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Josephine Burlingham (Country & Coastal Interiors)

DIY Wainscoting: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beautiful Results!

Want an EASY home upgrade you can do in a weekend? Easy DIY wainscoting STEP-BY-STEP guide provides a detailed materials list, photos and links

Annie Sloan shares a technique that brings out the beautiful detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors & frames. Apply ASCP to the surface, getting it into all the recesses. Once the paint has dried thoroughly, take a damp cloth and wipe over the raised carving leaving paint in the recesses. By wiping just a few times, paint can be left as a wash over some of the raised areas so the effect is soft, or it can be wiped quite cleanly so the difference in the gold and…

Annie Sloan shares a technique that brings out the beautiful detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors & frames. Apply ASCP to the surface, getting it into all the recesses. Once the paint has dried thoroughly, take a damp cloth and wipe over the raised carving leaving paint in the recesses. By wiping just a few times, paint can be left as a wash over some of the raised areas so the effect is soft, or it can be wiped quite cleanly so the difference in the gold and…

Flat panel door...add some picture mould and paint...new handle.....voila!  Yes please!  Love this.  Now I don't have to spend a fortune on new doors, yay!!

1950 Update Ideas

Flat panel door...add some picture mould and paint...new handle.....voila! Yes please! Love this. Now I don't have to spend a fortune on new doors, yay!!

Each year, paint companies release forecasts to predict paint color trends for the coming year. For 2016, expect a move from cooler colors to slightly warmer tones. Here are our favorites!

2016 Paint Color Forecast

Each year, paint companies release forecasts to predict paint color trends for the coming year. For 2016, expect a move from cooler colors to slightly warmer tones. Here are our favorites!

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Summer Home Tour - 2016

Hi guys and welcome to the Waterside Home Tour! Today is an exciting day, because it's the first home tour that I've ever been asked to ...

Annie Sloan French grey & old white colour wash with antique gold rub n buff highlights, love it!

Annie Sloan French grey & old white colour wash with antique gold rub n buff highlights, love it!

DIY square board and batten wall treatment. Great way to add character to hallways and big boring walls!

DIY Square Board and Batten Wall Treatment -Hallway Before and After

Creative, cheap, and chic decorating ideas for your home.

How to make a secret bookshelf door!

Hand Finished Resin Faux Books

Our team of talented craftsmen and women colour and gild the replica antique books by hand to create the most realistic aesthetic possible. The antique book finish is best suited to the creation of traditional or contemporary library interiors to compliment existing surroundings. Philip still designs library interiors

Trick to Applying Dark Wax Over Chalk Paint on Furniture

Trick to Applying Dark Wax Over Chalk Paint on Furniture - Painted Furniture Ideas

There is a little trick to applying dark wax over chalk paint when painting furniture. Get the information you need to get the job done right.

Long been obsessed with all things Scandi? You’ll likely find the Danish concept of Hygge appealing. Pronounced ‘hue-gah’, it is best described as the philosophy of enjoying life’s simple pleasures, and is now the latest buzzword in wellness thanks to a new crop of books and blogs.

What Is Hygge?

Long been obsessed with all things Scandi? You’ll likely find the Danish concept of Hygge appealing. Pronounced ‘hue-gah’, it is best described as the philosophy of enjoying life’s simple pleasures, and is now the latest buzzword in wellness thanks to a new crop of books and blogs.

to hide electrical boxes, alarm key pads

DIY: Hide An Ugly Alarm Panel

Home alarm systems are a popular way to protect your home. Just a few problems, they’re super ugly and you can normally see them from outside one of your windows. This DIY will help hide the …

The mirror is actually a cover for a flat screen TV

The World According to Jessica Claire

a green Kate Spade basket... This Kate Spade purse is an interesting spring/summer accessory I love the bright colour and the seersucker stripe lining, but I'm not sure I'd shell out 375 bucks for a glorified basket. It kind of feels too picnic/lunchbox-esque to me.