Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Refinished Furniture

Some think that used furniture could never be as good as buying new. I'm always on the lookout for proof that not only can used furniture be beautiful but also that refinished furniture can be well worth the time. If I had a workshop, garage, basement, or even a backyard I would devote a portion of my time to finding used pieces and breathing life back into them. I get a kick out of compliments on used items that I have purchased with inquiries about them. If I had more space to refurbish I'd make a small business out of this. The other day, I was doing pet cage duty. Occasionally when this happens, the old papers hold knowledge that is quite relavent to my interests and I end up reading them instead of cleaning. (The clean papers of course) I stumbled across a refinished furniture success story. http://secondcoatdesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/boston-globe-on-second-coat.html Two people start buying cheap home furniture from craigslist, refinish it and open a business!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Organize Cables

There are few ways technology can make an awesome apartment or home look even better than by adding a nice new flat screen television. Have you ever looked behind your tv? It’s gross isn’t it? The amount of dust and the nests of tangled cables back there are hideous. You don’t want it to look this way, and you certainly don’t want to clean it periodically. If anyone saw it you'd probably be embarrassed and that goes double for the mess your sporting behind your computer. So what’s the solution to this gross and messy dilemma? It’s sad to say but the answer is to create and execute an attack plan to organize cables. Just like a show car, it’s the details of a high end place that make it look nice. Cable management is definitely one detail that you don’t want to overlook. If you’re interested in getting your unsightly cable jungles in your apartment under control, have a look at my organize cables article. It took me a while to figure out the correct methods to getting everything right but now I’ve done the work and the steps are here. Enjoy!

Organizing Cables