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Published on January 24th, 2014 | by admin

Build New Furniture With Cable Ties Really!

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Want to remodel your home without paying fortune? In 2013, dozens of do it yourself (DIY) shows, including House Crashers, Kitchen Crashers, Yard Crashers, Blog Cabin, and Man Caves, earned impressive ratings. The shows’ increasing popularity make it clear; DIY projects — including large-scale endeavors like home remodeling — were big in 2013, and they are likely to be just as big in 2014. What are some inexpensive ways that can revamp rooms and furnishings?

Skip The Hammers and Power Drills

Many DIY enthusiasts are skipping hammers and power drills in favor of quick and efficient tricks, like using cable ties to hold together parts and furniture. For example, parents on Pinterest advocate building children’s lemonade stands with rustic, wooden crates; paint the crates a solid color and choose matching color cable ties to fasten four crates together. Many are also creating DIY bookcases and shelves, also using a combination of painted crates and cable ties. An ambitious interior design blog Busy Boo shows readers how to create a modern-looking chair using only flexible materials such as rubber, stainless steel piping, and nylon cable ties.

Choosing cable ties in lieu of metal fasteners eliminates the need for hammers, nail guns, hole punches, and power drills, saving valuable time during installation. Homeowners can also use plastic inserts to fasten materials — with secure threads, but without power tools.

Infuse Character Into Rooms With Jazzed Up Lighting

DIY designers can drastically alter the appearance and character of a room by installing globes over exposed light bulbs. Manufacturers sell globes in many styles and shapes, included frosted, matte, or even globes that mimic the appearance of the Earth and Moon. Finish new light fixtures off with decorative bolts or decorative screw cover caps to complete the look.

Remodeling and interior design does not have to be expensive and does not require a team of contractors. Build new furniture for less using cable ties and crates, or infuse personality into rooms with characteristic globes and decorative bolt covers.

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