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Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless

Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless
There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about. It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the lamp cord. (Yeah, I said it.) Everyone always wants to pretend like it’s not an issue. Like they can just plop their desks right down in the center of their room and their lamps won’t even need access to an outlet. Designed by Armonia Decors Like their lamps don’t even come with cords. But let’s talk reality. You get to face the door of the room from where you sit at your desk, which easily earns you an A-plus from the feng shui overlords. But there’s one problem. And that lamp is going to come with a pesky cord which is a trip hazard and most importantly – of course – an eyesore. But if you’re not willing to compromise the room layout you want (and you want to appease the feng shui geeks), you can have your lamp and light it too… without the cord. This is how we took our sad little rescue lamp, the $1 yard sale find that we fixed up in this post: Lamp. 1. 2. 3. 5. Related:  Electronics and Similar What NotHouse & Home

My thoughts, exactly. » Our generation’s Legos First time I heard about raspberry pi was through twitter. I thought: Oh I bet that's a cute name for a new python module. Didn't look into it. Then I overheard a very dedicated PyLady saying "OMG my Raspberry Pi shipped today!" Wait, a module shipped? She doesn't develop python modules. Then, weeks later, I asked another friend, "What is this Raspberry Pi?" Clearly I wasn't getting "it." Then I preceded to get educated in "it." And then after a few days after that conversation - it hit me. So let me continue my thought process: I hadn't really been 'into' computers beyond the use of them until about 9 or 10 months ago. Enter: Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi appeals to hackers, programmers, the child still inside of all of us. You know what I'm going to do? OH goodness what about a voice-command thing tailored to my voice? This computer isn't just for me, and for people like me. What if we and our kids take this opportunity to put this computer in the hands of developing nations' children?

diy: Anthropolgie Inspired Lamp | thepintopony When I was about 6 months pregnant I spotted a lampshade online at Anthropologie and had to have it. Being the instant gratification person that I am, I didn’t order it and went to the local Anthro to pick it up. Once I saw it in person I realized it would be a really easy diy! I started with a basic lamp shade and base from Target. Now for the star of the show, the lamp shade. Cut those strips into 4″ squares. Cut the squares into circles. Take your glue gun and put a ring shape of glue about half way in the circle. Take the fabric circle and gather it at the middle to create the little puff. After the glue has cooled, cut the base of the puff off so you’re working with a flat surface to glue to the lampshade. Add a little hot glue to the base of the puff and stick it to the lampshade. You could do so many variations of this. Happy diy-ing! Like this: Like Loading...

Tip #16: Toast to This! Over the years my stainless steel toaster has built up a sticky skin that I couldn’t get rid of…until today!! I even tried Goo Gone and that didn’t work. You’re not going to believe what did the trick! It’s so smooth and clean now! I was even more surprised that the top came as clean as it did. All it took was a little Cream of Tartar mixed with a few drops of water, coupled with some scrubbing! After several people commented about using Bar Keepers Friend to clean and shine stainless steel, I tried it out! You might also like: How to Clean Big Stainless Steel Appliances How to Clean Your Shower Head Steam Clean Your Microwave Get Greasy Splatters off Appliances

Sunrise Lamp Alarm Clock I’ve been wanting a sunrise lamp for a long time, but I’ve never found the perfect one. Having a free summer, and the knowledge that I would be starting my first full time job in many years in the fall motivated me to actually make something happen. I’m glad I had the whole summer because this project had several learning curves for me — it was my very first electronics project, my first chance to learn how to use a laser cutter, and my first foray back into programming in many years. Read on for build instructions and links to code, patterns, and components. The Design I’ve heard that blue lights are good for waking you up, and red lights help keep you from staying up all night. I didn’t want to have to design my own clock and timer — adafruit to the rescue again with the monochron clock kit that has very complete instructions online. The default time for the lights to ramp up is 35 minutes, but you can change this in the code. Cable Management The Lamp Frame Update:

