Character with canvas painting

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Character with canvas painting


Generally, paintings are categorized on the basis of material or texture used. Canvas is a painting material or texture on which the paining is done. Canvas is the synonym of the Arabic word “cannabis” (hemp), and it came into use because the canvas is made up from hemp. It first gained popularity during the Renaissance period.  Today, there is a high demand of canvas paintings due to their alluring shine, finish and realistic touch.

Artists put oil or acrylic paints on the canvas to create what they want with colors. Unlike other ordinary paintings, canvas painting is dynamic and lively. These paintings do not lose their luster and shine for many years. Owing to this awesome quality, canvas paintings are most cherished to draw real character. Characters with canvas painting look vibrant and amazing.

Canvas paintings allow the painter to add real expressions through colors and his/her creativity. Oil paints are used in canvas paintings as these colors make the painting livelier. These paints maintain their shine and color for long duration of time and so, that is why such paintings are much loved among all. Images of Gods, girls, pair of lovers, are some broadly appreciated characters found on the canvas paintings. You can draw your own images as well on the canvas paintings.

Canvas paintings need experience for perfection. An artist has to maintain the balance in the amount of pressure when he or she starts painting. Two types of canvas are used to create painting with oil paints. One is spline canvas and the other is stapled canvas. Spline canvas is the first preference of experienced artists. Canvas is inexpensive and portable. You can find your favorite character with canvas painting in various sizes.

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How to adorn the garden without hard work?

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How to adorn the garden without hard work?


If you are the lucky one who has a garden or lawn in his/her home but you do not have appropriate knowledge on how to make it beautiful, this information will surely help you out. Using some gardening tips and imagination, you can enhance the attraction of your landscape without much hard work.

Lawn is an important part of the garden. Cut the extra grass of the lawn frequently so that one can see the space in the garden. Artificial lawn can be a good option for you. Such lawns remain green and clear all the time and need less maintenance.

No need to say that plants, trees and flowers are the main attractions of any garden. Choose right plants and trees according to the season. Choose those plants that need less care and can flourish in the soil and atmosphere of your area.  To buy most suitable plants for your garden, you can visit garden centers of your area. Professionals at the plant nurseries can suggest you the best plants for you. Use natural fertilizers so that your plants can grow properly.

You can also use hanging baskets on the entrance or poles in your garden. Beautiful pots can also add fascination in the garden area. Choose the right garden design according to the space and location of your landscape. To design your garden beautifully, you can contact the experienced gardeners.

Your garden can be a fantastic place where you can spend quality time with your friends and family. Garden furniture may further give a stunning look to your garden. Put a table and a few chairs if your garden has sufficient space. Paint the boundary, table, chair and other furniture with same color to give a gorgeous look to your house.

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How to make your own unique ottoman

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How to make your own unique ottoman


Ottoman is unbeatable and most appreciated functional furniture. When it comes to usability, it is remarkable as one can store lots of things in the ottoman. Creating your own unique ottoman is effortless and cost effective.

Create a structure-

You need to cut some plywood pieces first. Cut two pieces for front and back, two for both sides, one for bottom and one for top. After that, measure the size and make holes in every plywood piece. Use wood glue and screws to fix all these parts.  To give your ottoman an elegant look, paint the box with some light color. Go a further step only when the coat is properly dried.

Covering for comfort-

In order to make your ottoman comfortable to sit, you can use foam. Cut a piece of foam according to the size of the lid and then fix in on the top. To cover up the foam and boundaries of lid, use a piece of batting. Carefully wrap up the ottoman with batting. Initially, use a large price of batting and trim it, if required. To protect the batting, you can use fasteners or clips.

Final Finishing-

Choose a designer and colorful fabric to cover the ottoman according to the decoration and color combination of your house or room. Cut a larger piece of fabric as per the size of ottoman structure. For long lasting performance, stitch it carefully over the lid. Then fix the top and bottom of the cover with a box.  You can cover the foot area of the ottoman as per your wish.  Finally, set up the hinge on the lid with ottoman body using screws.

Follow these steps to make a brand new ottoman.

 

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How to build a Mounted Storage Cabinet?

