Nothing beats the escapism of a good Cinderella story on television, even if the diamond in the rough is a bungalow in Pasadena, California, with popcorn ceilings and a nasty case of dry rot.
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Q: I have had a grapevine for the last six years. The first year when I planted it, I didn’t get grapes but years two, three and four, I had lots. Last year my vine grew leaves and it was time for the baby grapes to show up, but they never did. We’re in the middle of May and I’m wondering what is wrong with my grapevine.
Q: I was adjusting the tracks on my garage door where they attach to angle brackets, and I came across a bolt that I could not loosen. Do you have any hints that might work?
“Nobody says you can’t put a chandelier in your bedroom.”
Was this an “off” year for your apricots? Maybe the taste wasn’t as good as previous years, or this was their first year and you were disappointed in the flavor. Let’s explore some reasons why.
There’s little doubt that one of the most basic aspects of interior design must be flooring. Whether dealing with a new home or a remodel, the type of flooring to be used is more often than not one of the most essential design elements to be initially considered because, simply put, the right flooring creates the perfect base for any room.
Iconic singer and Las Vegas headliner Donny Osmond kicked off a national tour that will see him in furniture stores rather than showrooms. On Saturday, more than 500 people lined up at Walker Furniture at 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. to cheer him on, shake his hand and get an autographed photo.
It’s almost here — a day that many home decor enthusiasts have longed for. The first Ikea store, with its stylized maze of shiny, polished room sets designed for magazine covers, opens May 18 at 6500 Ikea Way in the southwest valley.
Q: My kids have abused my dining room chairs for a long time. The fabric on the seats is stained and I would like to recover them. There is nothing fancy about the seats; they have some kind of foam as the stuffing. How do I go about this?
You are probably thinking this rainy weather was a good thing. It is and it isn’t. Let’s talk about some of the problems this rain has created for us now and over the next month. Expect an explosion of disease problems.
Dear Gail: We’ve just moved from Chicago as we’re so over the cold weather, snow storms and gearing up just to get to work. We know that the Las Vegas summers are hot, and not sure if we’re ready, but we don’t have to shovel heat. We have two dogs and are in the process of designing our backyard. Do you have any Las Vegas weather puppy tips? — Vini
Want to feel like the master of your domain? Soak your (claw) feet in a bathtub that will make any master feel like royalty.
Q: I was very interested in a recent article about adding ammonium sulfate to one’s lawn to keep it green. Can I do this all summer long, every eight weeks?
“Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.” — Aesop, (c. 620 – 564 BCE) Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller, “The Fox and the Cat”
Walker Furniture will become the exclusive Las Vegas retailer for Donny Osmond Home brand furnishings. The grand opening for the gallery will be held on May 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with Osmond doing a personal meet-and-greet autograph-signing session for fans from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., following the ribbon cutting in Walker’s showroom atrium.
Don’t just sweep the spring cleaning under the rug, move it outside and take advantage of those temperate days before the desert sun swelters in a few months.
Q: What is the best fertilizer to use on lantana? I have yellow and purple, and the yellow just never seems to keep the flowers long in the summertime; they come and go and do no not look very vibrant. Is there such a thing a mild fertilizer to use?
Q: I just moved into a 5-year-old resale home that has a pool. Nobody told me how to service the filter for the pool. The previous owner said that the filters are cartridges, but he wasn’t very helpful in explaining what to do with them. What should I be doing and how often should it be done?
Raised brick, swaths of cork, bold butterflies that seem to flutter on the fabric. This isn’t your grandmother’s wallpaper. Modern designs and paper inventions are colorful, quirky and easy to apply, making wallpaper a DIYers dream.
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