Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Do-It-Yourself Home Decor - Reupholstering Your Furniture

You do not necessarily need experience to undertake any DIY home decor project. DIY home decor is truly a labor of love.

Reupholstering your furniture is one of these home decor projects you can do for yourself, to your exact specifications. Starting with the pieces of furniture you wish to reupholster, you want to start with an idea of the home decor style you are going for. There are several colors and patterns of fabric you can choose from, the choice based on the overall style of the home or the specific room.

The actual fabric you choose to reupholster your furniture should complement your living space, adding to the current home decor while providing a refined and fresh look. Besides the home decor style you are seeking out, you also want to consider the durability of the fabric you choose, as well as the life of the style or pattern.

Learning to Invest in Real Estate

If a team performs poorly, it will to replace the coach rather than replace the players.
Real estate investing is a business where mistakes can be massively expensive. Sound, sensible real estate investment practices must become your habits quickly if you are to succeed at investing in real estate. A good Real Estate Coach can help with that process. A good real estate coach can do what even the best book or class cannot help you form winning habits.

A good real estate coach can keep you moving forward, and help you through rough times and answer questions. A good real estate coach can also provide support, motivation, knowledge, and help you keep your focus.

When you choose your real estate coach, you should choose someone who is actually active and successful as a real estate investor, and not someone merely trained in real estate who skipped the whole important middle step of being successful and went straightaway into training others.

Duct Tape Marketing

Investopedia.com defines marketing as, "the activities of a company associated with buying and selling a product or service." "Duct Tape Crafts Marketing" refers to a method of reaching your customers that comes from within your organization. What a great idea!

Many times, what works is very non-traditional.

Here are some unique marketing ideas that are sure to get your company noticed. The following ideas provide a more personalized approach to marketing.

1. Send thank-you cards and hello notes to keep in touch with clients.

2. Birthday Marketing. Send birthday cards and/or sing happy birthday to your customer...they'll never forget it!

3. Refills.

4. Banner Trivia.

5. Famous People's Birthdays. Use Bob Barker's birthday to offer a "Price is Right" discount.

6. Customer/Client Profile. Highlight your clients' products by creating a Client Profile on your website.

7. Battery Baskets.

8. Beat the Telemarketer.

9. Blogging.

10. Clever office gadgets. If your budget allows, purchase a clever office gadget with your company logo silk-screened onto it. Maybe supply a small mirror for your clients to place near their phone. Whatever marketing method you choose, be sure it is right for your business.

DIY Pallet to Coffee Table

1 Reclaimed Wood Shipping pallet furniture
200 grit Sandpaper
Hammer
Measuring Tape
Paint or Stain
Hand Clamp
Finding a shipping pallet is not very difficult. Building your solid oak coffee table:
If you want to stain your pallet be mindful of unwanted logos or scratches.

Lay the pallet topside up.

Using the removed slats, fill each gap between the attached slats. Using the 2" nails and hammer, nail the slats to the outer frame of the pallet.

Cut the cross beams in half.

Lay the pallet topside down.

Repeat Step 9 for each corner of the pallet.

Nail each of these slats to the back side of you coffee table legs for added support.
Sand the surfaces of the coffee table using the 200 grit sand paper. Let the coffee table dry over night.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

DIY Holiday Crafts

The holiday season is upon us! October means the beginning to the holiday marathon that is Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For me the holidays also mean arts and crafts. The holiday season is a perfect time for crafting! Perfect for creating homemade gifts or just making your own holiday d├ęcor, holiday crafts, or holiday diy pinterest crafts.

Halloween: So the first holiday on the horizon is Halloween; probably one of the best holidays ever invented by anyone anywhere. Halloween brings a lot of DIY crafting opportunities. Carving pumpkins is probably the #1 Halloween craft. You can create your own Halloween mask or costume, Halloween card, Halloween scrapbook page and more. I love that there is now downloadable and printable scrapbooking layouts, paper piercings, and digital stamps for all my crafting needs. This holiday also brings great opportunity for the craft lover. Thanksgiving cards, fun and artful decorations, and of course who can forget the good old

Thanksgiving turkey hand. Christmas: As soon as Thanksgiving ends the Christmas lovers start all things Christmas. People are crazy. So anyways, Christmas brings more crafting opportunities thanks to the added present aspect to this holiday. Decorations, scrapbooking, Christmas cards, and Christmas party invitations are just some of the many crafting opportunities during the Christmas month.