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DIY chair cover: make your kitchen special

It's not difficult to make a cape yourself, the main thing is to think over its style in detail in advance It is not difficult to make a cape on your own, the main thing is to think over its style in detail in advance. The now popular art form hand-made has won a leading position in the design of interiors of kitchens of different directions. For a kitchen decorated in any style, you can make a unique accessory with your own hands, which will become a bright accent or a harmonious addition to the design and the logical completion of the interior image.

Do-it-yourself decorative or functional little things for the kitchen require a lot of perseverance, patience, and free time..

And although there are more than enough creative ideas for the kitchen on the Internet, thanks to your imagination, you can create something unique, adding a notorious personality to the image of your kitchen.

Deciding on the design of the stool cape

Capes are also convenient because they can be used not only on stools, but also in other places. Capes are also convenient because they can be used not only on stools, but also in other places.

You can add a wonderful accent to the interior of your kitchen with a stylish and original accessory, such as a stool or chair cover..

Needlework always requires great perseverance, and those who try to refute this have repeatedly been convinced that the ancient Slavic sayings were not fictions, because a product made “hastily” can be seen from afar.

For a kitchen decorated in a French classic or Provence style, covers for chairs or stools made of textiles made by hand will be indispensable attributes..

The design of the cape will largely depend on the design of your chairs or stools, as well as on the requirements for the cape itself and the style of your kitchen..

For light-colored capes, it is recommended to choose the material so that it does not lose its appearance after repeated washings. For light-colored capes, it is recommended to choose the material so that it does not lose its appearance after repeated washings.

  1. Chair back. For classic chairs, the ideal solution would be a straight back cover or tapered to the top. With such backs, both short and long covers that repeat the shape of the chairs will look good. For chairs that have a non-standard shape, covers may also not be entirely familiar. On such a chair, a pillowcase covering 1/3 or 2/3 of the back, made in the same style with the cape itself, will look great.
  2. Folds. Chair covers in classic style or country style look harmonious. Strict ironed folds on the cover will give the chair a decorous and neat look, while curvy assemblies are more flirty and not always suitable for classics..
  3. Game of contrasts. The cape will look more attractive with contrasting piping made of decorative cord, braid or a matching fabric. The decor is sewn along the perimeter of the lower part of the product and along the perimeter of the seat. If the cover on the back is short, then in order to create a complete design of the entire product, its edges are also distinguished by decorative edging..
  4. Holidays and weekdays. Very often, chair covers are sewn for a celebration or in case the upholstery has become old. You can sew everyday covers from a simpler fabric or choose the “golden mean” by making universal covers with your own hands, which, in addition to completing the aesthetic appearance of the entire kitchen, will protect the new upholstery.

Advantages and disadvantages

Similar classic capes can be found in Russian-style kitchens. Similar classic capes can be found in Russian-style kitchens. Pink chair covers with lace can be seen in Provence, country and many other kitchens. Pink chair covers with lace can be seen in Provence, country and many other kitchens.

There are many advantages to using chair covers, here are some of them:

  • Saving. The indisputable advantage of using chair covers is significant savings, because sewing a cape will cost much less than a banner and cosmetic restoration of chairs.
  • New design. Chair covers are a good way to freshen up boring furniture or change the interior of the kitchen during a cosmetic renovation..
  • Practicality. The cape is able to protect the chair and its upholstery from mechanical damage and burnout, and the cover made of durable fabric will become a powerful barrier for the claws of tailed pets.

The few disadvantages of using covers for chairs and stools include only the need for regular maintenance, since the kitchen is a place of increased pollution. Also, any fabric accumulates dust well, therefore, every time the covers are cleaned, they must be cleaned of dust..

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Where to start sewing: preparation stage

In order to sew capes on chairs for the kitchen with your own hands, you first need to prepare everything you need. To sew a cover for a chair or stool, you will need:

  1. Measuring tape;
  2. Cutting scissors;
  3. Sewing pins;
  4. Chalk or soap;
  5. Thick paper for creating patterns;
  6. Textile;
  7. Decorative elements (bows, ruffles, lace), depending on the selected cover model.

If you plan to “dress” not one, but several chairs at once in covers made of expensive materials, but you lack practice in this direction, it is better to pre-sew a trial cover or a cape from a cheaper material.

Sewing chair covers with your own hands

Chair cover pattern Pattern of a cape for a chair Here are a few main stages of work that should be guided when sewing a cape with your own hands for the first time:

  • Taking measurements. Accurate measurements are taken from all parts of the chair structure.
  • Pattern. Sewing any thing begins with the pattern of the product. In this case, if a cape is planned for a chair, then a pattern for the back and for the seat is required. If the cover is sewn on a stool, only the seat is taken into account. For the correct drawing up of the pattern, it is necessary to take measurements from the chair. There is no universal pattern for a chair cover, since there are a lot of chair models. Each model needs its own pattern, which will take into account all its bends, lines, and the location of the legs. The back of a chair can have completely different widths, heights and shapes, and the location of the legs relative to the seat can be enormously different..
  • Calculation of fabric. According to the pattern, you need to calculate the required amount of fabric to make a chair cover. The calculation of the amount of material is done taking into account all the frills and allowances. If you have to sew covers for a whole set of chairs, the correct layout will help to save fabric. To make a cover for an office chair, 1 m of standard-width fabric is enough. For a chair with a back, 2 m will be enough.

