Painted Living Room Side Table

painted living room table soft gray

Soft Gray I'm still living with and considering the final choice of the color selection for our living room wall. I really like the color of the walls on the back of the built-in bookcases. As I look at them and envision the room a different color - I see changes I want to make. I want to slipcover Dearest's recliner and the opposite side … [Read more...]

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Giving Aged Patina to a Side Table

painted side table with Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint and Dust of Ages

I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room's window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard at Home's One Step Paint and I knew that this … [Read more...]

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Creating French Provincial Romance

Fusion Paint Romantic Garden Decor

Transforming with Fusion Paint This is the room I call my retreat. It is filled with the soft colors and decor that evoke the feeling of a Romantic Garden Cottage look. This is where I enjoy reading a good book, or a good cup of tea. This is a room I also create in and this is a room that is also one of our guest bedrooms. Each piece of … [Read more...]

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I Envisioned a Sparkly Chandelier Dripping with Crystals

French Crystal Chandelier Dining Room A Delightsome Life

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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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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Dining Room Chairs and Habitat Restore

dining room chairs by china hutch

Habitat Restore and More... I try to visit the Habitat Restore as often as I can - it is a good half hour drive - well, most everything from our country home is a good half hour drive! I have found many wonderful things at the Habitat Restore and love supporting this marvelous place. I found these two chairs there and knew they'd have a place … [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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Curtains, Cushions and Pillows

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For the Windowseat and the French doors I have been staring at my newly painted dining room. Sitting on the couch in the living room looking toward the dining room - I'm amazed at the difference this beautiful blue color has created. Like bringing a picture into focus, the changes that I've been planning and envisioning for the dining room are … [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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Valspar Reserve Paint Review

Valspar Reserve Paint Review 1

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!   This morning the house is quiet after the Independence Day holiday. All of our children were here with a couple friends for a cookout. I'd just completed the finishing touches to the dining room transformation. The plans had been formulating for quite a while and I was quite delighted to be contacted to do a … [Read more...]

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