Thursday, February 17, 2011

What alittle paint can do!

How to Revive Old Hardware on a Door

Things You’ll Need
Spray Paint
Disposable Gloves
Old Newspaper
Screw Driver
A Friend

When you purchase a home and want to make it your own, there are some expenses that you will have dig deep in your pockets for and others you can tackle on your own. One little project that can make a big impact is changing the color of your door hardware and knob. Something as simple as this can make a big impact while keeping your costs low.
1. Have a look at the different colors of spray paints at the store. Pick out the color that you feel comfortable in refinishing your door hinges and knob. If you are a bit zany, pick up a non conventional color such as a blue or green, even a florescent would make a nice pop of color. If you are more traditional stick with a metallic paint color in silver or gold.

2. Remove the hinges and knob from the door with a screwdriver. You may need an extra set of hand to help you hold the door as you unhinge it.

3. Lay your old newspaper out somewhere where you spray, you won’t be near anything you don’t want painted! Make sure there is some good ventilation since spray paint has strong fumes. Clean off the hinges and knob with soap and water to make sure there is no dust or anything else you don’t want under the paint.

4. Put on your disposable gloves and when you are ready, lay the pieces down and spray evenly back and forth. The paint should dry quickly so you will be about to do two coats on each side. Don’t rush or else you may spray too much and cause some drips to form. If this ends up happening, you can remove your previous coat of paint by re-spraying and wiping it down quickly while it is still wet. As for the screws, you can just make sure to spray to tops as the rest of screw you won’t see.

5. When you achieve the desired look, reattach the door and knob and see it all sparkle like new!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Now that Valentine's Day is behind us, we can begin to look towards March. The most celebrated holiday in March is Saint Patrick's Day!

Wearing the color green was the most important part of St Patrick's Day when growing up. If you forgot, someone would pinch you so you would even try to find a bit of green anywhere you could!
The elusive leprechaun is also a magical part of the holiday.
I personally love leprechauns! They are always happy and can slide down a rainbow like it's no ones business !

So, for what ever project you are working on, we have the clipart for you. Take a look through the Saint Patrick's Day clipart section and i hope you find what you need!
If you are looking for other clipart for March, take a look at
Free Holiday Clipart.