Information on wearing scarves, making under-the-bed storage bins, and relieving pain in three seconds will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon
Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)
Nancy Nix-Rice is a wardrobe consultant and author, and she’s going to show how to wear a scarf in multiple ways. Scarves are such a great fashion accessory and very versatile. Her book is titled “Looking Good” and she lives in St. Louis, Mo.
Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax which is located in Upper Saddle River, N.J. He’s going to show how to use dresser drawers to create an under-the-bed storage bin. This home storage solution is so easy and attainable for even first time DIY’ers.
Dr. Daniel Marez is a doctor of Oriental medicine, and has written a book on relieving pain. He’s going to share his journey from being a licensed optician to becoming a healer and acupuncturist. Dr. Marez lives in Raton.
Information on making covers for folding chairs, furniture refinishing, and making 3-dimensional embroidered picture frames will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and noon Saturday.
Pat de Santis, formerly with Wrights in West Warren, MA. will show how to make attractive covers for ordinary metal folding chairs using paint, appliqués, trims and ribbons.
Lynn Hack-Gerhart represents QRB Industries, and she will show how to refinish furniture, including paint removal, treating bare wood and how to prep your work area. She’ll also explain how to safely remove odor and bacteria from antique furniture pieces. The products were all developed by her father, Ron Hack. The company is located in Houston, Texas.
Patsy Shields will demonstrate how to make three-dimensional embroidered picture frames, which make great gifts, bazaar items, or to use in your own home. She is with Sulky of America and lives in Sellersburg, Ind.
Scarves are a surefire way to pull together unrelated separates. Update a dress or blouse in a less-than-best shade by using a scarf to frame your face with a flattering color. Scarves instantly draw attention upward on your body, creating a taller, trimmer appearance. Keep these points in mind when you shop:
• Oblong scarves are the most versatile.
• Multicolor print scarves that combine several of your best colors are the best investment. The style of the print should relate to your personal style (romantic florals, dramatic abstracts, etc.)
• Silk scarves tie easily and drape beautifully. Only the finest polyesters even approach silk’s beauty.
• Wool and rayon challis scarves look great in cool weather, but can be bulky to tie. Drape them over a shoulder instead.
• Economical cotton bandanas can add pizzazz to very casual sportswear for just pennies.
• Straight-grain scarves tie crisper bows; bias-cut scarves fall more softly.
• Good scarves never go out of style, so invest in scarves you love and wear them for years.
• Try folding longer square scarves into versatile oblong shapes for a different look.
“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink of Albuquerque.