Saturday, February 7, 2015

~ French Linen Basket Makeover : How to with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint : Basket Makeover :: by The Decorated House

Basket Makeover Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - French Linen

Another way to store things in the kitchen is by using baskets. 
This is a very old solution that still works in today's kitchens as well. 

When choosing storage options for the kitchen, baskets are always tops on the list for many people. And for good reason, they not only add a nice hidden storage solution, but they can also bring in a touch of warmth, color and/or texture.  Somewhere along the line, I had a "collection" of sorts of these very inexpensive baskets. There were mostly out of sight, but they were also exactly the right size for a shelf area where we needed quick access to things like keys and they are in easy sight so something needed to be done to them, just to pretty them up a bit. 

So out came the ASCP again!  I've had the French Linen Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for a while, but never found the right place to use it for any accessories or furniture. However, when I tried it with the new colors in the kitchen, it was a perfect complement.

The Decorated House : How to: French Linen Basket Makeover Tutorial
You can see from the before and after that a little bit of paint makes a big difference.

Monday, February 2, 2015

~ Downton Abbey Season Finale!

Downton Abbey Finale with George Clooney. Part 1

Part One click picture above. Part 2 Click HERE.
Downton Abbey actors made these wonderful little 
film gems for the charity Text Santa.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

~ A Little Pink for Valentine's Day

The Decorated House :: Pink Flowers Valentine's Day Decorating

The bougainvillea is blooming and the azaleas as well. Both of them are
just in time for a little dash of pink for Valentine's Day decorating. 
Neither one last for long inside, but they are still pretty for a short time.  
So simple and lovely in a vintage milk glass urn 
with a Mercury Glass Heart beside it. 

See Y'All Soon~