Month: May 2020

DIYHome Improvement

DIY Home Decor ΓÇô How to Make a Frosted Mirror

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Whether you own your own home, or rent one temporarily, you likely know how expensive it can be to decorate it. One of the best ways to save money on home decorating is to take on crafty DIY home d⌐cor projects that will produce something unique. Learning how to frost a mirror is one such project. It’s simple, inexpensive, and a fun way to accent a large or small mirrored space.

If you’ve never frosted a mirror before, start by selecting a simple design stencil for your first attempt. As you learn the basics, you’ll be able to advance to a more intricate design in no time flat. Swirls, geometric shapes, or simple lettering are great stencil designs to start with.

Materials needed to make a frosted mirror:

  • Clean mirrored surface    
  • Stencil    
  • Painter’s tape        
  • Frosted glass spray    
  • Carpenter’s level    
  • Tape measurer
  • Pencil    
  • Newspaper    
  • Rubber gloves

Things to remember before beginning:

  1. Clean the surface first. Use a glass cleaner to thoroughly clean the surface before beginning. Use a lint-free rag to dry.   
  2. Don’t buy sticky-back stencils. The sticky backing on some stencils will transfer and leave a residue on the mirror. To hold the stencil in place, use painter’s tape, instead.   
  3. Work in a ventilated area. If the mirror can be taken outside, this is the best place to frost a mirror. If not, be sure to open the windows and ventilate the area while you work.

How to frost a mirror:

Step 1 –

Center the stencil. Whether you’re frosting a small area or a large one, it’s important to find the center spot and begin stenciling there. Use a tape measure to locate it, and a carpenter’s level to ensure the stencil is level on the surface. Mark the spot with a pencil (not a pen).

Step 2 –

Secure the stencil. Position the stencil and secure it with painter’s tape. If you are using more than one stencil to make a frosted mirror, go ahead and position them all in place. Use newspaper to mask off the surrounding area to prevent overspray.

Step 3 –

Apply the frosted glass spray. While wearing gloves, begin spraying the frosted glass spray in short bursts. Don’t hold the trigger down, as this will deliver too much of the spray at once and result in streaks and runs.

Step 4 –

Allow adequate dry time. Most frosted glass spray products take 30 – 60 minutes to dry completely, but let it set overnight to prevent smudging.

Once you remove the painter’s tape you may find some mistakes that need touched up. Use a safety razor to gently lift off any excess paint. Generally, using the right tools in doing any project will make your job easier. All dewalt impact drivers at impcatdriverguide.co.uk are effective, high quality and price-friendly. So make sure to buy one for your project needs and other DIY stuff.

As you can see, it is very simple to learn how to make a frosted mirror. It is a fun way to dress up a wall of mirrors, a bathroom mirror, a kitchen backsplash, or any number or areas around the home. Remember, as you gain experience you can use these skills to get creative in other DIY home d⌐cor projects, too!

GuideHome ImprovementProduct Review

Discover the Wide Range of Sealy Mattress Models

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In an effort to appeal to the widest range of consumers, Sealy offers a wide variety of Reviews on mattressify. While this is definitely a benefit for most consumers, it can get a little confusing when trying to choose your next mattress when you are looking for mattresses the best mattress for side sleepers. If you need help understanding the wide range of Sealy mattress models and don’t know where to start, this article can help. You can also find more in-depth information about this subject at qmattresses.com’s overview of the Sealy mattress models.

Traditional Innerspring Sealy Mattress Models

All of Sealy’s traditional innerspring mattress models use a continuous coil innerspring system. The springs are dual-tempered which, according to Sealy, provides higher spring durability.

When choosing innerspring Sealy mattress models, you have a few options to choose from:

  • Two different coil counts – 420 and 667 – higher spring count equals more support.
  • Three different mattress cover choices.
  • Firm, cushion firm, plush, and ultra-plush

You can also add a memory foam comfort layer to increase the comfort of the mattress if you so choose. The traditional innerspring Sealy mattress models are among Sealy’s most affordable mattresses.

Sealy Posturepedic

Sealy’s Posturepedic mattresses are also coil spring mattresses but this coil system is constructed of Titanium alloy. According to Sealy, this material prevents sagging, offering more support to the spine, particularly over time. Posturepedic mattresses are Sealy’s most popular mattress. This is likely due to the cross between affordable cost and satisfactory comfort.

Stearns  ; Foster

The Sealy mattress model Stearns Foster is considered Sealy’s most luxurious mattress. They are also one of the most expensive Sealy mattress models. Stearns Foster are also innerspring mattresses but they use a pocket coil spring system. Coil count starts at 667 and can go all the way up to a little more than 800. Obviously, the higher coil count is intended to provide more support. To add to the comfort of these Sealy mattress models, layers of memory foam have been incorporated into the mattress’ construction.

Foam Sealy Mattress Models

Sealy offers three different foam mattress models. Each foam mattress model has its own set of advantages and disadvantages with the main advantage being price. According to customer reviews at http://www.qmattresses.com/, the highest-ranking foam mattress Sealy offers is the Embody foam mattress which comes in both latex and memory foam.

