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Lazy Day Hammock Chair - DIY
There is nothing like sitting around on a lazy day doing nothing--in a cozy hammock chair! I love this idea from A Beautiful Mess which shows how to make this thing in one lazy afternoon. Supplies Needed: -1 1/4" x 3' oak dowel (oak is a hard wood and considered safer than poplar for supporting weight. Also, I had mine cut to 3') -3/8" x 16' braided polypropylene (get this by the foot) -2 yards of plain canvas -80mm stainless steel spring snap link (holds up to 220 lbs) -3/16" stainless steel quick link (holds up to 660 lbs) -black fabric paint (my acrylic paint is fabric friendly) -paint brush Tools: -drill and 3/8" drill bit -sewing machine -iron and ironing board -shears -ruler -lighter Step One: Fold your two yards of canvas in half and lay flat with the fold on the left as shown. Measure in about 7" from the top right edge and mark. I cut mine about 12" in, and it was a bit too much, so I'm suggesting 7". Using a yard stick or ruler, draw a line from that top mark to the bottom right corner, and cut through both pieces. Open your canvas. Step Two: Fold your top edge down 1/2" and iron flat. Then fold it in again 1/2" and iron flat. Pin and stitch the bottom of the fold as shown above. Repeat with the long bottom edge. Step Three: Flip your canvas 90 degrees to the left so that the longest edge is on the right. You're going to create pockets for the rope to slide through on each side. Fold each corner in about 1 1/2" and iron flat. Then fold the unhemmed top edge in 1/2" and iron flat. Step Four: Fold again 1 1/2" and iron flat. Step Five: Stitch two lines along the bottom folded edge as shown. Reinforce your beginning and ending with back stitches. Repeat with other side. Step Six: Make a mark 2" and 4" in from both ends of your dowel, and drill through. Sand your rough edges and stain if you'd like. I chose to leave mine natural. Step Seven: Place your canvas on a large sheet of cardboard, and paint your design on one side. Let it dry, and then paint a design on the other side (optional). If you're using printed fabric, be sure it's upholstery weight or outdoor fabric to ensure its strength. Step Eight: Tie a knot at one end of your 16' rope so that there is about 3" of a tail. Melt the end so it won't fray. Thread it down through the outer hole of your oak dowel and up from the widest corner of one side of your canvas seat to the narrow corner of the top. Then tie a knot about 3' from your first knot, and thread it up into the oak dowel. Continue to thread it down into the hole 4" from the other edge, and measure 3' from the loose end, and tie a loose knot. Thread it down through the other canvas pocket and back up through the last hole before tying a knot with a 3" tail. If your two sides aren't even, adjust your knots before pulling them tight. Step Nine: Find the center of the rope above your dowel, and tie a knot with about 8"-10" of room above it. Attach your spring link, and then your quick link, and finally hang it on a hook screwed safely into a ceiling beam or large tree branch. Be sure to adjust all of your knots to make sure the seat sits evenly. Test it out by hanging on it before sitting in it to make sure everything is secure. For more lazy 'round the house ideas to do now and during the Fall season, click here!
KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI!!! What I have been up to this past week... (There will be 3 or 4 seperate cards, so look out)
First thing first... I am on a "BOLLYWOOD BUZZ"... I guess since I have a two week holiday, my initial thought was to study, study and study!!! But then came along my train of thought of how many years I haven't watched a single Bollywood movie, in an age. So I watched: KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI!!! (Some Things Happen) A lil synopsis: Anjali (tomboy with a bob haircut played by Kajol) and Rahul (the guy and is played by Shah Rukh Khan) are best friends. It isn't until Tina (played by Rani Mukerji), the principal's daughter comes from London to study that Rahul falls in love, while Anjali suddenly but silently falls in love with him. This made me cry (ikr, weird but hey, I wanted to cry for the sake of crying), dance and sing like a madwoman in my house... Well, more like in my room. But thing is, I enjoyed it and I hope you'll watch this movie and fall in love with it, just like I did :) Sorry @neaa, @YinofYang for always constantly bugging you guys and going on n on about my Bollywood buzz. To @oj1992 here is one of them, wait for the others eh... teehee ENJOY LIFE GUYS, just don't be like me and procrastinate at times until too late... bahahahahaha, anyways enjoy :) P.S I was really gutted when Rahul and Anjali weren't an off screen couple as well... oh well, life goes on. P.P.S This is also one of my favourite all time Bollywood movie and this couple XD
Buying Office Furniture Can Be a Minefield - Quality Wins Over Price
There is so much to consider. Cost, space, quality, warranty, and delivery to name but a few. They are all very important in the general assessment procedure, but the most important criteria are often overlooked until it is too late. There are so many online office furniture companies with tabloid-like websites offering this office chair and that office desk for an amazing price or super quick delivery. It is sometimes very difficult to see the wood for the trees. Cheapest v Cost-Effective It is very easy to fall into the cheapest is the most cost-effective trap. Of course sometimes you can get very good quality office furniture at rock bottom prices, but ordinarily the cheap Chinese imports prove to be less than reliable and the one year guarantee is an air raid siren hint that you ignore at your peril. The better quality office chairs are offered with 5-year warranties or 2 years for heavy-duty 24-hour control room chairs. Lead times can pre-determine which supplier you opt for but more importantly it can drive the buyer down a precarious office furniture selection route, where availability outweighs all other factors. You have a new employee starting on Monday and you need an office chair, a desk, and a computer. Think about this for just a moment. Which of those three items will the buyer spend most time over selecting? Which of the three items will the buyer be given specifically more advice on which model to purchase? Which item is more important to suit the tasks that the new employee will have to undertake? Okay, we all know the answer; the computer. But which of the three original items will still be in that office in 5 years' time? Now that is an entirely different matter. We all know that selecting the right computer and software and giving your employee the right tools for the job is paramount for your business plan. A corporate buyer wouldn't bat an eyelid at buying a desktop PC, with software and network installed by a professional IT engineer for around AED15000-AED25000. Now in most corporate offices, computers