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Restoring A Family House

Shifting from London to Los Angles was a magnificent adventure. Samantha was living with her husband in London, but when her husband has been transferred to Los Angles, she became nervous. But her husband Adam tried to plan live in a small house in suburb of Los Angles.

When Adam transferred, he found a house and settled his family. The house was like a chocolate box. Everything seems to be Lilliputian. Due to congestion they usually collide with each other. In the meanwhile their third child Martha was born. The couple then decided to find a big house for their family.

Samantha says: “We thing over to buy a comfortable family house, where we could chill out, make a social life and enjoy ourselves. We want an accommodation where kids could grow and have their own space.”

Luckily they found a cottage in reliable price. That was a three story Edwardian house. It was much alike the house they left behind in London. It seems to be that someone has copied it here.

The structure of the house was firm & sound, it had been converted into two flats which was compulsory have to be changed completely and restored.

The couple was working and they have not worried to restore their house. They took a decision to take a rented house for six months and then renovate their house from a project manager. His name was Jack Alabama and he was a close friend of Adam. He came with magnificent ideas, so they didn’t need to take services of a architecture.

It was needed to create a latest design terrace, open-plan feel to the house. The main item was now kitchen-dining room that they created by demolishing two rooms and make only one. Samantha gave him the idea that the French doors should lead into the back garden. When the couple settled in this area, their circle of friends become very large, so they thought to make the house sociable.

Samantha said: “We were not accepting this idea to make a small portion; we want a large table that can seat up to 20. Adam was willing to have a wide peninsular unit, complete with built-in-wine fridge.”

According to their idea the project manager changed the old study into a den, where the kids managed to play easily. The living room made for adults entertainment.

Another kitchen & bathroom is constructed on the upstairs, along with a long corridor. The bathrooms have two portions, one for adults and the other for the kids.

The kid bedrooms were constructed in this way that fitted with storage. There was a wall of cupboards for clothes and toys, while there was a shelving unit for 12 years son Vickie.

The top floor of the house was reshaped to make a guest bedroom. A shower room was attached to it. The fifth room was used as study.

Samantha said: “We might arrange the two girls up stairs and Adam could use the ground floor room as study. You understand the astonishing beauty of the house? There was flexibility in it that we could move things around as our lifestyle changes.”

Pencil Holder

Today I am going to make special gift especially on Father’s day. This is one of the best gifts for your father that even small kids can also make and present it to their father. It is not expensive and not so many items are required. Just by utilizing recycled material, you can make wonderful pencil holder that your dad would love to place it on his office table to hold daily use stationery. This craft is home made but really special.

The things you need are:

• 4 toilet paper tubes
• Scissors
• Scrap of heavy cardboard
• Stapler
• Acrylic paints
• Paint brush or markers
• Glue

Take the toilet paper tubes and cut each about 1 inch wide. Join them together with the help of stapler in shape of 4 leaf clover. Now cut a circle bigger than the paper tube holder, place it on the center of that cupboard and make outline with the help of pencil. Now take off the paper tubes, apply glue in the outline and place those tubes on the glue. Fix it and wait until it becomes dry.

Now paint the tubes and make several designs according to your choice. You can use stencil before using paint on the tubes. Apply stickers, stones, glitter etc. This is the time where you can show your creativity and your artistic nature will support you here. You can use stars, dots, triangles of different color that also look great. Use paint of differ color scheme to make it more eye-catching.

Party Crafts

Crafts can be made from different household things. Making art and craft things at home are really a fun. You can make several projects at home and use it for decoration purpose. Today I am going to share with you a very simple and easy home craft; even your kids can make it because to work on this craft is safe and sound in all respect. You can place this craft at some party and enjoy its noise.

The things you need are:

• 2 plastic disposable cups
• Colored electrical or craft tape
• Pony beads, wood beads or beans, rice, popcorn kernels, jingle bells, small stones
• Paint and paintbrush

Take one of the plastic glasses and fill it with colorful beads, wood beads, small stones, beans, jingles bells etc. Put the other plastic cup on the filled cup with beads to enclose it. Now with the help of craft tape or any colorful electrical tape join it from the center that will give the look of boarder line. Now decorate the party shaker from outside the wall by making different patterns or by pasting colorful stickers on it. Now it is ready to place anywhere at home.