Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish

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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Recovering an Ottoman

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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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Seasoning new and restoring old Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron Pans Reseasoned-how to restore, reseason and maintain cast iron

You Can Restore Old, Crusty Cast Iron Pans There's nothing quite so beautiful as the blackened, shiny patina of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. There are a few specific rules in keeping your pans in pristine condition. If you do, they'll reward you with good service for many, many years But, what if you find gunky poorly used cast iron pans … [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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Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath

Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath at A Delightsome Life

The first time I saw a Coffee Filter Wreath, I knew I would make one. They're so very pretty and so Fluffy! I thought to myself, 'I could make this!' I then researched how to make these wreaths and discovered just how easy they are to make. Fast, fun, and did I say fluffy! They're also frugal (total cost for mine estimated at five … [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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French Stamp Fabric Pumpkins

How to make fabric pumpkins a delightsome life

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins - the easy - peasy - way! It takes about 75 to 100 frost free days to grow a pumpkin. In an afternoon you can have a patch full of fabric pumpkins to decorate with year after year! The choices of fabric are extensive - you can use burlap, silk, cotton duck, linen and more. Today I'm sharing how I made these French … [Read more...]

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The Science of Baking

national cheese pizza day at a delightsome life

And National Cheese Pizza Day I am about to share something with you - I've always loved math and science - they were my favorite subjects in school, well next to art class and mechanical design. Go figure! Anyhow, I am so delighted to share with you an infographic created by the wonderful folks at Shari's Berries on the science of baking! … [Read more...]

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Book Page Leaves- DIY Tutorial

Book Page Leaf Crafts copy

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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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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