Chicken Wire Panelled French Armoire Holding A Collection Of Hats
Art dealer Guy Morrison and Penny Morrison Wales Home.
There's nothing better than polishing off your favorite room with a hypnotizing piece of furniture that gets all your visitors talking, except maybe a hand-painted piece created with environmentally friendly supplies and practices. Traditional furniture refinishing practices can (Read More.....)
You've gathered supplies for the end of the world. You save every piece of scrap you can, just in case you need it for the next Pinterest craft. Your friends have labeled you as "hoarder" and think you need to start decluttering your life, and your home. A simple Internet search of "tips for reducing clutter in the home," will give you more than two million results. It seems you're not alone. According to a 2008 survey conducted by the National Association of Professional Organizers, 65 percent of respondents noted their house was at least moderately disorganized and 71 percent thought their quality of life would improve if they were better organized.
With so many tips and tricks to a clutter-free home, you can relax and breath easy after one weekend of organizing. Just remember: simplify. You don't need three semi-working blenders or 5 couches in your home. Here's what you can do:
For the Living Room
If you love knitting, don't leave everything out in the open. Contain it in a wicker basket next to the couch. Does your man love reading the newspaper? (Read More.....)
House Beautiful Magazine featured the top favorite red colors from the most recongized interior designers. Here are my favorite 9 red shades of paint from their selection of 24
1."This is a really deep coral, kind of like a cheerful Chinese red. Pinks and reds to me are synonymous with frozen drinks and relaxing." -Richard Mishaan Pictured, Benjamin Moore's Chili Pepper 2004-20
2."When I look for red, I want a pure, true red, like the color in the American flag. Ralph Lauren does absolutely the best. It's the essence of red. It makes me think of boating or polo." -Suzanne Kasler Pictured, Ralph Lauren Paint's Dressage Red TH41
3. "Red never goes out of style. It's full of life — always fresh, always fun to wake up to. We go for reds with less blue in (Read More.....)
Original Robin Egg Blue Pie Cupboard From The Midwest 1870-1880
This wonderful folk art style cupboard is a grand example of color and style from the 19th century. This style of cupboard was originally made for bread or pies to be stored or to cool down after coming out of a hot oven. This style of cupboard was likely a pantry or cupboard used for food or grain storage in the kitchen. The color of the cupboard is a Robyns egg blue, and features wonderful patina.
It has small original screens and cut outs on the top sides of the cupboard. The drawers of this cupboard are mortised and use square nail construction. This piece is probably from a Farmhouse in Pennsylvania- Sold through East Meets West Antiques
Below we have a mid 19th Century American Painted Tabletop Set of Drawers. This handsome set of drawers has their original brass knobs and red-brown stain, and a later vibrant aqua blue paint. Each of the 13 (Read More.....)
The Mod Shop- Edward Chair
Painting furniture can be an outstandingly satisfying craft. You can find an old, outdated piece and breathe new life into it with a simple color of paint. Once it’s in a new space, it can brighten and invigorate it, adding charm and drama all at the same time.
Sometimes the hardest decision of all is what color to use. When you want to go bold, here are some top color choices to consider.
Emerald green is the hot color of 2013, according to the design industry. It connotes thoughts of riches and a recovering economy, and its lushness can bring a look of jewel luster into your home.
Because neutrals are still popular to decorate with, a splash of bright, bold, emerald green can be a lovely contrast against beiges and tans. Think about painting a (Read More.....)
You can never have enough of great furniture if you are a homemaker but the cost is always a problem. Great furniture doesn’t grow on trees, no matter how much you wish for it. Worry not because if you know the right places to look, you can get your hands on some very good pieces with great prices. Of course, it helps if you have some overstock coupons to ease the burden on your pocket. Apart from that, you should check out the following places
1. Yard Sales and Garage Sales
Trash for one might be gold for another. Garage sales are the best place to go if you are one of those people who like to know a bit about the furniture they are going to purchase. Of course, you might not get exactly what you are looking for. But in most cases, a little reconstruction of the idea in your head and your room gives great results.
Feel free to bargain and try to get the best deal. If there are some issues with the piece, you can always get some polishing and repair work done. Remember that you are getting these are very low costs but you have to (Read More.....)
French Painted Enfilade With Faux Marble Top- Foxglove Antiques
The uniquely textured look of marble can add a regal and sophisticated touch to any interior space. Trouble is, marble can also grab a chunk of change out of your wallet. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to achieve this look in your home without having to spend all that money?
There is – if you don’t mind a little paint and hard work. It’s possible to create a faux marble finish on wood and many other surfaces by mixing and manipulating paint colors and patterns.
Start by identifying the surface or piece of furniture that you want to transform. Then gather up paint supplies like newspaper or a drop cloth and taking them into a room that is well-ventilated and not too hot or cold.
If the piece has hardware like handles, knobs, or nails, remove them and fill holes with a water-based filler. If there are glass or mirrored surfaces, tape them (Read More.....)
16 Drawer Vintage Dresser Transformation From Urban Farmgirl Blog
Retro pieces in modern spaces create unique interior designs, and achieving that look doesn't have to break the bank. Decorating with antiques give your interior spaces a touch of nostalgia, and vintage accessories create personality and warmth. Are you bored with your drab living room? Does the old furniture in your home need a decorative facelift? Makeover your home by integrating a few beautiful accessories or refurbishing old furniture. The affordability of decorating with thrift store treasures and rare, eclectic pieces also makes the decorative process even more exciting. With some smart shopping tips, creative risk and design inspiration, you can give any space in your home outstanding character and style.
Online Vintage Shopping
Invite timeless antique and vintage pieces into your home to create that intimate, retro feel. Goodwill, Craigslist and online (Read More.....)