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Beautiful Pieces of Art Built with Welding

Art is probably not the first image that comes to mind at the mention of welding, but it is very possible to create beautiful pieces from this often-underappreciated method. Artists from all around the world have incorporated metal into their work, with most simply using scrap metal available at low or no cost! If you are an aspiring artist or just looking for a new creative avenue, welded sculptureand art might be for you! Read on for some great inspiration.

We wouldn’t be surprised if this article inspires you to create some artworks with welding yourself. If you want to flex your creative muscles and would like to get your own equipment, try an online specialist such as WIA – check them out at www.welding.com.au for more details. Welding does mean exposure to extremely high temperatures, so make sure you have done all your research and are following safety instructions at all times. Good luck and happy creating!

Sculptures

Many sculptures have been created and built through welding and these can range from small figurines to absolutely huge masterpieces. These sculptures are usually made with a combination of different metals, and as a result, retain an extremely steam-punk look. If you are just experimenting with welding, you may want to start off with something on a smaller scale – maybe something you can fit in your living room.

Displays

You don’t have to make magnificent sculptures to create fantastic art using welding. Metal rods can be bent and melded into many fantastic shapes, and you can make a great number of pieces out of these if you only use your imagination! Vine-like pieces are extremely common and classy, and can be made into jewellery displays, or even artistic and unique photo frames.

Home Decorations

If you need some new art to decorate your home, you might want to consider some welded art. Horseshoes have been cleverly welded to create a piece of art that is not only beautiful, but can also hold tealights. Thin steel wire can be manipulated to make intricate patterns that wouldn’t look out of place on your walls at home. The possibilities are truly endless!

Furniture

You might not consider furniture to be art, but you might change your mind once you see the pieces that have been created from welding. Old wrenches have been turned into a beautiful bench, and discarded coins have been used to create a unique-looking chair. Futuristic couches made from two sheets of metal and tabletops constructed from old pieces of scrap metal have also been created – you really won’t need to look very far for inspiration if you want to make some furniture of your own.

Are you an artist? Have you ever used welding in your pieces before? How did they turn out and do you have any advice for others seeking to do something similar? Are you a welder? Would you consider attempting to create something artistic from welding? Leave your thoughts and tidbits of advice below.

The Benefits of Using Window Blinds

Although decorating a home can be an enjoyable task, it can also be hard and challenging. With so many style ideas available for home owners to choose from, selecting whether to use window blinds or curtains may even prove difficult. Knowing what looks best on your home will make the decision easier. Window treatments can greatly change the look of your home. While curtains are more commonly used, many homeowners are starting to lean towards blinds.

There are certainly more style choices if you use blinds because they can match any interior decorating look whether it is modern, traditional, or eclectic. Nowadays, many types of blinds are readily available for homes. When it comes to functionality, they are more versatile in that it enables you to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters the room. Furthermore, it allows for more privacy options. The process of cleaning blinds is easy and simple. Weekly cleaning with a feather duster or synthetic duster is all that is needed to remove dust and debris from the slats.

Another reason why people are switching to blinds is because it is less of a fire hazard. Since curtains are made of flammable material, fire can easily spread. Probably the most important advantage of blinds over curtains is that they are more affordable. Even the sophisticated types are less expensive than curtains. Plus, they are more readily available at many home improvement stores as well as department stores. Lastly, using blinds can help make a small room look bigger or a lot more spacious.

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Showing Signs of Wear and Tear

It has been almost four years since we bought the furniture in our house and having a very active son has compounded the situation even faster for it to be worn out immediately especially the sofa in the living room. In fact, in some areas of the mattress or the foam cushion are showing signs of wear and tear already. It looks like it was badly beaten up. I always saw him jumping on top of it and kicking the side arm rest when he is lying down while watching his favorite cartoon shows.

The only good thing is that, we are just fortunate that hubby’s company is providing us a furnishing allowance. And I think by the end of this month or early next year, he will be eligible already for the furniture maintenance allowance as their furniture allowance depreciates after four years. And I am just hoping that it is enough to buy a replacement considering the never ending increase in the prices of the commodities in this country in the past few years. I just remembered the time when I arrived here in 2009 wherein the price tag isn’t that too expensive. And every year since then the cost of standard of living here skyrocketed so much.

Reminiscing About Another Home Improvement

I’ve been mentioning the postponement of my DIY home improvements in several of my posts and the reason why it has to be done. Time is just simply not in my side at the moment with so many things to face and attend with especially with our new school boy. Who on the other side received a special award from school for “great counting” during their Math week.

That on the other hand had just gave me an idea on what to do next with a simple and yet another DIY home décor in the house if I am going to continue with improving the aesthetics in the house. It is only easy to display his awards on the wall and I think I will only be needing glue gun instead and not the victor torch type of welding to stick it on the wall. And for the meantime while at the moment that everything is coming together at the same time, the photo on the left is what I can only come out on what to do with our son’s special award.

I surely will have ideas coming out in the coming days on what to do with it or perhaps in the coming school break that they will have. And by December, it will be more favorable in my side since they will have a long break for the coming Yuletide holiday season. I will be updating this blog for that matter and hopefully I will come up or have some to show but for now the above photo is the only piece that I can offer you.

Holding Off The Home Improvements

Even before our son starts going to school, my DIY home improvements starts slowing down as I found a new hobby that kept me busy all day. And for some reason, I am also glad that our son went to school already not only he will learn to interact with other kids of his age, I will have a quite time also in the house without him running around. And at least even for just four hours, I can now concentrate in our online store business and the glowing Philippine economy keeps me watching my stocks closely.

Anyway, there were times that I wanted to restart the interior home improvements as there are some fixtures that need to be fixed because sometimes it will take long for the contractors to come to the house and do something. Especially right now that it is no longer hard to find solutions or any DIY ideas that will help you in enhancing the aura of your house because the internet is readily available at your own convenience. In fact, if you look over closely at this site, you’ll find knobs and hand wheels that might help you in making your projects a lot easier.

The only thing that I can tell you is that, when you choose a product or something to help you out in whatever your DIY projects or in self fixing some things in the house, make sure that you get a heavy duty and of quality merchandise. Durability should be your top priority no matter the cost but it doesn’t mean you have to break your bank account in order to get one. What I meant is that, paying a little more will give you an advantage in the long run rather than settling with a lost cost product that would not last for long.

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