Chalk Painted Canning Jars

Darling Daughter wanted painted Mason jars for her wedding's decor. She wanted over 50 painted Mason jars...guess who had plenty and guess who ended up painting all of the mason jars...I ended up LOVING the look of the chalk painted Mason jars. Chalk Painted Canning Jars Chalk Painted Jars for Wedding Our youngest daughter envisioned painted … [Read more...]

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A Wedding in a Sunflower Field

A Wedding in a Sunflower Field....A Daughter's Vision Our youngest daughter just got married. It was such a charming, fun wedding. Her dream of a wedding in a sunflower field came true...with all of the little details to make it the best day of their life. Wedding Plans Our daughter fell in love with the beauty of the sunflower field her … [Read more...]

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Spring Tulip Wreath

Reflecting Spring's Beautiful Colors It's time to decorate the front porch! We've had a lot of rainy weather which has dampened my ability to decorate the front porch. I spent some time cleaning a couple weeks back, now it's time to decorate - with the front door by making a Spring Tulip Wreath. Spring Tulip Wreath Tutorial The Supplies You … [Read more...]

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Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish

And Chalkboards I am combining two of my current favorite things - aged silver and chalkboards. While Dearest was at a conference - I went to the local Goodwill - wouldn't you?! I found this gold framed mirror - I love the style but not so much the gold..I envisioned giving a frame an aged silver finish. I also found two silver trays that I … [Read more...]

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Slipcovered Chair

It was inevitable. Dearest looked at me as I was preparing to slipcover this chair and said, 'Are you going to slipcover or paint everything in this room?' Well....nearly! I have one more chair to slipcover then the living room transformation will be complete!  The Chair Before We've had this chair for many, many years. We purchased … [Read more...]

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Slipcovered Couch

Transforming a Traditional Couch... Dearest and I have had this couch for years. It has held up through all of the children, lots of naps, lots of company - anything a family can throw at it. Before, it worked quite well with the English Cottage decor theme, but now...Now that I've changed the wall color and color scheme, the couch needs a … [Read more...]

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Recovering an Ottoman

For a very long time, I had been looking for a square coffee table to make into an ottoman. Then, last year, at the Habitat Resale store, I found a perfect square ottoman. It had just the right fabric cover too. But, now, with a whole new color/decor scheme in our living room - it needed an update. I'm sharing my adventures recovering an … [Read more...]

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Updating a Chair

Recovering the Seat Cushion This transformation in my living room redecorating project was the easiest and I think one of my favorites! I just love the fabric! To coordinate with the new color scheme  - updating this chair was very important. The Chair This chair we've had for a very long time - several years back, we had some water damage … [Read more...]

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Recovering Side Chair

Before and After There's no rhyme or reason as to what comes next in the living room transformation. Once I chose and then painted the walls, I had a plan to transform some furnishings in the room. One of these was this side chair. Initially I was going to create a slipcover then I decided to recover this side chair with this fabric … [Read more...]

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Little Blue Bench

Garage Sale Find I found this sweet little bench many years back at a garage sale. It has had two lives before this transformation to a little blue bench. Going Gray   I'm going gray in our living room - wall and ceiling colors. I've concluded that I love the calming affect of the color gray in decorating. Complimentary … [Read more...]

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