Sunday, July 22, 2018

Slipcovers - Lots of Ideas! Chairs and More

The Decorated House ~Slipcover Ideas

Slipcovers are magic!
They can change the look and feeling of your room with just a quick change.
If you are making them yourself, you will finds some tutorials among the many links
that I have posted on my slipcovers board on Pinterest.
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For me, since I am better with a hammer than with a sewing machine, it would have been much easier to just reupholster the dining room chairs.  Slipcovers can actually be fairly easy to make, although if you are more skilled a sewing you ca make them  more constructed. I didn't know if I would want to have the chairs with the fabric that was on them again, so I chose to do slipcovers. It is also a great idea if you are trying to keep the chairs' fabric looking good and you want an option that can be easily removed and washed.  For me it was mostly that I wanted a white chair cover, which would allow them to be washed as needed.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

How To Create a Beautiful Aged Turquoise Patina - "Secret" Tutorial - French Drawer Pulls - DIY Tutorial




DIY How to Create a Beautiful Aged Turquoise Patina - The Decorated House 
How to create this beautiful patina for 
French Drawer Pulls 
or any other thing you might want to paint!
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The "secret" is how  darn easy this is! I certainly hope it didn't sound like the painting of the drawer pulls was some difficult or complicated secret. It certainly isn't. It's quite simple.  Don't worry about changing it to suit your needs, go right ahead, it is very adaptable. Over the years, this has been one of the most asked questions, how to create this look. So here are the directions!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Summer Flowers Green Envy Zinnias

The Decorated House ~ Donna. Summer Flowers - Green and Purple

One of my most favorite flowers of all time. Green Envy Zinnias. 



The Decorated House ~ Donna : Green Envy Zinnias and Persian Shield . Summer Flowers

The vase is filled with the Zinnias in the delightful lime green, along with purple Persian Shield, Angelonia , and Green Coleus.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Summer Time

The Decorated House - Donna Courtney - Potting Bench

There's no need to tell you that summer is here. By now, almost everyone is feeling the heat, unless you are visiting from way down under of course. The rains have been coming everyday as they often do this time of year, and the weeds and tall grass could not be happier. Fortunately I got some pots planted up with flowers as well. And they too are very happy for the drink. 

This little potting bench area has always been a favorite of mine and readers. If you haven't previously seen how easy it is to build by using your fence as the backside, or if you would like to visit again, click the link  for more pictures and a little more information. 

It is in need or some cleaning up,  maybe a little paint touch up and cleaning the bench top.  It has been used and little abused over the years. I think it deserves to be spiffed up a little bit.
 
The Decorated House - Potting Bench

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!


                                         Happy Easter to You and Your Family!


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Valentine's Day Pillows


The Decorated House :: DIY Valentine's Day Pillow
Valentine's Day (or any day) Pillow in Neutrals
with Felt Cut Out Heart and
Fabric, Lace and Felt Flowers
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What is easier than changing pillows to bring in some fun for the next holiday, Valentine's Day!
Since it is just a few shorts weeks a way, linked at the end of the post are dozens of ideas for you.
See if you find something that makes you smile and maybe try something like this pretty Heart Pillow.
You can find the complete directions by clicking HERE.

The Decorated House :: How to Make Fabric Flowers

Click HERE and HERE


click on link above for pinterest 


See Y'All Soon~
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