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Teak Chairs – Comfortable Seating Perfect For Your Outdoor Space

When it comes to your outdoor space, probably the one thing that you
use it most for is just sitting back and relaxing. However, if the
seating in your space is not all that great, then it makes doing that
kind of difficult. So, make sure that you have some comfortable places
to take it easy and teak chairs are one of the best options around.

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An exotic touch to your Home Deco

If you are the kind of person that likes to have a touch of exotic at home, then we’ve prepared some great tips for you! We recently collaborated with a company that manufactures traditional African fabrics such as super wax, dutch wax, brocades and other such cotton based materials on a project of home deco design with an african touch. We are usually pretty contemporary and like to keep it conservative here at Great Upholstery, but every now and then, stepping out of one’s comfort zone is a great way to discover more about yourself.

The project we worked on was for redecorating someone’s house who lived about 20 years in Cote D’Ivoire and wanted to have a modern and contemporary theme but also with a recall of Africa. We got to work straight away and contacted a company which provided us with lots of beautiful fabrics called “wax prints” and they were absolutely stunning. Here are a few that we got from them:

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Folding Chair Slip Covers – a Hot New Trend

folding chair slip cover is the perfect solution in bringing to life those old, dull looking brown folding chairs you have sitting around the house.
These types of slip covers are becoming hugely popular for several reasons.

1. Folding chair covers are inexpensive – For only a few dollars you can put some fun and excitement into any folding chair.

2. Easy to make yourself – You can quickly and easily make your own folding chair covers if you have even the most basic of sewing experience.

3. These covers add style and some color – chair covers give these old folding metal chairs some nice color and styling. Instead of having them hidden away you can bring them out year round!

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Chairs And Weight Limits

Just about every person in the entire world owns at least one chair. Even if it’s an upside-down milk crate, we have to sit somewhere, right?
I happen to be a person who thinks a lot about chairs. I like the way they look, the amazing varieties in which they are made, the way designs cross cultures and time.

I’d like to take a moment to discuss an issue that’s been on my mind lately. It might seem a bit odd or off-center, but I think you’ll see the logic behind my concerns.

For good or ill, we live in a very litigious society. People sue each other all the time, whether they have good cause or not. Millions, possibly billions of dollars are spent every year paying legal fees and settlements for these lawsuits, especially in personal injury cases. I guess a lot of people see these cases as get-rich-quick schemes. Sadly, they’re right.

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Folding Chairs: When Do I Need To Use Them?

Folding chairs, as the name implies, are lightweight chairs that fold to lie reasonably flat to allow for easier storage and transport. Folding chairs are generally inexpensive to buy or rent. They are simple to operate and can be set up and taken down quickly, even by people who are physically challenged or who don’t have much stamina.

Folding chairs may be made of plastic, metal, aluminum, or wood. Some of them even have padded seats for extra comfort. Folding chairs have many uses.

Many people keep a couple of folding chairs around their home to provide extra seats for company. The chairs can be set up when the need arises and stored conveniently in a closet or even under a bed when not in use.

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Wicker Furniture For Your Sunroom

Traditionally, wicker furniture is the perfect complement to the light and airiness of a sunroom. Sunlight pouring in to a room does have a tendency to fade carpet and cloth, even if the windows are specially coated to block out harmful ultra-violet rays, and so wicker furniture that doesn’t fade and has cushions that are easily replaceable are a must.

Most wicker furniture companies have presences on the web, and on these websites you can view a vast array of different designs and different colors, not only of the wicker itself but also of the cushions that go with the wicker.

In doing your pricing, make sure that the price listed for the wicker furniture also includes the cushions that are on display with it. This is not always the case. And if you do not like the fabric of the cushions, find out if you’re able to order the cushions in a different color or fabric, without extra cost. Another question to ask about the fabric is whether or not it is water or stain-resistant.

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Bathroom Decorating Ideas – Add Character With Wicker Furniture

Wicker furniture can be great for bathrooms by adding life and charisma. However you should always make use of the space properly and use the appropriate furniture in the appropriate places.
Decorating can be hard work but it is certainly great when you have finished, especially when it has been gruelling. However sometimes after you have finished decorating it can still feel empty or a bit bare. One room in particular which can look extremely bare is the bathroom.

Accessories can go a long way to completing a look by adding charisma and character to your bathroom. The bathroom is a place that you can relax and feel great. By adding nice and calming accessories this allows you to come and cleanse yourself after a hard, stressful day. It can be quite hard to decorate a bathroom for the very reason that it can look completely bare and with the careful selection of accessories you can have yourself a great bathroom in no time. Something that will be great at helping you to achieve this is the use of wicker furniture.

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Rattan And Wicker Furniture – What’s The Difference?

Have you ever wondered what the difference between rattan furniture and wicker furniture is? If you have, I can explain the differences and some of the common misconceptions about these wonderful natural furnishings.
Many people incorrectly believe that rattan and wicker are one in the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, they aren’t even in the same category. Let’s take a look at how these two popular, yet very different, arts come together to provide a unique, elegant atmosphere in the home.

First let’s get some facts about rattan. Rattan is a vine that grows in the tropical forests of the Far East. Usually, it grows in a pole shape with a diameter of about 1-3 inches. Rattan can grow up to hundreds of feet in length. It is also one of nature’s strongest woods. Rattan cane has a solid core, unlike bamboo pole, making it much more durable and harder to break. Rattan will not warp and is ideal for making furniture. After being cut into smaller sections, the canes are then molded into shape to form the frames for various furniture items. Peel, the outer skin of the rattan pole, is traditionally used to wrap the furniture joints.

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Choosing Wicker Furniture For Your Porch

Wicker furniture, meaning furniture that has been woven together in a certain style, is very popular for porch furniture needs. Something about the woven pattern gives it an outdoors look that seems very appropriate for porches.
In addition to this, the material is often very resistant to weather, and is comfortable to sit in as well. If you’ve been thinking about getting wicker furniture, then think no more. It’s one of the best and most tasteful choices. Read on to find out some essential information about wicker furniture that will help you make a purchase.

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Getting Creative! How to Make your Own Twin Sofa Bed

Do you live in a small dorm or studio apartment? If you do, you are probably familiar with the difficulties of trying to combine style with functionality. This may be a particular problem when you want to add a little pizzazz to the central piece of furniture in your dorm, studio or efficiency apartment.

However, just because you have limited space doesn’t mean you can’t add style. In fact, this is where you could allow your creativity to shine through. With some imagination and forethought, you could have a living space that is perfect for both day and night. This could be accomplished by turning your twin bed into a sofa. In the evening, you could switch your sofa back into a twin bed.

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