I’ve got a new goal for 2014 already! I’m going to spend more time trying to beautify my home – with a budget – and just adding small touches here and there. Here are 23 Home Decor Projects for every room from last week’s Weekly Creative that got my creative juices flowing, and hopefully you’ll also find a few fun projects in the mix!
Tufted Ottoman :: Fort Ledbetter
Folding Chair Makeover :: Creative Passage
HGTV Table Lamp :: Homecoming
Giant Magnetic Chalkboard :: The Turquoise Home
Copper Tin Planters :: Homey Oh My
Rag Rug :: Hill House Homestead
Halloween Door Hanger :: Happy Housie
Faux Granite Countertops :: Nest of Bliss
Fall Tables :: An Extraordinary Day
Living Room Table :: One Mile Homestyle
Dining Room Makeover :: One Mile Homestyle
Neutral Fall Mantle :: Day2Day Supermom
Headboard Bench :: Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Tablescapes :: Grandparents Plus
Halloween Porch :: Life.Love.Larson
Spray Painted Bathroom Light :: Decorating Cents
No Sew Table Runner :: It’s Always Ruetten
Nesting Tables :: The Weathered Door
Storage Shelves :: My Love 2 Create
Antique Painted Table :: Two It Yourself
Photo Display Wall :: The First Year Blog
Smokey Blue Dresser :: The Weathered Door
Kid’s Bathroom :: Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama
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Thank you so very much for the feature! What a great post! Small mistake though. my blog is ‘Nest of Bliss’ not ‘Nest of Posies’! 🙂
Thanks so much for featuring my kids bathroom makeover, Melanie. You made my whole day 🙂
Thanks for featuring my ottoman! I’m so excited!
Oh Melanie! Thanks so much for sharing my photo display wall!
Thank you so much for featuring my coffee table and my dining room reveal! You have made my day!
Thanks for featuring my bench, Melanie! Have a fantastic weekend 🙂
Thank you, Melanie, for featuring my little red painted table! That table was a real thorn in my side for a few weeks…but I finally got it right! I’m honored you featured it. Thank you! Melissa @ Two It Yourself
1 inches in Framingham, with New York City possibly reaching 70 degrees. who was endorsed by Senate Conservatives Fund last week, But it sure might sound good in Iowa, Conn. school shootingsome gun rights supporters repeatedly have compared US gun control efforts toNazi restrictions on firearms arguing that limiting weapons ownership couldleave Americans defenseless against homegrown tyrantsBut some experts say that argument distorts a complex andcontrary history In reality scholars say Hitler loosened the tight gun lawsthat governed Germany after World War I even as he barred Jews from owningweapons and moved to confiscate themAdvocates who cite Hitler in the current US debateoverlook that Jews in 1930s Germany were a very small population owned fewguns before the Nazis took control and lived under a dictatorship commandingoverwhelming public support and military might historians say Although itdoesn’t fit neatly into the modern-day gun debate they say the truth is thatfor all Hitler’s unquestionably evil acts his firearms laws probably made nodifference in Jews’ very tenuous odds of survival”Objectively it might have made things worse” ifthe Jews who fought the Nazis in Poland’s 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising had moreand better guns said historian Steve Paulsson an expert on the period whoseJewish family survived the city’s destructionBut comparisons between a push by gun control advocates inthe United States and Hitler have become so common in online comments andletters to newspaper editors at gun rights protests and in public forums they’re often asserted as fact rather than argument”Absolute certainties are a rare thing in this lifebut one I think can be collectively agreed upon is the undeniable fact that theHolocaust would have never taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’sGermany had the right to bear arms and defended themselves with thosearms” former major league baseball pitcher John Rocker wrote in an onlinecolumn in JanuaryAfter some gun advocates rallied at the New York stateCapitol in February carrying signs depicting Gov Andrew Cuomo as HitlerNational Rifle Association President David Keene said the analogy wasappropriate”Folks that are cognizant of the history not just inGermany but elsewhere look back to that history and say we can’t let that sortof thing happen here” Keene who was the lead speaker at the rally tolda radio interviewer March 1Those comparisons between gun control now and under Hitlerjoined numerous other statements including the one by the Ohio school boardpresident Debe Terhar on her personal Facebook page in January and byconservative commentator Andrew Napolitano writing in The Washington TimesThe comparisons recently prompted the Anti-DefamationLeague a Jewish civil rights group to call on critics of gun control to keepHitler and the Nazis out of the debateThe rhetoric “is such an absurdity and so offensive