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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vote for Decorella in Metropulse Best of Knoxville

It's time again! Decorella came so close last year to wining a Best of Knoxville award. This year you should vote for Decorella in best local blog, best twitter account and best local website.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tools for the Beginner DIYer

I was truly shocked when a friend asked me a couple of weeks ago to borrow my power drill. She is a home owner and someone I considered to be very handy. Here are my reocmendationsn (in order of importance) for the DIYer and home owner.

1. Basic Tool Set
  • Screw drivers
  • Hammer
  • Wrench
  • Pliers
  • Measuring Tape

2. Power Drill

3. Staple Gun

4. Saw (Table saw, rotary saw or jigsaw, just depending on what projects you expect to complete)
  • Chop saws are great for angled cuts and straight cuts. I have a 10" blade and am able to cut wood for furniture and picture frames.

  • Circular saws are handheld and allow for greater flexibility in use (they don't need to be on a table), and are great for those wood pieces larger than a table saw blade but you lack the guaranteed straight line.

  • Jig saws are great because they are easy to use. I use mine for cuitting circles of ottoman pieces and detailed wood cutting with unqiue angles and shapes.

I believe you can invest in a tool set, power drill, staple gun and one saw for under $150.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BIY: Buy-it-Yourself

I certainly don't DIY everything. Who has time for that?

Log into to see what DIY items you can BIY.
Veneer Light Fixture
Wood Beam Bench
Mod Chair



Monday, February 11, 2013

Love Gone Global

This week is full of love; just two days away from Valentine's Day! Take a note from the DIY handbook and make something for your love, best friend, parents or even yourself. If you're like me, you keep maps from your trips and vacations. I've listed some ideas below on how-to incorporate your maps into meaning gifts.

You can also purchase great current and vintage maps online on ebay or etsy. No one ever returns a homemade gift. Take your love global!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Benson Veranda AFTER

All we have left is to furnish, decorate and enjoy.

#8 landscape beds, new driveway path, removal of two retaining walls, removal of 7 trees and multiple bushes, removal of asphalt and stone, new fencing, irrigation, front steps and built-in bar top.

All work was completed by Infinity Design Group.