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Étagère - A Great Furnishing Choice For Any Kitchen Or Dining Room

You just got done remodeling your kitchen and dining area and now you are in the process of decorating it. So far, you have put a few paintings on the walls, placed a nice vase on the dining table, and that is about it. Well, one lovely ornamental fixture that you could add to your space is an étagère, which also add some practicality to it as well. Not quite sure what an étagère is, well here is a brief crash course explaining what on is. An étagère is an open are type shelving unit with no back that came into existence during the later years of the 1700's. It was originally made by the French who put a highly ornamental spin to it, incorporating decorative accents and woodworking into its design. Normally, one will sit between four to five feet off the ground while being from one to even three or four feet long and about one to two feet wide. The number of shelves that one will have usually depends upon how tall it is, but the minimum number is three, yet sometimes one can even have five ...


Wrought Iron Bar Stool

When you decide to use a wrought iron bar stool as part of your home decor, you can add character to a room. First of all, a iron stool is a touch of the unexpected. Everyone expects to sit on a bar stool that is made out of wood, or some other type of material. But the iron stool adds instant class, sophistication, and character. There are other advantages of owning an iron stool as well.The first thing, is that the homeowner doesn't have to worry about a wrought iron bar stool in the way that they would have to worry about a wooden stool, or a plastic stool. A wooden stool can develop cracks, and these cracks can invite water damage spots, and or mildew growth in the grains of the wood. Wooden stools, especially outside, can also invite and harbor termites, and other pest. Plastic stools can be less than sturdy. They can also develop stains. But the iron stool won't crack like wood does. It also is extremely sturdy. A wrought iron stool has a lot of character and sophistication as well. This type of materia...


Keeping Your Dining Room Table Clutter-Free

Is your kitchen or dining room table a repository for everything that people can not be bothered to put away? In between meals does it get piled up with the post, books, school bags, hats and shopping just because people are too idle to put things away?A gorgeous looking table is a delightful sight, whether you prefer a highly polished surface or whether you like to see a tablecloth or a runner. Books, a hat, gloves and keys are certainly not the same.This kind of mess is a bad practice because at some time or another, someone has to tidy it away and that someone is normally Mum and that sometime is usually just before she wants to set the dining table for a meal, precisely when she does not have the time to do it. Even when the clutter is tidied from the dining table, it usually only ends up somewhere else where it should not be.If you can not bring to an end this bad practice by instilling some discipline into the members of your family, maybe you could try another line of attack. Screw two or three hooks p...


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