear finish. This won’t harm the piece, and you might discover that all it needs is a good coating of sealant.\r\n\r\nHere are some signs that you need to further restore the piece:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Water rings and blemishes are visible.</li>\r\n \t<li>The finish is peeling and flaking.</li>\r\n \t<li>Even after cleaning, the surface is sticky.</li>\r\n \t<li>Wood cracks are present.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Removing the old finish</h2>\r\nYou can strip the finish off the wood in three ways:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Scraping with a paint scraper if the finish is flaky</li>\r\n \t<li>Sanding with sandpaper if the finish has a light sheen</li>\r\n \t<li>Stripping with a chemical stripper if the finish is very glossy</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nIf you need to scrape, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Scrape off the brittle finish with a paint scraper or putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Sand any remaining bits of finish with fine-grit sandpaper.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nTo use sanding as your stripping method, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Start sanding with a medium-grit sandpaper. Sand until most of the finish is off.</li>\r\n \t<li>Switch to a fine-grit to remove the last bits of the former finish.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nUsing a chemical stripper is a little more involved than the other two methods. Here’s what you need to do:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Set up your work area in a well-ventilated space. Wear gloves, a mask, and eye protection.</li>\r\n \t<li>Apply chemical stripper with a disposable brush.</li>\r\n \t<li>Allow the stripper time to work its magic.</li>\r\n \t<li>Scrape off the old finish with a putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Use mineral spirits and steel wool to clean off the residue of the previous finish.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Removing black marks</h2>\r\nOxalic acid is brilliant for removing black stains from wood that has been exposed to metals and moisture. Use the following steps to apply oxalic acid to remove the black marks:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Buy oxalic acid in crystal form from an online retailer.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dissolve the oxalic acid in hot water according to the manufacturer’s directions.</li>\r\n \t<li>While wearing heavy-duty gloves and a mask, dip a rag into the mixture and wipe the whole wooden panel, not just the stained area. Wiping the full area ensures that the color removal is consistent across the whole surface.</li>\r\n \t<li>Let the wood dry fully.</li>\r\n \t<li>Assess whether the stain was fully removed or if it needs another application. Repeat steps 3 and 4 if needed until the stain has disappeared.</li>\r\n \t<li>Add baking soda to water and wash off the crystals to neutralize the acid. The basic baking soda neutralizes the acidic oxalic acid.</li>\r\n \t<li>Allow the furniture to dry fully before sealing.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Be aware that you’re handling an acid. Wear protection. Don’t brush the crystals into the air or onto the ground because doing so will cause you to cough. And never mix the oxalic acid with another chemical or bleach.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Removing white rings</h2>\r\nWhite rings on furniture come from moisture that has soaked into the wood sealant and gotten trapped. The photo below shows the dreaded water rings.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298425\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298425\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/water-rings-stains-wood-furniture.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing water ring stains in wood furniture\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Water rings in wood[/caption]\r\n\r\nWater rings aren’t a total deal breaker. Here are a few different methods for removing them:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>An iron:</strong> Place a T-shirt over the stain and then iron over it on a low setting. <em>Avoid using the steam function</em> as this will make the stain worse. Try doing a spot test first. Check progress frequently.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>A hair dryer:</strong> Move the hair dryer side to side on a low setting over the affected area.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>An equal mixture of olive oil and white vinegar:</strong> Brush this mixture onto the wood in the direction of the grain. Wipe the whole surface of the wood. Follow by wiping with a clean, dry cloth.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mayonnaise or petroleum jelly:</strong> Dab the mayonnaise or petroleum jelly onto the damaged area and allow it to sit for a few hours. Wipe it away with a clean, dry cloth.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Repairing scratches, chips, and cracks</h2>\r\nTo remove scratches, lightly sand with fine-grit sandpaper <em>in the direction of the wood grain.</em> Smooth out the area by sanding once again with extra-fine sandpaper. Clean off the dust and refinish the wood with oil or wax.\r\n\r\nWood putty is perfect for repairing smaller cracks and chips in wood. Use epoxy putty for larger gaps. This is the process for filling chips, and cracks:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Look for wood putty in the same shade as your wood.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dab the putty on the crack using a putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Smooth the putty with the putty knife.</li>\r\n \t<li>Let it dry fully.</li>\r\n \t<li>Sand the area with fine-grit sandpaper to smooth it out.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nIf there are cracks in the wood, fill it with wood glue. In order to get the wood glue in, insert a toothpick into the split to carefully prop it open and then apply wood glue to the area with a stir stick. Then remove the toothpick and use paint tape or clamps to hold the area together while it dries.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Restoring missing color</h2>\r\nThere are a couple options for recoloring your furniture piece. You can use gel stain or wood stain.\r\n<h3>Gel stain</h3>\r\nGel stain is wonderful for restoring furniture color. It’s a bit of a miracle product, honestly, because you don’t even have to strip the finish first. You can apply gel stain by following these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Wipe on the gel stain with a lint-free cloth.</li>\r\n \t<li>Wipe with a clean, dry cloth to remove the excess stain.</li>\r\n \t<li>Let it dry overnight.</li>\r\n \t<li>Seal it with finish.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you don’t like the result of the gel stain, you can use mineral spirits to wipe it away before it dries.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Wood stain</h3>\r\nWood stain is nice and easy to apply. You simply wipe it on as described here:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Sand the piece down.</li>\r\n \t<li>Use a tack cloth to remove the sanding dust.</li>\r\n \t<li>Stir the wood stain and apply it with a clean, dry rag.</li>\r\n \t<li>Wipe the area with a clean rag to remove the excess stain.</li>\r\n \t<li>Add more layers as necessary.</li>\r\n \t<li>Finish with sealant.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nIt’s hard to remove stain once it’s on (unless you sand it down again), so it’s best to start with light layers and build up to your desired color.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Refinishing antique furniture</h2>\r\nSometimes hands-on experience is the best teacher. If you want to follow along with the process step by step, here’s an example of how to refinish a vintage dining room chair:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Find a piece to refinish. </strong>I found a vintage chair at a thrift shop. With its solid wood construction and a Made in Czechoslovakia stamp on the underside, this piece had great bones, but it was definitely ready for some TLC.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Clean the piece. </strong>After a solid cleaning, it was evident that this chair had significant water damage. The photo below shows the condition of the piece.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298433\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/water-damage-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of water damage on an antique chair\" width=\"630\" height=\"419\" />\r\n\r\n©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.\r\nCleaning revealed the water damage.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sand the flaws away.</strong> Based on my assessment, it seemed most effective to sand the piece down to remove the damage. For a job like this, start with a medium-grit sandpaper and work down to a fine grit.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Clean up the dust. </strong>A tack cloth is perfect for removing the sanding dust so the debris doesn’t get stuck in your new finish. The photo below shows the tack cloth in action.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298435\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/restoring-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing the use of tack cloth to remove dust from a chair after sanding\" width=\"630\" height=\"450\" />\r\n\r\n©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.\r\nUse a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Stain the wood. </strong>Pick a stain that matches the color of the wood. Wipe it on with a clean, dry cloth. Start with a light coat and build up to your desired color. The photo below shows the staining process.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298431\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/staining-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing applying new stain on an antique chair\" width=\"630\" height=\"464\" />\r\n\r\n©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.\r\nStaining the wood brings it back to its former glory, without the damage.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>After the stain has dried, give it a light hand sand with a fine-grit sandpaper to smooth the piece and prepare it for finishing. </strong>Seal in all that magic with a finish of your choice. I used wipe-on poly here. See the finished frame stained, sealed and fabulous in the photo below.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Finish to perfection.</strong></li>\r\n</ul>\r\nReassemble your piece and add the finishing touches. In this case, I reupholstered the seat.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To learn how to reupholster, check out my book <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/home-auto-hobbies/home-improvement-appliances/decorating/upcycling-furniture-and-home-decor-for-dummies-298187/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Upcycling Furniture & Home Decor For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298432\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298432\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/refinished-restored-antique-chair.