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Retired designer, kitchen remodeling, space planning, color consultant, blogger

Shutter-Calculator. This program will calculate and create a measured plan and cut list for your own custom plantation shutters. Using Shutter Calculators When using the shutter calculator be sure that you are familiar with mounting options . Measure for the panel height for a INSIDE MOUNT by measuring the window opening at its narrowest point and subtracting ¼ inch. This will allow for 1/8 inch gaps at the top and bottom of panels. Remember to account for measurements for mounting options such as L-Frames or Z-Frames.

Measure total window opening height (at its widest points) and add desired overlap for top and bottom of panel (usually ¼ to 1 inch overlap) Inside Mount Measure width for INSIDE MOUNT by measuring window opening at its narrowest point and subtract for gaps. Subtract 1/16” for gaps where hinges are mounted to either frame or other panels and 1/8” for gaps between panels that open. Outside Mount These are the measurements that you will need to insert into the calculator. New Kitchen Faucet - by Kingston. Made by Kingston - Satin Nickel finish. Item is new, was never installed Solid Brass Construction Premier Finish 2.2 GPM 1/4 Turn Hardisc Cartridge Please email with any questions. post id: 5238623934 posted: updated: email to friend ♥ best of [?]

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Water Base|Oil Base Wood Finishes|Stains|Paint|Top Coats|General Finishes | General Finishes. Water Based Paints, Pearl Effects & Glazes Environment friendly General Finishes water based finishes are easy to apply, durable and simple to repair. Need some inspiration? Visit the General Finishes Design Center or Pinterest Board for Water Based Paint ideas. Water Based Wood Stains and Dye Stains Water Based Wood and Dye Stains allow you to create the truest, deepest colors possible on any wood species. Oil Based Wood Stains & Sealers Our oil based finishes have been foolproof for over 60 years. Oil Based Topcoats We have the superior Wipe-on Oil-based Wood Top Coats in liquid or gel: pre-stain conditioners, urethanes and oil & urethane combinations. Furniture Oils, Polishes and Waxes All furniture develops a patina of fine scratches with use.

Touch-Up Products & Sundries Nobody knows finishing better than the gang at General Finishes, and here are some of our favorite finishing products and supplies. Design Center. Vancouver Colour Consultant: How Light Affects Paint Colour | Maria Killam | True Colour Expert | Decorator. I am getting lots of questions about lighting and how it affects paint colour. I'm including this one to start off this post because it's even more complicated than the usual one I receive (and it's a great question, thanks!) 32source "Maria, do you know of a seminar that would delve into the more technical aspects of colour: how do certain chemicals affect the colour, how will this be reflected in light and environment; the different aspects of light and environment that affect colour, for example.

We’re really hoping to find a course more specific and technical – ie: to know WHY the colour reacts in different environments? " Before I distinguished the different undertones in complex neutrals I was obsessed with understanding how exposure, light bulbs, outdoor reflections like water bouncing off an ocean or lots of green trees would change the paint colour in a room to something that makes you want to run screaming in the opposite direction, or move house. 32source But I digress. 32source. Re-post: How I Plant a Tomato. Love Apple Farm's tomato plant sale will be held at 5311 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley (near Santa Cruz, CA) and will begin on Saturday, March 298, 2015 and continue EACH day until the end of May. How do we plant a tomato, you might ask? With a ridiculous amount of stuff in the hole, is the answer.

When someone ropes me into telling them and I start the long answer, I eventually see their eyes glaze over. That's the point where I say, "Then you throw in the kitchen sink and cover it all up. " To date, no one has laughed at that joke. I think they're just either too overwhelmed by the real stuff we put in there, or they actually believe we're throwing in a sink. This is how we plant a tomato. We started this beauty in our heated greenhouse in late January.

The tomatoes are placed three feet apart. We get them from the restaurant we grow for, Manresa. The next thing that goes into the hole are a couple of aspirin tablets and some crushed chicken egg shells. Good luck, folks! Java Vintage Bamboo 54-inch Length Shade. Shipping: Usually leaves our warehouse in 1-2 business days. * Standard Return Policy: Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More Details International Shipping: We proudly offer international shipping to over 180 countries and several US Territories.

Additional fees may be required by the carrier for deliveries to remote shipping locations. The standard $2.95 shipping cost does not apply to international orders. . * For your protection, all orders are screened for security purposes. ** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. J. D. Gray. 317 Power Words That'll Instantly Make You a Better Writer. Ever noticed how some writers have an uncanny ability to toy with your emotions? Within the span of a few pages, you can go from shaking with excitement to bawling your eyes out to flying into a rage and throwing the book across the room.

It’s the hallmark of great writing, proof of mastery of the craft, and the yardstick by which aspiring writers measure their work. And it goes beyond storytelling. Sure, taking the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride is essential in novels and short stories, but what about emails, resumes, blog posts, proposals? They’re all designed to influence the reader in some way. Maybe you want to impress them, get them excited, make them cautious, get them angry, encourage them to keep going, or any number of emotions. So, you might wonder… how? The good news is it can be yours. How to Instantly Become a Better Writer It’s simple: Use power words.

