Monthly Archives: October 2012

Has your cabinet become old? A fresh coat of paint gives new life to vintage metal cabinets. 

Cabinets were believed to keep out unwanted bugs and rodents while giving a fresh, clean

appearance to the room. The vintage cabinets are sometimes found to be in need of refurbishing

 to return them to their original glory and a new coat of paint often is all it takes. 

The followings are directions for painting a metal cabinet. 

1. Prepare the area around the cabinet. Lay tarps or plastic sheets over the flooring or other 

surfaces surrounding the cabinets. If the cabinets are attached to the wall, use masking tape 

to secure newspaper onto the area to protect the walls.

2.Rough the surface with 120 grit sandpaper or steel wool. Work from the top down to be sure

 to get the entire surface of the cabinet. Do not forget to do the insides of the doors. The roughing

 will assist the primer in holding to the surface.

3.Clean the cabinet. Wipe down the cabinets with clean rags and water to remove any debris

 left from the roughing. Allow to dry completely before proceeding.

4.Use a sponge paint roller to apply metal paint primer in long, straight passes. Move horizontally,

 up and down the cabinet. Allow to dry for up to 12 hours.

5.Paint the cabinet. Use a sponge paint roller to apply the paint in long strokes to leave as few stop

 and start points as possible. Allow to dry before adding a second coat.

Now you have read the directions. You may follow the directions and start to paint your cabinet

and give it a fresh look. 




India is in the festive season. Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, 

popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a festival celebrated between mid-October 

and mid-December for different reasons. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important 

festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together

 in their homes. During this festive season, many discounts, freebies and special schemes 

offered by home appliances makers , auto companies and banks are raining on customers. 

Diwali is an all-India festival and it is extremely important for the industry. During the season,

consumers like to upgrade their home appliances and consumer electronic products. 

Electronics firms have launched special campaigns and are offering additional gifts in the 

form of freebies ranging from Rs.10,000 to Rs.50,000, apart from finance help to attract 

customers.Home appliance makers and suppliers also have discounts and special schemes 

for customers.


“It is our endeavour to make the auspicious festive season even more special for our consumers

by giving them exciting gifts with their purchases,” said Mahesh Krishnan, vice president, 

consumer electronics business, Samsung India.

“The gifts available to consumers range from Samsung tablets for our hi-end Series 7 and 8

 in Smart TVs and select Side-by-Side refrigerators to mobiles for select home appliance 

products,” Krishnan told IANS.

Some customers believe that shopping in the festive season is a good way to allocate funds

 smartly and the high inflation rates could not stop them from buying products theydesire. Now

go to the shop and pick up the home appliances you want!

When it comes to color and animate the space or a certain room, garden decor is very popular. The floral prints are always transmitted inside the room or the house of joy and warmth, thus eliminating the cold and dark atmosphere.

floral print

Follow our tips to get a deco positive atmosphere at home!

The elements that characterize better the floral print are the curtains, sheets and bedspreads, furniture covers for cushions or small print. If you love nature and you want it to be present every day in your home then choose your favorite colors and create a vibrant and refined decoration.

Pay attention to your bedroom decor for floral prints can easily agglomerate space especially if there are many complex models or colors. To avoid this and to create the best decoration in your room it is appropriate to comply with the rules as follows:

– Look for floral patterns that are in line with the rest of the colors in the room. For example, if the carpet color green then it is advisable to place a cloth printed with the nature. A rug in shades of purple should always be in the room with a curtain of colorful print.

– Balance tables or decorations in your room and not to create a too colorful. Or whether walls or curtains, it is not recommended to put too floral prints. The flowers are large and powerful, but only a wonderful quiet background.

– Repeat the colors and floral patterns to balance the image and print space becomes more uniform.

If you think this dress is too much furniture with floral covers, so choose models covers uniform color and accessorize them with flowery cushions for decoration!

Put in your room paintings or art objects including themes or floral prints. Natural landscapes or flower vases have as the main objective of creating an inner feminine.

Lately there has been an increasing trend to use instead of the usual TV cabinet for media that secure the TV on the wall. The popular support for lcd tv products from various companies, including Italian. Some models are very economical and practical.

This new “trend” is due to several factors. First of all, the reason is that the screens nowadays are all dishes. Do you know someone who still has a CRT television (not your grandparents)?

The first great revolution which led to the lcd or plasma was precisely the thickness unfair than older cathode ray tubes.

This allowed us to use less space to place a TV so that may protrude from the wall practically just 10-20 centimeters.

Therefore if one wants in theory can occupy less space in depth and therefore may require a less profound compared to the usual door TV.

Secondly, the living spaces of apartments and houses are reduced, so save even a few inches can be useful for a better living space.

As a third point in favor of tv wall brackets have to say that they are practical and many models allow you to turn the TV in several directions. So it is possible with the same television watching the news when you are eating, and enjoy the movie lying on the sofa.

But now we come to mobile TV, are just to be divested? Sure that in reality is not important to the decor of your home?

