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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6607

All Topics » Topic: Arts » Subject: Crafts » Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6607
  • 2013
  • Grade/Interest Level: 7 - 12
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • Captioned English

Synopsis:

In this episode, Sheryl discusses ways for incorporating more whole grains in recipes and how to update window treatments with color blocking. Also, Bruce Johnson uses inexpensive frames to create a storage unit.

Transcript:

>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WITH THE
BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE
INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S
ACTIVE WORLD, WITH YOUR HOST, SHERYL BORDEN.
>> WELCOME TO "CREATIVE LIVING" TODAY. WE'RE GOING TO LEARN HOW
TO SNEAK MORE WHOLE GRAINS INTO OUR RECIPES, WE'LL TALK ABOUT
UPDATING WINDOW TREATMENTS WITH COLOR BLOCKING, AND LEARN TO
CONVERT OLD PICTURE FRAMES INTO JEWELRY STORAGE UNITS.
ONE OF MY GUESTS IS CINDY FALK AND SHE'S WITH THE KANSAS WHEAT
COMMISSION IN MANHATTAN, KANSAS.
CINDY'S GOING TO SHOW HOW SIMPLE IT IS TO SNEAK WHOLE GRAINS INTO
YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES. ANOTHER GUEST IS BETH SECOSKY AND SHE'S
AN INTERIOR DESIGNER IN CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY. BETH IS GOING
TO SHOW HOW TO UPDATE WINDOW TREATMENTS USING A CURRENT
TREND: COLOR BLOCKING. SHE'LL ALSO TALK ABOUT FABRIC
SELECTION, HANGING PANELS, AND COST INVOLVED. HER BUSINESS IS
EASYDESIGNS, LLC. WE'LL BEGIN THE SHOW WITH BRUCE JOHNSON WHO
REPRESENTS MINWAX, WHICH IS LOCATED IN UPPER SADDLE RIVER,
NEW JERSEY. WE ALL KNOW THAT PICTURE FRAMES ARE ALWAYS IN
ABUNDANCE AT FLEA MARKET OR YARD SALES. BRUCE HAS A CLEVER IDEA
TO USE INEXPENSIVE FRAMES TO CREATE A PRETTY STORAGE UNIT.
BRUCE, WE WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT HOW MANY TIMES YOU'VE BEEN
ON THE SHOW AND ALL THE THINGS YOU'VE TAUGHT US THAT SOMETIMES
I WONDER HOW YOU COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS.
>> WELL, YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AROUND AND YOU SEE SO MANY
THINGS THAT HAVE SERVED A PURPOSE IN THE PAST BUT NOW
ARE BEING DISCARDED...
>> LIKE FRAMES.
>> YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER GROWING UP IN MY PARENTS' HOUSE, AND UP
IN THE ATTIC, WE HAD THIS BIG STACK OF FRAMES THAT, YOU KNOW,
SOMETIMES THE GLASS WAS BROKEN ON THEM. AND YOU GO TO FLEA
MARKETS AND GARAGE SALES, THERE'S ALWAYS FRAMES THERE.
>> 10 CENTS A FRAME OR SOMETHING.
>> AND SO I GOT TO THINKING, WE GOT TO BE ABLE TO REPURPOSE
THESE FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN JUST PUTTING A NEW PIECE OF ART
IN THERE. AND ONE OF THE IDEAS I CAME UP WITH--
>> I LIKE THIS.
>> YEAH, MAKING SOMETHING WITH AN ORNATE FRAME YOU CAN HANG IN
YOUR ROOM TO DISPLAY JEWELRY ON, BECAUSE OTHERWISE YOUR JEWELRY--
>> GETS WADDED UP IN A DRAWER.
>> EXACTLY. RIGHT. SO I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR WAYS, DIFFERENT
THINGS WE COULD DO, AND THIS IDEA OF USING OLD FRAMES FOR
JEWELRY DISPLAY OCCURRED TO ME.
SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO. NOW, MANY TIMES
THESE OLD FRAMES ARE GONNA BE DIRTY, SO THE FIRST THING WE'RE
GONNA DO IS START WITH CLEANING THEM. I'VE GOT AN OAK FRAME
HERE-- >> THAT'S A WOOD CLEANER FROM
MINWAX.
>> THIS IS A WOOD CABINET CLEANER BY MINWAX, AND IT'S SAFE
TO USE ON ANY FINISH. AND IT'S JUST A GREAT WAY OF GETTING RID
OF THE DIRT AND THE GRIME QUICKLY, EASILY. JUST THAT AND
A PAPER TOWEL-- >> SO EVEN YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS
WE COULD--BECAUSE THEY GET DIRTY, TOO.
>> SPECIFICALLY, THAT'S WHAT THAT'S DESIGNED FOR, BUT YOU
COULD USE IT ON ANY WOOD SURFACE THAT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP.
