A few months ago (?) I had the pleasure of being in Debra's Design Challenge.
I was amazed at the generosity of other bloggers. The ideas were just so great and I have since implemented some of them. This is a work in progress and I have to fit it into my budget.
The mustard walls are going to be history. I just have to sweet talk my husband into painting them. It will be a French gray, I think. Something very light and airy.
As you see above, I added some white items to brighten up my mantle.
*note to Richard of My old historic home
See the architectural items on either side of the mantle? Do you think they work?
Chalk paint has changed my life. Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. They call it Girl's paint since you don't have to go to the trouble of sanding and priming. You just open up the can, wipe down your furniture with a damp cloth, stick your clean paint brush in, and paint away. That part was easy. Distressing is a haphazard thing. You can't predict the outcome. So you must be flexible and just have fun with it.
This sofa table was painted with two coats of Old White, and the top got two coats of Old Ocher. With 120 grit sandpaper, I distressed the legs and drawers, then the top. After that, I applied clear paste wax all over. Then a second application of wax the next day. The top has a little of the dark wax to age it some. I had a mirror left over from Christmas decorations so I propped it up to reflect the blue items on display.
I bought two French inspired pillows from Restoration Hardware and a cream colored throw from Costco for $20 to brighten my leather sofa. Someone suggested a quilt to use as a throw and I will be on the look out for one.
Thanks for visiting my home today! Blessings to you all! Have a wonderful and fun weekend!
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