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How to build a Mounted Storage Cabinet?


If you need a storage cabinet to put lots of objects in the kitchen, living room, study or bathroom, you can build it on your own. Let us discuss step by step on how you can make a wooden mounted storage cabinet.

To make the cabinet, you need to collect some equipment and tools including plywood, carpentry equipments, glass doors (if required), fasteners, screw, etc. First, cut plywood in rectangle pieces. Number of plywood pieces depends on the number of shelves you want to add in the cabinet. Cut all the pieces of equal size. Measure a big rectangular piece of plywood for back and two pieces for both sides of your cabinet and cut them out.

To give smooth finish, sand the borders of all plywood pieces with carpentry tools. After that, apply paint on plywood pieces to make your cabinet attractive and durable. Now, it is the time to fix all the plywood pieces. Attach all the plywood pieces one by one carefully with largest piece which you cut for the back of cabinet.

As per your need and preference you can determine the size and position of shelves when you fix them. Use wood glue, fastener and other tools to fix all the cabinet parts. If you want, glass doors can be fixed at the front of cabinet or you can leave it as it is. If required, buy ready-made glass doors from a glass shop according to the size of the cabinet. Door glass can be installed on both sides after fixing the cabinet. Attach picture hangers if you want to hang the cabinet on the wall.

So, it is really easy and affordable to make a cabinet on your own.

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Give a contemporary look to your house with painting techniques

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Give a contemporary look to your house with painting techniques


With wall paintings, one can convert his or her simple and tiresome room into a classy and exciting space. There are various wall painting techniques available for you that will help you to give an awesome look and comfy feel to your place. Painting on the wall is not as complicated as most of us think it to be. Using some creativity and right wall painting techniques, you can enjoy having contemporary look in your room.

Some of the highly appreciated wall painting techniques are ragging, sponging, stenciling, stamping, etc.  All these techniques are easy and simple to apply. You do not need to call a professional painter to adorn or decorate your walls.

Spouse and rag are almost similar and easy wall painting techniques. First of all, you have to choose two colors for the place to such start paintings. Choose at least two colors- one for the base and another for coating. You need to just wet the sponge or rag with lighter color and after that draw it on the dried dark colored base coat. To test the outcome, you can apply it on a small part of the wall first. If you find it good enough, you can then move towards applying it on the whole wall otherwise go for another technique.

If you are using stenciling or stamping to decorate your wall, you need to create wallpaper effects over the base coat with the help of appropriate stencils or stamps. You can also use bricks or stones if you have any creative idea in your mind.  It is an easy technique which you can use by your own and have wall paintings. To learn more about wall painting techniques, you can visit the nearest paint store or surf the internet.

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PANTONE FGP200, Fashion and Home Color Guide

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PANTONE FGP200, Fashion and Home Color Guide

PANTONE FGP200, Fashion and Home Color Guide

  • Used to create products for home furnishings, paints and interiors, fashion accessories, cosmetics and industrial design
  • Portable fan decks display all 2,100 colors, including 175 new colors added in 2011
  • Colors are chromatically arranged in color families for fast and easy inspiration and color look-up
  • Includes PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software download, for digital design with all PANTONE Color libraries
  • Colors are numerically referenced and named in English

The Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color Guide has thousands of market-proven colors on paper for fashion accessories, home furnishings, cosmetics, products, paints and interiors and more. Ideal for non-fabric materials, Color Guide has been redesigned for the ultimate in color selection and control. All 2,100 colors – including all 175 new colors – are now arranged in complete chromatic flow that enhances inspiration and speeds production. Color Guide is a handy, take-along fan deck set – perfect for sample shopping, client meetings and on-site reviews. It’s your complete, comprehensive color library in a compact and portable format. Includes PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software download, for digital design with all PANTONE Color libraries. PANTONE Colors are your benchmark standard that should be used to set up your primary color standards to be approved for production. Pantone provides the most accurate and effective way to communicate and specify color choices to clients and manufacturers. As a production tool, any PANTONE Fashion + Home color can be selected and communicated throughout the world by using the six-digit PANTONE Number. As a quality control tool, the consistency and accuracy of the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Colors assures reliable color reproduction time and time again.