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of chair after completing sanding, staining, and sealing\" width=\"630\" height=\"473\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Glorious and gleaming, the chair is sanded, stained, and sealed.[/caption]","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":35271,"name":"Judy Rom","slug":"judy-rom","description":" <p><b>Judy Rom</b> runs <i>Upcycle That</i>, a website dedicated to everything upcycling. Judy aims to inspire readers to reuse items to enable a more beautiful, sustainable, and rich lifestyle. 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To begin with, upcycling is like modern-day alchemy. It transforms unwanted items into highly prized p","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"There are lots of reasons to get excited about upcycling. To begin with, upcycling is like modern-day alchemy. It transforms unwanted items into highly prized pieces. It’s like turning trash into treasure!\r\n\r\nAnother reason to get into upcycling is that it’s eco-conscious. In a world experiencing a garbage crisis, upcycling is a part of the solution. It feels positively magnificent to rescue and reimagine items headed for the landfill. Also, it’s downright thrilling selling pieces for a profit. That’s right — upcycling is an environmentally-savvy hobby that can earn you cash.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298453\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298453\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-desk.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of the before and after a desk was repainted\" width=\"630\" height=\"840\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />A chevron-inspired design dressed up this old desk.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Upcycling vs. recycling</h2>\r\nUpcycling and recycling aren’t the same because they have different processes. With recycling, items are broken down before they’re reused. For example, plastic is shredded and melted down into pellets.\r\n\r\nAs the material is recycled, its value degrades, so the process of recycling is sometimes referred to as downcycling. For instance, recycled plastic isn’t as valuable as virgin plastic, and can only be recycled a finite number of times.\r\n\r\nWhereas downcycling reduces the value of an item, upcycling increases it. The item is reimagined and reborn. It goes from being an unwanted discard to a highly sought-after and valued piece. It’s an inspiring journey!\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Discovering the benefits of upcycling</h2>\r\nThe benefits to upcycling are plentiful, including environmental, creative, and financial. Here are some of the top advantages:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Good for the environment:</strong> First and foremost, upcycling is great because it reduces the waste that ends up in a landfill. Beyond that, as items are reused, the demand decreases for raw materials to create new products. This in turn lowers air and water pollution. It’s like a snowball effect for environmental conservation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Encourages creativity:</strong> Upcycling ignites your creativity. It’s an innovative process with no limits. Plus, getting crafty and doing it yourself is satisfying.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Saves money:</strong> Upcycling furniture instead of buying it new can save you thousands of dollars. It’s also an attainable way to get custom, one-of-a-kind pieces.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Generates value and income:</strong> Upcycling and reselling furniture and home decor is an awesome side hustle. It’s a smart way to make money by being creative.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Beautiful:</strong> Upcycled items are often bespoke. These items feature custom artisanship and are stylishly unique.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Fun and accessible:</strong> Anyone can be an upcycler. With a bit of passion and commitment, you too can learn how. The materials are just waiting to be discovered, and finding them is one of the best parts.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Inspiring:</strong> The flash of inspiration to upcycle can come from the most unexpected pieces. That’s part of the magic. Once you start creating, you won’t want to stop.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Meaningful:</strong> Upcycled pieces have a history and character to them that you just don’t find with “fast furniture” (low-quality, mass-produced furniture that’s being rapidly bought, used briefly, and quickly discarded). The item has already lived a life (or two), and that makes it special. In addition, upcycling supports local artisans.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Starting with materials in hand</h2>\r\nWhen you already have the materials, there’s a great opportunity to use your imagination. Do you want to repaint and refinish the item, or do you want to repurpose it into something completely new?\r\n\r\nThink about what the item <em>could</em> become. For example, in Figure 1, on the left is a door that was converted into a table. On the right is an epic coffee table made from a dresser drawer.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To learn how to make the coffee table below, check out my book, <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/home-auto-hobbies/home-improvement-appliances/general-home-improvement-appliances/upcycling-furniture-and-home-decor-for-dummies-298187/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Upcycling Furniture & Home Decor For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298395\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298395\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-door-table-coffee-table.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing a table made from a door and a coffee table made from a dresser drawer\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 1: On the left, a door table by Curtis Smletzer of Handy Father LLC. On the right, a gorgeous coffee table by Judy Rom, which she made from a dresser drawer found in an alley.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Working toward an end-use vision</h2>\r\nAlternatively, you might have a piece of furniture or decor that you want to create, like a dramatic light fixture, and just need to find the supplies. You can repurpose glass plates and bowls into light shades, like in Figure 2. Charming glassware is waiting to be rescued at your local thrift shop.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298396\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298396\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-pendant-lights.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing a cluster of hanging, glass pendant lights\" width=\"630\" height=\"815\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 2: Roos Kalff of Studio Kalff upcycled this stunning cluster of pendant lights.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Fun, yet functional furniture</h2>\r\nSometimes it takes removing part of the original item to repurpose it. On the left of Figure 3, there’s an awesome bathroom vanity made from a dresser. Charlotte Smith. of At Charlotte’s House, refinished this piece and used a jig to cut out a place for the bathroom sink and faucet.\r\n\r\nSmith also retrofitted the drawers so they’d still be functional. To finish the piece, she applied a heavy-duty sealant to the dresser to keep it from warping in the humidity of the bathroom.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298393\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298393\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-vanity-cabinet.jpg\" alt=\"Photos of a bathroom vanity made from a dresser and a cabinet\" width=\"630\" height=\"315\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 3: On the left, a bathroom vanity by Charlotte Smith, and at right, a reimagined cabinet by Teofi González.[/caption]\r\n\r\nSometimes the piece needs to be added to. On the right of Figure 3, there’s an IKEA cabinet that Teofi González, of The Kiyomi, transformed by adding a veneer cutout and gorgeous pastel hues. Trendy new legs complete the look.\r\n\r\nThe console on the left of Figure 4 appears perfectly worn and weathered. This stunning coastal look was achieved by painting it with multiple colors and layers, using salt wash for texture and then sanding it smooth.\r\n\r\nOn the right of Figure 4, you see a curvy, scalloped dresser that was completely transformed with a white, turquoise, teal, and deep blue ombre. The upcycler perfectly accented the piece with gold leaf to create a stunning geode design.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298394\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298394\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-table-cabinet.jpg\" alt=\"Photos of a weathered console table and a reimagined cabinet made from a dresser\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 4: At left, a weathered console table by Michelle Dickson and Stephanie Hofer of Sunny Side Design. On the right, geode-design cabinet by Kate Anderson of KT Designs.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Eye-catching home decor</h2>\r\nHome decor is important because it sets the tone for your home. Style is completely subjective, and you can express yourself in unlimited ways.\r\n\r\nVinyl records will always have that cool factor. Unfortunately, they’re often scratched beyond use. Turning them into home decor is a great way to keep the music alive. The top left of Figure 5 shows a record turned into a bowl.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298400\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298400\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-record-bowl-denim-bins.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing upcycled items\" width=\"630\" height=\"840\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 5: Record bowl by Judy Rom of Upcycle That (top left). Skate decks suspended by aircraft cables by Judy Rom of Upcycle That (bottom left). Denim home decor upcycles by Claire Armstrong of Pillar Box Blue (top and bottom right).[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe skateboard decks–turned–shelves shown in the bottom left of Figure 5 are ideal for a skater.\r\n\r\nDenim upcycles are classic. You can turn ripped jeans into multiple creative home furnishings, like those shown in the top right and bottom right in Figure 5.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Lamps that light the way</h2>\r\nUpcycled lighting will really brighten up your life. There are lots of inventive ways to reimagine items into lights. Repurposing an item as a lamp shade for a pendant light is one of the most effective ways to create a light source.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">You can buy a pendant light cord from your local hardware store or online.</p>\r\nAt the top of Figure 6, Heinz Beanz cans have been turned into funky pendant lights by Willem Heeffer, a Dutch designer.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298401\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298401\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-cans-suitcase-jar-light.