August 17, 2013

Antique Children’s Toys As High Shelf Dcor

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Using toys as decor might not seem like the best option, but you might be surprised by just how beautifully some of the nicer and more well-preserved toys can work as decor in your home. In fact, you are sure to love some of these pieces so much that you will want to put them on a higher shelf so that you don’t have to worry about them getting damaged in any way.

Choosing the right antique children’s toys to use as decor in your home can be easier than you think. For instance, look at (more…)

May 28, 2013

Colorful Teacups As Wall Art And Design

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Teacups are symbols of friendship and traditions, and hand-painted cups are popular interior decor objects. These dainty cups are beautiful and cheerful. Displayed in numerous ways, teacups make wonderful wall art.

Finding the Cups

You may have some pretty teacups that you have kept through the years, you might find some delightful specimens at flea markets and yard sales and you may inherit some from your grandmother or great-aunt. Still, if you want find teacups, you can search online or visit antique shops. Antique shops are wonderful places to find these small cups. Whether or not (more…)

March 24, 2013

Mix And Match Antique China For Dinner Party Flair

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Dinner parties are intended to be fun social gatherings. However, sometimes they can become overly formal or staid. Introduce some flair to your next dinner party by using mix-and-match antique china.

We all have the odd piece of china hanging around. Perhaps it’s a family heirloom or maybe you collect imaginative serving dishes. Celebrate these pieces at your next dinner party by letting them take center stage. Your whimsical arrangement is sure to generate energy and interest around the table.

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June 24, 2012

Where To Shop For Antique Refurbished Home Art

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Many people are always looking for some ways to spice up the home. Individuals that are interested in doing something different will shop for antique refurbished furniture. This is a great thing if you can find it.

The home art is usually found in unique stores like flea markets or antique stores. This is probably the best place to find something like this. The other alternative is looking online. It may be a little hard to find refurbished home art, but people can find just about anything on the Internet. This is how many people get (more…)

November 11, 2011

Wooden Window Frames And Family Picture Wall Dcor

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The focus of any room is going to be its windows because of the view. How the view is framed will lead the eye of visitors to viewing the family pictures on the walls. Matching framing gives the viewer a sense of balance and completion. Sometimes trending complementary framing gives the viewer ideas for their own windows and pictures.

For example, a home with a water view might have windows framed in a dark wood, especially if the water view is from the east or south, where the room will have plenty of light. Picture frames could (more…)

October 14, 2011

Decorate With Small, Wooden Window Frame Groupings

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If you’re wondering how you can decorate with small, wooden window frame groupings, I have some fabulous ideas for you. My absolute favorite idea is used outside or maybe in the corner of your porch. You can arrange the windows to build a small, glass house (or green house) and place some plants inside. Start by making a cube out of four of the windows, this works best if the windows are of similar sizing. Then angle (more…)

October 13, 2011

Using Old Window Frames With Mirror Additions

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Old window frames are a shabby chic decorator-s delight. Many old frames have aged with a look that is delightful to the person who can see beyond the modern finished look. The wood in these old frames can be unique and sometimes exotic depending upon what wood was available. Often the painted frame acquires a worn look that is an artful expression of age.

Almost any wood will clean up and look charming in a setting that is furnished with aging furniture. Building demolition (more…)

September 24, 2011

Your First Beach Cottage…

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So you just bought your first beach cottage and to be honest, it’s nothing like the one in Nights of Rodanthe on Direct TV. It needs work, a lot of it, and you’re not sure where to start
Get Working on the Outside: It’s imperative that you fortify the outside of your cottage before you touch the inside. Make sure the roof is in good shape and repaint using salt-water resistant colors and make sure you’re (more…)

July 16, 2011

What Is You Shabby Chic Flea Market Style

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Shabby chic is a term most people are familiar with, but for the most part there is nothing shabby about have a knack for style while saving tons of money. Many items people sell in flea markets, garage sales, or thrift stores can be found in near perfect conditions for a way less amount of money than you’d spend in a department store, plus you can add your only little touches to make the items more personal. Out of all of the places I’ve mentioned where you can shop for items (more…)

July 15, 2011

Old Linen Bedspreads Turned Into Comfortable Couch Pillows

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People are looking to recycle more items. This can include cloth goods as well. Recycled old linen bedspreads make wonderful pillows. Even is sewing is not your forte, pillows are easy to make, and you can give your living room new life with next to no cost. The first step to making pillows is to decide on a pattern and size. Second, cut a piece of cardboad into the correct size and shape to save money. Squares, rectangles, and circles are easiest. Next, cut fabric to pattern (more…)