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Home Improvement: The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids Reviews

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Home Improvement: The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids

Home Improvement: The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids

This book contains eight principles every family needs written by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN. You’ll learn practical, handon ideas for helping your kids deal with their anger, constructive ways to end discipline times, and keys that will help children change their hearts, not just their behavior. Turansky and Miller offer tried and true strategies in a refreshingly new family-friendly format.

This is the parenting book you can read to your kids. Each chapter starts with a fictional story of Craig and Marlene and their two kids as they discover a parenting problem and develop a solution. When you read this book with your kids they’ll say, “Mom, that’s just like our family.” Then you’ll be able to say, “You’re right. Let’s see how they solved that problem.”

Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN lead the National Cetner for Biblical Parenting and speak nationwide on issues related to parenting.

You’ll love this book’s easy to read style and practical approach.This book contains eight principles every family needs written by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN. You’ll learn practical, handon ideas for helping your kids deal with their anger, constructive ways to end discipline times, and keys that will help children change their hearts, not just their behavior. Turansky and Miller offer tried and true strategies in a refreshingly new family-friendly format.

This is the parenting book you can read to your kids. Each chapter starts with a fictional story of Craig and Marlene and their two kids as they discover a parenting problem and develop a solution. When you read this book with your kids they’ll say, “Mom, that’s just like our family.” Then you’ll be able to say, “You’re right. Let’s see how they solved that problem.”

Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN lead the National Cetner for Biblical Parenting and speak nationwide on issues related to parenting.

You’ll love this book’s easy to read style and practical approach.

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X10 TM751 Wireless Transceiver Module

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X10 TM751 Wireless Transceiver Module

X10 TM751 Wireless Transceiver Module

  • Receives RF signals from up to 16 individual transmitters
  • * Works with all X10 Home Automation RF devices (except security sensors)

Convert wireless signals into powerline X10 signals. This multiple device RF base works with X10′s line of RF remote controls and PIR motion sensors. Wireless X10 devices need this base unit to catch the radio signals and convert them to X10 signals on the electricity line. Add as many handheld remotes and X10 wireless devices as you want to each base. As long as the transmitters are on the same house code as the base, they will all control the same devices. Be careful to have only one RF base unit or X10 security console (which also change RF signals into X10 signals for the electricity line) per housecode. If more than one base unit is used on the same housecode, X10 signal collisions may result. The expandable RF Base includes a built-in appliance module which responds to unit codes 1 under the chosen house code. The appliance module can be controlled by wireless control or from another hardwired X10 transmitter. Like other Appliance Modules, it too is rated for 500 watts incandescent, 1/3 HP motor loads, and 15 amps resistive load (like a space heater.)

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Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, Control Your Electronics and Monitor Energy Usage From Anywhere with the Home Automation App for Smartphones and Tablets, Wi-Fi Enabled

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Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, Control Your Electronics and Monitor Energy Usage From Anywhere with the Home Automation App for Smartphones and Tablets, Wi-Fi Enabled

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, Control Your Electronics and Monitor Energy Usage From Anywhere with the Home Automation App for Smartphones and Tablets, Wi-Fi Enabled

  • Remotely turn appliances and electronic devices on and off
  • Monitor and control energy usage and costs from anywhere
  • Set schedules and receive customized notifications
  • Control using the free WeMo App on smartphone or tablet. Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network
  • Compatible with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 and higher or iOS 6 and higher

The Wi-Fi enabled WeMo Insight Switch allows you to turn your home appliances and electronics on or off and monitor their usage and costs from anywhere inside–or outside–of your home. WeMo Insight Switch helps you save money by giving you information about your devices and letting you take actions instantly. Simply plug the switch into an outlet in your home, and plug your device into the switch. Using the free WeMo App for both Android and iOS, you can monitor energy usage and costs, create schedules that work with your lifestyle, and receive customized notifications. Add additional WeMo Insight Switches to control as much of your home as you like.