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing examples of upcycled items\" width=\"630\" height=\"1050\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 6[/caption]\r\n\r\nIt’s also possible to make lamps out of electrical wire, light sockets, and a lamp switch wire and plug. The phone lamp in the middle left of Figure 6 was DIY-ed by Judy Rom and Bart Taylor with those items, a bit of imagination, and an old rotary phone.\r\n\r\nA Sputnik-style light on the middle right of Figure 6 is a modern take on upcycled lighting. Sputnik lamps have multiple arms that each have a bulb. This kind of fixture became popular in the Atomic Age (1940–1960s) when the first satellite orbited Earth. This stunning Sputnik chandelier with Depression glass used as shades was designed by Jeff Risinger and Mark Winn of BootsNGus.com.\r\n\r\nMultiple items look gorgeous grouped together as a chandelier. The bottom of Figure 6 features a stunning rainbow chandelier by Jeff Risinger and Mark Winn of BootsNGus.com made with painted mason jars. The center ring used here is made from solid wood. Additionally, the lids have been drilled to allow heat to escape so that the jars won’t overheat.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab8\" >Gorgeous garden upcycles</h2>\r\nYou won’t believe the extent of what you can upcycle into planters. The top left of Figure 7 shows an incredible TV-turned terrarium.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298402\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298402\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-tv-terrarium-garden-markers.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing examples of upcycled items\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 7[/caption]\r\n\r\nCovering plant pots with a burlap coffee bean bag is a delightful way to dress them up! The bottom left of Figure 7 shows the look.\r\n\r\nUpcycling is a fabulous way to embellish your garden. The right side of Figure 7 shows some lovely garden markers made with vintage silverware. The names of the herbs have been hand stamped onto each one. They’re positively delightful!\r\n<h2 id=\"tab9\" >Smart storage solutions</h2>\r\nThere are scads of ways to upcycle for organization. Crates are particularly practical. You can repurpose vintage fruit or wine crates to hold shoes, toys, books, towels — you name it!\r\n\r\nFigure 8 shows an example of how to stack and style crates in a foyer.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298403\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298403\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-wooden-crates.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of wooden crates being used as shelves\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 8: Wooden crates are both functional and decorative[/caption]","description":"There are lots of reasons to get excited about upcycling. To begin with, upcycling is like modern-day alchemy. It transforms unwanted items into highly prized pieces. It’s like turning trash into treasure!\r\n\r\nAnother reason to get into upcycling is that it’s eco-conscious. In a world experiencing a garbage crisis, upcycling is a part of the solution. It feels positively magnificent to rescue and reimagine items headed for the landfill. Also, it’s downright thrilling selling pieces for a profit. That’s right — upcycling is an environmentally-savvy hobby that can earn you cash.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298453\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298453\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-desk.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of the before and after a desk was repainted\" width=\"630\" height=\"840\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />A chevron-inspired design dressed up this old desk.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Upcycling vs. recycling</h2>\r\nUpcycling and recycling aren’t the same because they have different processes. With recycling, items are broken down before they’re reused. For example, plastic is shredded and melted down into pellets.\r\n\r\nAs the material is recycled, its value degrades, so the process of recycling is sometimes referred to as downcycling. For instance, recycled plastic isn’t as valuable as virgin plastic, and can only be recycled a finite number of times.\r\n\r\nWhereas downcycling reduces the value of an item, upcycling increases it. The item is reimagined and reborn. It goes from being an unwanted discard to a highly sought-after and valued piece. It’s an inspiring journey!\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Discovering the benefits of upcycling</h2>\r\nThe benefits to upcycling are plentiful, including environmental, creative, and financial. Here are some of the top advantages:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Good for the environment:</strong> First and foremost, upcycling is great because it reduces the waste that ends up in a landfill. Beyond that, as items are reused, the demand decreases for raw materials to create new products. This in turn lowers air and water pollution. It’s like a snowball effect for environmental conservation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Encourages creativity:</strong> Upcycling ignites your creativity. It’s an innovative process with no limits. Plus, getting crafty and doing it yourself is satisfying.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Saves money:</strong> Upcycling furniture instead of buying it new can save you thousands of dollars. It’s also an attainable way to get custom, one-of-a-kind pieces.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Generates value and income:</strong> Upcycling and reselling furniture and home decor is an awesome side hustle. It’s a smart way to make money by being creative.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Beautiful:</strong> Upcycled items are often bespoke. These items feature custom artisanship and are stylishly unique.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Fun and accessible:</strong> Anyone can be an upcycler. With a bit of passion and commitment, you too can learn how. The materials are just waiting to be discovered, and finding them is one of the best parts.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Inspiring:</strong> The flash of inspiration to upcycle can come from the most unexpected pieces. That’s part of the magic. Once you start creating, you won’t want to stop.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Meaningful:</strong> Upcycled pieces have a history and character to them that you just don’t find with “fast furniture” (low-quality, mass-produced furniture that’s being rapidly bought, used briefly, and quickly discarded). The item has already lived a life (or two), and that makes it special. In addition, upcycling supports local artisans.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Starting with materials in hand</h2>\r\nWhen you already have the materials, there’s a great opportunity to use your imagination. Do you want to repaint and refinish the item, or do you want to repurpose it into something completely new?\r\n\r\nThink about what the item <em>could</em> become. For example, in Figure 1, on the left is a door that was converted into a table. On the right is an epic coffee table made from a dresser drawer.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To learn how to make the coffee table below, check out my book, <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/home-auto-hobbies/home-improvement-appliances/general-home-improvement-appliances/upcycling-furniture-and-home-decor-for-dummies-298187/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Upcycling Furniture & Home Decor For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298395\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298395\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-door-table-coffee-table.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing a table made from a door and a coffee table made from a dresser drawer\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 1: On the left, a door table by Curtis Smletzer of Handy Father LLC. On the right, a gorgeous coffee table by Judy Rom, which she made from a dresser drawer found in an alley.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Working toward an end-use vision</h2>\r\nAlternatively, you might have a piece of furniture or decor that you want to create, like a dramatic light fixture, and just need to find the supplies. You can repurpose glass plates and bowls into light shades, like in Figure 2. Charming glassware is waiting to be rescued at your local thrift shop.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298396\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298396\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-pendant-lights.jpg\" alt=\"Photo showing a cluster of hanging, glass pendant lights\" width=\"630\" height=\"815\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 2: Roos Kalff of Studio Kalff upcycled this stunning cluster of pendant lights.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Fun, yet functional furniture</h2>\r\nSometimes it takes removing part of the original item to repurpose it. On the left of Figure 3, there’s an awesome bathroom vanity made from a dresser. Charlotte Smith. of At Charlotte’s House, refinished this piece and used a jig to cut out a place for the bathroom sink and faucet.\r\n\r\nSmith also retrofitted the drawers so they’d still be functional. To finish the piece, she applied a heavy-duty sealant to the dresser to keep it from warping in the humidity of the bathroom.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298393\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298393\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-vanity-cabinet.jpg\" alt=\"Photos of a bathroom vanity made from a dresser and a cabinet\" width=\"630\" height=\"315\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 3: On the left, a bathroom vanity by Charlotte Smith, and at right, a reimagined cabinet by Teofi González.[/caption]\r\n\r\nSometimes the piece needs to be added to. On the right of Figure 3, there’s an IKEA cabinet that Teofi González, of The Kiyomi, transformed by adding a veneer cutout and gorgeous pastel hues. Trendy new legs complete the look.\r\n\r\nThe console on the left of Figure 4 appears perfectly worn and weathered. This stunning coastal look was achieved by painting it with multiple colors and layers, using salt wash for texture and then sanding it smooth.\r\n\r\nOn the right of Figure 4, you see a curvy, scalloped dresser that was completely transformed with a white, turquoise, teal, and deep blue ombre. The upcycler perfectly accented the piece with gold leaf to create a stunning geode design.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298394\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298394\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-table-cabinet.jpg\" alt=\"Photos of a weathered console table and a reimagined cabinet made from a dresser\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 4: At left, a weathered console table by Michelle Dickson and Stephanie Hofer of Sunny Side Design. On the right, geode-design cabinet by Kate Anderson of KT Designs.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Eye-catching home decor</h2>\r\nHome decor is important because it sets the tone for your home. Style is completely subjective, and you can express yourself in unlimited ways.