The garden is never closed

The garden is never closed
Witch hazel in Central Park in March Nor, to a great extent, is the outdoors. As the menu of possible activities narrows exponentially—for New York this means no bars, restaurants, gatherings, and nearly all arts/cultural activities—the outdoors is still open for business. It’s one of the few places where social distancing is not only possible, it’s kind of built-in. Nuthatch at Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo Outside of big summer festivals and always-crowded tourist hot spots like Niagara Falls, parks, preserves, and other public green spaces are usually sparsely populated. There are nature preserves in Western New York where I know I will not see one other person, except maybe a caretaker, on any given day, especially now, in the offseason. In fact, there are no staff on duty at most places, though trails remain open. New York State parks also remain open; there’s just no programming and visitors’ center are... Read More

DIY Argyle Valentine Wreath Tutorial

DIY Argyle Valentine Wreath Tutorial
Are you in need of a super easy and cute DIY Argyle Valentine Wreath? Come see how easy it is to make step-by-step! Share the Valentine’s love with your family, too. Check out: Valentine’s date night ideas that won’t break the bank and 10 Valentine’s crafts for kids. (1 ) – 18’ Wreath Form – Pipe Insulator from the Home Depot covered with quilt batting (2) – Skeins of Yarn ( I used Lion Brand – Vanna’s Choice in Taupe) (2) – Colors of Felt (less than about an 1/8th of a yard each!) (1) – Hot Glue Gun and Glue (optional!  but super helpful!) (1) – Roll of Duct Tape (1) – Scissors   I borrowed an idea from Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick.  She used a pool noodle, which would have been the perfect scale, but it wasn’t the season to find that right now.  I got … Read More

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor: Faux Bois Pitcher with Carved Heart

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor: Faux Bois Pitcher with Carved Heart
Celebrate you and your sweetheart with this simple and fast craft: a DIY faux bois pitcher with a carved heart. It’s the perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day decor!  Please watch the tutorial and give us a like and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel!   Valentine’s Day Faux Bois Pitcher Supplies: White (or light colored) pitcher and matching mugs Ceramic Sharpies or Pens Optional – Rubbing alcohol (for mistakes!!) Valentine’s Day Faux Bois Pitcher Instructions: 1. Draw the heart and initials.2. Draw the small circle/oval shapes for “knots”. Kinda wonky ones are okay! And draw the the lines surrounding the knots.4. Draw lines top to bottom. Exaggerate the shapes a little bit for an organic and real look!Tip: A new pen keeps lines solid and crisp.So cute, right? And the perfect thing for your Valentine’s Day decor!Check out all our Valentine ideas … Read More

40 Beautiful Kitchens with Gray Kitchen Cabinets

40 Beautiful Kitchens with Gray Kitchen Cabinets
Love gray kitchens? We’ve collected our favorite kitchens featuring gray kitchen cabinets in light gray, dark gray, and two-tone wood and grey cabinets.  We also featured our favorite two-tone grey and white kitchens here. If color is more your style, see our favorite bold color kitchen cabinets here. Home by Ivory Homes | photo ©Remodelaholic Gray Kitchen Cabinets & Trends When it comes to kitchens, gray kitchen cabinets are the new white! Agree or disagree, I love seeing this neutral cabinetry trend, from all gray kitchens to gray and white kitchens. It’s a combination that can be modern or farmhouse (or modern farmhouse) or more classic or contemporary depending on the style of cabinetry, hardware choice, and shade of gray cabinet paint. Now, I still love my white kitchen cabinets but since I have two houses, I get the best of both worlds with gray kitchen cabinets… Read More

Paper Curl Valentine Wreath Tutorial

Paper Curl Valentine Wreath Tutorial
A simple and fun valentine wreath made from paper curls. Use any cute valentine themed paper to create this fun piece of home decor. If you are looking for more fabulous Valentine ideas, try getting crafty with your kids, make a rustic Valentine themed sign,  or if you want a different style wreath we also have a fun modern Valentine Wall or door hanging. Okay, I haven’t made a wreath since last spring (if I am remembering right)  And I think they are fun, so I decided to make another one.  I saw the idea on Better Homes and Gardens for a paper curls wreath and I loved it, plus it helps me to use up my old scrap book paper supply, which is not being used other wise!  Who else is no longer scrappin’, by show of hands? (but don’t hold your hand up, too long, … Read More

DIY Entry Table with Cubby Storage

DIY Entry Table with Cubby Storage
If you have room in your entry for a table and need some flexible storage space, you should make your own DIY entry table with cubby storage!  We are big fans of an organized entryway and coat closet area, and we love the flexible storage that large cubbies give our growing family. When we needed some additional storage in our home, we knew we wanted to design something that would fit the large 13″ storage bins we love from IKEA, but with a less boxy style than the popular KALLAX shelf (even with the style boost we gave it here). We combined the storage we wanted with a sleeker mid-century modern profile to build this DIY entry table with cubby storage. The 4 fixed cube shelves fit large cube storage bins. The closed cabinet features 2 adjustable shelves, give us so much hidden storage space that is still … Read More

How to Install Board and Batten

How to Install Board and Batten
Learn how to install a Board and Batten wall. We’re here to help you do it yourself with professional-looking results! Come see how to build the bright yellow Swedish Mora Clock and the Dutch Barn Door / Baby Gate, too! DIY Board and Batten Wall Tutorial Materials for Installing a Board and Batten Wall: Boards for Base Molding: We chose 1×8 MDF Boards for Crown Molding: We opted for a simple rather than ornate look and chose 1×4 MDF.  We ran one on the wall and one on the ceiling to create a wrapped-corner look. Battens (vertical boards): In the past we have used 1×4 or 1×2’s that are the same thickness as the upper and lower molding, but this time I wanted the battens to be small and insignificant to create a light texture. At our local Home Depot they had some 3 3/4″ x 1/4″ thick unpainted … Read More

Napa touts Wick-to-Flame candle among winter’s best

Napa touts Wick-to-Flame candle among winter’s best
Home décor wholesaler Napa Home & Garden officials say the company’s LightLi Wick-to-Flame candle topped its sales lists at markets during the just wrapped up winter cycle. Shown in Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas, the flameless pillar candles show an unlit wick when turned off, but when activated a moving flame comes on, replicating the look of a lit candle. “Retailers were mesmerized by Wick-To-Flame,” said Napa President KC Cunningham. “Once they saw the candle transform before their eyes, they had to have it. Wick-To-Flame addresses the need for an authentic candle appearance when the candle is off. Up to now, this has been the objection with flameless for some.” Wick-To-Flame’s technology features a natural, dancing flame. The realistic look is further enhanced with an ivory wax body and a melted wax edge. Flameless candles are 100% worry-free; safe for kids, pets and late nights, and can be programmed. Wick-To-Flame... Read More

Objet: Candle Craze | Home Accents Today

Objet: Candle Craze | Home Accents Today
Featured: Barclay Butera for Napa Home & Garden, Bridgewater Candle Company, Dynasty Gallery, Greenleaf, Michael Aram,  Napa Home & Garden  and Votivo. Home Accents Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more. Source link … Read More