Slipcovered Chair

slipcovered living room chair before and after

It was inevitable. Dearest looked at me as I was preparing to slipcover this chair and said, 'Are you going to slipcover or paint everything in this room?' Well....nearly! I have one more chair to slipcover then the living room transformation will be complete!  The Chair Before We've had this chair for many, many years. We purchased … [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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The Dining Room – Simplified Winter Decor

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The Soothing Light of Winter Light, in the wintertime, has a different glow and casts differently on all that surrounds us. Light, in the wintertime, is brief and always welcomed. After the gaiety of Christmas decor we crave the serenity of the simplicity of winter light. This is the inspiration for the changes I'm making in each room of … [Read more...]

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Rainy Saturday Musings…

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I love a foggy morning…. This morning we woke to a light rain that is forecasted to last all day. I’d hoped to be able to do some garden chores today, but instead, I’ll be puttering indoors. Chalkboard Art It’s time to put away all things Christmas - that includes the Christmas messages on the chalkboards. I do love chalkboard art! I … [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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Adding Artwork

A-DELIGHTSOME-LIFE-HANGING ARTWORK IN DINING ROOM

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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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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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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My first Louis XV Fauteuil Chair

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"There are certain Classic styles that immediately evoke the style of a French salon" (Josephine Ryan 'French Home')   The French have been known for their penchant for detail in furniture and decorating. There is something so distinct in the development of taste in furniture, marked out by the three styles to which the three … [Read more...]

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French Rolling Pin and Dough Bowl

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Last weekend, I went to Atlanta to retrieve an auction item we'd won - garden tools. I bid on a French style bed and was outbid. Sigh. There will be one in my future! Since I was traveling so far, I thought I'd see if there were any sales in the nearby area. There was - an Estate liquidation. Most of what I saw pictured didn't appeal to me, … [Read more...]

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