Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • 11 decorative plates that talk art

    Looking for the best way to give your wall or kitchen decor a stylish, charming accent with decorative plates or decorative bowls? Here are some of the most perfect plates for your interior designs.

    1 - Flat Plate by Beachcrest Home - $1,222.50

    The Flat Plate is manufactured in Italy, incorporating a traditional style and going for an abstract theme which goes well if there are other abstract elements in the interior. The plate has an oval shape and is made from Murano glass with a red color with shades of orange.

    2 - Abyss Plate by Cyan Designs - $810.00

    With an oval based design rather than going for the orthodox round shape, the theme is abstract and the material used is a spectacularly high-grade glass. The color is a sort of blue with a bit of transparency. Manufactured in China, The Abyss Plate can prove to be a nice addition to interior design if used correctly. It doesn’t come with the stand and is best suitable for indoors.

    3 - Malachite Flat Plate by Global Views - $747.50

    With a beautiful pattern applied by hand, the fused glass flat plate has striking pieces that are just as beautiful as decorative accents or as serving pieces. This plate fits rather well  into the Greek Key Plate Stand. The Malachite Flat Plate is a part of the Malachite Collection which itself is a luxury to have. It is food safe. The stand, however, is sold separately.

    4 - Seascape Decorative Plate by Cyan Design - $740.00

    Made in China, The Seascape Decorative Plate has an Oval design. Using high-grade glass, it has an abstract theme. It doesn’t come with its own stand. The color is deep-blue with a bit of transparency.

    5 - Chrysanthemum Charger by Global Views - $722.50

    Going for a round shape and with a theme of nature, incorporating a contemporary style and using ceramic material. The Chrysanthemum Charger, with its gold color with matte finish, is manufactured in China; outdoor use; dust with a dry cloth

    6 - Beachcomber Plate by Cyan Design - $672.50

    Made in  China, It has an amazing Sky Blue color, using high-grade glass, incorporating an abstract theme, going for a Coastal feel. It is an excellent choice for an interior decorative plate.

    7 - Shibori Charger by Global Views - $622.50

    Made in Portugal, incorporating a contemporary style and going for an abstract theme. The plate has a round shape and is made from glass with a yellow/grey color.

    8 - Three Dreams Decorative Plate by Cyan Design - $522.50

    Made in China, incorporating an abstract style and going for an abstract theme as well. The plate has a diverse shape and is made from glass with a green/blue color.

    9 - Spark Charger by Global Views - $497.50

    Going for a holiday theme, made in Italy, incorporating an contemporary style, the plate has a diverse round and is made from glass with a nice blue color.

    10 - Art Glass Plate in Turquoise by Cyan Design - $497.50

    The Art Glass Plate is manufactured in China, incorporating a contemporary style and going for an holiday theme as well. The plate has an oval shape and is made from glass with a Turquoise color.

    11 - Swirl Round Canary Glass Charger by Latitude Run - $497.50

    Having an abstract theme, made in Italy, incorporating an contemporary style, the plate has a even round and is made from glass with a beautiful Canary color.

     

  • How to Paint Wood-Paneling

    Sometimes in life you meet someone and you two instantly click, and before you know it both of you are at the altar saying “I do”. This is something everybody goes through and I’m pretty sure you have too; after that you two wanted kids, you tried and now you two are expecting. Thankfully you had made enough money in your life that you can afford a nice house for you and your family, you could buy a house. You had a really great offer but the only thing that’s off putting is the wood paneling that looks like its straight out of the 1970s, of course it can be worked on so you take the house and now want to work on fixing that little problem. This is how you paint your wooden panels:

    Cleaning:

    Start by cleaning the wooden panels with a damp rag. This will remove any dirt or dust as well as remove any oil or grease, though for maximum effect use some sort of cleaner along with it.

    Putty:

    Next up you apply the putty and fill any small holes and imperfections that are on the surface. Allow this to dry and then proceed to the next step.

    Sanding:

    Sand the paneling with 100 grit sandpaper using a pole sander, sanding block, or orbital sander. This will take the sheen off the finish, which will allow the paint to adhere to it better. Don't get carried away and sand the surface down to the bare wood -- just enough to rough up the existing finish. Do the same to wood trims in additions to wooden panels, just use a hand sander. Clean the walls with a damp cloth when completed.

    Protection:

    Cover the floor with drop cloths, and mask any areas you wish to protect with painter's tape.

    Roller selection:

    Use a roller with a medium nap to paint the paneling. It should have a long enough nap to fill the vertical grooves in the paneling, but short enough to leave a smooth surface.

    Primer and paint:

    You can’t just go ahead and apply paint to the wood, that will be very sloppy work indeed. You need to prime it first with a latex stain blocking primer; once the primer has dried, topcoat it with two coats of latex wall paint.

    Repeat for Trim:

    Prime the trim with a primer. Topcoat the trim using either oil or latex enamel as desired.

     

    That is the end for a step by step walkthrough on how to paint wood paneling. To paint wooden panels requires a lot of time and energy, but the end result looks great. And compared to the alternative it requires the least effort, I.e removing the wall completely and putting in a drywall. In any case, you now know enough to take care of any paint jobs on wooden panels you may possibly have. If you’re not really confident about it, you can always hire a professional.

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