You should not sew chair covers exactly in size, because if in some places the cover is too narrow, it simply will not fit on the chair. In addition, most fabrics have the ability to shrink after washing..

  • Sewing a trial cover. If you come across handicrafts for the first time, and you have to work with expensive materials so as not to spoil the expensive fabric, it is better to sew a trial cover from inexpensive textiles, because it is very difficult to make an exact pattern of a chair cover without experience. This method will help you, making the fit of the pattern during the fitting process, to avoid damage to the material and a large amount of waste..
  • Cut. You can start cutting the fabric after the trial cover is ready. A pattern is attached to the fabric with pins, outlined with soap. On each side, it is necessary to leave a few centimeters of allowances for hemming edges or seams.

You should not buy too expensive fabric for sewing covers for everyday use, so that later you do not have to sew covers to protect the covers..

  • Sewing. The cover is sewn in the same sequence as the test cape was made..

We also suggest you watch a video on how to crochet a chair cover with your own hands:

In order to make a beautiful and high-quality cape for a stool or chair with your own hands, you need to have everything you need at hand and practice a little in making it.

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We do various design things with our own hands: useful little things for the kitchen

Original handmade accessories will make your kitchen unique Original hand-made accessories will make your kitchen unique Interesting and useful little things and hand-made devices give the house a special charm. They belong in the kitchen – such crafts make it cozy and especially homely. Many designer items can be easily done on your own with minimal handicraft skills. So, a useful master class on how to decorate the kitchen.

What is appropriate in the kitchen

What do-it-yourself design tricks are appropriate in the kitchen? It can be just interior things created for beauty, or there can be devices that are practical for the home – for example, an original dish dryer, an organizer, a cutting board. These are no longer just trinkets, but quite used crafts..

Decorative boards can play not only an aesthetic, but also a functional role. Decorative boards can play not only an aesthetic, but also a functional role.

In general, in the kitchen, it is appropriate to decorate it:

  • All kinds of napkins – fabric and bamboo;
  • Prints;
  • Decorative boards and plates;
  • Ceramic products;
  • Topiary;
  • Dryer;
  • Organizer;
  • Board for cutting bread and vegetables;
  • Tack sets and other accessories.

I must say that hand-made crafts are appropriate in almost any kitchen, no matter what style they are, from classics and ethno to high-tech. Of course, handicraft is more appropriate in the ethnic-style kitchen, especially if it is a potholder with Khokhloma-style applique or knitted napkins. But even for high-tech, you can create original kitchen trinkets. For example, vases woven of wire would be just right here..

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Topiary

You can decorate the kitchen by making a topiary – a kind of imitation of the tree of happiness. Today, such crafts have become very popular, because it is believed that topiary brings good luck to homes. Making such souvenirs on your own is extremely simple and does not require special skills. The master class can be viewed on the Internet.

As details of a tree – its leaves and flowers, completely different and sometimes unexpected accessories can be used – ribbons, bows, artificial flowers, artificial and live fruits, candies.

In order to make a topiary, you need to make a base. It will form the shape of a tree and any interesting components will be inserted into it.. The basis is made from:

  • old ball;
  • foam;
  • ready-made polystyrene balls, which are sold in hobby stores;
  • papier-mâché in the form of a ball.

Coffee beans are most often used to make the Coffee beans are most often used to make the “tree of happiness” Topiary in the form of a fruit still life will perfectly decorate the kitchen or dining room Topiary in the form of a fruit still life will perfectly decorate the kitchen or dining room

To make a stylish topiary in the kitchen, you need to think about the trunk. The trunk of a tree can be made from a real tree branch, wire, twisted sticks. If the topiary is tiny, then a pencil is used as a trunk..

A base is placed on the trunk. The wires are stuck into the base, on which those trinkets are fixed that depict the crown – bows, shells, sweets. The main thing is to plant the entire surface of the base tightly so that there are no gaps, trying to observe the rules of symmetry. The tree is planted in a flower pot, in which a synthetic winterizer can be placed as a filler. From above it is masked with expanded clay or decorative stones. Topiary ready.

Today, topiary is a very popular decorative element that adorns almost every home. Today, topiary is a very popular decorative element that adorns almost every home.

Drainer

Why not make some useful home furnishings? For example, kitchen accessories – dish dryers. Such a dryer can become a table decoration if you make it in an original style..

A wooden dish drainer looks very beautiful and original. To make it, you will need small blocks of wood – better than pine and anyway for wood. All details must be carefully sanded and glued. You can paint or varnish your wood drainer.