are regularly upgraded and/or replaced say every two years as a matter of course. But how many buyers would consider upgrading their office furniture every two years. If the same care and selection thought processes are not applied to buying an office chair and a computer desk - to suit the new employee, then the company could well end up with an office chair that lasts barely a year and an office desk that is unsuitable and the employee can't even get his or her legs under because the drawer pedestal is on the wrong side. Where is all of this leading to you may ask? Well... Ergonomics my friend. Yes indeed, ergonomics is the new black magic in the office furniture environment. I won't try and explain what ergonomics is here. That is worth one or two articles on their own. Although, here is a very good description of ergonomics if you want to read further. Selecting office furniture is a far more difficult and trap-laden task these days. Posture and office seating go hand in hand. Space-age technologies developed for car seats are being applied to office chairs and the natural 'S' shape of the spine is being replicated in all manner of ergonomic office chairs. Modern ergonomic office chairs can be manipulated to suit any body shape and size, but that still does not mean that they are overly expensive. One customer said to me recently: "Ergonomic chairs are okay but I've been quoted AED 1200!" That may be the case. You can pay well over AED 1000 for an ergonomic office chair - but you don't have to. There are more economically viable options out there, with the very good build quality. What is your priority? The new employee should be considered first and foremost when specifying new office furniture. Their size and physical capabilities will determine not only the type of office chair you select but also the desk height, the hand of the desk (is the person left-handed?), and the height of the monitor. Something which is overlooked more often than not is the lighting. Space can often be at a premium in modern office environments and will often dictate the only place a new workstation can be located. Glare from lights can be a major factor in producing headaches and eye strain in computer users. Ideally, you should choose the best office furniture you can afford. This will give you the best long-term investment in your employee and office furniture in terms of your budget. And don't forget there are deals to be had out there so don't be afraid to ask for a discount. It is a very competitive market, but be sure you are comparing like for like with regards to quality. DSE (Display Screen Equipment) A professional DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessor will be able to assist in selecting the correct ergonomic office chair and office desk, and advice on equipment placement, like monitor height and workstation position relative to lighting. An established online office furniture supplier should be able to provide a free DSE assessment, room layout drawing, and good quality, reasonably priced office furniture solution. Dearest doesn't always equate to best, but cheapest can land you right in the middle of that minefield. Get the latest updates on modern office furniture in Dubai, for detailed office furniture, please visit our website officemaster.ae OfficeMaster Al Quoz Branch – Office Furniture Dubai No. 3, 34, 6 St., Dubai - UAE +971 (0)50 651 9769 +971 (0)4 33 66 360
How to Embellish Blank Walls with Portrait Painting?
Introduction Beyond the capability for making a room feel brighter, the addition of a design-friendly mirror in the room will make a room look more spacious. You can undertake a project to hang portrait painting in the house for enhancing the look of your house to a greater extent. You can position the portrait painting in different ways for guaranteeing a stupendous and royal look in your house. The addition of few artistic portrait paintings will help in bringing a natural as well as royal look to your house to a greater extent. The look becomes strikingly beautiful that creates amazing decorative accents. Following we have produced amazingly chic and easy ways to embellish blanks walls with portrait painting. Read it and decorate your blank house walls accordingly: a. Utilizing Portrait Painting as the Focal Point If you have a few portraits that you would like to emphasize in your house, try to make them the focal point of a wall. For instance, if you would like to create a wall of founders of the USA, you should incorporate them in a wall and give paintings a central place in the room. Whether you want to hang the historic paintings in the study room or living room, you should hang them in an organized and ordered manner. You should renovate the wall before hanging the portraits. Homeowners can contrast the color of the wall with the frames. This will create a harmonious and royal look in your house. b. Using Self-Portrait on a wall Do you have a blank wall in your house? How about embellishing it with your portrait painting? You can use your self-portraits on a blank wall in your house. For hanging your self-portrait in the house, you should consider the placement of the portraits, colors of the wall, furniture colors, and other thematic considerations. Remember that an oversized self-portrait in a small room will set a harmonious tone. So, you can hang your oversized self-portrait for the increasing look of your bedroom. c. Portraits and the Papers The styles of portraits are not limited. You can purchase as well as create highly stylish portraits. Homeowners can get portrait-themed wall painting art for hanging oil portraits. It will create an amazing look in your room. The combination will create an eclectic and beautiful look. d. Laughter and Smiles on the Staircase The smiling and laughing portraits of strangers on the staircase are a powerful interior décor idea. It will score a lot of points. Visitors will love the entire look of your staircase in the house. Two strange faces on the staircase may not look alike but their smiles complement each other to a greater extent. e. New Things with Old Things Match Well If you do not have a lot of free time, no worries. You can create a royal look in your house by hanging a traditional oil painting portrait. But you should complement it with your modern and contemporary-styled furniture. You can also add additional modern interior décor items that create a meaningful statement in your house. For instance, you can add coffee tables, leopard chairs, and modern sofa designs along with a 16-th century styled portrait on the wall. This will blend well and produce an outstanding look in the living room. f. Hanging a Group of Four or Three Portraits Another amazing yet simple way to produce a stylish look on a blank is by hanging three to four portraits. The portraits should be hung in an ordered and organized manner. Conclusion By following the above-mentioned tips, you will create harmonious yet amazingly stylish looks on the blank walls of your house.