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PostHeaderIcon Pulling Out the Futons

Basically, futons are of three types such as love seats, tri-fold futons and bi-fold futons. These pieces are suitable for small spaces like studios and apartments.

Pull out futon away from your wall so that you can comfortably stand between the futon and wall. Take away all blankets and pillows off the futon and keep them aside. Then bend at your knees, keeping your hands under the seat of the futon. Lift up for pulling out the futon, reclining the back downwards in a bed position. Some futons have a latch that can be pulled for extending the futon from couch into bed. When you pull, the seat and back will pivot, exposing any storage area.
Replace the blankets and pillows and move your pulled-out futon beside the wall. For returning the futon into a couch, you have to simply reverse this process by grabbing futon’s back and lifting it up.

PostHeaderIcon Revitalizing your furniture Leather

There is a simple method to revitalize your furniture leather. You will require some specialized items for repairing the damage. First you should wash the damaged area of the couch using alcohol cleaner. You should pour alcohol leather cleaner on a cloth piece and then gently dab the area scratched.

A leather touch-up pigment should be prepared according to the instructions of the manufacturer and applied to the scratch present on the couch. Using a fine paintbrush, you should dab the pigment on the discolored area.

A thin pigment layer should be applied on the repaired area and blended into the surrounding undamaged. Few thin layers should be applied till the scratches are invisible. The pigment layer should be dried using a hair dryer. The pigment layer should be left for setting overnight.

Leather protector should be used to wipe the couch apply it on the entire surface area of the couch.

PostHeaderIcon Crotchet edging on your curtains

Crotchet trimming & endings can give a new life to your old curtains. With a few hours to spare & a basic knowledge of crotchet stitches, you will be an instant star in your neighborhood. Here are some basic tips to help you groom up your old curtains to give them a designer boutique feel.

Thread your embroidery needle with thread weight crotchet cotton. With a margin of about ¼th of an inch from the bottom left corner, bring the needle up through the curtain. Position the curtain upside down. Pull the needle to bring all the thread up through the fabric. Make the next stitch with a clearance of about ¼th of an inch. Before tightening up the stitch, hook up the needle through the loop on the top of the fabric to put up a vertical loop simultaneously along with a horizontal one. Repeat the above steps all along the bottom edge of your curtain.

For the edge, insert a crotchet hook in the first stitch. Attach the yarn with the slip stitch. Chain one crotchet & then turn (shell stitch or alternate stitch). Finally fasten the thread at the end of the row.

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