An original dish drainer can be made from wooden hangers. An original dish drainer can be made from wooden hangers. Vine weaving contributes to the appearance of unique products in the house Vine weaving contributes to the appearance of unique products in the house

You can make very original souvenirs for the kitchen if you use unexpected accessories. For example, a dish drainer can be made from pencils. A cutting board made of wood or just a piece of wood is used as the base of the stand. On the board, markings are made for the holes. The holes should be where the racks will stand in the dish drainer to hold the dishes. Pencils are used as racks. The holes are drilled with a drill, pencils are inserted into them, glued in and the dish dryer is ready. If you take pencils with colored bodies, you get a very funny positive thing. Such souvenirs can be safely made as a gift..

Half-written pencils can serve as material for making an extraordinary dryer Half-written pencils can serve as material for making an extraordinary dryer A tabletop dish drainer can be made from simple pencils and an unnecessary cutting board A tabletop dish drainer can be made from simple pencils and an unnecessary cutting board

Organizer for the kitchen

Organizers are interesting and useful kitchen gadgets for storing small things. The organizer can be made from fabric. You can even give such nice crafts for housewarming. To do this, you can take your favorite fabric and sew a rectangle out of it. Pockets of different sizes are sewn onto it. You can make appliqués on the pockets or embellish them with embroidery. Various knick-knacks can be glued to the pockets for decoration. Such an organizer will especially decorate the kitchen in a folk style..

An interesting organizer is obtained from a metal mesh. It can be painted in different colors – you can watch a master class on metal painting on the Internet. This organizer is great for a minimalist or high-tech kitchen. Various knick-knacks can be hung on the net, notes can be attached to it. The frame with all kinds of clothespins placed in it is also an interesting organizer where you can store trinkets and various interesting little things.

The organizer will allow you to keep order at home and beautifully present various knick-knacks and other pleasant kitchen trifles that sometimes accumulate at home.

The organizer of napkins and kitchen boards will stylishly complement the interior of the kitchen The organizer of napkins and kitchen boards will stylishly complement the interior of the kitchen Wicker baskets can be used to store small items or food Wicker baskets can be used to store small items or food Kitchen organizer keeps your home tidy Kitchen organizer keeps your home tidy

Napkins

You can decorate kitchen shelves, windowsill, table with napkins. If needlework is the mistress’s hobbyhorse, tony can be crocheted or knitted. If handicraft isn’t your strongest point, you can still quickly make a cloth napkin. Napkins with various patterns will look especially beautiful. Such handicraft is available to everyone – it is enough just to apply the selected pattern or pattern to the fabric using a stencil.

There is a special master class in stencil painting. But you can arrange a napkin without resorting to it. It is enough to choose the motif you like, transfer it to cardboard and cut a stencil using a clerical knife..

Hand-sewn napkins will make any kitchen interior cozy Hand-sewn napkins will make any kitchen interior cozy

Then everything is simple – a stencil is applied to the fabric and filled with acrylic paint on the fabric using a cotton swab or brush. No more accessories needed.

Important: Interesting interior solutions will be obtained if the motives of the napkin are applied to the walls, curtains or kitchen cabinets using the same stencil technique.

You can make other souvenirs for the kitchen using the same painting through a stencil. For example, salt shakers with a picture, cookbooks with a picture on the cover, and other pleasant knick-knacks, which are usually lined with shelves at home, will be a good decoration of the kitchen..

Crochet napkins (video)

Kitchen rug

The rug looks very cute in the kitchen. It can be woven, braided. Moreover, to create a rug, complex devices are not required, although needlework is quite complex and already requires skills.

The simplest thing is to make the rug in a knotted manner. To do this, you will need a net for the rug and old things that you can’t throw away, having interesting colors. Old things just need to be cut into strips. Then each strip is simply tied in a knot in the mesh cage, leaving the length of the ends as long as the pile you want in the rug. The work is simple, but painstaking. The rug can be made in a couple of evenings. Here the secret is in the beautiful selection of colors..

Pigtails can be woven from strips of fabric. And already wrap the pigtails in a spiral. You will also get a beautiful rug in grandmother’s style..

Interesting rugs can be made from twine. It is better to take thick twine. It can be simply wound into a roll, securing it with threads so that the roll does not fall apart. It will turn out such a pancake, similar to a saw cut from a tree. Such a rug is made quickly, but it looks impressive..

Interesting rugs are made from fabric balls sewn together. But this handicraft takes time.

In a word – the rug for the kitchen is a stylish and easy-to-make accessory with your own hands..

DIY fabric rug (video)

Conclusion

You can make crafts in the kitchen with your own hands, guided by ideas found on the Internet or guided by your imagination and skills. In any case, do not be afraid that such crafts will look ridiculous. Even if they are not as professional as they wanted, they will still create interesting and unusual interiors, the main value of which is originality and pieceiness..

Examples of stylish design details for your kitchen (photo)

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Instructions: do-it-yourself panels for the kitchen

A wonderful decoration for the kitchen is a panel made by yourself A wonderful decoration for the kitchen is a panel made by yourself You can decorate the walls of the kitchen in different ways. You can hang photos or a painting purchased from a store. Or you can make something more unusual – a wall panel. This will give the kitchen a special atmosphere of warmth and comfort, because it is hand-made things that, like no others, can create the feeling of a home. It is actually not so difficult to make a panel, as this master class speaks about..

