terrazo floors: adding one over existing?; . Even though we have a concrete subfloor and steel I-beams underneath it, they weren't enough to carry the load of a gypcrete pour to cover the hydronic radiant heat tubes. Gypcrete (mix of cement and gypsum) I believe has less mass than a pure concrete pour (similar to terrazzo with stone and cement mixed together). There are also tiles that have the terrazzo look and might be an easier way to accomplish the same look. Both would be great for slow heat transfer/thermal conduction. This is my take on this as an owner builder from cold wintery Finland. Hope this helps.
Drapery. On the other hand, for drapery, the nap should run from bottom to top. So, if you run your hand along the drapery panel from the bottom toward the top, it should follow the smoother nap direction. The vertical orientation of the drapery panel allows the pile to open up and fall in the other direction a bit, so it interacts more with the light. If the nap is oriented downward, the velvet can appear flat.
The homeowners love to entertain, so Eberlein transformed a former closet in the library into a stylish bar nook. It’s an “interesting exercise in how to capture space nobody thinks you have,” Eberlein says. The bar top flips down when it’s not needed, and what appears to be cabinetry actually hides the air handling system and mechanical equipment.
Stenciled tablecloth; Tools and Supplies 18-inch-wide freezer paper Pen Scissors or craft knife Cardboard Ruler (optional) Natural-fiber tablecloth in white or even a white sheet (most fabric paints specify natural-fiber fabric) Iron Plastic dropcloth Nonaerosol fabric spray paint in two shades of blue or just black
“I put down the first layer of stain on the concrete floors and then threw Miracle-Gro [plant fertilizer] on it in these sort-of starburst patterns. The copper in the Miracle-Gro reacts with the acids and creates some blues and greens in the floors that you can see when the sunlight hits them,” she says. “Get the basic old-fashioned Miracle-Gro, the ‘dollar store’ kind to do this.” After letting it sit and react for a while, she added another coat of finish on top.