Posts Tagged ‘walls’
1. Log cabin dog house
Do your dog house up pilgrim style! This is pretty easy to do. All you need is some rounded beams, or you can split some small logs in half. Then just nail or glue them onto the walls of the house. It doesn’t even need painting – just a bit of non-toxic wood sealant, and you’re set. If you’re using bare wood rather than logs, you can stain them a little darker to look more log-like.
2. Tudor cottage dog house
Another fairly easy option. First, paint the walls of the dog house white. Next, get some small beams of wood – 2″x1″ or similar – and stick them on in a criss-cross pattern. A quick google for tudor cottages should give you lots of examples for the best patterns to use – basically, you want large squares or rectangles with diagonal cross beams. Stain the beams very dark, for that old, weathered wood look. You can stain the roof dark to match, or apply some shingles to look like tiles – or make a thatched roof if you really want to get into the theme!
3. Victorian house
If you live in a classic American home, then it can be nice to decorate your dog house to match. For this, you want to cover the whole of the walls with wide, thin beams. You can lay them either vertically or horizontally. Then paint them a nice color to match your house. Lay some shingles on the roof, and again, paint or stain them to match. If you’re very handy, a porch is a great finishing touch. It can be a pain to put one on the front of the house, and sometimes dogs knock over porch columns on their way in. But you can attach a porch to the side more easily, and it’ll look just as good.
4. Castle dog house
This design is easiest to do if your dog house has a flat roof. Cut some battlements out of plywood or similar, and glue them along the top of the walls. Then attach towers at the corners – square towers are easiest, but round ones look more fairytale. Paint the whole thing a nice stone grey if you’re going for the medieval look, or white/cream if you’re going for a more fairytale look. You can use a pencil and a ruler to add lines to represent blocks of stone.
5. Dog house stencils
This is one of the easiest ways to decorate a dog house, and it’s a lot of fun to do as a project with kids. All you need is some non-toxic paint, some cardboard, and some sponges. Paint the whole house one color first, and let it dry. Then cut some fun shapes out of cardboard – bones and paw-prints are easy and cute – and show the kids how to use the sponges to create the stencil. You can use more than one color with each stencil so you have multi-colored shapes. If the dog house has a wooden platform in front of the door (a good idea, as it gives your dog somewhere warm and dry to lie when he doesn’t want to be in the house), it’s a nice touch to paint it to look like a ‘welcome’ mat – or paint ‘Home Sweet Home’ on it!
However you decide to decorate your dog house, make sure the underlying construction is good. Your dog doesn’t care how his house looks, but it’ll make a big difference to him if it’s the wrong size, or if it’s not properly insulated.
The colors and decor in red are hot. It is warm, bright tone, in contrast to many others, causing a very attractive cosmetic result. We can combine it with black, white, blue, gray and yellow, to achieve harmonic effects while striking.
For this color predominates in an environment, we can use for furniture, walls, carpets, curtains and other highlights.
Choose colors and decor in red:
For dining, choose colors and decor in red, is very common, and is present in the dishes, linens, it enhances a meal. Also found in kitchens, accessories, tiles, countertops, drapes, etc.
The primary color is red, warm and full of energy, always cause visual impact, and it is exhilarating.
It combines perfectly with the furniture materials such as metal and wood, is widely used in upholstery, flooring, etc.
Today also begins to be used in bedrooms, where until his exile, by disrupting energy characteristics rest. But because of its association with love, passion and vitality, is being incorporated into the decoration of rooms, to give them a romantic atmosphere.
Red is ideal to break the monotony of the environment or to give them momentum. It is ideal to contrast with dark colors and ease the sense of burden they produce. It is widely used in traffic areas such as corridors, foyers, to cause a sensation of movement.
It is an intense color that means passion, love, but can also trigger impulses, including violence. Therefore, it will use in specific items, to add dynamism or break the monotony.
If we use it as an actor, for example walls, we must balance it with the rest of the decor, not to be overwhelming. It is preferable to use a single wall and counteract the other. We can also combine it with white pavements. Used in checkered red is suitable for bathroom floors, kitchens and corridors.
In children’s bedrooms, the details in red are well suited to bring joy and energy, especially in the corner for the games.
If you have chosen to take your kitchen with ceramic tile or consider the following before beginning work placement. As a first step to establish a central point on the surface to be coated and plot the installation from that point, drawing lines perpendicular to join there, use a square to ensure that the lines join at an angle of 90 degrees. Place a full line of tile or ceramic and have a rough idea of the number of units required for the entire room.
