One thing I adore in rooms and décor is fresh flowers. They brighten up the setting and give a sense of calm and peace and at the same time a feeling of life and vibrancy. Two challenges…I have allergies to certain flowers and, well, since they don’t last, my wallet is not happy in having to replace them constantly.
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Not that long ago I started sharing about my plans for our living room as well as my technique and tips for designing a room. I also shared how we are phasing the living room. And if you have been following the blog, then you are also aware of my on going adventures in upholstery for a couple of chairs… Continue reading
My chairs are progressing, albeit, not as fast as I would like. They are continuing on and finishing their foundational elements, which is what today’s post features.
If you have been following me, then you know I love food. I am a total foodie and adore cooking. In my old house, I had a small herb garden and adored it! It was so awesome to walk outside, clip my herbs and use them in whatever I was cooking. It was one of my favorite features until one… Continue reading
So we have slowly been updating and renovating our home. I constantly have to remind myself (and my husband) that it just doesn’t happen over night. We are in it for the long haul. Constantly looking for deals, rebates, planning and saving so that eventually our dream home will be a reality. One such recent purchase was an awesome… Continue reading
Well, with the deconstruction over and the chair repaired, its time to start putting it back together. Step one of putting it back together was to refinish the exposed wood areas. Given the state of both the legs and the upper frame, I figured that re-staining was not the best option. Plus, I wanted to carry the gray of the… Continue reading
So if you have been following my series on my adventures in upholstery, then you know I had this crazy idea to reupholster three chairs that are currently slated to go into my living room remodel – two garage sale finds for a whopping $12 for the pair and my husband’s old wingback. Besides refusing to being beaten by… Continue reading
Recently a good family friend came home from a week vacation to find the door to her house wide open. For anyone who has been the victim of a burglary, you know that sense of deep sinking dread and anxiety when you realize that you have been violated. What was waiting for her was a disaster – both on the… Continue reading
One of my favorite DIY things to do is to take one thing and turn it into another. One of the easiest is using curtains for upholstery on simple chairs. A while back, I purchased some black out curtains for my son’s room. I bought an extra panel to reupholster his desk chair and, if enough curtain material leftover,… Continue reading