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…)

July 13, 2011

Using Distressed Wood For Cupboard Design

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Distressed wood is great for cupboard veneers. The idea of using this material is to make the outside of the cupboards look older than they cupboards really are. As odd as it may seem, the one type of wood not used in this process is old, distressed wood. Using old discarded wood for cupboards or other items may not work the way the designer intends it to work. The trick is getting the wood to look distressed. Actual (more…)

July 9, 2011

Antique Linens And The Art Of New Curtains

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How you choose to dress your windows is of great importance. Not only do curtains control the amount of light that enters a room, but they are also considered to be an important design element. The choice between antique and new is often a tough one, and arguments can be made for both.

There are several benefits associated with antique linens. The top one being that they are unique. Having curtains that are not at all similar to what your friends and family have offers you a (more…)