The door televisions enclose a wide range of furniture: from the simplest ones made of glass and with aluminum structure, bases TV as wide as a wall. The choice is wide and depends very much on what we want to do our TV stand.

Yes, because media can simply support a screen, mobile TV can do much more.

If the mobile then we can fix the door inside many everyday objects, ready for home use.

Therefore highly recommended to think with a cool head for what we need and what functions we are absolutely in our TV cabinet.

If we only need a TV holder with shelves for dvd then a simple structure may suffice, otherwise we will have to move towards a more comprehensive Mobile.

An aspect not to be underestimated is the ability to furnish that have some furniture.

In fact, a nice TV stand placed in the living room with a sofa in front, is already in itself is certainly also a furniture and landscaping of our house.

There are many styles from modern to classic furniture, each with its own characteristics and each with its own market niche.

Of course we all have our tastes and so you should also choose based on these.

So in summary: TV cabinet or stand lcd tv?

It depends! Depends on our needs! However, a tip: if you can buy a fine piece of furniture: surely the advantages of owning one are more than a simple support.

The flat screen televisions have been without doubt one of the most successful appliances for homes, we have seen grow over the first decade of the century. No doubt these devices offer a quality of vision and performance far superior to the old TV, but then their particular design to put in a fix more than one owner, when you place your TV in a cabinet in the did not fit or did not fit where.

For this reason, many designers and companies began to wring the brain for new furniture where you can display televisions and enjoy them. Thanks to them we now proposed as nice as this design of Leon Van Zanten.

The designer believes that a TV is a must in a modern home, and we propose to change our way of looking at these objects: in addition to practical items can become decorative elements, thanks to the TV cabinet creation. Furniture and appliance merge to create a beautiful combination, by the name of Bloom. The cabinet is shaped vase, and the idea of ​​the creator is that “the TV automatically becomes the flower that crowns the whole.”

Bloom has been created by gluing several layers of beech wood, and because of this structure has been possible to generate the curved and sensual furniture. It also carries three coats of varnish to protect and enhance its warm appearance, and its curved shape makes make me want to touch it … Another advantage of this clever design: the inside is hollow, so in addition to lighten the structure allows the TV cables pass and toward the inside wall outlets, so that pass virtually unnoticed. The cabinet Bloom does not forget anything: also has a discreet slot for Freeview, DVD … You can find it on the website of Leon Van Zanten.

The increase in energy prices and encourages even more individuals to control the cost of their consumption. There are grants for home improvements and to finance the energy efficiency of housing.

It is in this context that the ADEME publishes every year the guide “The financial settlement.” This guide includes all the financial aid available to individuals who wish to work in saving their homes or invest in housing performance.

This guide is intended for both homeowners and landlords and tenants and occupants for free. These grants support investments made by individuals in terms of energy saving and encourage this way.

Click here to download the guide ADEME “Financial aid habitat 2012”.

To renovate your home, you can also check the following grants:

Grant Anah to make improvements: The National Agency for Housing (Anah) provides financial assistance to carry out heavy work rehabilitating housing or severely degraded, or unworthy to carry out improvements housing. This excludes minor maintenance or decoration and work similar to the construction of new or expansion. Financial aid is awarded in terms of resources. It takes the form of a grant.

Funding of pension funds to make improvements: If you are retired and want to carry out work to improve your home, your retirement fund can provide financial assistance, subject to compliance with certain conditions of resources.

CAF loan to make improvements: Some owners or tenants who wish to carry out work to improve their housing can apply for a loan to the family allowance fund (CAF). The loan will be used to improve the main house.

Eco-interest loan: Eco-interest loan granted is intended to fund work to improve the energy consumption of existing homes. It is granted subject to compliance with certain conditions relating to the beneficiary and the nature of the proposed work. This loan is granted until 31 December 2013.

Habitat aids granted by local authorities: Through the survey conducted annually by the network ANIL / ADIL, you can consult, for each of the 76 departments of metropolitan France and DOM with a ADIL, aid to individuals granted by local authorities in terms of home ownership, home improvement, cost containment energy and adaptation of housing to the loss of autonomy.

This freestanding TV stand for flat screen TV in aluminum is designed in Denmark.

TV Stand 2012 from Danish Vivotel is a simple and stylish Danish design, when you need to hang your TV on a stand-alone TV stand in the home or office. The stand allows the TV to be placed away from the wall and contribute to a simple and airy interior design style.

TV Stand in Aluminum

Flat screen is mounted on a wide stable, fully closed pipe, so that it masks the usual tangle of wires, connectors, and other unsightly technique, but allows easy access when needed. The tube ends in a broad, flat foot to ensure stability.

All types of flat screen television may be mounted on the stand, and it can withstand a weight of up to approx. 30 kg.

There can be expanded with a player shelf that makes DVD / blue ray player, hard disk recorder or receiver box to “float” in television.

The price of Vivotel TV Stand 2012 is $ 3,099.