Pretty Pillows

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I just love pillows in decorating. Pillows add such beautiful interest to your decor - not to mention the comfort they add. Layering pillows. Earlier this year, I happened upon a fantastic sale on Euro pillows - 60% off! I initially thought they'd be great for the couch - but then decided to use them on our bed. Euro Pillows make a … [Read more...]

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Autumn in the Master Bedroom

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This weekend it will be officially Autumn. whether we're ready for it or not. Several are staging dramatic changes throughout their homes heralding Autumn's glory. I'm looking forward to seeing their home tours! In our Master bedroom - the changes are subtle and warm. It's all about color and mood. The first to change over was the … [Read more...]

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French Impressions Part V

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Bedroom Drapes and a Painting Well! It has been since June that I posted about the changes I was making to my bedroom. I named the changes, 'French Influence' based upon the inspirations I found in Betty Lou Phillips' books. In her 'Secrets of French Design' she gives you insight into details in French Decor. One thing I love about her writings is … [Read more...]

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French Impressions Part IV

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Seating Solutions This chair and sette posed interesting challenges for me. The chair was one of three I have from my Great-Grandfather. I love these chairs - because they make me think of him and because he was shorter than me and when I sit down, my feet touch the floor! I am not that tall and sometimes chairs make me feel like a child … [Read more...]

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French Impressions Part III

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The Nightstands - His and Hers The room is slowly transforming as I paint the furniture with  a French Influence in mind - inspired by Betty Lou Phillips' books. I shared with you earlier the initial transformation of the dresser and then of the bed in Part I and Part II. I used the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in French Enamel as the base … [Read more...]

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French Impressions Part II

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Painting the Bed I am in the process of changing the look to our bedroom by painting the bedroom furniture. Last week I shared with you the dresser I painted in French Impression. This is a striking difference from the previous look. You can read the post here. This is what our bed looked like before painting. I decided to try one of the … [Read more...]

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French Impressions

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This story began while reading one of Betty Lou Phillip's books, French Impressions. As I was thumbing through the pages scanning photos and text, I soon realized this book, this author was bound to be one of my favorites. Betty Lou Phillips delves into reasons French style so appeals to us and to those who influenced the decor. 'I must thank thre … [Read more...]

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Slipcovered Chairs

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This is something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time. Well, let's just say NEEDED to do.  We have these two chairs in our bedroom, purchased separately at either Goodwill or garage sales - I was so delighted that their color and shape went so well together. Over the years the fabric began to wear and some stains darkened the … [Read more...]

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A Romantic Quote

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One of the things Dearest and I have fun doing is quoting from our favorite movies. I shared with you recently one of the gifts I gave him for valentines, the framed quotes from 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. Another of our favorite movies is the latest version of 'Pride and Prejudice'. I found this romantic quote from the movie at an Etsy … [Read more...]

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Copycat Challenge

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Pinterest Inspired I participated in the last one and did a multiple copycat. I was changing the decor in the kitchen, and was inspired to do this The transformation inspirations were from: 1. Chalk Board – Courtney at French Country Cottage 2. Candelabra – Sissy’s Shabby Chic 3. Gessoed Terra Cotta wine container – Villabarnes and Mod … [Read more...]

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