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Get Inspiration From A Few Decorating Tips!

February 16, 2009

Creative Seat Cushions

Sew old jump ropes onto seat cushions to serve as ties. When you pull up a chair, the wood handles chatter as they gently move with motion

Picture Hanging Tips

Turn a stack of framed works into a striking wall of art. Inexpensive paintings and drawings from thrift stores create a one-of-a-kind gallery in a guest bedroom.

Hang Plates

Instead of keeping your special-occasion china hidden behind closed cabinet doors, put it to use every day by letting it set the decorating theme in your dining room. These blue-and-white classics pop against the yellow wall.

Nature On Display

Dried gourds become mini sculptures when coupled with old glassware and cloches.

Painted Furniture

Refresh patio furniture with a coat of paint. Coat wicker pieces with a primer, then add a coat of exterior latex paint. When dry, mark off an argyle pattern using a paper diamond template and painter’s tape. Paint the pattern in a contrasting hue, such as the pretty periwinkle blue used here. Hand-paint intersecting lines using a long straightedge for a guide.
Check out more wicker projects

Furniture Makeovers

Transform old furniture with a coat of paint and a simple decorative treatment. Here, a non-descript secretary’s desk becomes a classy writing desk with stenciled details. A leaf-and-berry pattern decorates the drawer panels and bronze upholstery tacks enhance the legs.
Check out more furniture updates.

Source: Country Home

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Pam permalink
    February 17, 2009 5:04 pm

    I love the one of the pictures over the bed. I have tons of pictures and can never quite figure out how to hang them.

    The pictures seem bigger than usual, but not too large.

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