Tuesday, May 28, 2013

~ Decorating for Spring - Indoors



Bringing the Garden & Spring Inside

As we are working away outside, I see that this is exactly where we were last year, and most likely the year before. Trying to get some gardening done before the real heat hits, like 90's heat!
And this is about the same thing I wanted to do inside as well. 

The urn above is painted with Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Dry Brushed with Pure White, and Glazed with a Brown - Gray Paint Mix for a little aging. 

The large Moss Ball is a styrofoam ball from the craft store purchased with coupon of course,
and covered with Bright Green Reindeer Moss.
The moss is hot glued and adhered to the ball with metal florist picks. 

Come back soon for another look at some of 
The Decorated House Readers' Favorite Posts.
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Wondering how to bring a little Spring inside, but without buying anything new? There are so many ways! The entry table is dressed with a few old favorites, this lovely white painted urn with a large reindeer moss ball, a beautiful antique vellum book from the 1600's, and a mercury glass crown. The urn is a perfect contrast to the black marble top. I'm not sure that these 3 items have ever been used together before. New fresh spring look, nothing new purchased! Perfect.

I was spying the antique blue bottles that I used last year holding a single flower or two on the mantel. But at the moment we are spending days outside redoing planting beds. Trying to get more done before the temps hit the 90's. We made great progress but there is much more to do yet. The kitchen courtyard needed very little work. It is such a wonder micro-environment. It was time to add some seasonal flowers, but all the shrubs are now established and look wonderful.

See Y'All Soon~

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

~ How to Make Fabric Flowers Continued ... DIY Tutorial

Next we will make some fabulous fabric flowers using the little rosette posted about here if you don't already know how to make them. Once you get started with them, it's hard to stop finding new ways to embellish them!


Above you will see the supplies you need. Very simple, very cheap. Cotton fabric, the kind that frays is my favorite for making this style rustic yet elegant look. Pieces of lace, old or new. And your rosette that we already made.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

~ How To Make a Fabric Flower ~ Rosette Step 1

How To Make a Fabric Flower Rosette ~ The Decorated House. So easy, step by step instructions.
How to Make A Rosette Fabric Flower.
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While I am busy working on some projects around the house, I hope you
enjoy some of the favorite tutorials and makeovers chosen
by the readers of The Decorated House.
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After posting my Valentine's Day Pillow, several people asked how to make the flowers. So here is a little tutorial for the basics and some different variations with step one: The Rosette.


How To Make a Fabric Flower Rosette ~ The Decorated House. So easy, step by step instructions.
After you cut a strip of fabric, fold it in half lengthwise.
Then fold and roll the edge under.
Put a tab of hot glue or fabric glue to keep it in place.
(Continue to Directions at link below)

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