Proceed With Caution

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My husband loves his nightstand but it has only
a teeny tiny drawer for storage.
I tried to solve the storage problem with a collection of boxes
that I painted and numbered.
But they ended up looking too big and clunky for the space.
So I went to Plan B.

I had this great, vintage basket that was a thrift store find.
It was nice, but not all that masculine.
A nice coat of gray spray paint helped, but it still needed a little more.
Since my husband did service in Germany in his youth I asked him to pick a German word that he thought would be appropriate for the basket. I printed off the word in a font that resembled one found on old shipping crates.
Then I cut out the letters to make a stencil. Next I sprayed the paper with adhesive and placed it on top of a piece of scrap wood that I had already painted the same gray as the basket.
I spray painted the stencil and when the paint was dry I aged the sign with a little sanding and a light top coat of stain. Then I attached it to the basket with wire.I love that the basket now looks like it came from an old ship, complete with the German word for CAUTION. It fits perfectly under the nightstand and is a great storage solution for hubby's odds and ends.

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Effective Design and Minimalist in Apartments

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Do not hesitate to break down the concept of total occupancy in the apartment. With a little creativity, effectiveness and use of minimalist and financial aid, the apartment can be transformed as we want.

For residents of large cities, the apartment is the best choice for lodging. Parties, to be able to get vacant land or a house in the middle of the city clearly is not easy. In addition to the land that had been reduced, the price is selangit.Tak Surefire, could buy a room in an apartment building into a big happiness. That's also the price is not cheap. In fact, residents could only have the right of the building, minus the area of the building.

While the rooms have an area owned by the generally limited. Although we have enough money, the maximum space that can be owned apartments still have limitations. One limitation is quite annoying compared to conventional homes. Inevitably must be clever to outsmart the building occupants had it.

They should be able to make the interior design makes it comfortable to be occupied dwelling. Therefore, the same function room apartment with a home, despite having much of a difference.

"Obviously not the same. Arrange the shrewdness of the apartment dwellers need to do the design according to his will. For a flat bought ready-made, can not be built without restraint," said architect Probo Hindarto to Seputar Indonesia.

According to the Probo, designing something that is so clearly more difficult than making something totally new. For apartment dwellers can not change the eksterior.Pasalnya, part of it was already established by the developer. These sections have the exterior of unity with others in the apartment building, so that residents can do is to outsmart the other parts that can be processed.

"The worst may be formed by the residents is the interior. This is where residents can play around with the design," he said.

Probo added, for the interior, occupants should take into account the terms of the interior is minimalist and the desired effectiveness. Because in the apartment, the limitations of space becomes the main issue. Of course the most important note is the problem furnitur.Penghuni should choose furniture that did not take space and can give the impression area.

"It is important to outsmart the interior, especially in the selection of furniture that does not take place too much," he said.

In addition, residents must also select materials that can bring a comfortable atmosphere. According to him, one of the most difficult thing to get is the beauty of alam.Biasanya apartment dwellers, lack of land makes residents difficult to have a private garden. In fact, the natural atmosphere can give peace to the soul as well as feeling comfortable.

"Residents can choose natural materials. Can the many uses of wood elements or ornamental plants for indoors," he advised.

The presence of indoor plants will make the occupancy becomes more healthy. Increasing environmental pollution has a negative impact on health caused by free radicals that can harm health manusia.Polutan a substance that can harm human health. You may not be able to avoid these problems, but you can muffle a variety of ways. Like eating food that contains lots of antioxidants.

Another way is to put ornamental plants in the room. "Indoor plants can also make our homes much more fresh and sterile, free from pollution or free radicals," said landscape designer Arimbi Son.

There are several types of indoor ornamental plants that can become a choice, among others, Dracaena, firus, and sansiviera. However, to make room stay healthy, it should be noted how maintenance. In addition, the limited space should also be maximized by the occupants. Like for example the use of a separator. Use bulkhead must be truly effective and seminimalis possible.

"It could use a bulkhead or transparent glass products that can replace the bulkhead," said the Probo.

Meanwhile, the architect Imelda Akmal said, the selection of furniture to be the most important. According to him, does not necessarily have to replace the furniture that already exists, but who needs to do is outsmart shape.

"Under such conditions, built-in furniture can be a solution," said Imelda.