While there are definitely many options for mattress shoppers, it is highly advised that, before you make a purchase on any of the Sealy mattress models, you take the time to research the customer complaints, expert reviews, and mattress ratings. This will help ensure that you choose the best Sealy mattress model for your needs. You should also review the warranty information on the different Sealy mattress models so that you know how to protect it once you make your purchase.

ClothingGuideShoppingTips

Tips On Men Buying Clothes For Women

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Deciding what gift to give a special woman in your life can be a difficult decision. Do you go romantic with flowers and chocolates? Practical with cookware? Many men veer away from giving clothing to women as a gift, and for good reason. Fashion can be fickle, and size can be difficult to judge on a hanger. However, if you know your wife, girlfriend, sister, etc., loves receiving clothes, here are a few tips to find just the right thing:

Size

Picking out the correct size is the first place to start. You need to know whether to head to the woman’s (plus size) department, the junior’s section, the misses, or the petite department. (Did you even know there were so many sections to choose from?) The easiest way to steer in the right direction is to take a peek in her closet. Women’s and misses sizes come in even numbers, while junior’s clothing is labeled with odd numbers. Petite clothing is often labeled with a ‘P’ after the number. Plus size clothing usually starts at size 14 or 16. See what size she wears in both tops and bottoms, as women often wear a different size on the upper and lower body. If you can’t sneek a peek in her closet, discretely ask one of her friends or relatives. When neither of these options are possible, try to find something that comes in small, medium, and large sizes, and is flexible in fit, such as a sweater or jacket. And of course, keep your receipt in case you have to return it.

The size you choose is important because this is how a lady will imagine that you see her. Guess too large, and she will be offended, or think you perceive her as being larger than she is. Guess to small, and she will be embarrassed. This is just like choosing a small wallet for men. Surely, you don’t want to buy something that is too big or excessively small. Accuracy and precision are very crucial in buying clothes so you can ensure that the item you are buying will be useful to her.

Style

Just as with size, the style of the outfit or piece you choose can either say, ‘I know what you like and what looks good on you (read: I pay attention to your wants and feelings), or ‘I have no clue about your interests in clothing, and I think you should be wearing this instead (read: I care more about my likes and dislikes than yours). But no pressure, right?

One of the biggest mistakes men make with style is buying something for their wife, fiance or girlfriend that the man thinks is “sexy”. This is tip-toeing along a thin tightrope. While many women love form-fitting clothing, and buy it themselves, a man buying it for them can send entirely the wrong message. They may see it as him dressing them up as a trophy wife, an object to show off. Or they may see it as him actually buying himself a gift, when they were wanting something completely different. If she doesn’t normally wear revealing clothing, buying a lacy low-cut blouse can be seen as him trying to change her, not just her wardrobe, but her personality as well.

So how do guys avoid a major offense? Once again, look in their closet to see what they like. Observe what she wears to work, to go shopping, to go to a nice restaurant, to work out, etc. You don’t want to buy something exactly like what she already has, but you don’t want to step too far outside her comfort zone either. If you see she loves sweaters, pencil skirts, and pointy-toe boots, buy her something like one of these items but in a color, material, or pattern that she doesn’t already have. If your girl reads fashion magazine, look for pictures that are marked, and if she watches fashion-themed shows, be on the lookout for “oohs” and “ewws”. Maybe a new style of jacket has just come into fashion and she is dying to try it out, but hasn’t saved up the money yet. If you are observant enough to know for sure she likes the look of it, it would probably be the perfect gift. And this leads to the issue of color…

Color

Suppose you figure out her size, and narrow the style options down to the new jacket and one of her traditional favorites, a sweater. Only one more hurdle to jump over — what color do you buy? First, rely on your own senses. What color do you like on her? You have probably noticed if bright yellows bring out the golden tones in her dark skin, or if certain earthy greens seem to match her eyes exactly. You can always look in her closet, or observe her usual routine, but this can be a chance to be a bit unique. Some women (or most women, at some point) get stuck in a color rut, and might need some help getting out of it. Perhaps she spends so much time at the office her whole wardrobe has become a humdrum mix of navy, brown, and black. Rather than give her another dark piece to get lost in the black hole, spice it up with something pumkin colored. A word of caution though — if she has been used to neutrals for a while, something too bright and bold can be a bit shocking to the senses. Ease her slowly into the world of color.

If you don’t trust your own taste, you can do a bit of research on the internet. There are many sites devoted to help women find what colors look best with their eyes, hair, and skin tone. For example, redheads often look good in some shades of green, and African American girls with very dark skin can get away with bright, brilliant hues that pale-skin women would look washed out in. If necessary, ask a stylish female friend for help, or even an employee at the clothing store who seems willing to help. Flip through some fashion magazines yourself to see what colors are in style this season, but remember that you want to give her something she can wear for years to come.

Accessories

So you find the hip new jacket, in a perfect size 10, in a fabulous ocean blue…and her best friend tells you she will absolutely hate it. Now, I’m sure that this worst-case scenario won’t happen to you, but if it does, there are always accessories. If you buy accessories you have the advantage of not having to worry about size and can even buy something that is a neutral color that most women would appreciate.

