15 Stunning Chandelier Makeovers

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Curated Board for Hometalk The lighting in a room can completely transform the room's mood and style. If you have an outdated chandelier you can find several creative inspirations on Hometalk. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to curate a board for you! I found 15 unique, stunning chandelier makeovers. Including one of my … [Read more...]

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Handmade Christmas Holly Garland

Textured Wallpaper Christmas Holly Garland Tutorial

Made from Textured Wallpaper I have so enjoyed my book page leaf garland and wreaths for my fall decoration that it is going to be difficult to replace them. I think I have found my solution - for Christmas. I found a way to make handmade Christmas holly garland using textured wallpaper. The Holly I studied the way the holly leaf grows … [Read more...]

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I Envisioned a Sparkly Chandelier Dripping with Crystals

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I love the elegant look of French Crystal Chandeliers.  They're so sparkly! It is like the beautiful crown of the room. So, as I was transforming my dining room from red traditional to French blue...I envisioned a sparkly chandelier dripping with crystals.  The Standard Brass Chandelier with twelve curvy arms curling at the … [Read more...]

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Book Page Leaves- DIY Tutorial

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Simple Transition into Autumn Decor Book pages, especially those aged with patina, make beautiful, easy DIY home decor. While the weather has turned hot again and the calendar tells us summer has three more weeks to go, I am beginning to make simple transitions in our home toward fall decor. If you're looking for beautiful, neutral Fall … [Read more...]

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Silver Painted Chest

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It was not on my 'Six Most Important Things To Do List" As I was cleaning this morning before beginning my next project, this little chest began to squeak. It became the squeaking wheel demanding attention. This little ugly duckling is functional and has potential to be beautiful- to become a lovely silver painted chest. Music Chest She … [Read more...]

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Giving the China Hutch French Flair with Paint

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I have a new china hutch! The dining room is taking shape now, the look I had envisioned is coming about! Giving the china hutch French flair with paint added more charm to the room.  My China Hutch Makeover! It is my first Craigslist purchase! I know. Where have I been! It was quite exciting and a little nerve racking! We drove … [Read more...]

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Painting Fabric on Salvaged Chair

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My 10 Dollar Salvation Army Chair I have seen several Bloggers demonstrating how we can paint fabric. It is so new to me, like when I first heard of chalk paint. Having tried chalk paint and absolutely loving it, I thought this would be fun to try. I had my opportunity presented to me when I passed a nearby Salvation Army. I decided to give … [Read more...]

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Beautiful Morning

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I love the sounds of the morning. The sounds of the water heating for coffee, Dearest's footfalls upstairs as he prepares for work, the birds singing, and even the silence. Each morning is such a gift - the familiar things and the surprises.  A Cause to Sing This is my big project this week! I'm transforming the dining room. I shared a … [Read more...]

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Creating a Vignette for Summer

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I have been changing over the decor in our home for summer. In doing so, I pondered - what are the elements in creating a vignette? We create vignettes whether we realize it or not. So, I decided to research this to find the common key steps recommended. I've created two versions of this vignette - with the elements below in mind. Which is do … [Read more...]

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The Story of Camille – The Little Blue Chest-Creating Patina with Paint

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I was looking through Anne Sloan's book, 'Creating the French Look' for inspiration - and I found it! I have a little chest in our dining room that will stay and I wanted to transform it - giving it 'patina'. I knew this was the look I wanted to create for my little chest - but how to create the layers of color - of history by creating patina … [Read more...]

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