Built-in furniture is furniture made specifically about the size of the existing space to make it look neat. In addition, the concept of built-in also allows maximum utilization of space because it uses every inch of space. For example built-in wardrobe could use the width and height of the wall until you reach the ceiling, so didapatlah greater storage space.

"Built-in cabinets model not only for storing clothes, but also other equipment such as bed sheets, blankets, bags, even shoes," said Imelda, who has published dozens of books about the world of architecture and interiors.
In addition, modular furniture (large containers with a variety of space saving) will save space for storage. Under seat storage cupboards have shoes or a magazine. Under the bed can be placed or bendabenda book which may take place.

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His Favorite

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It all began with a piece of slate that was destined for the garbage dump. I found it in the corner of my in-laws storage room as we were de-cluttering and packing for my MIL's move to a smaller home. It was a piece left over from the entry floor of the house that had been their home for several years."Why do you want that?!?!" my hubby asked as I carted it to his truck (you would think that he would have learned by now that his wife has an eye for good junk).
He rolled his eyes as I gave him a list of reasons.
When we arrived home I hauled my newly acquired piece of slate into our home and plopped it on top of another junk find, an old sewing machine cabinet that hubby had picked at the thrift store. Amazingly the slate piece was the PERFECT size!
We cut and nailed molding to the top of the cabinet so the slate would rest inside. I painted it the same blue-gray as the slate.It's now my husband's night stand and his favorite piece of furniture. It's a beautiful reminder of the family memories made in the home of his youth.

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Accent Chairs

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It seems everyone is getting one , IF, they don' t have one already!!!!
An accent chair that is...
Every where I look I'm seeing beautiful accent chairs. 
They are used in bathrooms, bedrooms, entry ways, reading nooks, study's, hallways & of course the loungeroom, great room & living room.
No designer or stylish decorator leaves a room without placing some kind of amazing chair in there as an accent.
What a great idea for creating a functional eye catching feature!

It doesn't matter what your style preferences are, modern, traditional, French, Danish,, contemporary or eclectic, there is a style & colour for EVERY room.

Just take a peak at some of these accent pieces...

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Perhaps there are some great ideas here for a way YOU can add in an accent chair or two at your house, unless of course your are stylish  & already have one!!!

I especially like the idea of popping one into the bedrooms, How about you, where is your accent chair now?

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He Said I Should

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I spotted this huge tray at the thrift store for $1. When my husband questioned my choice I told him that I wanted a big tray for our coffee table and we could either build one or I could invest in this one for a dollar. He said I should spend the dollar (I'm sure he just didn't want to have to build anything in this summer heat.)
The tray is over two feet wide---it's an ugly old restaurant tray that it's previous owner gave makeover using contact paper.

That's one way to improve it's appearance.
But as any good DIYer knows,
spray paint
is really the ultimate fix!
Now that dollar tray looks at least ten times the price!

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Minimalist Modern House Interior Wood Model

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This is a Modern Minimalist Interior House Model Wood. A harmonious blend between the interior of the house and home building facades will make your house look good in view. Moreover, if your house model home interior design is certainly a minimalist type homes and style should match your own house minimalist model.

Interior House will not escape with sitting room, of course, you can design an interior room with a living room with color or style ornament round ornament, boxes or geometric shape as interior access to living room TV cabinet or cabinet display goods - your antiques .

If you want your house minimalist traditional impression you could add a minimalist interior of the house on a table or chair with teak wood in traditional designs or can be a collection of objects when you are traveling to Bali or regions - areas that offer by the unique local handicrafts or objects - objects when you go abroad.

Iridescence on the family room which uses wood to choose from with teak wood which has good qualities could also nyantoh with wood fibers with a straight - straight or mahogany color with a reddish rather simple design does not use carving - carving or profile .

Color - bright colors is perfect for additional bedroom house minimalist interior rooms can sleep on the bed headboard if you like the wallpaper you can choose a picture - a picture with shades of leaf - leaves, chicken - ayaman bamboo or images - drawings other.

While the tables and chairs in the dining room, also selected a simple model. His top table can use wood, can also wear glasses. Dining room ornamented walls, such as sandstone, Yogyakarta and mirror glass boxes (stained glass).

Then for the lighting using geometric-shaped pendants, round, box, or a prism. While for the high chair, most with high backing and material used is usually 'chenille' brown, beige or black leather.

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