What can be done

Here the craftswomen will find a lot of room for creativity. In fact, a panel can be made from literally anything, using only what is in the house. If you do not have enough skills, then a master class viewed on the Internet will help you cope with the matter.

A hand-made wall panel will give the kitchen a cozy atmosphere A hand-made wall panel will give the kitchen a cozy atmosphere

The panel can be:

  • in the form of a collage of photographs and drawings;
  • salt dough compositions;
  • compositions of dried flowers;
  • cereal compositions;
  • textiles;
  • clay;
  • wool for felting.

And this is not a complete list of what can be used to create a panel. So, the master class of the easiest panels to perform.

Panel from photographs

In every home, you can find many photographs that are either dusty, locked in photo albums, or are on disks. Nobody sees them and the owners of the photos themselves gradually forget about them. Why not make thematic panels that would decorate the house and please the eye? This can be a great memory of a trip or an event..

For the panel, you need to select photos that are suitable for the topic. And it is not at all necessary that the panel in the kitchen should reflect the theme of products. It is quite appropriate here and a panel with the theme of the next vacation.

A panel of photographs will not only decorate your kitchen, but will also constantly remind you of the brightest moments of your life. A panel of photographs will not only decorate your kitchen, but will also constantly remind you of the brightest moments of your life.

Some photos will look boring. They need to be supplemented with some memorabilia related to the photo. For example, if these are photographs from a vacation spot, then you can use with them entrance tickets to museums and zoos (they can be very colorful), key chains and flat magnets.

As a background, the basis on which to place photos and all sorts of cute little things, you can use the map of the vacation spot. Photos and tickets are placed on it in random order and glued. Next, the composition is placed in a frame and the panel for the kitchen is ready. This simple master class will help you make such compositions for different rooms..

DIY decorative panel, master class (video)

Volumetric panels – master class

Volumetric panels for the kitchen can be made by hand from textiles, clay, salt dough. In this case, you can mold different figures from clay or salt dough, and then frame them, creating a composition. In the same way, the figures can be simply sewn from various fabrics with your own hands, filled with holofiber and get very voluminous and decorative panels..

Important: Working with clay is not so easy and requires certain skills. In addition, there is a lot of dirt from the clay. Therefore, it is quite possible to replace it with salt dough, which is much easier to work with. It is as flexible as clay, but it is molded much easier and does not give any dirt..

In order to make a wall panel from salted dough, you will need flour, salt, imagination and a frame.

Salted dough panel can become a real masterpiece in your kitchen Salted dough panel can become a real masterpiece in your kitchen It will not be difficult to make a volumetric clay panel It will not be difficult to make a volumetric clay panel

A plastic mass from salt dough is made as follows:

  • mix a glass of flour and a glass of finely ground salt.
  • add 100 g of water;
  • add a tablespoon of vegetable oil.

Instead of water, you can use paste – add a tablespoon of starch to a glass of water, bring to a boil and cook until thickened. Such a do-it-yourself paste will make the dough more plastic..

Important: the master class of many masters recommends, instead of water and handmade paste, use glue – bustilate, vinyl glue for wallpaper.

Figures can be formed from salted dough. A panel with cheerful villagers, figurines of dishes and vegetables will look good in the kitchen. DIY figurines must be baked in the oven, like ordinary dough. You don’t need to burn it, but just leave it to dry. After firing, the figures are painted.

A volumetric panel can be made from absolutely any materials A volumetric panel can be made from absolutely any materials

We recommend using a frame as the basis for the panel. In the frame, you can place a piece of fabric that matches the color as a background. For example, if the figurines made of salt dough should be against the sky, then you can use a blue cloth. Figures made of salted dough are attached to the background and everything is framed.

Panel of dried flowers and leaves

You can make a panel with your own hands using various gifts of nature – leaves, cones, dried flowers. A panel of leaves for the kitchen looks cute and elegant, especially if very unusual specimens are used. Dried leaves brought from distant countries can be used to create a beautiful collage, especially when supplemented with local dried flowers and pictures. A detailed master class on working with dried flowers can be viewed on the Internet.

A panel of dry roses will look elegant and sophisticated A panel of dry roses will look elegant and sophisticated

The main thing here is to work carefully, since the material is very fragile. The composition of leaves must first be assembled separately, to see how harmonious it will look. Then you need to carefully transfer the composition of leaves to the base-background, gluing one element at a time. After the end of the work, the composition of leaves is covered with glass and placed in a frame so that the dried flowers do not gather dust. The panel for the kitchen is ready!

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Do-it-yourself textile panel

It is not difficult to make such a panel if you have the skills to work with fabric. The panel can be easily assembled from various sewn figures. Tilde-style sewn dolls are quite suitable. They can be placed in a frame and the panel is ready..

A wonderful panel will turn out if you sew semi-flat figures. Such figures are lightly stuffed with filler – so that they look slightly more voluminous. Then a composition of figures is made. They can then be sewn to the base or glued.

