Decorate, Dining Room

Makeover | An Old Painting Gets a New Look

April 9, 2019

Last night I decided that the painting in our dining room needed a makeover. It is a large gallery framed canvas that is in good condition. But it is so green. I needed to do something meditative and painting is a good outlet. Here are some shots of the canvas before making any changes: I am not a classically trained painter. I took a couple of art classes in college and they were more about…

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Decorate, Dining Room, How-to's

How To | Homemade Linens

November 21, 2017

If you are a bit behind with your Thanksgiving decorating, or if you are looking for a way to have a stunning table on the cheap, today’s post is for you!  Today I will show you how I decorated my table for Thanksgiving for just a few dollars and some greenery from my yard. HOMEMADE LINENS | SUPPLIES This project will require the following: Fabric Decorative ribbon (optional), Thread, scissors Sewing machine HOMEMADE LINENS |…

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Decorate, Dining Room, How-to's

How to | DIY Modern Art

November 20, 2017

For the last couple of months we have had a blank canvas over our sideboard in the dining room.  As part of my 17 by the end of 17 I set a goal to put some paint on this thing.  And I finally have! MY INSPIRATION Before we bought your house, I started a number of Pinterest boards dedicated to ideas for decorating.  I had so many ideas!  Not all of them will fit in this…

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Decorate, Dining Room, How-to's

How to Paint an Outdated Light Fixture

September 14, 2017

Our house was built in 1985.  Like many homes built during that time frame, it has a few finishes that are not so endearing. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the brass light fixture in the dining room.  We had an outdated light fixture on our hands! This fixture had been in the home so long that it had nearly come back in style.  Unfortunately, the finish was tarnished and did not…

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