Thursday, April 28, 2016

A perfect solution to ceiling fan.

Last spring, we installed ceiling fans in all the 3 bedrooms and in the family room. Though we have central air conditioning we also love having the cool breeze of the air that blows from the ceiling fan.

We did not go with having a ceiling fan for the living room for the looks. Mr. Tweak would have been ready to have one but I did not agree to it.

When we have guests over, we turn on the AC to cool the living room and dining room. We had a hot summer last year. And sometimes, we wished we had a ceiling fan in the living room too since the living room has high ceiling and it would take time to cool.

Couple months ago I was contacted if I wanted to review an Ozeri Brand oscillating tower fan.
Couple weeks ago, we had a get-together at home and the weather was warmer that day. That morning, I cut open the box and assembled the fan. Which took me less than 10 minutes.
I just had to screw the base to the tower and insert the included battery to the remote.
The fan comes with an extended range remote that has all the controls required. And the best part, the remote clips to the space provided at the back of the fan when not in use. 
Both the fan and the remote has these features:
  • Increase/decrease the speed
  • Oscillate fan at 60, 90, 120 or 360 degrees
  • Pick one of the 3 pre-programmed  airflow pattern
  • Increase/decrease the timing in 30 minutes increment

This stylish fan has a multi-colored LCD that displays the functions of the fan and also the temperature.

It fits perfectly in any corner of the room.
That evening when we had guests over, we had the fan turned on. We had this cool breeze all evening. And the person sitting on the chair was feeling chill, so we changed the oscillation to 90 degrees instead of 360.
Glad that I agreed to review the fan. A sleek tower fan, a perfect solution for not having a ceiling fan.

Ozeri 360 Oscillating Tower Fan can be found on amazon.

Have a great rest of the week.
Reshma


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. I did receive product from Ozeri/The PR Company for my review. All the opinions are my own. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

HOW TO ADD LENGTH TO A CURTAIN?

The guest bedroom makeover is almost complete except few changes/tweaks. I will try to get the reveal of the makeover soon.

Remember the curtains in the guest bedroom? These were plain white curtains from Target. I prefer hanging curtains high, close to the ceiling. These curtains are 87" long and the wall is 97" in height so I curtains had to be hung lower.

I have been wanting to have the curtains in guest bedroom hung higher too. It was on my to-do list during the makeover.
I had these options:
  • Buy 2 new pair of curtains
  • Open the seams at the bottom of the curtains to add length
  • Add extra fabric to add length to these curtains
Of the 3, I decided to go with adding extra fabric to the bottom of the curtains. If it did not work, I can always buy new curtains.

Since the guest bedroom was yellow and grey, I picked this yellow & white striped fabric from Hobby Lobby. The fabric was 54" in width. I wanted 11" (extra 1" for stitches) of fabric to add to each curtain to make them 97" long.
The curtains are 48" wide. So I got the fabric cut 50" in length. I had 54x50" of fabric.
At home, I cut the fabric in 4 pieces of 11 x 50".
Instead of adding the fabric to the bottom of the curtain, I changed my mind to add the fabric to the top portion of the curtain. I cut the curtain leaving an inch from the rod inserts.
Then I stitched the top potion to the yellow & white fabric.
This is how it looks right side up.
Then I stitches the bottom cut portion of the curtain to yellow & white fabric.
This picture below will help you get what I did to add length to the curtains.
I washed and ironed the curtains before hanging them.

I had plans to get crown molding done in this room which got postponed for now. I need to rehang the rods a little higher closer to the ceiling.
If I had added the fabric to the bottom of the curtain, the bed would have covered it. The yellow stripes gives the appearance of ribbons to the curtains.

I spent about $10 for the striped fabric. And I was able to reuse the curtains that I had.
One of the easiest tweak.

Have a wonderful week ahead.
Reshma

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