Did you know that there are many inexpensive options for adding decorative touches to your home? If you already have a flare for home decorating, you'll want to take this quiz to test your knowledge. Perhaps you'll learn a new decorating secret in the process.
What is one inexpensive option for giving your floor a new look?
It easiest to cover the worn floor with wall-to-wall carpeting.
Install the new large ceramic tiles on your floor it will give a fresh modern look.
An inexpensive way to redeem a floor is to paint a pattern and protect it with clear varnish.
What is the average time it takes to complete a floor pattern project?
It will take about four days including drying time.
It will take about one week including drying time.
It will take about ten days including drying time.
What is the first step in the process of painting a floor pattern?
Move all of the furniture out of the room.
Pick up the materials and tools that you need to complete the job.
Measure the room and draw the pattern to scale on a piece of graph paper.
What kind of pattern should you avoid when you decide to paint a floor?
animals and people
choose any design
What is an important last step before you start to paint your design?
Vacuum the floor thoroughly and then wipe it down with a tack cloth.
Seal the floor with commercial primer paint to insure a smooth base coat.
Sand the floor with a commercial sander starting with coarse sandpaper and then steel wool for the final pass.
What is considered the easiest way to lay out a repeating pattern design on a floor?
Transfer the design from your graph paper one block at a time.
Create a stamp using dense Styrofoam and a razor knife.
Create a cardboard stencil of your design.
What is the best way to transfer a complex pattern design on to a floor before you start to paint?
Duplicate your graph grid on the floor and draw one block at a time.
Rent an opaque projector that projects your design on the floor so you can trace it.
Trace your design with a pantograph tool that is set to your desired enlargement ratio.
How many coats of polyurethane varnish do you require to complete your floor masterpiece?
What is an inexpensive way to bring an otherwise plain wall to life?
You can hang wallpaper on the walls.
You can paint a mural on your wall.
You can hang a large framed tapestry or quilt on the wall.
How many squares per inch should you use on a photograph or drawing in order to ease design transfer to a wall?
12 squares per inch
eight squares per inch
four squares per inch
Before you transfer your grid and a design on to the wall, you should:
Seek a second opinion about your design choice from a friend or relative.
Repair small imperfections and paint it a background color of choice.
Choose the colors that you will use for your mural.
What is the first step to placing your grid on the wall before drawing the design?
You must determine a plumb vertical line to start your measurements.
Determine where your mural will start and place a vertical line of string at that spot.
Find the center of the wall and mark a small reference point to begin all of your measurements.
When you place the grid lines on the wall with string, you should start by:
placing all of the horizontal lines first
placing the center vertical and horizontal lines to form a plus sign
placing all of the vertical lines first
How long should you let the paint on your completed mural dry before returning furniture and curtains?
Follow the instructions for drying times printed on the paint can.
Allow at least 24 hours for the paint to completely dry.
Allow the paint to cure completely by letting it dry for 48 hours.
What are the two main categories that pillow types generally fit?
soft and firm
foam and feather
tailored and casual
What is a relatively simple way to add a custom tailored look to pillow cover?
Add pretty lace around the edges.
Add ready-made cording around the edges.
Add contrasting tassels to each corner.
If you plan to use muslin material for backing on a bedspread, what should you do?
Buy a piece that measures eight inches longer and wider than the bedspread.
Always choose muslin that is the same color as your bedspread.
Wash the muslin to preshrink it prior to sewing your bedspread.
What is a great trick to use in order to square an edge of your bedspread fabric before measuring and cutting?
Cut into the selvage near one end and then pull out one crosswise thread.
Have the material shop square one edge on their cutting table and mark it for you.
Lay material flat on your table and match two material corners to two table corners.
What is the best fabric choice for sewing your own tablecloth and matching napkins?
What is a simple way to create a fringe on your homemade tablecloths and napkins?
You can sew preshrunk commercial fringing along each finished edge.
You can cut along the finished edges with pinking shears to add a zigzag fringe.
You can straight stitch one inch in along the edges and then pull out the long strings until you reach the stitch.