Ercol designed this modern-timeless bench in 1956, inspired by the traditional silhouette of the Windsor chair. Each blue ombre-lacquered seat is manufactured in the UK from solid beech and elm, using a mix of hand craftsmanship and up-to-the-minute technology. This bench is made from solid beech and elm, and a spray of graduated blue paint adds a modern touch to this old fashioned classic from Anthropologie. Ombre, is a French word that literally means gradation, shaded or shading. Ombre colors have been around for years in yarn, but it hasn't been until now that the trend has spilled over to the interior design world. Here are a couple furniture makeovers that are worthy of mention:
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In the March 2013 issue of Country Living, they show Carla Malloy's beautiful kitchen renovation. When she purchased her 1890's ranch house near Ojai, California, she focused her efforts on the kitchen and garden first and foremost. Her kitchen was the most used room in her home, as professionally, Malloy sells preserved fruits, vegetables at Jalama Road Family Farmstand (jalamaroadfamilyfarmstand.com). The kitchen already had beautiful architectural bones, including century-old fir floors and beadboard cabinets. She shares 10 tips with Country Living how she made her (Read More.....)
Summer is here, and we are all ready to tackle that paint project that has been sitting in our garage for months, getting our backyard into shape, and looking for new in-expensive ways to improve our homes. With that in mind, we decided to compile 40 of the best DIY projects from around the blogging community that are easy to complete without having to spend your entire paycheck on a project. Take a look, and be inspired how easy it is to get a designer look for less!
Here are a couple noteworthy designs I have loved:
- Campaign furniture can run you several thousand dollars at show rooms, and antique stores. Why not get the look for less, if you can? Blogger Louisa DiLeone decided (Read More.....)
Alphabet Shadow Box With Martha Stewart Glass Paint - Matsutake Blog
Many pieces of furniture have glass doors and other glass features. It’s not uncommon for those pieces of glass to be very plain-looking and without design. This can often be true with older pieces of home décor.
At one time, the original piece of glass was quite beautiful, but it has long since been broken and replaced with a less attractive piece. The simple way to make ‘plain’ glass extraordinary is to paint it.
Whether your goal is to create a modern version of (Read More.....)
Painted Captains Chair From Folklore
Garage sales are a fabulous way to stretch home decorating dollars. Savvy do-it-yourselfers know how to use garage sale finds to create a unique look that makes their home feel fresh and new. Even vintage items can be updated and/or restored with innovative ideas. This approach to interior decorating is not only cost-effective, it is also fun.
1 - Stripping Things Down
One way to make old furniture feel new is to strip it down and add a new finish. This process is best completed with the use of a specially formatted stripping product. Since the chemicals in the products are very strong, using rubber gloves (Read More.....)
A Malibu, California, weekend house gets a seaside makeover courtesy of interior designer Kerry Joyce, who lined the room with shallow shelving to display starfish and shells; the walls are painted a pale aqua by Donald Kaufman Color. Photo for ELLE DECOR by Dominique Vorillon
Remodelling or painting bathroom cabinets require selecting a color scheme that represents your style and taste. The colors for the bathroom should not be overwhelming, and they should give a professional look to the area. A color can be chosen according to personal preferences, a person’s lifestyle or the room’s size.
Dark or Light Colors
The room size will help determine (Read More.....)
Antique Painted Chairs - Early American Styles
Guest Post: Erin Steiner
These days, buying stuff online is commonplace. You can get pretty much anything you want, including used furniture. That doesn’t mean, though, that buying used furniture online is completely risk-free.
Here are some tips to help you make sure that you get a good deal on a good piece (Read More.....)