\r\n\r\nVinyl records will always have that cool factor. Unfortunately, they’re often scratched beyond use. Turning them into home decor is a great way to keep the music alive. The top left of Figure 5 shows a record turned into a bowl.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298400\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298400\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-record-bowl-denim-bins.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing upcycled items\" width=\"630\" height=\"840\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 5: Record bowl by Judy Rom of Upcycle That (top left). Skate decks suspended by aircraft cables by Judy Rom of Upcycle That (bottom left). Denim home decor upcycles by Claire Armstrong of Pillar Box Blue (top and bottom right).[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe skateboard decks–turned–shelves shown in the bottom left of Figure 5 are ideal for a skater.\r\n\r\nDenim upcycles are classic. You can turn ripped jeans into multiple creative home furnishings, like those shown in the top right and bottom right in Figure 5.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Lamps that light the way</h2>\r\nUpcycled lighting will really brighten up your life. There are lots of inventive ways to reimagine items into lights. Repurposing an item as a lamp shade for a pendant light is one of the most effective ways to create a light source.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">You can buy a pendant light cord from your local hardware store or online.</p>\r\nAt the top of Figure 6, Heinz Beanz cans have been turned into funky pendant lights by Willem Heeffer, a Dutch designer.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298401\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298401\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-cans-suitcase-jar-light.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing examples of upcycled items\" width=\"630\" height=\"1050\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 6[/caption]\r\n\r\nIt’s also possible to make lamps out of electrical wire, light sockets, and a lamp switch wire and plug. The phone lamp in the middle left of Figure 6 was DIY-ed by Judy Rom and Bart Taylor with those items, a bit of imagination, and an old rotary phone.\r\n\r\nA Sputnik-style light on the middle right of Figure 6 is a modern take on upcycled lighting. Sputnik lamps have multiple arms that each have a bulb. This kind of fixture became popular in the Atomic Age (1940–1960s) when the first satellite orbited Earth. This stunning Sputnik chandelier with Depression glass used as shades was designed by Jeff Risinger and Mark Winn of BootsNGus.com.\r\n\r\nMultiple items look gorgeous grouped together as a chandelier. The bottom of Figure 6 features a stunning rainbow chandelier by Jeff Risinger and Mark Winn of BootsNGus.com made with painted mason jars. The center ring used here is made from solid wood. Additionally, the lids have been drilled to allow heat to escape so that the jars won’t overheat.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab8\" >Gorgeous garden upcycles</h2>\r\nYou won’t believe the extent of what you can upcycle into planters. The top left of Figure 7 shows an incredible TV-turned terrarium.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298402\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298402\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-tv-terrarium-garden-markers.jpg\" alt=\"Photos showing examples of upcycled items\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 7[/caption]\r\n\r\nCovering plant pots with a burlap coffee bean bag is a delightful way to dress them up! The bottom left of Figure 7 shows the look.\r\n\r\nUpcycling is a fabulous way to embellish your garden. The right side of Figure 7 shows some lovely garden markers made with vintage silverware. The names of the herbs have been hand stamped onto each one. They’re positively delightful!\r\n<h2 id=\"tab9\" >Smart storage solutions</h2>\r\nThere are scads of ways to upcycle for organization. Crates are particularly practical. You can repurpose vintage fruit or wine crates to hold shoes, toys, books, towels — you name it!\r\n\r\nFigure 8 shows an example of how to stack and style crates in a foyer.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298403\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298403\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/upcycling-wooden-crates.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of wooden crates being used as shelves\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Figure 8: Wooden crates are both functional and decorative[/caption]","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":35271,"name":"Judy Rom","slug":"judy-rom","description":" <p><b>Judy Rom</b> runs <i>Upcycle That</i>, a website dedicated to everything upcycling. 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Luckily for you, your next great score is just around the corner. Literally. You might actually find it as you’re walking down the street! The world is seemingly chock-full of items that people no longer want. This is great news for opportunistic upcyclers ready to gather the goods.\r\n\r\nThere are several go-to places to explore when you’re looking for goodies. Here’s the lowdown on where to score the most prolific pieces and how to source like a professional.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >A thrilling adventure: Thrift stores</h2>\r\nThere’s so much opportunity to find gold at thrift stores. But there’s a bit of an art to thrift shopping.\r\n\r\nWhen you start thrift shopping it’s easy to become overwhelmed or buy things you don’t actually want. Here are some guidelines to make sure you can thrift shop with the best of them:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Focus on finding high-quality furniture and home decor made from wood, wicker, glass, and metal.</strong> These materials offer the best value and are the easiest to clean.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Be strategic about the neighborhood that you’re shopping in.</strong> Check out the thrift stores in older neighborhoods and wealthier neighborhoods for antique and vintage finds. Over time, you’ll discover which stores generally have the leading selection.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Shop at the most favorable times.</strong> To snag the choicest deals, shop when the merchandise is fresh. Mornings, Mondays, and Tuesdays are ideal because stores generally restock over the weekends.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Get clear on what you’re actually looking for.</strong> Being specific about what you’re after will keep you on track.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Shop frequently.</strong> Committing to thrift shopping means being persistent. If you’re on the hunt for something specific, devote time to visit at least weekly, and be prepared to leave empty-handed if you don’t find what you’re looking for.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Check out lesser-known thrift stores to scoop some goodies.</strong> The bigger chains like Salvation Army and Goodwill are often priced higher and are more picked over.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Find out when the sales are.</strong> Thrift stores offer discount days.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>If you see something you truly love, buy it.</strong> The nature of thrift stores is that inventory often flips. If a unique piece catches your heart, snag it. You never know when or if you’ll see it again.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\":article-tips\">Thrift shopping while on road trips is a perfect time to find treasures. Smaller towns and rural places often have unique items and good deals.</p>\r\nThe photo below shows a couple of gems waiting to be discovered at a thrift shop.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298448\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298448\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/thrift-store-finds.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of old globe and lamp on a thrift store shelf\" width=\"630\" height=\"628\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Here are two thrift store beauties waiting to be found.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >A 24/7 opportunity: Online marketplaces</h2>\r\nOnline marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and eBay are great for when you’re looking for a specific item. Another upside: they’re always open. Tailor your searches by using keywords like “mid-century modern” or “farmhouse,” and check frequently for the first-rate pieces. Items on here are constantly being added.\r\n<h3>Design styles</h3>\r\nWhen you’re reading online descriptions of marketplace items, you may see the following terms, which identify the item’s design style:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mid-century modern:</strong> Simple and beautiful wooden furniture from the 1950s and ’60s with a focus on clean lines and curved designs. Teak, walnut, mahogany, and rosewood were predominantly used.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Farmhouse:</strong> Farmhouse style is rooted in the rustic and comfortable farmhouses of the 18<sup>th</sup> century. These items feature elements made of reclaimed wood that have been weathered or white washed.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nItems that are popular to buy and sell on online marketplaces include:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Large furniture:</strong> This category includes couches, tables, dressers, hutches, dining room sets, and outdoor furniture.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Small furniture:</strong> Think chairs, end tables, stools, and shelves.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Lamps and light fixtures</strong>: Pendant lights and chandeliers may be things you want to watch for.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Seasonal decor:</strong> Check early in the season for unique holiday decor.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Rugs:</strong> This is a reliable place to find secondhand and vintage rugs in great condition.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Buying on Facebook Marketplace is safer than buying on other online marketplaces because you can see the profile of the seller. Meet in a public place or do a “porch pickup,” which means meeting in the lobby or outside the residence. If you can’t do that, bring a friend with you.</p>\r\nAct fast if you see an item that you like. Good deals are often scooped up within the hour. Also, use the bookmark icon (see the figure below) to save items that you like on Facebook Marketplace so that the service’s algorithm learns your taste and can recommend relevant items.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298447\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298447\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/facebook-marketplace-bookmark.jpg\" alt=\"Screenshot of Facebook Marketplace and the bookmark icon\" width=\"630\" height=\"328\" /> ©Facebook<br />Click the bookmark icon to save an item on Facebook Marketplace.