NOW, HERE'S A TYPICAL OLD FRAME WE'VE GOT HERE, AND AS WE CAN
TELL, WE HAVE NO GREAT WORK OF ART HERE. BUT WHAT YOU WANT TO
DO IS TURN IT OVER, AND ON THE BACK, GENERALLY, ARE JUST A
SERIES OF SMALL LITTLE NAILS HERE THAT WE CAN PULL OUT.
TAKE THOSE OUT, AND THAT WILL THEN FREE UP OUR--OUR PIECE OF
ARTWORK HERE, WHICH WE'LL DROP OUT. AND, YOU KNOW,
YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH THESE.
>> SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE VALUABLE.
>> YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT, SO WE JUST TREAT IT
WITH CARE. AND WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL WALNUT FRAME, BUT
IT'S VERY DRIED OUT. SO THE FIRST THING I WANT TO DO IS MY
OLD STANDBY. I LOVE THE WIPE-ON POLY BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TO USE
A BRUSH, ONE STEP, AND IT'S GREAT FOR, YOU KNOW, BRINGING
OUT THE GRAIN OF THE WOOD.
>> OH, WOW.
>> YOU CAN SEE HOW QUICKLY THAT WORKS. BECAUSE WOOD IS
BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT JUST DRIES OUT.
>> SURE.
>> AND I'LL JUST PUT SOME EXTRA ON HERE. AND YOU LET THAT SOAK
IN, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT'S GONNA TURN OUT JUST BEAUTIFUL.
SO A LOT OF THOSE OLD FRAMES, THEY'VE GOT MORE CHARACTER THAN
YOU THINK.
>> NOW, WHAT DO YOU DO, I'M JUST CURIOUS, WHEN YOU HAVE THE
GROVES LIKE THAT, HOW DO GET INTO THAT?
>> YOU COULD ACTUALLY POUR THIS INTO A CONTAINER AND TAKE A
BRUSH AND PUT IT IN THERE.
>> OH, THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.
>> A TOOTHBRUSH WORKS FINE FOR THAT, AS WELL. COTTON SWABS.
ANYTHING TO GET IT IN THERE, AND THEN--LIKE I SAY, THEN YOU TAKE
YOUR RAG AND WIPE OFF ANY EXCESS. BUT YOU CAN SEE IT'S
GONNA BE BEAUTIFUL.
>> IT IS PRETTY.
>> ALL RIGHT, WE'LL SET THAT ONE ASIDE. NOW, ON OUR FRAME BACK
HERE, WE HAD TO PUT A NEW BACKING IN THERE, SINCE WE TOOK
OUT OUR PIECE OF ARTWORK.
>> LIKE YOU DID HERE.
>> YES. AND SO IN THIS CASE, WE'RE GONNA USE A PIECE OF BIRCH
PLYWOOD...
>> THAT'S A QUARTER INCH.
>> AND JUST VERY THIN, VERY LIGHTWEIGHT. LIGHT SANDING,
ALWAYS WITH THE GRAIN OF THE WOOD--WE DON'T WANT THOSE
SCRATCHES. AND SINCE WE'RE GONNA STAIN THIS, WE'RE GONNA PUT ON
OUR WOOD CONDITIONER. THIS IS OUR PRE-STAIN TREATMENT WE PUT
ON BEFORE WE STAIN IT.
>> AND IT'S ALWAYS THE RULE THAT IF IT'S A WATER-BASED STAIN, YOU
USED A WATER-BASED CONDITIONER?
>> ABSOLUTELY. YES, YEAH. IF YOU'RE GONNA GO WATER-BASED
STAINS, YOU WANT TO GO WATER-BASED ALL THE WAY--THE
PRE-STAIN CONDITIONER AS WELL AS THE FINISH AT THE END. BUT IN
THIS CASE, THIS IS GONNA BE THE OIL-BASED VERSION. AND YOU BRUSH
THIS ON, GIVE IT ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO TWO HOURS FOR THAT
TO DRY, AND THEN YOU'RE READY, THEN, TO PUT YOUR STAIN ON
THERE.
>> THAT CERTAINLY ENHANCED THE WOOD GRAIN IN THAT.
>> IT BRINGS IT OUT. AND SO I'VE GOT ONE HERE THAT I'VE ALREADY
PUT THAT ON THERE, AND I'M NOT ONE TO PUT A HEAVY, DARK STAIN
ON--ON BIRCH. I LIKE TO SEE THE GRAIN OF THE WOOD. SO THIS IS
GUNSTOCK, AND IT'S GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A REDDISH HUE TO IT. IT'S
GONNA KIND OF GIVE IT MORE OF A CHERRY LOOK, AND YOU CAN PICK
WHATEVER COLOR OF STAIN THAT YOU LIKE. THAT'S THE WONDERFUL THING
ABOUT STAINING, IS THAT IT'S JUST A PERSONAL PREFERENCE.
