Information on creating new space in a garage, providing a Feng Shui atmosphere in the home, and hanging pictures correctly will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.
Many folks are looking for more room in their homes, and Bruce Johnson is going to show how to repurpose the garage and utilize a great new space. Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J., and he has several creative solutions for finding more living space.
PartyLite consultant Christine Alt will show how to bring indoor décor outside and explain how using candles can help create a Feng Shui atmosphere. PartyLite is headquartered in Plymouth, Mass.
Interior decorator, Latriece Brooks is going to show how to ensure that you hang pictures at eye-level, and she'll discuss the various tools that make picture hanging much easier. Brooks owns Brooks Interior in Clovis.
Information on machine embroidery and making watercolor pleats will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday)
Roberta Amundson will demonstrate how to add beautiful and fun embroidery to almost anything as well as create your own machine embroidery designs. Her company is Roberta's Creations and she's from Oceanside, Calif.
Rebecca Harger is with REBAH Publishing in Noblesville, Ind., and she will show how to cut, mark, pleat and join panels of fabric using the Pleated Rail Fence method for quilting. The results form watercolor pleats, which can be added to jackets, home décor items or quilts.
Repurpose Your Garage
Many people are looking for more room in their homes, but are unable to find room in their budget for a huge home renovation. There are lots of ways to look to the garage as a creative solution for finding more living space. Since the foundation and walls already exist, a few of the huge renovation expenses of remodeling are eliminated.
After the garage space is converted into living space, be sure to add warm elements to bring a cozy, family feel to the room. One way to do this is using wainscoting on the walls and crown molding at the ceiling to add depth and character to the room.
Since lack of storage space is always an issue in homes, you might like to consider using wood cubes to help out. These are a typical and inexpensive flea market find and can be easily cleaned up and brought back to like to create the look of built-in storage in your new garage room or any room in your home.
"Creative Living" is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink in Albuquerque.