[/caption]\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to searching online marketplaces, the words you use matter. The descriptors and keywords you search greatly affect what you find.\r\n\r\nHere are some keywords to search that will often deliver the literal goods:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Old:</strong> This is a good search word that often triggers undervalued vintage or antique items.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Must go:</strong> This is a surefire way to nab a great deal. Don’t hesitate to negotiate here.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Grandma’s/grandma/grandmother:</strong> This frequently indicates items in pristine condition.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Heavy or solid:</strong> This is the perfect way to reference real wood furniture.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Funky:</strong> This is a great descriptor for finding unique pieces.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nIf you’re looking for specific items, try searching using a few different terms. For instance, a couch could also be called a sofa, loveseat, daybed, or sectional. Also, when it comes to keywords, the more specific you can be the better. Try searching by decade, material, style, color, and pattern.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you want a lower price, negotiate <em>before</em> you agree to buy the item. It always pays to be respectful when negotiating. A good tactic is to ask if the seller has any wiggle room on price. However, be mindful to avoid haggling when items are marked as “price firm.”</p>\r\nFacebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and eBay may be the most well-known online outlets, but they’re certainly not the only ones. Try checking out these other options: Kijiji, OfferUp, Nextdoor, Freecycle, and Facebook buy/sell and buy nothing groups.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >The weekend mission: Garage sales</h2>\r\nGarage sales are super fun to shop because the prices are generally low, and you truly never know what you’re going to find. That being said, they can sometimes be hit-or-miss. Here’s how to optimize your shopping experience.\r\n<h3>Timing is everything</h3>\r\nGarage sale season generally kicks off with spring cleaning and goes into the early fall. This is a weekend affair, with Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. being the most popular times.\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to the best time of day to shop garage sales, keep these factors in mind:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>The early bird gets the worm.</strong> Go at the beginning of the day to score the best pieces, especially for larger items like furniture.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Midday is a good time to shop if it’s super hot or rainy.</strong> Vendors will be motivated to get out of the elements.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Don’t disregard the afternoon, though.</strong> The end of the day (around 2 p.m.) is prime for scoring crazy deals because sellers are willing to slash and burn prices to get rid of things.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h3>Planning your attack</h3>\r\nWhen it comes to shopping garage sales, you can do it either organically or by researching in advance. To find the best sales spontaneously, take the scenic route by driving through suburban neighborhoods as opposed to traveling the highways.\r\n\r\nShop strategically. Websites like Garage Sale Tracker and Yard Sale Search enable you to see all the advertised sales in your area. Apps like Yard Sale Treasure Map pull in listings from Craigslist.\r\n\r\nThere are also a lot of local garage sale groups on Facebook. Posting in these groups regularly show images of items for sale, potentially with the option to pre-buy. Older folks (with vintage items) often advertise their garage sales in newspaper classifieds. With these tools, you can plan a route and hit multiple sales in a day.\r\n<h3>If you don’t look, you won’t know</h3>\r\nIt’s hard to know what’s available without checking. If you drive past a garage sale, and you have time, it’s worth taking a look to see what’s there. You might even hit the jackpot and run into a moving sale.\r\n\r\nWhen you arrive on the scene, do a loop to see what’s available. Large, well-made furniture will be snatched up first.\r\n<h3>Buying only what you truly want or love</h3>\r\nJust because something is cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. If you’re not going to use an item or flip it, it’s a waste of money.\r\n\r\nMake a list of items you’re looking for and keep it on your phone. That way you’re less likely to get swept up buying things you don’t need.\r\n<h3>Scoring the lowest prices</h3>\r\nMost of the time, garage sale prices are negotiable. Here’s how to get the best deals:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Bundle items:</strong> Start a collection and offer a price for all of it or ask for a bundled discount. Sellers are motivated to sell as much as possible, so you can often get a deal on multiple items.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Form a connection:</strong> Ask about the history of the pieces and share your plans for them. 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Here’s the lowdown on where to score the most prolific pieces and how to source like a professional.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >A thrilling adventure: Thrift stores</h2>\r\nThere’s so much opportunity to find gold at thrift stores. But there’s a bit of an art to thrift shopping.\r\n\r\nWhen you start thrift shopping it’s easy to become overwhelmed or buy things you don’t actually want. Here are some guidelines to make sure you can thrift shop with the best of them:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Focus on finding high-quality furniture and home decor made from wood, wicker, glass, and metal.</strong> These materials offer the best value and are the easiest to clean.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Be strategic about the neighborhood that you’re shopping in.</strong> Check out the thrift stores in older neighborhoods and wealthier neighborhoods for antique and vintage finds. Over time, you’ll discover which stores generally have the leading selection.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Shop at the most favorable times.</strong> To snag the choicest deals, shop when the merchandise is fresh. Mornings, Mondays, and Tuesdays are ideal because stores generally restock over the weekends.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Get clear on what you’re actually looking for.</strong> Being specific about what you’re after will keep you on track.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Shop frequently.</strong> Committing to thrift shopping means being persistent. 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Smaller towns and rural places often have unique items and good deals.</p>\r\nThe photo below shows a couple of gems waiting to be discovered at a thrift shop.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298448\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298448\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/thrift-store-finds.jpg\" alt=\"Photo of old globe and lamp on a thrift store shelf\" width=\"630\" height=\"628\" /> ©John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Here are two thrift store beauties waiting to be found.[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >A 24/7 opportunity: Online marketplaces</h2>\r\nOnline marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and eBay are great for when you’re looking for a specific item. Another upside: they’re always open. Tailor your searches by using keywords like “mid-century modern” or “farmhouse,” and check frequently for the first-rate pieces. Items on here are constantly being added.\r\n<h3>Design styles</h3>\r\nWhen you’re reading online descriptions of marketplace items, you may see the following terms, which identify the item’s design style:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mid-century modern:</strong> Simple and beautiful wooden furniture from the 1950s and ’60s with a focus on clean lines and curved designs. Teak, walnut, mahogany, and rosewood were predominantly used.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Farmhouse:</strong> Farmhouse style is rooted in the rustic and comfortable farmhouses of the 18<sup>th</sup> century. 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Meet in a public place or do a “porch pickup,” which means meeting in the lobby or outside the residence. If you can’t do that, bring a friend with you.</p>\r\nAct fast if you see an item that you like. Good deals are often scooped up within the hour. Also, use the bookmark icon (see the figure below) to save items that you like on Facebook Marketplace so that the service’s algorithm learns your taste and can recommend relevant items.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_298447\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-298447\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/facebook-marketplace-bookmark.jpg\" alt=\"Screenshot of Facebook Marketplace and the bookmark icon\" width=\"630\" height=\"328\" /> ©Facebook<br />Click the bookmark icon to save an item on Facebook Marketplace.[/caption]\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to searching online marketplaces, the words you use matter. The descriptors and keywords you search greatly affect what you find.\r\n\r\nHere are some keywords to search that will often deliver the literal goods:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Old:</strong> This is a good search word that often triggers undervalued vintage or antique items.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Must go:</strong> This is a surefire way to nab a great deal. Don’t hesitate to negotiate here.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Grandma’s/grandma/grandmother:</strong> This frequently indicates items in pristine condition.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Heavy or solid:</strong> This is the perfect way to reference real wood furniture.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Funky:</strong> This is a great descriptor for finding unique pieces.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nIf you’re looking for specific items, try searching using a few different terms. For instance, a couch could also be called a sofa, loveseat, daybed, or sectional. Also, when it comes to keywords, the more specific you can be the better. Try searching by decade, material, style, color, and pattern.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you want a lower price, negotiate <em>before</em> you agree to buy the item. It always pays to be respectful when negotiating. A good tactic is to ask if the seller has any wiggle room on price. However, be mindful to avoid haggling when items are marked as “price firm.”</p>\r\nFacebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and eBay may be the most well-known online outlets, but they’re certainly not the only ones. Try checking out these other options: Kijiji, OfferUp, Nextdoor, Freecycle, and Facebook buy/sell and buy nothing groups.