If you make additional elements of wood, sticks for the figures, it will turn out even more interesting.

Textile panels can be made in different ways. Textile panels can be made in different ways. The drawing on the cardboard is laid out from fine wool fibers The drawing on the cardboard is laid out from fine wool fibers

Wool panel

Why not make a panel painting out of wool? To do this, take a sheet of cardboard and wool for felting in different colors. The wool is torn to the finest fibers. They begin to lay out the selected drawing from them. To make this easier, the drawing must be drawn on the basis – cardboard, on which the wool is laid out.

You can work with wool like watercolors. Each tuft of wool is applied to the drawing, like a smear. Thanks to the texture of the wool, an almost complete illusion of watercolor painting is obtained..

Such a panel must be covered with glass. The glass will firmly press the wool and prevent the pattern from getting lost, and besides, it will protect the wool from dust pollution.

Black and white panels as a gift (video)

Conclusion

If you give free rein to imagination, then you can come up with many more different types of panels. On the Internet, you can watch a master class on working with materials and start realizing your fantasies with your own hands. And the kitchen will be cozy and homely warm!

Do-it-yourself panel for the kitchen (photo)

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Stylish baguettes for curtains: characteristics and selection rules

Baguette cornices are used if the general interior idea requires accents on window openings Baguette cornices are used if the general interior idea requires accents on window openings. Baguette is a strip of wood, plastic, foam or other material that hides the joint between the ceiling and the wall. Another name for this design is ceiling cornice. Baguettes for curtains with a stretch ceiling hide the place where the curtains are attached, which allows you to visually increase the height of the ceiling. The solid light surface of the ceiling looks attractive and elegant.

Baguette for curtains: types and advantages

What is the advantage of curtain moldings over traditional curtain rods? Invisible fastening, monolithic construction with the ceiling, the ability to paint the baguette in any suitable color and independently choose the length of the bracket.

What are the baguettes according to their function?:

  • Fasteners used with false ceilings;
  • Decorative used as an independent element of the interior.

In order for the curtain baguette to blend harmoniously into a single interior style, you need to choose the right material from which this cornice is made In order for the curtain baguette to blend harmoniously into a single interior style, you need to choose the right material from which this cornice is made

What are the baguettes at the attachment point:

  • Wall mounted, installed above the window opening;
  • Ceiling, installed on the plane of the ceiling above a wall with a window.

For wall moldings, a bracket is required – a forward-protruding mount that brings the curtain canvas to the desired distance from the window. Ceiling moldings do not need brackets, they are bolted directly to the ceiling. Ceiling moldings allow you to delimit the room anywhere, and not just close the window. Therefore, they are actively used in restaurants, cafes and other halls with a large area. The front part of the baguette can be closed with a cornice, a decorative panel.

A baguette can be made to order from any material, even gold. Of the models available for sale, the most popular are baguettes made of polyurethane, plaster and plastic. A baguette can be made to order from any material, even gold. Of the models available for sale, the most popular are baguettes made of polyurethane, plaster and plastic.

These materials are the easiest to paint to match the room, they are the cheapest, durable and practical. The surface of the cornice can be multi-level, flat or embossed. Both already painted and white baguettes are on sale, which you can tint yourself if you wish..

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How to choose a baguette for curtains: nuances and secrets

Before buying a baguette, you need to make a rough plan for the curtains on the window. Baguettes come in the form of a string, tube or bar. The slats are usually plastic, the strings are metal, and the tubes can be of any material, such as aluminum.

By the number of rails, the baguette bar can be:

  • Single-row rail, curtains designed for one whole sheet or for two sheets, in equal proportions, covering the window;
  • Double row, along which two curtains can move independently of each other;
  • Three-row, used for multi-layer curtains or for curtains with tulle lining.

Stylish interiors with sophisticated, sophisticated curtains require high aesthetic eaves. In this case, a baguette cornice is most suitable. Stylish interiors with sophisticated, sophisticated curtains require high aesthetic eaves. In this case, the baguette cornice is most suitable.

Based on the curtain model, you need to choose a baguette with the right number of rails. String baguettes are simply two brackets with any number of strings stretched between them, usually 2. This design can only be used for curtains made of lightweight fabric, any significant stress on the strings can lead to sagging. All other baguettes are a tube through which rings with curtains are passed. In everyday speech, this type is called “curtain”.

The mechanism for fastening the curtains is hidden under the baguette board. The very same baguette can be ceiling or wall The mechanism for fastening the curtains is hidden under the baguette board. The very same baguette can be ceiling or wall

How to calculate the ideal baguette parameters:

  • The baguette should extend beyond the boundaries of the window opening by at least 15 cm or to the corner of the room;
  • If you plan to use a wall molding, you need to choose brackets that will extend the curtains 10-15 cm from the wall.

Modern moldings are produced not only in straight lines, but also in corner models that can be installed in niches. The deliberate choice of a baguette will make the window opening a decoration of the room.

Backlit curtain baguette (video)

DIY curtain baguette installation: how to hang correctly

In order to assemble a baguette, you will need a stepladder and a set of tools.