Rather than describe what I mean, let’s deconstruct an example from the great Winston Churchill: Inspiring, right? Additive & subtractive color mixing. 2. The reflectance curve changes with the physical state of the colorant. A pigment such as quinacridone violet (PV19) does not have fixed, unchanging color attributes. The reflectance curve, and hence the apparent color under standard viewing conditions, changes with the physical state of the pigment — the pigment may be dry or wet, it may be suspended in water or oil, it may be diluted or concentrated, it may be displayed as a thin or thick layer (diagram, right).

In most colorants, each of these physical changes will alter the reflectance curve significantly. 3. Separate colorant reflectance curves do not specify the color of the physical colorant mixture. 4. Of all these issues, material metamerism (1) is probably the most troublesome. Even if we do know all the important physical attributes of the colorants we mix, the prediction of their subtractive mixture from their separate reflectance curves is mathematically complex. The Subtractive "Primary" Colors. Double Cone Stimulation. Parlour: Patina-ing a Mirror! This is something that I have just recently needed to learn for a client.

I thought I might share with you the process, so you can do it for yourself. If you don't want to assemble all the needed materials yourself, you can just get a patina kit here.Materials needed • Mirror• X-Acto knife• Staple remover or a pair of pliers• Clear packing tape• Drop cloth• Protective goggles ($2.97 at Home Depot)• Heavy-duty rubber gloves ($3.29 at Home Depot)• Sprayable paint stripper ($9.26 at Home Depot)• Paint scraper• Patina solution ($4.99 for Modern Masters Metal Effects Blue Patina Aging Solution at Janovic)• Kitchen sponge• Washcloth• Sea sponge• Glass or bucket (for water)• Paintbrush• Gold, copper or black paint (we used Modern Masters Metal Effects Rich Gold, $11.99, at Janovic) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Information found here. Decorator Upholstery Fabrics and Drapery Fabrics by the Yard at Discount Prices from The Barn Fabric Center. How to Set Up a Blog in Under 10 Minutes - Daniela Uslan. You’ve been wanting to start a blog for a long time, thinking of amazing post ideas and how awesome it will be to have an audience eager to read your stuff. There’s just one problem. You need to set it up, and you’re not sure how. Well, lucky for you, it’s super easy. And I’m about to walk you through the entire process. Note: This post shows you how to set up a self-hosted WordPress blog. Step 1 in setting up a blog is signing up with Bluehost. Go to their hosting page here. Click “get started now” to sign up.

Step 2 in setting up a blog is choosing your domain name. 5 things to think about when you choose a domain name for your new blog: 1. Before you choose a domain name, take a minute and ask yourself, “What 3 adjectives do I want people to mention when they talk about my blog?” 2. Using your name means that your blog can be about any topic, so you won’t have to create a completely new blog if you decide to change directions later on. 3. 4. 5. Sweeeet! Next, press Start. The Art of Building a Blogging Career | CourseCraft. Can you start up a blog and become a big overnight success? Probably not. Can you start a blog and work on it part time and make a living? Probably not. But if you approach your blog as a business it is possible to make blogging your career. I started my career as a TV personality in Canada. I hosted a number of home-design programs on some of the worlds largest networks including HGTV and W Network.

When I started my blog I made no money. While I loved my career in television, I just like blogging at little bit more at this point in my life. And that is why I created this course. The key to creating an exceptional blog is your ability to create amazing content. Session one will give you an inside look into what makes some of the most successful bloggers unique, and show you totally new ways to think about your own blog. Topics Covered: Finding your voice.

Creating content on a regular basis can be the most overwhelming part of blogging. Topics Covered: What is included in this course? The Art of Building a Blogging Career | CourseCraft. I had to laugh out loud when I took this phone call the other day. A representative from a marketing agency in New York approached me about creating a guest post on my blog.

Here is how it went: ME: So what is it exactly that your company does? HIM: We specialize in Social Media Marketing strategy. ME: Really. Well, that’s what I do too. HIM: I know. ME: Well, you’re actually my competitor, right? HIM: Yes, I suppose you could say that. ME: So let me get this straight … (laughing) You are my competitor and you’re asking me to allow you to come on to my website to promote your business and attract business away from me? HIM: Well … Yes, that’s true. ME: Don’t you think that is a little crazy? Now, what may seem even crazier is that I’m going to encourage him do it. But the reason I wanted to tell this story is because if any “normal” business person really looked at the “best practices” on the social web, she would think we’re a bunch of blooming idiots!

Last week a lady wrote “Dear Mr. A friend of mine recently posted a provocative question on Facebook. He had received less-than-stellar books to review from people he knew well. This was the dilemma he posted: “So if I’m honest, I look like an ass and alienate my friends but serve those looking to me for my opinion. Or do I put a pleasant spin on it and help perpetuate the noise but don’t upset anyone? This is a complex and nuanced dilemma we all face at some point in our online career. What is the answer? You have to make your own decisions about this stuff, but here are some thoughts about being honest versus nice. “Authenticity” is bullsh*t Nobody is authentic on the web. Stop expecting people to be authentic and stop saying you’re authentic unless you’re posting that you’re bloated, horny, gassy, constipated, heart-broken, depressed, and congested.

I think it is more fair to expect people to be honest rather than authentic. Attack issues not people There is plenty to debate on the social web. Take it offline Be a light.