>> NOW, I NOTICE YOU SOMETIMES GO WITH THE GRAIN, SOMETIMES YOU
GO IN A CIRCLE.
>> YEAH. I GENERALLY TEND--IF I'M USING A RAG, I'LL GO IN A
CIRCLE TO WORK IT IN...
>> TO START WITH, OK.
>> BUT THEN I ALWAYS FINISH WITH THE GRAIN LIKE THIS. AND, AGAIN,
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE THE LONGER YOU LEAVE IT
ON, THE DARKER, THE RICHER THE COLOR'S GONNA GET. BUT THE LAST
THING YOU'RE GONNA DO IS ANYTHING THAT THE BOARD DOES NOT
SOAK IN, YOU WANT TO WIPE OFF.
SO YOU CAN SEE A NICE DIFFERENCE THERE BETWEEN HOW IT BRINGS OUT
THE GRAIN OF THE WOOD. SO BIRCH GETS TO LOOK MORE LIKE CHERRY IN
THIS CASE BECAUSE OF THE REDDISH STAIN WE PUT ON THERE, YEAH. AND
THEN THE LAST STEP, OF COURSE, IS THEN TO PUT ON A PROTECTIVE
FINISH. AND MY FAVORITE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS WITH BIRCH,
I WOULD GO WITH THE--EITHER THE WIPE-ON POLY WOULD WORK WELL ON
THIS IF YOU WANTED TO, OR-- >> THE ONE WE USED EARLIER?
>> THE ONE WE USED EARLIER ON THE FRAME. OR IF YOU WANTED A
LITTLE BIT MORE POP TO THE GRAIN, THIS IS THE MINWAX
FAST-DRYING POLYURETHANE. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S GOT A LOT OF
GLOSS TO IT. THIS REFLECTS THE LIGHT, SO IT'S REALLY A MATTER
OF PERSONAL TASTE. THE WIPE-ON POLY IS GONNA BE MORE OF A SATIN
SHEEN TYPICALLY, AND THEN THE FAST-DRYING POLYURETHANE IS
GONNA GIVE YOU, LIKE I SAID, MORE OF A POP.
>> OH. UH-HUH.
>> YEAH. NOW, AS FAR AS HOLDING YOUR JEWELRY UP THERE--WE'LL
FLIP THIS ONE BACK OVER--ALL I DID WAS USE ORDINARY CUP HOOKS,
YEAH, AND HOW YOU WANT TO ARRANGE THEM IS JUST STRICTLY UP
TO YOU. YOU CAN PLAY WITH SOME DIFFERENT ORIENTATIONS ON THERE.
AND THEN SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES--YOU DON'T NECESSARILY--IF
YOU GOT AN ELECTRIC DRILL AND YOU WANT TO PRE-DRILL THE HOLES,
YOU CAN. BUT THESE CUP HOOKS IN THE BIRCH ARE ACTUALLY SO EASY
TO WORK WITH, YOU CAN ACTUALLY JUST TAKE A REGULAR NAIL AND DO
A STARTER HOLE, AND THEN TURN THEM IN THERE AND PUSH THEM IN.
AND SO THAT WAY, THEN, IT GIVES YOU A GREAT WAY, THEN, TO
DISPLAY YOUR JEWELRY.
>> AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE WHAT'S THERE...
>> YES, YEAH, YEAH.
>> UNLIKE MY JEWELRY BOX DRAWER.
>> AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I WANT TO SHOW YOU ANOTHER IDEA I HAD HERE
REAL QUICKLY. THIS IS A SMALL GILT FRAME, AND WHAT I DID WAS I
PUT A PIECE OF CORK BACK THERE.
AND YOU CAN BUY CORK IN SHEETS AT THE HARDWARE STORE, AND IT'S
VERY EASY TO CUT WITH A RAZORBLADE KNIFE. AND YOU JUST
SIMPLY--I'LL SHOW THE BACK OF THIS. I PUT A BACKING, A PLYWOOD
BACKING, BEHIND THE CORK SO THAT THE CORK IS GONNA BE HELD IN
PLACE THERE. AND THEN YOU WOULDN'T USE THE CUP HOOKS ON
THIS. I WOULD USE JUST AN ORDINARY PUSHPIN OR A T-PIN. AND
AGAIN--AND THIS WOULD BE NICE-- LET'S SAY YOU'VE GOT A PIECE OF
HEIRLOOM JEWELRY FROM YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S OR SOMETHING,
MAYBE NOT SOMETHING YOU'RE WEARING ALL THE TIME, AND YOU
CAN DISPLAY IT ON HERE.
