Outdoor Glamour: Springtime Patio Inspiration... — Franki Durbin
Every year I tell myself this will be the year I pimp the patio. While I've taken steps to make it a suburban shangri la it lacks the greenery and "wow" factor that each of these images above exudes. I know beyond a doubt that turning our covered patio into an "outdoor room&q
Paris in London: Neisha Crosland's Garden Oasis - Gardenista
If French gardens are formal and English gardens are not, then British textile designer Neisha Crosland’s London garden is the perfect combination of
19th Century Victorian Decoupage Moth Chest of Drawers
A spectacular five drawer Victorian painted chest of drawers from 19th century England, that has more recently had beautiful gold moths decoupaged onto the piece. The chest has two smaller top drawers with three larger drawers beneath that are graduated in size. All drawers have turned, wooden knobs that have been painted black. Both the drawer fronts and sides have been trimmed with lustrous gold paint that complements the wonderful gold moths. The chest is lifted by four turned and painted…
Our First Month
AAAAHHHHH!!! I feel like I have just surfaced from being underwater. January has been quite a month full of both responsibilities and oppo...
Decorating Your Home With Classical Lidded Garden Urns.......Inside And Out!
For an old world classical French air try adding architectural elegance to your garden, entrance, porch or patio, and by all means, your interiors. The perfect way to do it is by incorporating a classical lidded urn into your decor. These weathered, or faux French limestone works of garden art have moved indoors and whether you use them atop pedestals, or in tabletop vignettes, the style is worthy of an old French estate. huisjekijken.com While typically considered an urn these days, this is…
How to paint a new plastic frame to look like an authentic antique
I had another point to prove with paint. This time it's to my nearest and dearest. Yes, I know I keep doing this, but I can't stop myself. You should have heard the remarks when I walked through the door with this tucked under my arm. Granted, it simply smacked of cheap and nasty mass production, but I believed I could have this $3.50 plastic mirror frame looking like an antique, in no time. HOW I DID THIS I quickly sanded the entire frame, leaving the surface less smooth for my homemade…
DIY Aged Fountain - How to Age Faux Stone | An Oregon Cottage
A super easy DIY aged plastic fountain tutorial with all the steps to age faux stone plastic in just a couple of simple steps. Works on pots and urns, too.
Take Five: Vintage Outdoor Decor - The Cottage Market
Welcome to Take 5. What is Take 5 you ask…well it is a collection of 5 things that I think you will all enjoy! It can be themed…random…food…crafts…home decor and everything in between. Hopefully you will love them enough to take 5 minutes out of your busy day… relax and enjoy! It’s all about decorating […]
3 Things to Know Before Painting Knobs & Other Hardware - Painted Furniture Ideas
Painting knobs, pulls and other metal hardware is a great way to fix up fixtures without the added expense of replacing them. There are a few benefits to painting hardware over buying new. One, is that some older knobs and pulls have character & style that are near impossible to find with new hardware....Read More
Faux Concrete Paint Finish - made by Barb - simple technique that looks real
Simple and quick to create the look and feel of concrete. Added ingredient; chalk (make your own calcium carbonate) to create texture and hard finish.