The toolbox should include:

  • Perforator and screwdriver;
  • Dowels and screws;
  • Level, tape measure, pencil for marks.

The image indicates the parameters that need to be taken into account when selecting or ordering a baguette for curtains, as well as when installing it. The image indicates the parameters that need to be taken into account when selecting or ordering a baguette for curtains, as well as when installing it.

The baguette installation has the following parameters:

  • Symmetrical arrangement in the center of the window opening;
  • The edges of the baguette extend beyond the contours of the window opening by 10-25 cm;
  • Distance from the protruding part of the window sill in the horizontal plane – at least 2-5 cm.

Window sills come in different widths. And when installing a wall molding, you need to take into account how far the brackets carry the curtains forward. The ceiling molding must also be positioned at the correct distance from the wall..

If the window sill is very wide, the brackets are short or the ceiling molding is installed too close to the wall, the curtains will hang unevenly If the window sill is very wide, the brackets are short or the ceiling molding is installed too close to the wall, the curtains will hang unevenly

For measurements, you can take a thread with any weight, for example, a nut. From the place where the baguette is supposed to be attached, lower the thread with the nut down. If the distance from the thread to the protruding edge of the window sill is 2-5 cm, everything is in order. If the thread touches the window sill, you need to increase the indentation from the wall.

Installation of a wall molding, step by step instructions:

  • Drill 2-3 holes in the wall with a punch;
  • Insert a dowel into each hole;
  • Fix the brackets using self-tapping screws;
  • Insert the baguette bar; if the bar is with rings, put on the rings in advance;
  • If the baguette has decorative finials, install them last..

When attaching a baguette cornice, you need to take into account the weight of the curtains, because the structure will carry this load every day. For heavy curtains, choose reinforced fasteners When attaching a baguette cornice, you need to take into account the weight of the curtains, because the structure will carry this load on a daily basis. For heavy curtains, choose reinforced fasteners

Step-by-step instructions for installing a ceiling molding:

  • Drill 2-3 holes in the ceiling with a punch;
  • Install the dowels and fix the baguette bar with self-tapping screws;
  • Hang the curtains and enjoy the great view of the room.

The number of mounting holes differs depending on the model. If you plan to hang very heavy curtains, you need to make additional holes in the baguette, otherwise the happiness from a new repair can hit you on the head at the most unexpected moment.

What does a baguette for curtains with eyelets look like?

Eyelets are rings that are inserted directly into the curtain fabric. Thick and dense curtain fabrics are used with eyelets. A baguette with eyelets is just a strip on which the curtain is put on..

Installation of a baguette with eyelets is carried out simultaneously with the curtains.

When choosing a baguette for curtains on grommets, it is important to consider the width of the tube and the diameter of the rings. When choosing a baguette for curtains on grommets, it is important to consider the width of the tube and the diameter of the rings.

Eyelets protect the curtain fabric from all damage, the design is extremely simple and convenient to use. Curtains glide along the plank easily, effortlessly and without delay.

How to choose curtain baguettes for a stretch ceiling

If the repair takes place with the installation of a stretch ceiling, you need to take care of the ways of attaching the curtains in advance. A ceiling molding requires the installation of a wooden plank for fastening even before stretching the ceiling. Then self-tapping screws are screwed into this bar.

It is necessary to calculate the exact location of the embedded structure when installing a stretch ceiling in advance It is necessary to calculate the exact location of the embedded structure when installing a stretch ceiling in advance

An easier option is to install a wall molding in a room with a stretch ceiling. It will not be difficult, even if the repair has already been completed..

How to close the curtain baguette

The front part of the baguette can be covered with a decorative panel, cornice.

Ceiling and wall cornices are made of different materials:

  • Plastic from polyvinyl chloride;
  • Wooden from natural wood and pressed wood shavings;
  • Plaster;
  • Polyurethane;
  • Cloth, come with curtains, usually made from the same fabric.

Stretch ceiling with a baguette for curtains: installation (video)

How to choose the right cornice will tell you the general style of the room. The cornice should harmoniously fit into the interior and create the desired impression when looking at the window opening.

Baguette for curtains in the interior (photo)

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Beautiful clips for curtains in the interior: types and features

Clips for curtains can be made of different materials and have different functionality Clips for curtains can be made of different materials and have different functionality For fixing, fixing curtains or for additional decor and giving originality to the interior, use different clips for curtains. Modern technologies and ideas of designers have developed fasteners from various materials and non-standard shapes.

Clothespins for curtains and their varieties

It is necessary to select fasteners taking into account the peculiarities of curtains and the interior, because each type of clips has its own advantages and disadvantages in use..