>> OH, THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, AND IT'S CERTAINLY MUCH EASIER TO
DO, TOO.
>> YEAH. AND THEN, YOU KNOW, ONCE I GOT GOING ON THIS,
NOTHING COULD STOP ME. YEAH. THE IDEA HERE WAS I TOOK WHAT IS
CALLED HARDWARE CLOTH--I'M NOT SURE WHY THEY CALL IT THAT OR
NOT.
>> THAT'S THIS?
>> THERE'S NOTHING CLOTH ABOUT IT; IT'S THE WIRE. BUT THEY
CALL THIS HARDWARE CLOTH IN THE STORE. AND I PUT THIS--I CUT
THIS TO FIT IN THE FRAME, AND THEN PUT A PIECE OF PLYWOOD
AS A BACKING...
>> AND STAINED IT?
>> AND I STAINED THIS ONE WITH THE INDIGO, WITH ONE OF THE
EXPRESS COLORS WATER-BASED STAINS. AND THIS WOULD GIVE YOU
A WAY TO HANG ON EARRINGS.
>> I WAS GONNA SAY THIS WOULD BE PERFECT FOR EARRINGS, AND THEY
DON'T TAKE UP MUCH ROOM.
>> RIGHT. SO, LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS. AND THIS IS JUST, I
THINK, SCRATCHING THE SURFACE IN TERMS OF DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN
TAKE AN OLD FRAME AND REPURPOSE IT TO DISPLAY YOUR JEWELRY IN
YOUR ROOM OR WHEREVER.
>> RIGHT. IT COULD ALSO BE USED FOR BELTS. YOU COULD HANG BELTS
OVER IT, TOO.
>> AND THE BIGGER THE FRAME, THE MORE YOU COULD DISPLAY ON IT.
BUT THE PLYWOOD BACKING WITH THE CUP HOOKS IS ONE WAY TO DO
IT, OR THE PUSHPINS WITH THE BULLETIN BOARD, AND ALL
INEXPENSIVE MATERIAL. YOU'RE NOT GONNA HAVE ANY MONEY WRAPPED UP
IN THIS AT ALL, AND YOU GET TO REPURPOSE SOME REALLY GREAT,
GREAT FRAMES.
>> WELL, THAT'S GREAT. I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE THIS WHEN IT'S
FINISHED. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL WOOD.
>> THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. IT'S NICE, AND I HATE TO SEE IT GO TO
WASTE.
>> OK, WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING US ALL THESE IDEAS
TO WORK WITH.
>> OH, YOU'RE WELCOME.
>> BETH, I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE. IT'S JUST REALLY
INTERESTING TO TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE INTERIOR DESIGN WORLD AND
FIND OUT HOW YOU CREATE ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES THAT I
SEE ON THE INTERNET OR IN MAGAZINES. IT MUST BE A VERY
INTERESTING JOB.
>> IT IS, INDEED. IT'S WONDERFUL. MY FAVORITE THINGS
TO DO IS TO BE CREATIVE AND HELP PEOPLE CREATE BEAUTIFUL ROOMS
THAT THEY LOVE LIVING IN.
>> WELL, SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET A
LADY WHO WAS AN INTERIOR DECORATOR, AND NOT THAT WE HAVE
A LOT OF CHOICE WHERE I LIVE, BUT I THINK THE ONE THING THAT
REALLY IMPRESSED ME WAS WHEN SHE TOLD ME AFTER WE'D WALKED ROOM
TO ROOM AND I TOLD HER THINGS I LIKED AND DIDN'T LIKE, WAS WHEN
SHE SAID, "YOU DON'T HAVE TO THROW EVERYTHING OUT AND START
ALL OVER." FIRST OF ALL, I COULDN'T AFFORD TO START ALL
OVER. BUT MOST OF ALL, THERE WERE THINGS THAT I REALLY LIKE
THAT I HAVE. NOW, IS THAT YOUR CONCEPT, OR WHICH WAY
WOULD YOU RATHER WORK?
>> IT'S MY FAVORITE WAY TO DECORATE. I REFER TO MYSELF AS A
REFRESHER BECAUSE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I LOVE TO DO. I DON'T WANT
TO ASK ANYONE TO THROW IT ALL OUT AND START ALL OVER--I MAY
NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START.
HA HA HA! SO I LOVE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO THEM, AND
WE JUST TRY TO REUSE, REFRESH, AND CREATE A WOW FACTOR.
>> AND YOU CAN DO THAT AND SAVE A LOT OF MONEY AND PUT THE MONEY
THAT YOU'RE SAVING INTO EITHER NEW FURNISHINGS OR WINDOW
TREATMENTS, WHICH CAN MAKE SUCH A HUGE IMPACT. SO IT REALLY IS--
I LIKE THAT WAY, TOO. I'M GLAD TO KNOW THAT. WELL, ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT YOU SAID YOU LIKE TO DO IS WHAT'S CALLED COLOR
BLOCKING, AND I NOTICED YOU HAVE AN OUTFIT ON THAT IS AN EXAMPLE
OF COLOR BLOCKING USING--WILL YOU EXPLAIN WHAT IT ACTUALLY
MEANS?
