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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Winter White Guest Bedroom

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It is so much fun to find things that you know will add charm to a room in your home. My daughter and I were visiting garage sales last weekend and at the first stop I found some very beautiful bed coverlets. They were from what appeared to be decades of collecting. Just my kind of find! This bedspread was one of them and I knew that it would … [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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Autumn Mantel

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Going Neutral for Autumn I had a completely different look when I first started decorating the mantel for autumn. When I was finished, my daughter said she didn't like it. I sat back on the couch and stared at it for a while. I had to agree with her. The typical autumn colors of orange and red was fighting with the colors and pattern on 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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Adding Artwork

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More Dining Room Transformations! I'm starting to feel like an infomercial! 'But Wait! There's More!' Don't get me wrong! I'm still excited about the changes I've made in our dining room - I see the end and wish to get there to share with you! There are two more big changes - that are a little delayed. Mainly because I miscalculated a couple … [Read more...]

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Hanging Creamware Platters

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Adding to the Dining Room Decor The first time I saw these marvelous platters from Decor Steals, I knew they'd be a perfect addition to my dining room redecorating plans. I just had to wait! There were many things to accomplish first: paint the walls, ceiling and trim, paint some furniture, reupholster chairs, and now, the walls.  I love … [Read more...]

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Dining Room Chairs and Habitat Restore

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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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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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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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