Due to their strength, metal clips are able to hold heavy curtains Due to their strength, metal clips are able to hold heavy curtains

There are several main types of clamps:

  • Metallic. The greatest popularity for a long time and to the present time is held by metal clips-clothespins. Such pintucks can be used for more than a dozen years. Despite their not particularly adorable appearance, metal clips attract housewives with their accessibility and compatibility with many curtains. But metal also has its drawbacks. A small disadvantage of such clothespins is leaving marks on the curtains, which are not so easy to remove. And even worse, when an unpleasant rust from metal appears on the snow-white curtains.
  • Magnetic. Instead of metal pins, modern magnetic ones come. In appearance, such clamps are the most attractive, and in terms of reliability they are not inferior to those described above. Magnetic curtain clips can transform any room as the variety of figures and objects is quite wide. The color and design of the products can be matched to any interior or shades of curtains. The main function of such pintucks is to join two pieces of curtains or curtains in the center. The curtains are fastened using magnets located on opposite sides of the cord.
  • Plastic. Clips made of plastic are not inferior in demand, but have low practicality and functionality. Due to the large range of colors and low cost, plastic curtains are popular for small and lightweight curtains. Heavy curtains due to their fragility, plastic is not able to withstand.
  • Decorative. Curtain clips can also perform other functions, such as curtain clips. Usually, this method is chosen as giving the interior sophistication and beauty. But hairpins must be chosen correctly and tastefully. So, with bright curtains or with a variegated pattern, the accessory should be neutral and calm shades to avoid bad taste..

The idea of ​​clamps for the kitchen. Such an accessory is easy to make with your own hands from the same dishes. The idea of ​​clamps for the kitchen. Such an accessory is easy to make with your own hands from the same dishes.

And the best option for the original design will be clothespins that carry a semantic load. Elements of flowers or animals, figures or various objects on any theme will emphasize the style and interior of any room. Clips made of plastic in the form of funny animals for children’s rooms will look especially cute and fabulous. For the kitchen and dining area, use fruit or vegetable clips. To emphasize the richness and sophistication of the room, the choice should be stopped on hairpins with rhinestones and other stones..

Decorative clips for curtains (video)

Functions of clothespins for curtains

Curtain clips have great functionality. In addition to decorating a room, fittings can be used to adjust the flow of sunlight or hide small nuances of an old window..

With the help of clips, you can create interesting folds on curtains and curtains that will serve as an excellent window and room decor. It is important to adhere to the style of the interior when creating compositions..

To hide the flaws of the window, clothespins should be attached parallel to the window sill. Such a pick-up provides a high level of light penetration, and the fabric is formed in the form of graceful folds, which gives comfort and coziness to the room. For narrow windows, a pick-up made closer to the ceiling is most suitable. Such a design of curtains will visually help to increase the window opening and give the curtains chic and elegant.

For rooms with low ceilings, the clips are positioned at 2/3 of the curtain height, resulting in an elevated and spacious room effect. In addition, such a pickup ensures maximum sunlight penetration into the room. For rooms with low ceilings, the clips are positioned at 2/3 of the curtain height, resulting in an elevated and spacious room effect. In addition, such a pick-up ensures maximum sunlight penetration into the room.

If there are several types of curtain clips, you can quickly and easily change the window view by attaching clips of a different shape or bend the length of the curtains to the desired height. A few actions taken and the window decor will acquire intricacy, attractiveness and originality.

Magnetic curtain clips (video)

DIY curtain pins

A rich assortment of clamps from any material can be found in special outlets. But if you have time, desire and imagination, you can make such clamps yourself.

DIY clamps will add more sophistication and luxury to the room.

Magnetic grips are a versatile decorative element of the interior. They can be used not only as holders, but also used instead of hooks or rings on the cornice. Magnetic grips are a versatile decorative element of the interior. They can be used not only as holders, but also used instead of hooks or rings on the cornice.

For the manufacture of accessories, you can take various flowers, ribbons, which can be decorated with beads and rhinestones. Do-it-yourself clamps will add originality and uniqueness to the window opening. Such creativity will make it possible to realize the most non-standard dreams of creating an exquisite interior into reality..

DIY curtain clips (MK video)

The right choice of clothespins for curtains

The range of curtain clips is huge and exclusive. Therefore, in order to correctly and tastefully select the necessary accessories, one should take into account the type of textile design and interior features..

Heavy curtains will only withstand strong and sturdy clips Heavy curtains will only withstand strong and sturdy clips

Namely:

  • Light curtains must be picked up with invisible and airy tucks;
  • Match the color and shape of the clips to the interior of the room.

Tiebacks for curtains in the interior (video)

Curtain clips keep pace with curtains and are a great accessory. The functionality of the pintles is increasing every time, thanks to which unique and useful compositions on the windows are created. Drastic changes to the window will bring unusualness and amusement to the room. All that is required of you is imagination.

Clips for curtains in the interior (photo)

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Repair and restoration of samovars: saving authentic decor

Such an original piece of furniture, like a samovar, evokes a touch of antiquity in the room and creates a special noble atmosphere. Such an original piece of furniture, like a samovar, casts a veil of antiquity in the room and creates a special noble atmosphere.Today, in very rare cases, a samovar is used as a water heater. If we are talking about an electric samovar, then it fulfills its functions to a greater extent, but even repairs will not save the so-called grandmother’s samovars (in the sense that they are unlikely to brew tea in them). Indeed, a samovar today is a luxurious interior element. And in the kitchen, and in some cases, in the living room, it can become a design highlight. But here it would be appropriate to say about such a concept as the restoration of samovars, because it is the transformation of these utensils that is consonant with the decorative purposes of using samovars.

