I scored an awesome set of chairs recently at a local thrift store, and cleaned them up and refreshed them. Cick on the link to my blog to view the entire post.
on Jun 12, 2013
Great find! It looks like the wood is in great shape. So glad you did not paint these. I think
they are too classic to ruin with paint if they are in good shape. I do not hate wood like some folks do. I have one with some cane but it a hand-me-down from a neighbor that was moving and a different style that came painted. I absolutely adore it and have had several people tell me that "if you ever get rid of that chair, I want it."
When it comes to enhancing trimwork, sometimes you don't have to start from scratch. Here you will see how I added bulk (and beauty) to the existing trimwork simply by adding... more
on Jun 12, 2013
The thing about molding is that it takes skill to dress out a house. Oh, the square windows
and doors are a breeze and most people can master this in a short time--with some patience. But when you get to those outward angles and un-square rooms, you have to have talent. And most people have no idea how to use a coping saw. To have someone come in and put up molding is about 3 times the cost of the molding (per foot). Then they have to pay someone to trim out in 2 colors! Everyone tries to cut costs so molding is not a necessity in a house. We added ours after we moved in. For a novice, those small corner trim pieces are wonderful. We used them in a small bathroom for a little extra touch.
This summer the blooms are wonderful. Some of my plants, despite all my best efforts have not thrived. I share what my 'rule of thumb' is for giving a plant a good chance to grow in my garden and when I decide it is time to pull them out.
I love the little number tags that I'm seeing in home decor lately. I recently got my own set and have had fun decorating with them. Here are several ideas for decorating with numbers: http://www.mrshinesclass.com/2013/06/10/deco...