Control electronics, put them on a schedule

Control electronics, put them on a schedule

Monitor time, energy and cost

Monitor time, energy and cost

Receive notifications

Receive notifications

Control anywhere

Control anywhere
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Simply plug the switch into a home outlet and plug any device into the switch to keep an eye on energy costs and usage.
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Connect via Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G networks

Control the electronic device or appliance you’ve plugged into the switch using Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G networks.
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WeMo app lets you control your electronics on your phones

Check out the monthly energy cost of your in-home heater on your Android or iOS device.
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Monitor Energy Usage in Your Home

The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch allows you to put your home appliances and electronic devices on a schedule and keep an eye on their costs and usage–at home or away. Using the free WeMo App, you can access information on your smartphone or tablet and make informed decisions about when and how long to use your devices.

The WeMo Insight Switch is ideal for TVs, computers, video game systems, washers/dryers, lamps, space heaters, and A/C wall units–any devices you want to monitor. See instantly how much your electronics cost to run in different modes and identify energy wasters. Let the WeMo Insight Switch track your usage over time and figure out the long-term impact of devices on your electric bill.

Set Schedules and Alerts with the Free WeMo App

The free WeMo App makes it easy to customize schedules for appliances and electronics in your home to fit your lifestyle. You can program a lamp to turn on or off anytime during the day or to respond automatically to sunrise and sunset–ideal when you’re out of town. Receive an alert when your laundry cycle is complete to avoid wrinkled clothes, set a TV limit for your kids, or find out if the curling iron is still on and turn it off instantly. WeMo Insight Switch ensures that your devices are only on when you need them to be.

WeMo Can Be as Flexible as You Need It to Be

WeMo is completely modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your home as you like. Pair any product from the WeMo family to program and monitor multiple electronic devices or appliances throughout your home. Belkin also offers WeMo Switch, WeMo Switch + Motion Kit, and WeMo Light Switch–all of which are Wi-Fi enabled, easy to set up, and compatible with the free WeMo App for Android and iOS devices. Multiple electronic devices can be controlled from the WeMo App, giving you instant visibility to every connected device. The WeMo App also works on multiple smartphones and tablets simultaneously.

Compatibility Information

The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch is compatible with Apple (iOS 6 and higher) and Android (4.0 and higher) and your existing Wi-Fi router. It works with iPod touch (3rd generation and later), iPhone (3GS and later), iPad (all models), and the latest Android smartphones and tablets.

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WeMo Insight Switch and quick install guide.

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WeMo Insight Switch
At a Glance:
  • Remotely turn appliances and electronic devices on and off
  • Monitor and control energy usage and costs from anywhere
  • Set schedules and receive customized notifications
  • Control using the free WeMo App on smartphone or tablet
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network
  • Compatible with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 and higher or iOS 6 and higher

WeMo Family

WeMo Switch

WeMo Switch

“Turn home electronics on or off from anywhere”
WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion

WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion

“Turn electronics on and off, activate them with motion”
WeMo Light Switch

WeMo Light Switch

“Turn your lights on and off from anywhere”
WeMo Insight Switch

WeMo Insight Switch

“Everything that WeMo Switch can do plus energy monitoring and personalized notifications”

Use Cases:
  • Make the coffee – before you get out of bed
  • Set a lamp to a schedule to help you wake up
  • Never worry again about having left the curling iron on
  • Set the holiday lights to turn on and off at specific times
Use Cases:
  • Trigger a lamp with movement to avoid walking into a dark room
  • Heat up a room only when motion is detected
  • Listen to your favorite song as soon as you walk in the door
  • Keep your pets cool only when they’re in a room
Use Cases:
  • Turn off the downstairs lights once you’re already in bed
  • Make sure the porch light is on at sunset so you never approach a dark house again
  • Set a schedule while you’re on vacation – it’ll look like someone is home
Use Cases:
  • Never have wrinkled clothes again, find out when your laundry cycle ends
  • Find out if the kids have exceeded their TV, take action and turn it off remotely
  • Identify energy wasters by finding out how much you spend per month on specific devices
Electronics you could control:

Lamps, fans, space heaters, wall air conditioners, clothing iron, TVs, stereos, holiday decorations, coffee maker, flat iron and curling irons

Electronics you could control:

Lamps, space heaters, stereos, fans

Electronics you could control:

Kitchen light, bedroom light, den lights, hallway lights, garage, porch light

Electronics you could control:

Space heaters, wall air conditioners, Washer, Dryer, TVs, Video Game Consoles, lamps, fans

Features:
  • Turns devices on or off remotely
  • Set schedules for lamps, TVs, stereos, and more
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 5+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
Features:
  • Turns devices on or off remotely or when motion is detected
  • Set schedules for lamps, heaters, stereos, and more
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 5+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
  • 6-foot cord for optimal sensor placement
Features:
  • Control your home lighting easily from anywhere using your smartphone
  • Program lights to turn on and off at specified times or when the sun sets or rises each day
  • Use with your existing rocker-style wall plates
  • Designed for DIY installation
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 5+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
Features:
  • Turn devices on or off remotely from anywhere
  • Manage device cost and usage from your phone
  • Create custom schedules or have devices respond to sunrise or sunset
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 6+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
  • Works on multiple smart devices simultaneously

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Stanley 020300R 20″ Professional Tool Box Reviews

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Stanley 020300R 20″ Professional Tool Box

Stanley 020300R 20

  • Extra large capacity tool box with removable tray, suitable for large tools and accessories
  • Full length aluminum handle – comfortable and easy to carry
  • Pad lock eye ¿ lockable
  • TPR soft bumpers – protective corners, anti shocks and abrasions
  • Extra large nickel plated metal latches

The Stanley 020300R 20″ Professional Tool Box features rubber shock absorbing corners which reduces wear and tear of box and prevents abrasions to surroundings. It has a full length handle for stability of heavy loads, and extra large, heavy duty metal latches with pad lockable eyelets. It also features with a tote tray inside for storage smaller items.

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Kenroy Home 93037GR Apothecary 1-Light Pendant, Graphite

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Kenroy Home 93037GR Apothecary 1-Light Pendant, Graphite

Kenroy Home 93037GR Apothecary 1-Light Pendant, Graphite

  • Hanging pendant lamp for indoor use
  • Stylish design complements any room
  • Smokey glass shade
  • Uses one 100 watt bulb

The exquisite style and profile of an old time pharmacist’s jar in a smoke grey glass and suspended by a graphite finished chain, fashion this contemporary look with a creative and nostalgic appeal.

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Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse Reviews

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Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse

Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse

  • Playhouse features an open design with a working door, mailbox and multiple play areas
  • Kitchenette features stove, sink and working clicker knobs
  • Workbench station
  • Includes a sand and water table with accessories and cover
  • Made in USA

630170M Features: -Playhouse.-Open design with a working door, mailbox, and multiple play areas.-Workbench station.-Kitchenette features stove, sink, and working clicker knobs.-Age 1.5 years and up.-Made in USA. Includes: -Includes a sand and water table with accessories and cover. Dimensions: -52.75” H x 80.3” W x 52.75” D, 48 lbs. Warranty: -90 Days warranty.

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Toland Home Garden 112610 Bunny Tail Decorative Garden Flag, 12.5 by 18-Inch

Toland Home Garden 112610 Bunny Tail Decorative Garden Flag, 12.5 by 18-Inch

  • Garden Flag Size: 12.5 inches by 18 inches
  • Toland Flags are Heat Sublimated to permanently dye fabric for long lasting color
  • Decorative flags by Toland feature licensed artwork that is favored by flag flyers
  • All Toland Flags are machine washable and UV, mildew, and fade resistant
  • Sublimated Flag made from 600 denier polyester fabric

The Bunny Tail Garden Flag is a high-quality, brilliant and bold flag to decorate your home any during season of the year. This top quality flag design was created by artist Stephanie Lavender and was manufactured by the authority in decorative House and Garden Flags, Toland Home Garden. There is something for everyone in Toland’s sought-after line of original decorative art flags. Discover the a range of seasonal, patriotic, holiday and renowned everyday flag designs. Find the right size flag for your home, almost all of the Toland Flag designs come in either a large house flag size (28″ x 40″) or a smaller garden flag size (12.5″ x 18″). Also, don’t forget your flag accessories like flag poles, metals stands, and flag arbors to display these beautiful decorative flags.

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