>> SURE. COLOR BLOCKING REALLY IS SIMPLY USING OPPOSING COLORS
OR BOLD COLORS TOGETHER TO CREATE A DRAMATIC STATEMENT.
YOU SEE IT IN FASHION--AS YOU JUST POINTED OUT, MY DRESS IS
COLOR-BLOCKED. YOU SEE IT IN HANDBAGS, IN CLOTHING TODAY.
IT'S A VERY, VERY HOT TREND, SO WHY NOT USE IT IN INTERIOR
DESIGN WORK, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
I USED IT IN REFRESHING WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR A CLIENT
RECENTLY.
>> OK, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE BEFORE. I ALWAYS LIKE THE
BEFORE-AND-AFTER PICTURES BECAUSE IT'S SO EASY, THEN, TO
SEE WHAT WAS CHANGED.
>> THIS ROOM, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS IN NEED OF A LOT OF REFRESHING.
BUT THE WINDOW TREATMENTS ARE MISSING, BUT THEY WERE A
BEAUTIFUL SILK MOURET, WHICH WE DO HAVE THE FABRIC--LET'S SHOW
THAT.
>> IT IS. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF FABRIC.
>> IT'S A BEAUTIFUL COLOR, NICE CREAM COLOR, AND MY CLIENT
REALLY, REALLY WANTED TO REUSE THE PANELS. NOW, WE HAD PANELS
THAT RAN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE WINDOW, AND THEN A SWAGGED
VALANCE, WHICH WAS VERY DATED.
THE VALANCE WAS ACTUALLY RIGHT ACROSS, RIGHT BENEATH THAT ARCH
WINDOW. AND SO IT DREW THE EYE DOWNWARD, AND YOU DIDN'T REALLY
GET TO APPRECIATE THE BEAUTIFUL ARCH WINDOWS THAT EXISTED IN
THIS LIVING ROOM. SO LET'S SHOW THE AFTER RESULT AND SEE WHAT
WE DID.
>> IN FACT, I HAD TO LOOK TWICE TO SEE. IF IT HADN'T HAVE BEEN
FOR THE WINDOWS, I WOULDN'T HAVE KNOWN FOR SURE THIS WAS THE SAME
PLACE.
>> TRUE, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL ROOM NOW. WHAT WE DID
WAS WE OBVIOUSLY USED MY CLIENT'S ORIGINAL PANELS, AND WE
WANTED TO ADD AN ACCENT COLOR.
AND IF YOU NOTICE, THE ACCENT COLOR THROUGHOUT THE ROOM IS
TEAL, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IN PILLOWS, IN THE AREA RUG. SO WE
WERE ABLE TO FIND A BEAUTIFUL TEAL SILK MOURET THAT MATCHED
THE FABRIC PERFECTLY. AND WE ADDED A BAND OF THAT COLOR
THROUGHOUT THE BOTTOM OF ALL THE PANELS.
>> NOW, ONE QUESTION: THE ORIGINAL DRAPES--DID THEY GO ALL
THE WAY TO THE FLOOR ORIGINALLY OR JUST TO THE WINDOW SEAL?
>> THEY WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR.
>> THEY DID GO ALL THE WAY? OK.
>> AND SO--WHICH BRINGS A GOOD POINT. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CUT
THE PANEL SO THAT YOU CAN ADD THAT COLOR BLOCKING TO THE
BOTTOM. SO YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE MEASURING WHERE YOU
WANT TO HANG THE PANELS. IN THIS INSTANCE, BECAUSE THE ROOM HAS
HEIGHT--IT'S AN 11-FOOT CEILING--WE WERE ABLE TO RAISE
THE PANELS ALL THE WAY TO THE CEILING AND CREATE A VERY
DRAMATIC LOOK, WHICH ALLOWS THE EYE TO DRAW UPWARD AND SEE THOSE
BEAUTIFUL ARCHED WINDOWS.
>> YOU REALLY DO, AND ARCH WINDOWS ARE BEAUTIFUL, BUT THEY
WERE SORT OF AN AFTERTHOUGHT IN THE OTHER PICTURE, WEREN'T THEY?
>> THAT'S CORRECT, YEAH.
>> AND YOU PUT THE ROD AT THE TOP, SO THAT REALLY DOES MAKE
YOUR EYE GO UP.
>> CORRECT. WE UPDATED THE RODS TO A MORE CURRENT ROD, AND WE
ELEVATED THEM ALL THE WAY TO THE CEILING SO THAT IT REALLY DOES
GIVE YOU A DRAMATIC LOOK.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL ROOM.
>> HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH-- LIKE, WHY DID YOU NOT COME UP TO
HERE, OR MAYBE JUST A FOOT UP?
HOW DO YOU DECIDE HOW MUCH COLOR BLOCKING TO GO WITH?
>> WELL, I'M NOT SURE THAT THERE'S A REAL RULE OF THUMB,
BECAUSE YOU ACTUALLY COULD'VE COLOR-BLOCKED HIGHER IF YOU
WANTED TO. YOU COULD EASILY HAVE GONE--
>> THIS IS ABOUT TABLE HEIGHTH, I NOTICED.
>> IT IS, AND THAT'S WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO. WE DIDN'T WANT IT
TO OVERWHELM THE ROOM--WE REALLY WANTED THE CREAM COLOR TO BE THE
MORE DOMINANT IN THOSE PANELS-- BUT YOU SIMPLY COULD ELEVATE
THAT TEAL TO THAT HALFWAY POINT, OR YOU COULD EVEN ADD A THIRD
COLOR IF YOU WANTED TO.
>> OH. USE MORE THAN TWO COLORS?
>> YOU CERTAINLY COULD, YEAH.
>> NOW, BESIDES CHANGING THE WINDOW TREATMENTS, WHAT OTHER
THINGS DID YOU DO IN THIS ROOM TO UPDATE IT?
>> WELL, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE ADDED CROWN MOLDING. WE CHANGED
THE COLOR OF THE ROOM. WE PAINTED SOME OF THE ACCENT
FURNITURE, ADDED DIFFERENT FURNISHINGS ALTOGETHER. SO A FEW
THINGS ARE LEFT OVER FROM THE OLD ROOM, BUT WE DID ADD A FEW
EXTRAS.
>> WHAT ABOUT COST? HOW MUCH DID THIS SAVE BY DOING THINGS LIKE
THIS?
>> ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PARTS OF THIS PARTICULAR JOB IS
THAT IT COST ABOUT 25% OF WHAT A BRAND-NEW CUSTOM WINDOW
TREATMENT WOULD'VE COST THE CLIENT. SO IT WAS GREAT SAVINGS
AND A BEAUTIFUL RESULT.
>> WELL, CERTAINLY. AND THEY CAN USE THAT, THEN, IN ANOTHER ROOM
OR TO CHANGE OUT THINGS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. THAT'S
WONDERFUL. WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I'VE LEARNED A LOT.
I APPRECIATE IT.
>> YEAH, MY PLEASURE.
>> CINDY, YOU'RE RIGHT FROM THE MIDDLE OF WHEAT COUNTRY, SO I'M
SURE YOU GET ASKED LOTS AND LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHEAT, BOTH
FROM ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE, BECAUSE YOUR JOB IS TO EDUCATE
PEOPLE ABOUT WHEAT. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED REALIZING THAT THIS
IS SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T ALL JUST KNOW AUTOMATICALLY?
>> WHEN YOU TALK TO AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES, YOU KNOW, OF
COURSE, YOU ALLOW TIME FOR QUESTIONS. SO--AND OVER THE
YEARS, I'VE OFTEN HAD QUESTIONS ON THE PHONE ABOUT EVERY TYPE OF
INGREDIENT AND APPLIANCE AND RECIPE. SO...
>> WELL, WE WANTED TO THIS TIME TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN SNEAK
WHOLE WHEAT INTO LOTS OF RECIPES, MAYBE ALL OF OUR
FAVORITE RECIPES, AND I WAS AMAZED THAT YOU EVEN HAVE IDEAS
FOR SALADS. I WOULDN'T HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. BUT LET'S
TALK ABOUT--MAYBE, FIRST OF ALL, EXPLAIN WHAT ARE THE PARTS OF
A WHEAT BERRY.
>> OK. THE WHEAT BERRY IS COMPOSED OF 3 DIFFERENT PARTS:
THE BRAN, WHICH IS THE OUTSIDE LAYERS; THE GERM, WHICH IS A
NICE GOLDEN COLOR--AND THIS IS A HEALTHY GERM, HAS A LOT OF
VITAMINS. SOMETIMES I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THAT TO CHILDREN, THAT
IT'S HEALTHY.
>> GERM. MM-HMM.
>> AND THEN THE LARGEST PART OF THE WHEAT KERNEL IS THE
ENDOSPERM--OR THAT'S THE SOURCE OF WHITE FLOUR. SO THAT'S THE 3
MAIN PARTS--THE ENDOSPERM, THE BRAN, AND THE GERM--AND, OF
COURSE WHEN YOU COMBINE ALL 3, YOU HAVE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR.
>> AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE REALLY WANTING PEOPLE TO START THINKING
ABOUT, IS HAVING WHOLE WHEAT, ALL PARTS OF IT.
>> MM-HMM. SO THAT'S WHAT WE MEAN BY WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR.
>> MAYBE LET'S TAKE A LOOK, THEN, AFTER IT'S MILLED. IT'S
AMAZING, THE DIFFERENCE IT BECOMES.
>> WE'VE BEEN GROWING HARD WHITE WINTER WHEAT IN KANSAS FOR
PROBABLY ABOUT 15 OR 20 YEARS NOW. AND YOU CAN SEE ON--ON MY
RIGHT HERE, THE GOLDEN BERRIES.
AND THIS IS-- >> IT'S A LIGHTER COLOR.
>> IT IS, ISN'T IT? AND THEN THE TRADITIONAL HARD RED WINTER
WHEAT THAT WE WERE KNOWN FOR, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER STATES. SO
YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN COLOR OF THE BRAN. SO ONCE THAT
IS MILLED, THE FLOUR--THE WHITE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR--IS THE NICE,
LIGHT, GOLDEN COLOR, AND, OF COURSE, YOU CAN SEE THE RED
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR'S A LITTLE BIT DARKER IN COLOR.
>> BUT EVEN WHEN IT'S MADE INTO LOAVES OR SOMETHING, YOU CAN SEE
A DIFFERENCE IN THE DOUGH.
>> IN THE DOUGH. AND WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS BRAID ROPES OF DOUGH
TOGETHER.
>> ONE OF EACH, EACH ONE, USE THEM TOGETHER.
>> YES. AND YOU CAN SEE HERE BY THIS EXAMPLE, THE DIFFERENCE IN
COLOR BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL RED WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR AND THE
WHITE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR. AND WE'RE HOPING THAT MORE PEOPLE
WILL ENJOY EATING WHOLE GRAINS IF IT'S A LITTLE BIT LIGHTER
COLOR. THE WHITE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR IS A LITTLE BIT SWEETER IN
TASTE, BUT I THINK THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS THE COLOR. YOU CAN
SNEAK THAT FLOUR INTO ALL TYPES OF BAKED PRODUCTS, AND YOUR
FAMILY AND FRIENDS--THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY'RE EATING WHOLE
WHEAT FLOUR. SO...
>> AND BESIDES, WHEN IT'S CUT, I THINK IT'S VERY INTERESTING,
BESIDES BEING TASTY. AND BRAIDING ROLLS IS A GOOD WAY TO
INCORPORATE BOTH KINDS AT ONCE.
>> YES. SO I'VE ALWAYS DONE THIS TO SHOW MY AUDIENCES REALLY THE
DIFFERENCE IN THE WHITE AND THE RED WHOLE WHEAT. AND THEN I HAVE
BEEN ACCUSED BY MY KIDS OF SNEAKING IN ALL TYPES OF GRAINS
IN DISHES LIKE BULGUR AND CRACKED WHEAT. THIS IS AN
EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THEM. THIS IS A PILAF THAT HAS THE BULGUR IN
IT. NOW, THIS IS REALLY JUST LIKE CRACKED WHEAT, BUT IT'S
BEEN PARTIALLY COOKED.
>> THAT'S WHAT BULGUR IS?
>> UH-HUH. IT'S BEEN PARTIALLY STEAMED, SO IT COOKS A LOT
FASTER. ISN'T IT PRETTY? IT'S THE WHITE WHOLE WHEAT. AND WHEN
YOU COOK IT, IT JUST COOKS IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. YOU CAN USE
IT IN ALL TYPES OF CASSEROLES, SOUPS, BREADS.
>> IT REMINDS ME OF COUSCOUS.
IT'S ABOUT THE SAME SIZE.
>> IT IS, AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL, ISN'T IT?
>> AND THEN, LIKE I SAID, I WOULD'VE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT
SNEAKING WHOLE WHEATS INTO SALADS--A WALDORF SALAD, APPLES.
>> I'VE TAKEN A SALAD THAT WE PROBABLY BOTH ATE WHEN WE WERE
GROWING UP AND ADDED THE WHOLE WHEAT BERRY. YOU COOK THE
BERRIES FOR ABOUT 2 OR 3 HOURS.
BUT, REALLY, I LIKE TO JUST PUT THE BERRIES WITH WATER IN THE
SLOW COOKER OVERNIGHT AND LET THEM COOK FOR ABOUT 8 HOURS, AND
THEN YOU CAN DRAIN THEM, PACKAGE THEM, PUT THEM IN THE
REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER, AND USE THEM WHEN YOU NEED THEM IN
SALADS AND BREADS.
>> I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU IF YOU COULD MAKE UP A LARGE QUANTITY.
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA: VERY GOOD TIMESAVER.
