Fitted Wardrobes

Living a 10-year old’s dream

When I was ten, my greatest dream was to have a walk in wardrobe like Hannah Montana’s. She’d open a seemingly normal wardrobe and walk into a 10 year old’s heaven. There was a turning carousel of clothes, shoe racks that came out of the wall to reveal even more shelves of shoes and a large pouffe in the middle where I could imagine myself sitting as I surveyed my abundance of attire. But, unfortunately, my parents refused to let me transform my sister’s room into a similar masterpiece. I put together what I believed to be, a compelling argument as to why I should be allowed to perform this make over. Topics such as the space saving nature of bespoke fitted wardrobes and the added value to the house were frequently thrown around. But ultimately, I was outvoted, three to one, on account that my sister needed somewhere to sleep.

Since moving out, I have been waiting for the day I can afford my own house and start designing and installing my own walk-in bespoke fitted wardrobe. I have accumulated all this knowledge regarding how to design your own bespoke fitted wardrobe but given that I’m a millennial and unlikely to ever be able to afford a house, I thought someone may as well benefit from my knowledge. So, here is a step-by-step guide on how to design your own bespoke fitted wardrobe from me, the expert who has never had the opportunity to try this out.

Layout

The first thing you need to consider is the layout of your wardrobe. This not only includes the interior fittings like the number of shelves you want but also the external dimensions of the space your bespoke fitted wardrobe will be. There are many companies that help with the design of your bespoke fitted wardrobe so don’t worry about getting the exact measurements. It’s just so you know the limits and aren’t disappointed when you finally talk to the builders and they say it isn’t possible.

Materials

Next you want to be thinking about what materials you want to build your wardrobe out of. The first thing you should do is think about your dream materials. What would you want the doors and shelves to made of? What will your colour scheme be and which materials work best with said colour scheme? Will you have hinged or sliding doors? After you’ve decided your dream materials start to consider your budget and look at cheaper alternatives for example, Ash and Beech wood are both cheaper alternatives to oak with the same sort of look.

Style

Finally, you can start to focus on the flourishes and the design. This is your opportunity to really put your mark on the bespoke fitted wardrobe. Want a mirror? Have a mirror. Want door knobs like the ones your gran had? Whack them on. If you want a shrine to Boyzone, you can have a shrine to Boyzone. This is where the real fun comes in so don’t miss your opportunity to let your personality shine.

The Restoration of Rare Movie Poster

rare movie posters

Increase Demand for Rare Movie Posters

The rare movie posters market has really come to life over the past few years amongst collectors and the general public. This may be due to the fact that well maintained rare movie poster can make very good decorations or focus point for a any house or room inspiring an exciting talking point with your guest. However, for the dedicated collector they understand how profitable this market can be, if the poster is kept in pristine condition, they can shift a pretty penny over time once they decide to resell their collection.

Collecting Rare Movie Posters

Rare movie posters have become increasingly popular amongst collectors with many avid collectors having thousands of rare posters collected throughout the years. However not everyone has the space available to store these posters correctly so that their value does not diminish. This can be a struggle especially for the most experienced and dedicated rare movie poster collectors as the majority of original rare movie posters developed before the 1980’s was issued and sold folded which in the modern day is a collector’s nightmare. This is because if your poster has any unattractive defects such as fold lines, stains or rips the value of the poster will be severely affected and consequently decrease.

Rare Movies Posters Restoration

To maximize profitability of there collections when they decide to resell committed poster enthusiasts are turning towards professional poster restorers. There are many ways to decrease and reduce the crease or fold lines on the poster with many home methods being suggested online. However, for an experience collector to maximise the value of their rare movie poster professional poster restorers use a specialist technique to almost erase the visibility of any fold mark every being present. This Process is called linen backing rare movie poster restoration.

Linen Backing Poster Restoration

The process of linen backing is where a movie poster is mounted to linen or cotton then using an agate burnisher the fold lines are smoothed down until they’re perfectly flat and no longer visible. This process helps to preserve the rare movie posters, making them more durable for handling and repairs damage that has occurred to the movie posters, so they are restored to their original condition. Linen Backing helps reduce or remove the appearance of a number of defects that can occur to your rare movie posters over time.

These poster defects include:

·         Fold Lines ·         Tape stains
·         Tears & rips ·         Water stains
·         Pin holes ·         Writing
·         Foxing ·         Ink Stamps

 

 

Using Fabrics For Quilting

Great Uses For Fabrics & Lining Fabric

a variety of lining fabrics and quilting fabrics Fabrics have been generally used for quilting, as well as other items that may require a lining fabric being applied to them, available from all good stockists everywhere. Other than the type of fabrics that is used in quilting, there are also some styles or patterns that can be used. There can be different patterns that can be used for quilts or blankets, and one of them for example is the straight grain cut fabric. You can find several quilting fabric products, which you can use to create your own bedding.

Benefits Of Using Straight Grain Cuts For Quilting;

With these types of fabrics, the pieces that have edges will run parallel to any of the straight grain. These patches will not stretch out of shape, compared to the pieces that have edges cut through the bias. The reason behind this is that the threads that have been interwoven and will give the cut edges more support, which makes them more stable. Here are some of the benefits of using the straight grain cuts for your quilts;

• The warp threads will be attached firmly to the loom as the weaving is taking place. This will mean that the threads will be help in place and it will make the structure to be more enhanced.
• There are the weft threads that will make the warp threads more stable.
• There will be more strength when using this fabric, since there would be more warp threads than the weft threads. This helps to increase the density.

So When Should You Use This Type Of Fabric?

• If you need to limit the stretching when you are sewing or handling the quilt. This is because of the style of the fabric rectangles and squares.
• When you need to make the outer edges of the quilt top square.
• If you need more stability to your blocks. The sashing strips have long edges, which run along the grain to make it more stable.
You can find a straight grain cut quilting fabric product, which can help you perfectly with your quilts, then you can also use a fantastic lining fabric to complement your creations.