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Decorate with A Message

By Tia Cristy

Decorate with A Message

Home décor is all about personal touch. Bare walls can feel cold and drab. Dressing up any colored wall with a splash of your own creative side can transcend your room into your masterpiece. When deciding what to place on the walls take your time to figure out what you can live with, what will make you happy to look at and what will inspire you day in and day out.

You Don’t Need to be a Business to Have a Sign

Adding a business sign to a feature wall in your home can become a great conversational piece. Place a sign that says simply ‘coffee’ in the kitchen can achieve a good mental vibe for morning. If letters are more your style, you can get individual letters to spell out your message. For the kids room, why not try large, chunky, metallic initials over the beds or dressers.

Go Neon

Neon isn’t just for the local pubs or salons. Picking up a neon sign for the man cave or placing one above the wet bar can attract just the right amount of attention.

Stay Inspired  

Placing an inspiring quote on the wall can fill a blank wall and give it a whole new life. If your not ready for the commitment on a wall, why not place a decal on a piece of old wood, and then hang the sign. Think about it, there are quotes for every room and every occasion. It’s a simple peel n’ stick method for art that will last for many years to come. If you have a wall design in your mind, but haven’t found it in the store, check out Americansignsletters.com where you can upload a picture for them to create your custom art. They even offer free shipping on every purchase, which is great for business owners too who are looking to revamp their signage.

So remember, when it comes to home décor, remember to make it your own space.

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Turn Metal Into Gold With Smart Home Improvement Projects

Turn Metal Into Gold With Smart Home Improvement Projects

Most people don’t know how much stuff they own. But there is a consensus that we probably own too much stuff that irremediably turns into clutter. Indeed, the average US household owns over 300,000 items. Most of these are unused, untouched, or even broken. They are only cluttering your home. More importantly, with nearly half of American households being unable to save money, it becomes important to find ways of improving your home with targeting decluttering and recycling. 12% of the world population lives in North America and Western Europe, yet they account for 60% of global private consumption expenses. Over the half of the objects you don’t use in your home consists of a metal arrangement, from your cutlery to your old plumbing system. So wouldn’t it be nice to turn some of your metal clutter into a way of making you financially, emotionally, and creatively rich?

scrap_metal_pelicansScrap metal pelican sculptures, Brisbane River

Give Your Old Metal Bits A New Life

Just because an object is old and has been unused for a period of time, it doesn’t mean that it is good for the bin. Indeed, with a little bit of DIY savviness, you can give a new life to old favorites. For example, an old bed spring can be transformed into a trellis, using the wire frame to help climbing fruits and vegetables to grow. All you need is to prime the metal and to spray paint it. Don’t forget a sealing coat to protect it from rusting. There are many ways to repurpose your old items into something new and useful. All you need is a little imagination and the desire to craft a better world.

640px-boxspring-corner_shifmanOld bed springs

Sell Old Metal Pieces

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you might find that there is nothing to do to save old metal scraps. From old water taps to the ancient electric copper system, it can be difficult to find a new purpose to these, unless you are inhabited by a creative spirit – if this is the case, please refer to the next paragraph. Before you consider binning your old metal pots and other items, check with professional scrap places that can offer scrap metal prices per pound. More importantly, they can find a new way of using your old metal, so it’s worthy exchange not only for your budget but also for the planet.

Metal Scrap Industry Brass Iron Waste Steel
Metal Scrap Industry Brass Iron Waste Steel

Collection of scrap brass and iron

How About Metal Art?

Metal art is not a new concept, and more and more crafters have embraced the idea of creating jewelry, sculptures, and other decorative items by recycling metal. If you enjoy the world of crafting, you will love making your own jewelry out of unused metal, such as making a bracelet with cans of soda or small bolts. For the most confident crafters, you can take inspiration from metal stick men sculptures to make your own reclaimed metal creation. Remember to use a sealing coat to protect your masterpiece from rust. Embracing your creative side may seem like a bold move, but you will soon love the decorative versatility of your old metal clutter!

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