Reducing garden clutter

December 31, 2014 by · Comments Off on Reducing garden clutter 

When you have a stack of catalogues that date back to 1997, perhaps it?s time for a winter cleaning.

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Reupholstering a Sofa with Polyurethane Foam

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Reupholstering a Sofa with Polyurethane Foam 

Written by: The Foam Factory

Polyurethane foam is one of the most versatile substances used in modern manufacturing, and it’s an excellent material for a hobbyist to use in sofa foam replacement for the home. Reupholstering projects are simple, and they cost significantly less than buying a new couch. All you need is some custom cut foam shapes and new fabrics for the couch. You would also benefit from some sewing skill, but iron-on zippers are available for covers. The project takes a solid weekend’s worth of work, but the end result is something completely different for your space. After you’ve tried one, you’ll probably want to do the whole house.

Clean the Couch

Before you deal with couch foam, give everything a very thorough cleaning. Especially if the couch is a garage sale or roadside couch. You don’t want to attract creepy crawlies in your space, so don’t be afraid to get into the nooks and crevices. Strip the fabric from the couch, you can use a seam ripper, and take measurements for how much you’ll need.

Why Polyurethane Foam is the Way to Go

Sofa cushions made of polyurethane foam have small pockets of air that compress as force is applied. In other words, air is released from the cushion as you sit down. This causes the foam to tense up and provide the support you need to sit down and relax. Foam can be altered as well, creating hard Styrofoam we know from packaging or flexible foam we find in memory foam mattress toppers. This is the same kind of technology we find at work on memory foam mattresses, but it’s a fraction of the cost. You can also purchase foam at different densities, giving you that softness you crave.

Polyurethane also tends to be highly resilient under stress, which is excellent for something that people will sit on for a prolonged amount of time.

Final Thoughts

Choose fabrics that match the décor of your home. Leather is difficult to reupholster, but not impossible. It may be worth it for sentimental pieces, but it might be just as well to let them go for the costs. Over all, reupholstering projects are excellent for a discount living room that has your own style. You can even bring foam sheets outdoors to patio sets, where foam cushions make excellent replacements for patio chairs and lounges.

Philips Helps Madison Square Garden Shine With State-of-the-Art Connected LED Lighting System

December 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on Philips Helps Madison Square Garden Shine With State-of-the-Art Connected LED Lighting System 

Royal Philips : The Madison Square Garden Company has added a dynamic exterior LED lighting system to The World's Most Famous Arena from Philips, the world leader in lighting.

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Helping your garden weather the cold of winter | HomeWork

December 27, 2014 by · Comments Off on Helping your garden weather the cold of winter | HomeWork 

Make your plant paradise thrive in the spring and summer with these tips to help it make it through the winter.

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Garden City Police arrest two women in Christmas Eve theft

December 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on Garden City Police arrest two women in Christmas Eve theft 

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Garden of Life® Sets a New Standard for Vitamins

December 23, 2014 by · Comments Off on Garden of Life® Sets a New Standard for Vitamins 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Garden of Life, the leader in whole food, science-based, Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified nutrition, is changing the name of its top selling multivitamins from Kind Organics to mykind Organics. Introduced in June 2014 in collaboration with New York Times best-selling author, actress and health advocate Alicia Silverstone …

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London 'garden bridge' gets official approval

December 19, 2014 by · Comments Off on London 'garden bridge' gets official approval 

London (AFP) – The project to create a garden bridge over the River Thames between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars got the final go-ahead on Friday, with the office of the London mayor announcing construction could start in 2015.

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Thomas Heatherwick's 'Garden Bridge' gets the go-ahead in London

December 19, 2014 by · Comments Off on Thomas Heatherwick's 'Garden Bridge' gets the go-ahead in London 

London's new “Garden Bridge,” designed by Thomas Heatherwick, has been given the final seal of approval by the city's mayor Boris Johnson, meaning the project can go ahead.

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London’s Garden Bridge Gets Go-Ahead for Construction Next Year

December 19, 2014 by · Comments Off on London’s Garden Bridge Gets Go-Ahead for Construction Next Year 

The Garden Bridge, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, will be 366 meters (1,200 feet) long and will connect Temple on the north bank of the Thames to the South Bank.

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Garden clubs

December 18, 2014 by · Comments Off on Garden clubs 

Alderwood Garden Club: Crossroads Church, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood; Millie Lawrence at 425-743-1430; LMillieBob@gmail.com. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; Wayne Lawson, 360-659-9218.

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