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >The weekend mission: Garage sales</h2>\r\nGarage sales are super fun to shop because the prices are generally low, and you truly never know what you’re going to find. That being said, they can sometimes be hit-or-miss. Here’s how to optimize your shopping experience.\r\n<h3>Timing is everything</h3>\r\nGarage sale season generally kicks off with spring cleaning and goes into the early fall. This is a weekend affair, with Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. being the most popular times.\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to the best time of day to shop garage sales, keep these factors in mind:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>The early bird gets the worm.</strong> Go at the beginning of the day to score the best pieces, especially for larger items like furniture.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Midday is a good time to shop if it’s super hot or rainy.</strong> Vendors will be motivated to get out of the elements.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Don’t disregard the afternoon, though.</strong> The end of the day (around 2 p.m.) is prime for scoring crazy deals because sellers are willing to slash and burn prices to get rid of things.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h3>Planning your attack</h3>\r\nWhen it comes to shopping garage sales, you can do it either organically or by researching in advance. To find the best sales spontaneously, take the scenic route by driving through suburban neighborhoods as opposed to traveling the highways.\r\n\r\nShop strategically. Websites like Garage Sale Tracker and Yard Sale Search enable you to see all the advertised sales in your area. Apps like Yard Sale Treasure Map pull in listings from Craigslist.\r\n\r\nThere are also a lot of local garage sale groups on Facebook. Posting in these groups regularly show images of items for sale, potentially with the option to pre-buy. Older folks (with vintage items) often advertise their garage sales in newspaper classifieds. With these tools, you can plan a route and hit multiple sales in a day.\r\n<h3>If you don’t look, you won’t know</h3>\r\nIt’s hard to know what’s available without checking. If you drive past a garage sale, and you have time, it’s worth taking a look to see what’s there. 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Make your own kit with fine nails, long nails, short nails, and finishing nails.</li>\n<li><strong>Notebook:</strong> Pick one with unlined sheets for sketching/notetaking that fits inside your tool kit.</li>\n<li><strong>Picture hangers:</strong> Buy a kit to make hanging art easy.</li>\n<li><strong>Pins:</strong> Keep straight pins and safety pins on hand for draping and shaping.</li>\n<li><strong>Plate hangers:</strong> Pick up sizes for both small and large hangers.</li>\n<li><strong>Screwdrivers:</strong> Pick a pack with slotted, Phillips, hex, and other types of screwdrivers in various sizes from tiny to large and short to long.</li>\n<li><strong>Screws and fasteners:</strong> Choose a variety pack of styles and sizes with anchors.</li>\n<li><strong>T</strong><strong>ape measure:</strong> A 25-foot retractable steel tape works best.</li>\n<li><strong>Tool kit:</strong> Use a tackle box, bucket, or basket for storing your gear.</li>\n<li><strong>Velcro:</strong> This comes in handy for making easy-to-remove items.</li>\n<li><strong>Wire:</strong> Use wire for hanging, fixing, and holding things.</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Quick-start home decorating tips","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Jump-start your decorating process with the following tips:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><strong>Fix your budget. </strong>Spend no more than what you have.</li>\n<li><strong>Formulate an action plan. </strong>Establish goals. Set priorities. Decide what gets done in what order. Document your program in a journal or app.</li>\n<li><strong>Scope out the job.</strong> Create a floor plan using an app or pencil and graph paper.</li>\n<li><strong>Discover your personal style.</strong> Eliminate confusion by steering yourself toward the best choices for your look.</li>\n<li><strong>Shop with confidence. </strong>Pick stores that stock a large selection for quick delivery or carrying home. Surf the web for prices and products from the comfort of home.</li>\n<li><strong>Do first things first.</strong> Perform carpentry and wiring first. Decorate ceilings, walls, and floors next. Last, bring in furniture, rugs, and accessories.</li>\n<li><strong>Prioritize purchases: </strong>Get functional pieces to make the room usable first. Add refinements such as lighting and rugs next, to make the space livable and lively.</li>\n<li><strong>Spice up your decor with accessories galore</strong>. Accessories make your room stylish and professional-looking. Take your time to find the right art, decorative art, or statement-makers for your space.</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Furniture facts","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Knowing the following lingo will help you find the perfect piece of furniture for your space:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><strong>To the trade: </strong>Furnishings and decorations available only to professional decorators or interior designers.</li>\n<li><strong>Fully-assembled:</strong> Preassembled or no-assembly furniture ready to use right out of the crate.</li>\n<li><strong>Ready-to-assemble</strong> <strong>(RTA): </strong>Also known as knock-down (KD), this type of furniture comes unassembled in flat boxes and must be put together by the buyer (hence, the lower cost than fully assembled furniture).</li>\n<li><strong>Case goods:</strong> Pieces of furniture that provide storage such as cabinets or bookcases; any furniture that has no upholstery such as tables and chairs.</li>\n<li><strong>Upholstered furniture: </strong>Any piece of furniture intended for sitting, resting, or reclining and consisting of resilient cushioning covered with fabric or material in whole or part, such as sofas and lounge chairs.</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Handy measurements for home decorating","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Get it right the first time by using accurate formulas to calculate how much of what you need in your space:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><strong>Area:</strong> Find your room’s square footage by multiplying the room’s length by its width. (Multiply by wall height for cubic area.) Knowing the area is handy for estimating quantities and prices.</li>\n<li><strong>Tiling:</strong> Figure the amount of tile you need by dividing the width of the floor by the width of the tile (horizontal row) and the length of the floor by the height of the tile (vertical row). Buy up to 10 percent more tiles to allow for breakage and error.</li>\n<li><strong>Ceiling paint:</strong> Multiply the ceiling’s length by its width (usually the same as the floor measurements), divide by 350 (the estimated square footage covered by 1 gallon of paint) to figure out how many gallons to buy.</li>\n<li><strong>Wall paint:</strong> Find the paintable wall area by adding the areas of the ceiling and walls. Divide this figure by 350 or the spreading rate (located on the can). Double the amount of paint for a second coat for dark colors). Add 25 percent to 50 percent more paint for porous surfaces.</li>\n<li><strong>Walk-around space:</strong> Leave 4 to 5 feet of clear walking space for traffic flow through rooms. Allow about 2 to 5 feet between chairs and sofas in seating groups. Add up to 1 foot around your bed for bed-dressing and sheet changing.</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Using pattern, texture, and color","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Pattern, texture, and color are the stylistic building blocks of your home decorating palette. Use these three elements to create the style, mood, and feel of each room in your home.</p>\n<h3>Playing with pattern</h3>\n<p>Add instant personal style by following these pattern rules:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><strong>Pattern contrast rule:</strong> Mix checks or stripes with florals. Pit large-scaled patterns against small-scaled patterns.</li>\n<li><strong>Three pattern rule:</strong> Use three different patterns that contrast in scale or design but relate in color to be on the safe side.</li>\n<li><strong>Five pattern rule:</strong> Confidently mix up one large-scaled pattern (any type) with one medium-scaled floral, one geometric, and two small-scaled accent patterns (floral, geometric, stipe, or check), all using the same colors.</li>\n<li><strong>All-over pattern rule:</strong> Put the same pattern on the walls, windows, and furnishings for a strong design statement.</li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Toying with texture</h3>\n<p>Play up your personal style with the right texture:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><strong>Minimize texture rule:</strong> Go with smooth and shiny textures for traditional styles.</li>\n<li><strong>Optimize texture rule:</strong> Use nubby and natural texture in accents/accessories to warm up contemporary styles.</li>\n<li><strong>Maximize </strong><strong>texture rule:</strong> Employ texture and contrasting textures to add impact to neutral and monochromatic color schemes.</li>\n<li><strong>Strategize texture rule:</strong> Use heavy textures that “eat” space to make large rooms feel cozy or to add a cozy ambience to space.</li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Creating with color</h3>\n<p>Create mood, alter space, and influence how people feel and act with color:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><strong>Receding color rule:</strong> Light, cool colors make walls seem to fade away into the distance, making rooms seem spacious.</li>\n<li><strong>Advancing color rule:</strong> Use deep, warm colors to make walls seem to come closer and rooms seem cozy.</li>\n<li><strong>Neutral colors rule:</strong> For the best most livable color schemes, pick neutral colors that you’ll never grow tired of and won’t go out of style in five years.</li>\n<li><strong>Law of color distribution:</strong> Use dark colors on the floor, medium colors on the walls, and light colors on the ceiling, which mimics nature.</li>\n<li><strong>Law of chromatic distribution:</strong></li>\n<li><strong>Backgrounds:</strong> Put neutral colors on large surfaces such as the floor and big objects like a sofa.</li>\n<li><strong>Focal areas:</strong> Use stronger shades in a smaller amount on smaller spaces or items, such as a short wall or a chair.</li>\n<li><strong>Accent touches:</strong> Employ the strongest accent color in the smallest spaces and places. Scatter the accent color around the room to make an impact.