A beautiful scarf can make a great Christmas gift, and during this chilly time of year, will be quite useful. At other times, silk scarves are classy and feel wonderful against the skin.

A nice leather belt will always be in style — its something that every woman can use, and you can even play around with the color.

And if all else fails…no one can complain about a gift certificate.

Food and Drinks

Coffee Break- The Best Phase During Lockdown

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There are different things that you can do now as you all are confined to your homes as this is the perfect opportunity to try out some special skills that you would not get time to do otherwise.

It can be anything like gardening, gambling, business, Ludo, snakes and ladders, but these points are quite obvious so we are going to talk about something that is different but so simple that many people will be astonished to read about it.

How many of you are experts in making coffee or tea? Well, men are usually more interested in drinking it when it is made by their wife or mother and don’t really find time to set foot into the kitchen, except when the food is being cooked.

Brewing Up Feelings

Coffee and tea are the best beverages that can be consumed at any point of time, quite unlike aerated drinks like Pepsi or Coke, which is dangerous to drink these days as they are filled with pesticides.

Therefore, there is no comparison among them but what gives coffee a clear cut edge over tea is that it is equally relatable to both types of people- the ones that are busy in their offices working until past midnight and the ones that are free enough to loiter around town for every trumped up excuse.

The barista is the favorite haunt for romantic couples where the brewing and foamy coffee brews up the feelings that they have for each other raging inside. There are many things that happen over a cup of coffee that cannot happen over any other drink.

When two people who are complete strangers are going out for the first time, it is hot coffee that keeps a conversation going and helps form an unbreakable bond of friendship for a lifetime, which is quite a needful in current times given what anyone can resort to for selfish motives.

Coffee helps brewing up feelings right from romantic to platonic for another individual and it has been going on since time immemorial as bonds are made where coffee is the main source of drink.

Coffee Table

In order to take a good conversation in the right direction you need to have a good coffee table in handy whether it is at home or the nearest Starbucks in the vicinity, which is the favorite hangout spot for friends and couples as there is no other franchise comparable to Starbucks when it comes to variety of coffee of the highest order.

A coffee table might be quite small in size but it is way ahead in striking up a bond between two or more individuals than having dinner with your friends or family members at the dining table.

Therefore, while Starbucks are more famous for their squashy couches and armchairs, Baristas and Café coffee day have the best coffee tables you can find, alongwith coffee bean wholesale suppliers Singapore, which is one of the best haunts to visit for coffee.

Coffee Making

If you want to make coffee worthy enough to deserve praise and accolades, you can try out some important tips such as:

  1. Manual- While coffee makers are available to make coffee in lesser time, doing it manually helps to get rid of the laziness and the fact that you have to depend on a machine, which may not last longer than the warranty period
  2. While pouring water, make sure the temperature level is bare minimum initially before bringing it to normal and once it is boiled enough, you can add coffee beans
  3. Choose the best beans available like Arabica or Robusta as there is no other flavor to match them in terms of taste

Internet

Fixes for Common Wireless Router Issues

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Even though wireless routers have become incredibly easy to set up over the years, thanks to the step by step instructions laid out in front of you on your computer screen, there are still plenty of problems that come with a variety of different problems. Connection issues, speed, and security are just a few of the bunch that causes consumers to become disappointed with the router and the entire experience. If you’re having trouble with your router here are a few general tips that can help get it back in working order, however, it is really important that you know how to restart a router before you get a hold of all these amazing router tips.

One of the most commonly overlooked fixes is simply updating your router’s firmware. While routers are always shipped with a working version of the firmware it is not unusual for it to be upgraded from time to time. Upgrading your firmware is incredibly simple, though it may vary depending upon the particular type of router you have. For instance, updating the firmware on a Linksys router is done by visiting the support section of their website where you can find the model of your router and the latest firmware upgrade to download. By visiting the browser-based interface you’ll be able to see just what version you’re presently running. If it’s time for an upgrade simply go to the “administration” tab and choose firmware upgrade. The process is as simple as uploading the upgrade. The process is similar for Netgear routers as well.

Another issue, one that evolved from a problem with connection speed/signal strength was resolved with changing the channel in the router. By accessing your router’s configuration you can change these settings and see if the results improve. Whereas some routers may have this setting placed on “auto” others are routinely placed on specific channels. Changing the channel can help avoid interference, thus improving the performance on what could have easily been mistaken as the router simply being subpar. Interference can also generate from the router’s location; make sure the router isn’t buried somewhere in the corner of a room.

The most tried and true method of fixing router problems is the factory reset; before delving into all of the wireless configuration menus or anything else that you might consider confusing, simply trying resetting the router. A factory reset is accomplished by simply pushing the reset button for thirty seconds then unplugging the router for another thirty. After a minute of patience plug the router back and go through the necessary reconfigurations to see if the problem has been resolved.

There is also a bevy of configuration changes available through any given wireless router’s configuration page, but messing with these settings shouldn’t be done on a whim. If all else fails, rest assured that you’re not the only person experiencing the problem. A trip to Linksys or Netgear’s support forums will give you access to specialists that know just how to change intervals and thresholds.