Amazing DIY & Crafts Ideas Cupcake pin cushion via (dollarstorecrafts) Magazine rolled up bowl Mosaic Ornaments from CDs Pallet – just stain and take out some slats. Write out your favorite song lyrics or favorite chapter of a book. Dipped pinecone placecard holder Painted vases Puzzle shelf Spoon ornaments could ad a unique twist to a Christmas tree. Turn a Bookshelf into a Shoe Rack! How to Clean Oven Glass - it seriously is that easy So here is what my oven glass looked like when we moved in. And here is what it looks like now Want to clean your oven? I promise its super easy. Ingredients: Water Baking Soda Add about a 1/4 cup of baking soda in a dish and mix just enough water to make a thick paste. Spread your mixture all over your glass (and the door if it needs it too. Wait 15-20 minutes (or if it is really, really bad like mine you can wait 30 minutes. After 15, 20, or 30 minutes wipe off. And Voila... For even more amazing life hacks check out the Tips & Tricks tab located at the top of the page. If you enjoyed this post, share it on pinterest! You may also be interested in... Stay up-to-date on any new tips, tutorial, recipes, family fun, and much more by joining DIY Home Sweet Home's social networks. Stay up-to-date on any new tips, tutorial, recipes, family fun, and much more by joining DIY Home Sweet Home's social networks.

Learning to Build Electronics –- A Challenge "Not to bragg but, I was quite good at it back then too when you had to do 20wpm to get a extra class license unlike the 5 wpm today where you passed by osmosossss and some luck. " That's cool, but you're still a coward for not using your callsign. Thats' cool... are you for real!! Coward huh.... mighty big talk from one that is only 4'-2". Your just the kind of person who turn on their computer to send cw to some poor person learning it by ear, crank it up to 35 wpm, type in the gettysburg address and sit back sipping your soda while the computer is blasting away and the person at the other end is burning up his pencil-- you think its real fun to watch 'em burn... yes sir a real man of men. Did you ever read the articles here or do you just come in to troll, spread hate and discontent, insult others to show your BMOTB of men and then when whipped leave? Were not saying that your wife left you because you were displaying your best brillance but... C isn't electroics fun.

How to Reupholster a Chair - Step by Step Step 1: Gather materials and prep the seat board If you have upholstered chair seats that are stained, worn out or just plain ugly, there's no need to call a pro. You can do a first-class upholstery job yourself, even if you have zero experience. Don't worry about making mistakes; you can correct them by prying out staples and starting over. If the chair is fairly new, you can simply cover the existing fabric with new material. Turn the chair upside down and remove the screws that fasten the seat to the chair frame. Step 2: Reupholster the seat 1 of 4 Photo 1: Cut the foam, batting and fabric Cut the foam about 1/2 in. larger than the wood seat. 2 of 4 Photo 2: Staple the fabric Staple the fabric at the middle of each side and work toward the corners, stretching the fabric as you go. 3 of 4 Photo 3: Gather curved corners Create gathers in the fabric to form a smooth curve around curved corners. 4 of 4 Photo 4: Fold square corners Fold fabric around square corners. Back to Top

Magical Location Clock !!This is my first instructable. I will be refining this after the contest as necessary but for now, here it is! I got the idea from a popular book and movie (I’m sure you can guess!). Combining Google Latitude with NOAA and Arduino and we can make some magic! Materials: 1. Tools: 1. Steps: Follow the photos and solder 2 leads onto the coil contact of the clock. Wire the clock into your motor shield + arduino. Use the arduino software to upload Clock.pde to your arduino. Next you need to decide on your statuses. Download the software zip file and extract it. If you want Mortal Peril you will need to login . To setup latitude login to google latitude and navigate to . Edit latitude.csv and find replace [USERID] with your userid. Startup the software and give it a whirl. The source is included if you need to debug it.