>> AND THEN TO SNEAK IN MORE WHOLE GRAIN--
>> NOW, THIS WOULDN'T BE HARD.
MUFFINS WOULD TASTE GREAT NO MATTER WHAT.
>> AND THESE ARE MADE WITH ALL WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR. SO 100% WHOLE
WHEAT, AS WELL AS THE COOKIES.
>> AND THEY'RE NOT HEAVY. I THINK SOMETIMES WE THINK WHOLE
WHEAT, WHOLE GRAIN WOULD MAKE IT A VERY HEAVY PRODUCT, BUT
THEY'RE REALLY NOT.
>> AND THE COOKIES ARE MADE WITH 100% WHOLE WHITE WHEAT FLOUR.
>> THAT'S WHY THEY'RE SO LIGHT-COLORED?
>> YES, THAT'S WHY THEY'RE LIGHT. AND I LIKE TO MAKE PIZZA
CRUST USING HALF WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, SO THAT'S A GOOD WAY OF
INCORPORATING MORE WHOLE GRAINS IN YOUR PIZZA CRUST. THAT'S
ACTUALLY A NEW RECIPE I TRIED, AND IT HAS OATS IN IT, AND THEN
BULGUR AND WHITE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR.
>> BUT ANY OF OUR FAVORITE RECIPES, YEAST RECIPES OR
QUICK BREADS, WE COULD AT LEAST ADD SOME? TABLESPOON, 1/2 A CUP,
1/4 OF A CUP OR SOMETHING?
>> 1/3 TO 1/2. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GO 100% LIKE THESE PRODUCTS
HERE, TRY STARTING, YOU KNOW, 1/3 WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, OR 1/2
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR WILL STILL MAKE A NICE PRODUCT. ANOTHER TIP
IS IN YOUR CANISTER AT HOME; PUT HALF WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR AND HALF
WHITE FLOUR...
>> SO YOU DON'T FORGET.
>> THAT'S RIGHT.
>> GOOD IDEA.
>> SO YOU GRAB THE CONTAINER OUT OF YOUR PANTRY, AND YOU
AUTOMATICALLY HAVE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR IN YOUR FLOUR. AND THEN
THIS IS ROLLED WHEAT, AND MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ROLLED WHEAT
BEFORE.
>> I HAVEN'T. YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE ROLLERS ON IT.
>> THAT'S KIND OF LIKE ROLLED OATS OR OATMEAL, BUT THAT'S WHAT
I'VE USED IN THIS GRANOLA HERE.
>> OH, THAT'S ANOTHER RECIPE THAT WOULD BE VERY EASY TO START
ADDING AND EXPERIMENTING WITH.
>> YES, AND THIS GRANOLA NOT ONLY HAS A ROLLED WHEAT, BUT IT
HAS THE WHEAT GERM AND THE WHEAT BRAN. AND, OF COURSE, YOU CAN
SPRINKLE THAT ON TOP OF YOGURT, OR JUST ENJOY IT AS A BREAKFAST
CEREAL.
>> OH, THAT'S RIGHT. NOW, WE WERE TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
SERVING SIZES. MAYBE YOU COULD GO INTO THAT JUST A LITTLE BIT.
>> WELL, I THINK SOME OF MY AUDIENCES DON'T REALIZE WHAT A
SERVING IS. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SERVING SIZES, A SLICE OF
BREAD IS A SERVING. SO IF YOU EAT A SANDWICH, YOU HAVE TWO
SERVINGS. AND 1/2 A CUP OF COOKED PASTA--THIS IS WHOLE
GRAIN PASTA--1/2 A CUP OF COOKED CEREAL OR RICE IS A SERVING, AND
I THINK MOST OF US EAT MORE THAN JUST A HALF OF A CUP.
>> I WAS GONNA SAY THAT WOULD NOT TAKE UP MUCH ROOM ON THE
PLATE.
>> AND THEN COLD CEREAL, ONE OUNCE OR--THAT'S USUALLY ABOUT
3/4ths TO ONE CUP, IS A SERVING OF CEREAL. BUT WE ARE SUPPOSED
TO BE EATING HALF OF OUR SERVINGS AS WHOLE GRAINS.
AND YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD THAT LITTLE SLOGAN,
"MAKE HALF WHOLE."
>> NO, I HADN'T HEARD THAT.
>> MAKE HALF OF YOUR SERVINGS WHOLE GRAINS. SO IF YOU CAN JUST
REMEMBER THAT, MAKE HALF WHOLE.
>> I LIKE THAT. OK. WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE
TIPS WITH US, AND CERTAINLY IT'D BE FUN TO EXPERIMENT WITH SOME
OF OUR FAVORITE RECIPES.
>> I HOPE YOU WILL. THANK YOU.
>> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW TODAY. NEXT TIME ON "CREATIVE
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