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

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE Greatgrandpa's chair

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

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE farmhouse kitchen chair by desk

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 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. This little chair is very … [Read more...]

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Decorative Painting

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Decorative Painting Annie Sloan - Beyond Chalk Paint Many of you know, I now work part-time at our local library. This opportunity has opened up vistas of information for my imagination. Great books on home decor, gardening, cooking, crafting and more are available to all whether written this year or twenty to thirty years ago. One of … [Read more...]

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English Country Cottage Style Bench

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Going Red   I shared earlier my fondness for the color red and how  I have elements of this color practically in each room.   before after Our family room is in the English Country Cottage Style – I have several ‘Cottage Styles’ in different rooms – it was fun looking and the different aspects of … [Read more...]

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Dining Table Transformation Take 3

Learning From My Mistakes Remember my dining room table transformation? Well, if not, check it out here then please return. If so, continue. I was not finished with the project. I wanted to apply a protective coating that would also give it a sheen, a glow. I searched for options and found several woodworking sites that … [Read more...]

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Dining Room Renovation 2

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Bee-autiful Transformation 2 before: after:   This weekend I tackled the dining room table. I spent several hours stripping and sanding the table. While I was sanding, my neighbor came by wanting to know what I was up to. He is well knowleageable about furniture –   especially antique furniture. He … [Read more...]

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Repairing and painting a chair

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Chalk Paint I am thrilled to try my first project with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. I have this little chair I use at my dressing table. This is my dressing table that I painted a while back.  I shared this with you here.  I realized it was wobbly and loose. So I took it apart, cleaned the joints and applied … [Read more...]

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