Before applying the adhesive material carefully read the instructions: usually applied with a serrated knife by drawing a small area, so as to allow corrections before it dries completely. If the ceramics are heavy also apply a layer of adhesive on the back of them. Do not forget that the surface must be perfectly smooth and clean prior to placement of the adhesive, check using a level. The tiles are placed with a slight twisting motion, pressing hard against the wall. Check from time to time the vertical and horizontal to verify that they are perfectly aligned, and place thin pieces of wood or pieces of plywood that will maintain the separation of the joints. Also check during installation if the tiles have been sufficiently well bonded: move them to make sure it does not take off. If off, you will notice that the back is free of adhesive, then place a heavy dose and push against the wall. To locate the tile affirm a thin wooden board and tap with a hammer. Excess material should be cleaned immediately. The cement joints shall be applied after the adhesive is completely dry. The cement is purchased at hardware stores and then prepares as directed, should be extended with a blow-distributing rubber diagonally across the joints. Meanwhile, with a damp towel, wipe away the cement that remained on the tile face. It is only when the boards are dry buff with a clean dry cloth.
As we said at the beginning, the surfaces (floors, walls, counters) must be completely smooth, free of nails, wedges and keys. If it is a renewal remove traces of paint, paper or grease. On the walls is particularly advisable to use a plumb bob or a level to draw perpendicular lines intersecting at the center of the area. If the surface is too large to do this work, divide it into square making sure the horizontal starting points are all on the same line. Remember that the fitting is installed after the lining in place.
The best ways to design the decoration of a small bathroom, lies in the proper distribution and use of space, in addition to the most appropriate choice of fixtures and fittings which are to go at it.
One of the main options that you can choose is to acquire a sink with drawers or doors furniture available, which would help us to save that lost less space. On the other side, but it has the budget for this, you can always find cupboards, far from the sink, fulfilling that role, where you can save all those appliances and accessories that require a place in the bathroom.
In turn, some simple shelves, shelves of plastic or glass shelves, will help us take the necessary spaces, which will be conducive to what factors relevant to the bathroom. These shelves can also be placed in the bath for all cleaners.
Decoration Materials and colors of the bathroom
At first, the tile is the primary option for covering the entire bathroom, above all by its strength and impermeability to water. Also, the tile or tiles can be used only in the relevant areas earmarked for other areas of the walls, waterproof paint, and stucco, marble, wood and moisture resistant plastic materials.
In the case of painting, yellow and white colors are more likely to generate light and openness. In relation to lighting, halogen bulbs recommended in the mirror and lights built into false ceilings.
It is normal to find mold spores in the air inside a house and on certain surfaces such as fabrics, walls and furniture, most of the time the spores were found in the house, it came from outside sources. The regular house cleaning helps keep mold levels. Cleaning those small areas with visible mold, as mold around the shower, is required to maintain sanitary conditions at a reasonable level.
Prevent the growth of mold
When should be more concerned if your home is mold growth present a large scale. Such problems usually occur after a loss of large-scale water, flood, or excessive levels of humidity in your home. The growth of indoor mold can cause a high level of mold spores in the air, which therefore can cause the spread of mold in additional areas, increasing the humidity in various parts of your home.
Extended growth of mold can damage your home and your furniture, carpets, sofas and cabinets. During a period of time, mold can even incite uncontrolled structural damage in your home. While there is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores indoors, keep the house clean and dry can prevent extensive growth and the damage that this entails.
The damage to their home and their positions is not the only reason to worry about mold. While most people are exposed to small amounts of mold and spores daily without apparent damage, mold is an unsanitary condition that may cause health risks to some people.
Possible adverse health effects that can cause mold include allergies, rashes, toxic, or even infections, but allergic reactions are the most common. Symptoms reported by affected persons include: respiratory conditions, such as breathlessness, wheezing, and shortness of breath, sneezing or nasal congestion, eye or throat irritation, headaches and fatigue.
Here are some tips to prevent moisture begins to produce mold in your home.
1. Make sure the bathrooms, dryers and other creative sources of moisture, have a vent abroad.
2. Be careful not to block any vents in the home.
3. Use the hood kitchen fan when you make a meal.
4. Install insulation on cold surfaces such as pipes, air ducts and the basement walls to reduce the chances of condensate.
5. Install moisture sensors with alarms in the areas of potential losses to be aware of any problem.