</li>\n</ul>\n"}],"videoInfo":{"videoId":null,"name":null,"accountId":null,"playerId":null,"thumbnailUrl":null,"description":null,"uploadDate":null}},"sponsorship":{"sponsorshipPage":false,"backgroundImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"brandingLine":"","brandingLink":"","brandingLogo":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"sponsorAd":"","sponsorEbookTitle":"","sponsorEbookLink":"","sponsorEbookImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0}},"primaryLearningPath":"Advance","lifeExpectancy":"Two years","lifeExpectancySetFrom":"2023-03-02T00:00:00+00:00","dummiesForKids":"no","sponsoredContent":"no","adInfo":"","adPairKey":[]},"status":"publish","visibility":"public","articleId":208940},{"headers":{"creationTime":"2017-03-26T08:00:10+00:00","modifiedTime":"2023-05-27T13:47:50+00:00","timestamp":"2023-09-14T18:19:43+00:00"},"data":{"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Home, Auto, & Hobbies","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33809"},"slug":"home-auto-hobbies","categoryId":33809},{"name":"Home Improvement & Appliances","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33939"},"slug":"home-improvement-appliances","categoryId":33939},{"name":"Decorating","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33947"},"slug":"decorating","categoryId":33947}],"title":"Arranging Your Bedroom Furniture","strippedTitle":"arranging your bedroom furniture","slug":"arranging-your-bedroom-furniture","canonicalUrl":"","搜游戏组件调优":{"metaDescription":"The bed is the key piece of furniture in any bedroom, and it naturally becomes the focal point. Bedroom furniture is traditionally arranged according to a few g","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"<p>The bed is the key piece of furniture in any bedroom, and it naturally becomes the focal point. Bedroom furniture is traditionally arranged according to a few general rules. For the most part based on common sense, here are some general guidelines for you to follow:</p>\r\n<div class=\"imageBlock\" style=\"width:520px;\"><img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/472013.image0.jpg\" height=\"395\" alt=\"[Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/hikesterson]\" width=\"520\"/><div class=\"imageCredit\">Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/hikesterson</div></div>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Traditionally, folks tend to place a double, queen-sized, or king-sized bed against the center of the wall opposite the main door to the room.</b> With this arrangement, the headboard is the center of attention as you enter the room.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">If the dimensions of your room prevent you from positioning your bed on the wall across from the door, other possible choices depend on which walls are long enough to accommodate the bed. Diagonal placement works well when you have the space.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Do not place a bed under a window, if the window will frequently be open.</b> Open windows can create uncomfortable drafts. Positioning a bed between two windows, however, works well.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">If your home is air-conditioned or heated year-round and the windows are seldom open, you may be able to ignore this rule.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Do not place the bed where it obstructs a door into the room or a walkway through the room.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Consider nontraditional furniture arrangements if doing so will free up space or use space in a more interesting way.</b></p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">For example, a bed may look dramatic placed in front of a secure window; on a diagonal, which takes up extra space; sideways along a wall, to maximize floor space; or in an alcove (a technique called <i>lit clos</i>).</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>If your closet is large enough and you'd like to free-up floor space, put your chest of drawers inside your walk-in closet.</b> Doing this will let you add additional pieces of furniture, such as a writing desk, a seating group, or a big screen TV, to transform any bedroom into a luxury suite.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">Bedrooms used by a specific group of people have unique needs. Whether you're decorating a master bedroom, a guest room, or a room for children, the following sections provide you with the tips you need.</p>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Master bedrooms</h2>\r\n<p>A master bedroom doesn't have to be huge, but it does need to offer the amenities you need. If your space is less masterful than you'd like, look at some of the following suggestions for decorating your bedroom:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Make the bedroom look larger by eliminating clutter.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Use only necessary furniture.</b> If you can, push a chest of drawers into a walk-in closet to free up floor space.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Keep the bed visually low.</b> Use a headboard, but don't use a footboard, and opt for something other than a four-poster bed, all of which tend to take up space visually, making the room seem smaller.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Keep all your furniture — like the rest of your color scheme — light.</b> Light colored furniture, walls, floors, window treatments, and bedding make a room seem bigger.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p>Regardless of the size of your master bedroom, the following tips can help you to make it as comfortable as possible:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Add bedside tables that are as big as space will allow.</b> If you read or watch TV in bed, you'll find these tables helpful.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">You can buy restaurant café tables for very little money and drape them with quilts.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Try to make room for at least one comfortable chair.</b> Chairs are great for company on a sick day, for daytime resting, or for reading.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Consider carpeting all bedroom floors to reduce noise in the room.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Add a lady's desk — a small, delicately proportioned furnishing for writing letters and so forth — if you have room.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Teen bedrooms</h2>\r\n<p>Teenagers usually know what they want in a bedroom and aren't slow to tell you that they need storage for books and music and space for their collections of just about anything you can name. They have firm ideas about style and colors, so ask! And when your son or daughter requests a wild color, do your best to persuade him or her to use it as an accent.</p>\r\n<p>More and more activities from surfing the Net to entertaining take place in a teen's room. Extra seating and small tables provide space for visitors. Keep furnishings practical and easy to care for.</p>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Children's bedrooms</h2>\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">Nurseries must be planned with the child's future years in mind. But from the beginning, make room for a changing table near the crib. As always, keep safety in mind. The following tips will help you do all of these things:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Keep cribs away from windows and window blind cords.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Make sure cribs and bunk beds meet federal safety standards.</b> Check to see that mattresses fit snugly against the crib's sides. Slats, spindles, rods, and corner posts should be no more than 2-3/8 inches apart from each other. Make sure a child can't release the drop side of a crib.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Choose chests and cabinets that can't be tipped over (even when drawers are opened and a child crawls up and into them).</b> This may call for fastening them to the wall for security.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Find hardware that's rounded, sanded, and has no sharp edges.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Equip all electrical outlets with plastic safeguard plugs.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Eliminate any small throw rugs on slippery floors.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Make sure all flooring is skidproof.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Eliminate dangling cords on window blinds.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Choose bunk beds with sturdy ladders, handrails, and safety rails.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"Remember\">Make sure you have a guest bed for occasional sleepovers. A trundle bed, which neatly stores a second bed beneath a regular one, is the ideal solution for children's rooms.</p>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Guest bedrooms</h2>\r\n<p>Setting aside a room for guests makes their stay more comfortable not only for them, but also for you. You can furnish the guest room with a marvelous bed and all the necessary furnishings and forget about it. Check out the following suggestions for ways to make your guest room comfortable:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Buy a handsome, space-saving daybed or sofa bed that fits smartly against the wall and out of the way.</b></p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">The versatility of these beds makes them a delightful option in a home office or other double-duty room. You may even consider installing a Murphy bed that hides away in a closet.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Make sure that your guest has plenty of closet space.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Dedicate two sets of sheets, a comforter, special pillows, a duvet cover, and pillow shams to your guest room.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>","description":"<p>The bed is the key piece of furniture in any bedroom, and it naturally becomes the focal point. Bedroom furniture is traditionally arranged according to a few general rules. For the most part based on common sense, here are some general guidelines for you to follow:</p>\r\n<div class=\"imageBlock\" style=\"width:520px;\"><img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/472013.image0.jpg\" height=\"395\" alt=\"[Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/hikesterson]\" width=\"520\"/><div class=\"imageCredit\">Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/hikesterson</div></div>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Traditionally, folks tend to place a double, queen-sized, or king-sized bed against the center of the wall opposite the main door to the room.</b> With this arrangement, the headboard is the center of attention as you enter the room.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">If the dimensions of your room prevent you from positioning your bed on the wall across from the door, other possible choices depend on which walls are long enough to accommodate the bed. Diagonal placement works well when you have the space.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Do not place a bed under a window, if the window will frequently be open.</b> Open windows can create uncomfortable drafts. Positioning a bed between two windows, however, works well.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">If your home is air-conditioned or heated year-round and the windows are seldom open, you may be able to ignore this rule.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Do not place the bed where it obstructs a door into the room or a walkway through the room.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Consider nontraditional furniture arrangements if doing so will free up space or use space in a more interesting way.