Impress Clients with Modern Furniture in Your Office

The Appeal of Modern Office Furniture Sleek. Strong. Organic. Smooth. These words call to mind the beauty and understated splendor of the modern decorative movement. This style highlights the exquisite shapes in nature that so readily loan themselves to the world of interior design. While the modern style is ideal for many spaces, including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, entertainment areas, and even outdoor living spaces, the best place for modern furniture might just be the office. A business place can make a powerful first impression on clients. The difference between a sale or a partnership may subconsciously boil down …

Where to Buy Good Used Furniture In Toronto

Want to add some flair to your decor and are tired of IKEA- but still working with an IKEA budget? Looking for good used furniture in Toronto but have no idea where to begin? There are plenty of used furniture shops in the city so it is a definitely a daunting task to embark on. Here’s a guide to make it a bit easier… check out some of these shops for some of best used furniture stores in the GTA. Of Things Past Of Things Past is a massive consignment furniture store filled with carefully chosen pieces. The store spans …

The Dry Sink as a Modern Day Favorite: Wash stands of the Past

A dry sink is a multi-functional piece of cabinetry from American history. Though the dry sink is still in production today, the most desirable may still be those handcrafted from yesteryear. This versatile piece of furniture, also known as a wash stand, was used in bedrooms and kitchens before plumbing was invented. Typically made of pine, a dry sink was a common addition in most 19th century homes. Before running water became available, it provided a wash area with storage for personal effects or kitchen aids. It serves mainly as a decorative household piece today yet can also be used …

Garden Furniture Tips

Furniture for the garden can instantly change an okay area into one that invites the homeowner to wander out with his coffee and simply enjoy it. But how can this instant transformation take place? Simply by the addition of garden furniture – but it must be the right kind. Most people think in terms of a bench or seating of some kind when it comes to outdoor furniture. It is true that seating is good, but tables can also provide a multi-function area. They can be used for setting your coffee and book on, for the children to play games …

Creative Chalkboard Play Table

With a can of chalkboard paint, almost any surface can become a drawing station with unlimited creative possibilities. Instead of creating a wall board for a children’s room, transfer that creativity into an interactive work surface that doubles as an ordinary table. A chalkboard table offers kids a more hands-on approach to drawing and designing. With additional storage containers for holding the creative tools, the work station may become the most interactive zone in any play area. Painting the Chalkboard Table Chalkboard paint is available in a variety of brands, including classics like Crayola. Available in traditional green and black, …

Create Mosaic Art on Furniture with Ceramic Tile

Anyone can create stunning and intricate designs on old furniture using ceramic tile. With some careful planning, creativity and a little elbow grease, old furniture can become original pieces of art. Planning a Ceramic Mosaic on Furniture Every mosaic starts by prepping the furniture and planning the mosaic design. Furniture preparation is rather simple and primarily deals with the parts of furniture that will not be covered in tile. These areas may need to be repainted or stained. Each piece of furniture will have specific needs and these should be addressed before applying the ceramic tiles. After the furniture has …

Haunted Furniture: Tales of Possessed Possessions

Halloween is just around the corner and homes across the country open their arms to ghosts and goblins of all kinds. Pumpkins are carved, webs are woven, and front porches and foyers become a Mecca to the macabre. But what if your haunted décor is with you year round? Author J. Michael Norman shared some of his gruesome and unexplained tales of haunted furniture with me. THE CONJURE CHEST: 17 deaths are attributed to this antique piece of furniture. The furniture was hand-carved by an African American slave, Hosea, more than 150 years ago. Jacob Cooley ordered Hosea to build …

Home Furniture Decoupage Project: Decou-Pages With Dictionary Pages

This arts and craft project can turn basic home furniture into something much more interesting, fun, and beautiful. Depending on the pages or pictures used, this decoupage project can fit along with kid bedroom decor or with living room decor. It can be fun and silly or entirely romantic and beautiful. Supplies Decoupage medium – Mod Podge is a glue, sealer, and finish that works on wood, metal, glass, terra cotta, canvas, and more. Hardcoat Mod Podge is especially great for furniture. Sponge paintbrush Piece of furniture – Use wooden bookshelves, a chair, or almost any piece of furniture can …

Cheap Dorm Room Furniture Ideas: Inexpensive, Casual Furnishings for Dormitory Life

College dorm rooms are boring and impersonal. They’re filled with mass produced dorm room furniture: two beds, two desks, two dressers, and not much else. So how do you decorate a dorm room on a student budget? College students can’t exactly afford an interior decorator and custom furniture, and there’s not enough space for a big comfy couch. When furnishing a dormitory room, keep these criteria in mind: Dorm room furniture should be cheap. Even if you have a big budget, a dorm isn’t a good place for expensive stuff that can be stolen or destroyed. Cheap used furniture is …

Turn Old Furniture Into New: Create Unique Pieces Out of Discarded Furniture

Creating one of a kind furniture for your child’s room is so easy that anyone one can tackle this interior decorating project. You can use this technique on a huge variety of furniture pieces but for these instructions we’ll pretend you’re taking an old toy chest and updating it. If you’ve recently redecorated or are planning on redecorating your child’s bedroom don’t be too quick to discard old furniture. An easy day of crafting can turn outdated pieces into useful, decorative furniture that may be used over and over again and perhaps perpetually refurbished. For our example, an old toy …