You might have seen the beautiful and the colorful umbrellas on the beach and even on pool sides. You might have wondered about the size of the umbrella and the task involved in making one such. Apart from that you might have also though about getting one such umbrella in your favorite color so that you can fix it in your court yard. You can definitely get one such umbrella for you as there are many providers around the world selling the patio umbrellas. These umbrellas will give full protection from the burning sun light. This is very useful while going for a picnic apart from fixing in your garden. You can also have your umbrella fixed on the pool side and also can carry along with you while going to beaches. When you are playing in water you may not feel the heat of the burning sun. Once you are out of the pool, you may not be able to withstand the climatic condition. The size of the umbrella enables more people to be accommodated when compared to carrying a usual umbrella. Also you can fix on the ground and also on a table top. Some patios are available in the market with the facility for fixing them on the top of a table. Sometimes the table is also provided along with the umbrella. It will be nice to have table top patio in your garden as you will be able to have your food with your family outdoor. Just imagine a cool evening with your family in your garden with food and drinks. Isn’t it really amazing? This can be the occasion you will be enjoying to the fullest. Beach chairs are also common now days on the pool side even though these are commonly seen in beaches. You can also get a suitable beach chair and a patio umbrella if you are having swimming pool at your place. This will definitely bring an elegant look to the surroundings. You are always in look for a quite place to read your favorite book. It might be disturbing inside your house as some one might switch on the television or the music system at times. The best place is to find a suitable spot in your court yard. You can protect yourself from the sunlight and can enjoy your hobbies by sitting under a patio umbrella.
With a little bit of paint, a brush, sponge and some patience, you can turn your cheap plastic garden containers into decorator planters that look just like the expensive designer versions. In fact, these pots will look so good, your guests won’t be able to tell the difference. “Just Like Lead” Finish 1. Take a square plastic pot and clean it well with soap and water. Allow to dry and buff. 2. Spray the outside with a white base fusion spray for plastic. Allow to dry before proceeding. 3. Use an outdoor acrylic paint in a wrought iron shade to paint the sides and inner lip of the planter. Dab or stipple the paint on with a round brush to avoid brush strokes. Once dry, apply a second coat. 4. In a separate covered container, mix a glaze using the following outdoor paints: 2 teaspoons blue, 4 teaspoons sandy brown, 1/2 teaspoon concrete gray, and 1-2 drops black. Thin with 6 teaspoons water, cover and shake to mix. Don’t worry about being exact with these amounts. 5. Apply the glaze with a well wrung out sponge (still slightly damp). A large chunk of a sea sponge works really well as you dab the glaze to cover one side of the planter. 6. When the first side is covered, take a dry rag and wipe it evenly across the planter. It should have a scuffed metal look to it. Repeat the process for the rest of the sides and inner lip. Take care to blend the edges so there are no defined lines. Give the pot a 2nd coat if you feel it needs it. 7. Spray with 2 or three coats of clear protective spry to waterproof your new metal finish. “Just Like Copper” Verdigris Finish 1. Start with a terra-cotta planter, preferably with some sort of raised design or crevices.
There are many types of natural stone that can be used commercially. The more popular ones include granite, limestone, sandstone and marble, but other types can certainly be used as well. Natural stone is quarried from its natural location in the earth’s outer crust. Granite countertops are used in kitchens. Granite is a hard wearing volcanic stone that doesn’t react with acidic foods, etc. That is why it is so often used in kitchens. Granite is not sensitive to heat, and very difficult to scratch or chip. Marble is a more pleasing stone to look at. However, it will scratch if treated roughly. It can also burn and will react with acidic foods. Natural stones are also used for patios in the form of tiles, and can be laid around swimming pools and for the paving of paths. Houses are often built from concrete blocks or bricks these days, but they can still be built from stone. This is a more expensive way to build a house, but the end result is stronger and more pleasing to the eye. Buildings made from natural stone last a long time. In the case of the ancient Egyptians, their pyramids still stand as testimony to a remarkable building period back on the edge of history. Fireplaces are used to show off the beauty of stone. The toughness and natural strength of the right type of stone can secure and add to the beauty of a fireplace. The parts farthest from the fire’s heat can be softer stone with more decorative qualities, such as marble. A well-planned stone fireplace can be very beautiful and a focal point for any room. Mankind has produced a multitude of different synthetic materials, often combining natural materials that we use every day. However, natural stone are so versatile and excellent for an extremely wide range of uses that it is a wonder why we ever started using synthetic materials. In fact, the practical and aesthetic uses of natural stone are unlimited.
Are you looking for something that does not meet only your requirements, but also matches the colour and design theme of your room? If you are thinking about injecting a shot of colour and vibrancy into your life, then it may be the time when you should come into action with the usage of glass tiles. Glass mosaic tiles are able to provide you an opportunity to feel a sense of happiness and positive vibes in your home. Irrespective of behaving like a carpet and hardwoods that often absorb light, these tiles offer a brighter environment for you and your family. These tiles benefit the home with both qualities beauty and practicality that add an amazing and stunning look to your home. Here are four simple benefits of using glass mosaic tiles that can revolutionise the look of your home and have your guests in jealous admiration: Glass is known as a durable material that lasts for many hundreds of years. Their tiles are impermeable, and have very short pores. This feature brings them under the category of materials that do not allow the liquids to infiltrate the surface and cause mildew.