andjust undermines any real understanding of what the Holocaust was about”said Ken Jacobson the ADL’s deputy national director “If they do believeit they’re making no serious examination of what the Nazi regime wasabout”But some gun rights advocates firmly disagree”People who fail to learn from history are doomed torepeat it” said Charles Heller executive director of Jews for the Preservationof Firearms Ownership which has long compared US gun control to Nazitactics “I guess if you’re pro-Nazi they are right But if you’repro-freedom we call those people liars”Comparing gun control activism to Hitler is not new In a 1994book “Guns Crime and Freedom” NRA Executive Vice President WayneLaPierre wrote that “in Germany firearm registration helped lead to theHolocaust”But the history of civilian gun ownership under the Nazisscholars say is far more complicated than the rhetoric indicatesAfter World War I Germany signed a peace treaty requiringdismantling of much of its army and limiting weapons import and export Butmany of the 1 million soldiers returning home joined armed militias includinga Nazi Party force that saw Communists as the leading threat”Technically they (the militias) were illegal and theguns were illegal but a lot of government officials didn’t care aboutright-wingers with guns taking on Communists” said David Redlesco-author of “Hitler and Nazi Germany: A History” a popular collegetext By 1928 however officials decided they had to get a handle on themilitias and their weapons and passed a law requiring registration of all gunssaid Redles who teaches at Cuyahoga Community College in ClevelandSoon after Hitler was named chancellor in 1933 he used thearson of the Reichstag as an excuse to push through a decree allowing for thearrest of many Communists and the suspension of civil rights includingprotections from search and seizure But as the Nazis increasingly targetedJews and others they considered enemies they moved in 1938 to loosen gunstatutes for the loyal majority said Bernard Harcourt a University of Chicagoprofessor of law and political science who has studied gun regulations underHitlerThe 1938 law is best known for barring Jews from owningweapons after which the Nazis confiscated guns from Jewish homes But Harcourtpoints out that Hitler’s gun law otherwise completely deregulated acquisitionof rifles long guns and ammunition It exempted many groups from requiringpermits The law lowered the age for legal gun ownership from 20 to 18 And itextended the validity of gun permits from one year to three years”To suggest that the targeting of Jews in any of thegun regulations or any of the other regulations is somehow tied to Nazis’ viewof guns is entirely misleading” Harcourt said “because the Nazisbelieved in a greater deregulation of firearms Firearms were viewed for thegood German as something to which they had rights”With the 1938 law Nazis seized guns from Jewish homes Butfew Jews owned guns and they composed just 2 percent of the population in acountry that strongly backed Hitler By the time the law passed Jews were somarginalized and spread among so many cities there was no possibility of theirputting up meaningful resistance even with guns said Robert Gellately ahistory professor at Florida State University and author of “BackingHitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany”US gun rights advocates disagree pointing to the 1943Warsaw ghetto uprising by about 700 armed Jews who were able to fend off a muchlarger force of German troops for days until retreating to tunnels or fleeingThe Nazis won out by systematically burning the ghetto to the ground house byhouse”Once the Germans began adopting that strategy therereally wasn’t very much that people armed with pistols or even rifles andmachine guns could do” said Paulsson the historian and author of”Secret City: The Hidden Jews of Warsaw”Paulsson said it is possible that if Polish Jews had limitedtheir resistance Nazi troops might not have destroyed the ghetto allowingmore to survive in hiding or escape When armed Jews shot at mobs or troops atother times in 1930s and 1940s Poland it incited more vicious counterattackshe saidBut to Heller the gun rights activist the Warsaw uprisingis proof of power in firearms Giving Jews more guns might not have averted theHolocaust but it would have given them a fighting chance enough that perhapsa third of them could have shot their way out of being marched to theconcentration camps he said”Could they have fought back They did (in Warsaw) Youknow why they (the Nazis) destroyed the ghetto Because they were afraid ofgetting shot” he said “Now will it get to that in the US? but then again,The 4th AmendmentIt is important to understand the origin of 4th Amendment a “man’s house was even less of a legal castle in America than in England” as the British authorities possessed almost unlimited power and little oversight. according to the agencys . 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