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

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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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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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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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Dining Room Changes

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Ten years ago, our home was a complete blank slate. Everything that could be painted white, was painted white - walls, trim, lighting, shelves, fireplace - everything. One of the first things I knew, I wanted a red dining room. I selected several shades of red until I settled on the color I liked best, Southern Beauty Red (Lowes). I have … [Read more...]

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Potted Faux Hydrangea

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I missed out on a deal on Potted Faux Hydrangeas - really loved the look! Most of the time, when I see something I first think, can I make this…. So I thought I'd dream up a knock-off Potted Faux Hydrangea. I had two glazed cup shaped vases - the perfect shape. I wanted an aged plaster look for the pot. The first thing I did was to … [Read more...]

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It’s all about Time

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This project started when I decided to make a change to the decor in the upper hallway. As you reach the landing there's a small inset where I've had this beautiful round table. I love how it fits, I love the lace curtain - especially in the morning as the sunlight creates beautiful lacy shadows and light. I inherited a collection of drawings … [Read more...]

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Great Grandpa’s Chair

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One of my greatest delights is to have inherited pieces of furniture or ephemera. From my Mother I received three chairs that belonged to my Great-Grandparents.  I believe this chair was made by my Great-Grandfather.  There is evidence that this chair was hand-made and that the chair cushions had been redone over the … [Read more...]

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Farmhouse Kitchen Chair

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From a Goodwill Find This little chair has a lot of patience. I had found it quite a while back and knew it would eventually be made new as a farmhouse kitchen chair and find a home in my kitchen.  It has the sweetest lines! When finding a chair at a thrift store or garage sale the most important thing is to note whether it is sturdy. … [Read more...]

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Dollar Store Challenge

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    Barbara at The Everyday Home issued a wonderful challenge - to create something from an item from The Dollar Store!   The first challenge includes using a glass candle holder! I'm looking forward to seeing what others created. I racked my brain for ideas - trying to think of something unique and … [Read more...]

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