Another Bamboo Tattoo Mat!

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Last winter, I replaced the area rug from Shaw with this Peacock Park Bamboo Mat. I have other plans for that area rug.  I loved the look of the mat in the kitchen, but wanted something that would be durable, beautiful and could take the day to day traffic. We come in and out of the house through our dining room doors. I loved the mat in … [Read more...]

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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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Slipcovered Couch

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Transforming a Traditional Couch... Dearest and I have had this couch for years. It has held up through all of the children, lots of naps, lots of company - anything a family can throw at it. Before, it worked quite well with the English Cottage decor theme, but now...Now that I've changed the wall color and color scheme, the couch needs a … [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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Updating a Chair

recovered chair before and after

Recovering the Seat Cushion This transformation in my living room redecorating project was the easiest and I think one of my favorites! I just love the fabric! To coordinate with the new color scheme  - updating this chair was very important. The Chair This chair we've had for a very long time - several years back, we had some water damage … [Read more...]

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Recovering Side Chair

recovered chair before and after

Before and After There's no rhyme or reason as to what comes next in the living room transformation. Once I chose and then painted the walls, I had a plan to transform some furnishings in the room. One of these was this side chair. Initially I was going to create a slipcover then I decided to recover this side chair with this fabric … [Read more...]

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Choosing Gray or Greige for Wall Color

going gray living room transformation

Living Room Transformation It seems I've been transforming our home's rooms one at a time. Last year, I transformed our dining room - to blue. The year before, I transformed our kitchen - creamy beige. This year its the living room transformation I'm working on. Calming Gray Is it a reflection of the time of my life? Is it a reflection … [Read more...]

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Little Blue Bench

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Garage Sale Find I found this sweet little bench many years back at a garage sale. It has had two lives before this transformation to a little blue bench. Going Gray   I'm going gray in our living room - wall and ceiling colors. I've concluded that I love the calming affect of the color gray in decorating. Complimentary … [Read more...]

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Considering Gray or Greige

considering gray or greige updating living room

A Big Change I am so delighted by the change I made last year to our dining room. I do love that blue! Now, it is time to change the color in the living room. We chose the colors throughout the house over 10 years ago. We've loved them, but they're showing the love in some places, and I have a different vision for our living room. The … [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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