Tips and Tricks Ive been working on this post for awhile now, as I find these neat tips and tricks I wanted to keep them all together and be able to share them with all of you lovelies! I have tried all of these, so I know they work. Just call me Martha Stewart- you know, sans the jail time. Some are from pinterest, some are from my grandma. If I got them from somewhere, click the picture and it will take you to the genius who came up with it :) If there is no picture, then I have no idea where I heard it- or I would cite it! 1. HOLY CRAP. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If youre into nails, you have to check the awesomness out that is her blog. 12. via 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. via 22. 23. Head on over to I {heart} Nap Time and see some awesome recipies, craft ideas and overall awesomeness. 24. via 25. 26. 27. 28. via 29. 30. via 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. via That's all for now, lovelies, if you have any tips and ticks please feel free to pass them on!

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why? LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.” Tired of your dumb old microwave that just shoots friggin’ radio waves at food to cook it? In the coolest mod I’ve seen in ages, developer Nathan Broadbent has hacked away at his microwave to add stuff that any self-respecting microwave manufacturer of the year 2013 should have probably added themselves. Meet the Raspberry Picrowave. Here’s what it can do so far: Clock sets/updates itself across the InternetA barcode scanner pulls cooking instructions from an online database. If nothing else, man oh man do I want that self-setting clock. Stuffing a Pi into your microwave is cool and all, but the scale of the project gets a whole lot more impressive once he starts getting into the deeper details, from wiring the Pi into the microwave’s power supply, to designing a new control panel, to etching and producing a custom PCB that fits in the place of the original.

Tips, Tips, and More Tips 1M+1.If you have ever had to give eye drops to a small child, you know how hard it can be. Ask you child to lay down and close his/her eyes. Place a small drop on the inside corner of the eye. The drop will slip onto the eye ball as soon as the child opens their eyes. 2. on the squeaky area and sweep it into the cracks. 3. 4. on top of the ice and then fill the rest of the pot with water. 5. 6. per family member. 7. through them. 8. . 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. in a pot and let it boil. 15. that you bought then decided you did not like it? 16. . 17. with two holes, hang them evenly and easily by placing a single strip of masking tape over the back covering the two holes. 18. that you place under your flower pots to collect all the water that drains from the drains holes? 19. to match your bathroom style, then try looking in the regular curtain section. 20. 21. to organize and store all you medicine and first aid supplies. 22. 23. 24. saran wrap to line your refrigerator shelves. 25. 26. 27.

Painting: How to Paint a Room Fast Advice from a pro 1 of 1 Paint pro Bill Nunn “I use a roller tray instead of a roller screen in a bucket. Painting fast would seem to be at odds with getting great results, but that's how painting contractors make their living. For this story, we worked with painting expert Bill Nunn. Clean fast with TSP Clean surfaces with TSP Sponge walls and trim with a TSP solution to clean off dirt, oils and grease and prep the surface for better paint adhesion. You have to start with a clean surface for paint to adhere to previously painted walls and woodwork. Use TSP on all of your woodwork. Strain out the goobers Strain the paint Pour the freshly mixed paint through a straining cloth to remove finish-marring lumps. Even if you open your paint right after bringing it home from the paint store, you can still have small chunks or strands of hard paint in it. Buy a paint strainer at a home center or paint store or use old pantyhose to strain the paint. Paint window sashes faster Cut in sashes 1 of 5 2 of 5

Tips and Tricks- Part 2! I'm overwhelmed by all of your kind words and emails asking for more tips and ideas, and for all of the wonderful tips you have left for me. I'm going to try and make it a semi-regular thing here at In This Crazy Life; because lets face it we can all use a little help sometimes!! I also had lots of questions asking if you could Pin this/feature this/share this- and the answer is of course you can! The more help I can be, the better!! If you left a tip for me, but left it anonymously, then I cant give you credit- but if your name was there Ill certainly let the world know it was from you. If it came from another source, click the picture and it will take you there! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Hope you find something useful from this list, lovelies- keep your eyes peeled for more to come! Missed Part 1?