How to Decorate a Sofa with Pillows

Adding throw pillows to your sofa is an easy and inexpensive way to breathe new life to your living room or bedroom. It can, however, be overwhelming with all the choices out there. Here are a few tips to consider to help you find your way and have fun creating a new look with the simple addition of pillows. Steps Picking Out Your Pillows Choose pillows with complimentary colors for a bold and vibrant look. Pick two colors, opposite of one another on the color wheel, that are already present…

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How to Paint Rocks with Acrylic Paint (with Pictures)

Painting rocks with acrylic paint is a fun, inexpensive craft you can do with anyone. Make sure you have the right supplies — smooth rocks, brightly color acrylic paints, and a variety of brushes. Your rocks should be nice and clean before you start, so your paint adheres easily to the surface. You can practice your design before you start working on your rock. Make sure you use 1 brush per paint color and let the paint completely dry before you spray your rock with sealant. Part1 Choosing and Cleaning…

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How to Fix Broken Plastic

Most people assume that it’s less of a hassle to dispose of broken plastic pieces than it is to try to repair them. But plastics are easier to work with than you might realize. The key to an invisible fix is to first break the solid plastic down into a liquid so that it can blend with the intact surface and form a stronger bond. If a standard plastic glue isn’t enough to do the trick, try using a soldering iron to melt the edges of the fractured plastic. A…

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How to Test a Fire Alarm System

Fire alarms are essential safety devices that, when activated, will alert you of danger and quite possibly save your life. Testing your system regularly ensures that the detectors and alarms are working properly and will operate as intended during dangerous situations. In a Hurry? To see if a smoke detector has enough power, press and hold the test button located on the front or back of the device. You can test the particle detector by spraying a can of Smoke Test aerosol near the alarm. To check if the smoke…

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