DIY samovar repair: how to do it right

If we talk about overhaul, that is, not only decorative, it can consist of many points.

Repair of samovars may include:

  • Body straightening;
  • Elimination of the causes of leakage of pipes and faucets, handles, etc .;
  • Elimination of cracks;
  • Anti-scale;
  • Tinning;
  • Replacement of parts of a samovar with a preliminary selection;
  • Cleaning the case;
  • Final polishing of the case after cleaning.

Repair or restoration of a samovar also includes the replacement of a pipe with a preliminary selection Repair or restoration of a samovar also includes the replacement of a pipe with a preliminary selection

Restoration is usually done by professionals, but if you know some of the basics of the technology for repairing such things, self-repair restoration is quite real.

By the way, if you are the owner of an old samovar, volumes of 15-20 liters, even the highest quality restoration is unlikely to help it become an active subject for tea drinking. Well, if you are going to restore small samovars, then it is quite possible to return them to their original functionality..

How samovars are restored (video)

Tinning a samovar: do it yourself

Metal utensils have one unpleasant property – air and ordinary food products act in such a way that over time, the surface of such utensils oxidizes. And oxidation entails covering the surface with a film, which poses a certain threat to human health..

So that such a misfortune does not happen to your samovar, tinning is necessary. That is, the surface of the samovar, the one that comes into contact with water, will be covered with a layer of metal, which is less susceptible to external influences. Most often, such a layer is represented by tin, and the tin plating process is called tin plating. By the way, not only a samovar, but also an ordinary pot, a cast iron can be given over to this preventive procedure, which is neither particularly costly nor very complicated..

Tinning is one of the most important restoration steps Tinning is one of the most important restoration steps

Tinning a samovar at home:

  • Clean the inner surface of the samovar with sandpaper – dirt and oxidation must have collected there.
  • After that, the samovar inside must be rinsed very well with water..
  • Then you need to rub the samovar inside with either ammonia or soldering acid.
  • After that, put the samovar on the stove, melt a little tin in it and rub it thoroughly with tow. A half-layer (tin plating) layer should be on the entire inner surface.
  • At the end of the work, you must make sure that there is a layer of tin on the entire inner surface, dense and even.

If possible, take pure tin for tinning, without such harmful impurities as lead and zinc. Tin can cover not only the inner layer, but all parts of the samovar in contact with water.

Repair of cracks in the case (video)

How to get rid of limescale in a samovar: the right method

Without solving this problem, the repair of the samovar is not possible. Scale is a sediment that appears as a result of boiling low-quality water. In fact, you can use mass-market synthetic products designed to remove scale in electric kettles. But you can also make your own product for combating scale or several at once.

To get rid of scale in a samovar, you will need:

  • Any store-bought product with a minimum of components (cheap and relatively natural);
  • Lemons;
  • Lemon acid;
  • Vinegar;
  • Potato peelings.

The first method is the easiest, but not the most environmentally friendly. Subject the samovar to the steps that are prescribed by the instructions on the tool. Be sure to rinse it with water after all the manipulations have been completed..

To easily get rid of scale in a samovar, boiling a carbonated drink in it for several minutes will help. To easily get rid of scale in a samovar, boiling a carbonated drink in it for several minutes will help. "sprite"

The second method: pour a whole bottle of acetic acid into a filled samovar, heat the water in the samovar to 60 degrees, do not boil. Let this mixture sit in the samovar for about an hour, then rinse it off. Other acids should not be used, they are more aggressive. That is, their danger is not only in particles that may have remained on the walls of the samovar, but also in toxic vapors during the action of the acid.

Do-it-yourself samovar (video)

How to save a samovar from scale with lemon and potatoes

There are a couple more reliable ways that will solve the problem..

You can remove scale as follows:

  • Lemon acid. Pour thirty grams of lemons into the samovar. Boil the water, leave this solution in the samovar for 10-12 hours. Then rinse the samovar thoroughly without any special means..
  • Lemons. Cut 4-5 lemons into circles or wedges, put into a samovar. Cover with water and boil. And then, as in the method with lemon, water with lemons will “work” for 12 hours, after which you drain it along with scale, rinse with water.
  • Peeling potatoes. Place the well-rinsed cleanings inside the samovar. Fill with water, boil, leave for 5-10 hours. Then rinse the walls with baking soda and a sponge.

Lemon slices will cope with scale if the product stays inside the samovar long enough Lemon slices will cope with scale if the product stays inside the samovar long enough

Each method is effective. A forbidden trick is a metal brush or knife. You just deform the walls of the samovar, such victims are not worth the fight against scale.

Samovar business (video master class)

Restoration is a lot of work that starts with such mundane little things as descaling and tinning. Well, then you act according to the circumstances – either replace the bad elements, or fix the cracks and carry out the final work, the decor of the samovar.

Success!

Restoration of samovars (photo)

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