</b></p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">For example, a bed may look dramatic placed in front of a secure window; on a diagonal, which takes up extra space; sideways along a wall, to maximize floor space; or in an alcove (a technique called <i>lit clos</i>).</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>If your closet is large enough and you'd like to free-up floor space, put your chest of drawers inside your walk-in closet.</b> Doing this will let you add additional pieces of furniture, such as a writing desk, a seating group, or a big screen TV, to transform any bedroom into a luxury suite.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">Bedrooms used by a specific group of people have unique needs. Whether you're decorating a master bedroom, a guest room, or a room for children, the following sections provide you with the tips you need.</p>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Master bedrooms</h2>\r\n<p>A master bedroom doesn't have to be huge, but it does need to offer the amenities you need. If your space is less masterful than you'd like, look at some of the following suggestions for decorating your bedroom:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Make the bedroom look larger by eliminating clutter.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Use only necessary furniture.</b> If you can, push a chest of drawers into a walk-in closet to free up floor space.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Keep the bed visually low.</b> Use a headboard, but don't use a footboard, and opt for something other than a four-poster bed, all of which tend to take up space visually, making the room seem smaller.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Keep all your furniture — like the rest of your color scheme — light.</b> Light colored furniture, walls, floors, window treatments, and bedding make a room seem bigger.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p>Regardless of the size of your master bedroom, the following tips can help you to make it as comfortable as possible:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Add bedside tables that are as big as space will allow.</b> If you read or watch TV in bed, you'll find these tables helpful.</p>\r\n<p class=\"child-para\">You can buy restaurant café tables for very little money and drape them with quilts.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Try to make room for at least one comfortable chair.</b> Chairs are great for company on a sick day, for daytime resting, or for reading.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Consider carpeting all bedroom floors to reduce noise in the room.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Add a lady's desk — a small, delicately proportioned furnishing for writing letters and so forth — if you have room.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Teen bedrooms</h2>\r\n<p>Teenagers usually know what they want in a bedroom and aren't slow to tell you that they need storage for books and music and space for their collections of just about anything you can name. They have firm ideas about style and colors, so ask! And when your son or daughter requests a wild color, do your best to persuade him or her to use it as an accent.</p>\r\n<p>More and more activities from surfing the Net to entertaining take place in a teen's room. Extra seating and small tables provide space for visitors. Keep furnishings practical and easy to care for.</p>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Children's bedrooms</h2>\r\n<p class=\"Tip\">Nurseries must be planned with the child's future years in mind. But from the beginning, make room for a changing table near the crib. As always, keep safety in mind. The following tips will help you do all of these things:</p>\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Keep cribs away from windows and window blind cords.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Make sure cribs and bunk beds meet federal safety standards.</b> Check to see that mattresses fit snugly against the crib's sides. Slats, spindles, rods, and corner posts should be no more than 2-3/8 inches apart from each other. Make sure a child can't release the drop side of a crib.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Choose chests and cabinets that can't be tipped over (even when drawers are opened and a child crawls up and into them).</b> This may call for fastening them to the wall for security.</p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Find hardware that's rounded, sanded, and has no sharp edges.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Equip all electrical outlets with plastic safeguard plugs.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Eliminate any small throw rugs on slippery floors.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Make sure all flooring is skidproof.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Eliminate dangling cords on window blinds.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n <li><p class=\"first-para\"><b>Choose bunk beds with sturdy ladders, handrails, and safety rails.</b></p>\r\n </li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"Remember\">Make sure you have a guest bed for occasional sleepovers. 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A graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, she holds a masters degree in psychology and is a doctoral student in psychology at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. <p><b>Patricia Hart McMillan</b> is a nationally known interior designer, whose interior design work for private clients, designer showcases, and corporations has appeared in publications worldwide, including the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>USA Today.</i> Known as a trend spotter and for clearly articulated views on design, she is quoted frequently and extensively in both trade and consumer publications. She a ppears on TV and talk radio. A prolific writer, she is coauthor and author of seven books on interior design and decoration, with Sun Country Style signature collections of furniture based on two books. 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Decorating old or unfinished furniture lets you make a creative statement. Take a look at the following decorating tips. Try some out on your furniture:\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Consider new uses for old furniture and unique items.</b> Turn an old combination radio/phonograph in a beautifully veneered cabinet into an elegant foyer console. Try using drums as tables; bunch together a trio of drums and use them as individual coffee tables.</p>\r\n\r\n<div class=\"imageBlock\" style=\"width: 435px;\">\r\n\r\n<img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/302021.image0.jpg\" alt=\"Discreet furniture never reveals its source (garage sale or heirloom?) but adds to a room’s o\" width=\"435\" height=\"400\" />\r\n<div class=\"imageCaption\">Discreet furniture never reveals its source (garage sale or heirloom?) but adds to a room’s overall beauty and comfort.</div>\r\n</div>\r\n<ul class=\"level-two\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Create an instant slipcover by throwing a king-size sheet, quilt, or bedspread over an unsightly sofa. Tie it in place with rope or grosgrain ribbon.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Decorate an old chest for a teenage boy’s room with discarded license plates. Garage sales and junk stores are good sources. Just decide where to add them. Nail them into place.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Decoupage an old dresser or dressing table with motifs cut from wallpaper. Safeguard with a finishing glaze or coat of polyurethane.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Dress up a plain-Jane, upholstered side chair. </b>Get out<b> </b>the trusty hot-glue gun to attach interesting <i>gimp</i> (an ornamental braid or cord), fringe, or other trim along the bottom of the seat.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Faux paint old wooden furniture.</b> Paint stores have rows of booklets describing various techniques step by step. They also carry kits. Everything you need is right there in the store.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Individualize dining room chairs for your children.</b> Paint mismatched chairs bold colors (all the same or coordinating colors). Stencil your children’s names on the chair backs, or add a motif. Craft shops have small glue-on toys, animals, numbers, and initials.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Paint a wooden chair with an interesting shape in different colors and patterns, like a Victorian house. </b>For color combination ideas, pick the colors already in your scheme. Some paint companies put out booklets of historic color combinations; check these out for instant inspiration.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Paint vertical stripes on an old dresser or nightstand. </b>All you need is tape (you can buy special masking tape at the paint store), a brilliant color or two, and a very steady hand wielding a paintbrush. Measure off the stripes using a ruler and a pencil to make light marks.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Take a tip from Colonial homemakers and cover tables in flat-weave rugs. </b>Dhurries, needlepoints, or chainstitch rugs transform tables into desks and display areas for framed family photos.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Use a deep, glass-fronted china cabinet to hold a small TV or serve as a minibar in the living room. </b>Punch a hole in the back to slip through the wires for any appliances. Display glasses and ice buckets.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Use pillows to convert lumber into a sofa of sorts outside or inside.</b> Use flatter pillows for seats and backs and fluffier ones for decoration and added comfort.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ul>","description":"Refurbished furniture can add a lot of character to your home. Decorating old or unfinished furniture lets you make a creative statement. Take a look at the following decorating tips. Try some out on your furniture:\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Consider new uses for old furniture and unique items.</b> Turn an old combination radio/phonograph in a beautifully veneered cabinet into an elegant foyer console. Try using drums as tables; bunch together a trio of drums and use them as individual coffee tables.</p>\r\n\r\n<div class=\"imageBlock\" style=\"width: 435px;\">\r\n\r\n<img src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/302021.image0.jpg\" alt=\"Discreet furniture never reveals its source (garage sale or heirloom?) but adds to a room’s o\" width=\"435\" height=\"400\" />\r\n<div class=\"imageCaption\">Discreet furniture never reveals its source (garage sale or heirloom?) but adds to a room’s overall beauty and comfort.</div>\r\n</div>\r\n<ul class=\"level-two\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Create an instant slipcover by throwing a king-size sheet, quilt, or bedspread over an unsightly sofa. Tie it in place with rope or grosgrain ribbon.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\">Decorate an old chest for a teenage boy’s room with discarded license plates. Garage sales and junk stores are good sources. Just decide where to add them. 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