Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘home decor’

A beautiful wooden table stands majestically in the middle of the room. You love the way it looks, the way it compliments your décor. Its beautiful color and design are what made you bring it home.

elegant-fern-autumn-placemats-5

It’s Autumn and the weather is getting chilly. You would love to grab a cup of coffee or relax with a warm tea. If you set the cup on the table, it might create a ring. A splash of beverage might end up on the table, creating a stain that might not come off.

elegant-fern-fall-leaf-placemat

The Elegant Fern autumn placemats are a great solution. Its green and brown fern leaves remind you of the woods, of the crisp leaves that crunch under your feet as you take a stroll and relax in the cool breeze. These Fall leaf placemats are vinyl and are thickly padded to protect your tables from heat and water damage when setting something down that it too hot or an item that may spill. Its so easy to maintain: all you have to do it wipe it down with a clean cloth.

elegant-fern-table-placemat-2

You still get to see your table in all its beauty yet protecting it at the same time. Autumn is a time for accomplishments. By protecting our table and preventing scratches, spills, and table damage, this leaves us with more time and opportunity to accomplish all we would like to accomplish. Enjoy the day!

Read Full Post »

Vintage School Desk

I was taking a stroll with my family and noticed an old school desk sitting nicely at the curb. Wow! I thought. I can probably put it up for sale and get some cash for it. I ran back home to get my van so I can lug it back home.

When I brought home the school desk my girls immediately fell in love with it and asked me a bunch of questions. They wanted to know how old the desk was and if I used such a desk when I went to school. They told me not to sell it but to restore it to its former glory. They even promised that they would do their homework on it every day.

We decided to make a family project out of the desk. We went shopping for supplies at LOWES and got to work sanding, cutting, priming and painting. We replaced some of the wood and repainted the surface. The finished project came out amazing! Everyone loved it. Below are the pictures in its stages:

Stage # 1

Since the wood was split and weathered, it needed to be glued and clamped.The seat had a lot of splinters and loose wood that we removed. Wood filler was applied to all the cracks. When it was dry, the wood was sanded to a smooth finish.

School Desk Collage 1

Stage # 2

Since the desktop was decayed and beyond repair, we had to fabricate one out of solid pine. It was cut, sanded, primed, and painted. I removed the desk pole/bracket from the old desktop and primed and painted it a metallic silver by RUST-OLEUM. The desktop itself was primed with a RUST-OLEUM primer and painted a gloss purple with Painters Touch RUST-OLEUM paint. My daughters decided on the color purple since it matched her bedroom decor.

School Desk Collage 2

Stage # 3

The rust was sanded off and the chair was primed with RUST-OLEUM primer. The wood portion of the chair was covered and taped so that I can paint the metal part.Once the paint was dry I used # 7  polishing compound to have that extra gloss. I then did the reverse, covering the metal and painting the wood purple.

School Desk Collage 3

Here are the pictures of the before and after. My children loved it. Let’s hope they make good on their promise and do their homework diligently like they promised!

School Desk Collage 4

 

 

Read Full Post »

This is delightful time of year! We decorate to uplift our moods and put us in the holiday spirit. We spend time thinking about small details such as party favors, centerpieces and table linens for our tables. Do we want Holiday colors of red and green? Shiny gold and silver? Festive blue and white? Here are some great suggestions:
This Miranda damask tablecloth is the perfect addition to your Holiday decor.  These tablecloths are rich in design and color choices such as pewter, slate blue, champagne, sienna, dijon, english rose, and chocolate. Add matching cloth napkins to finish the look.
champagne
Place your favorite color cloth tablecloth on the table and add a white Holly Vine Christmas tablecloth to enhance it. The Holly Vine design is so festive and the bright white brightens the whole area.
Holly Vine Round Tablecloth
Lots of decoration add holiday cheer. Decorate your door, walls and ceiling with streamers, greenery and homemade pictures. By putting decorations all over your home you will be spreading happiness to all!

Read Full Post »

Is your table solid and sturdy but worn out from old age? Is it stained from too many spills, scratched, or full of markers? Did you children’s artwork extend way out of the paper meant for drawing? Would you like to cover up the table imperfections but would still like to make good use of the table? A fitted round vinyl tablecloth will give your table an affordable and instant makeover!

Sand Vinyl Tablecloth

The fitted round vinyl tablecloths are to make fit the exact table diameter so the table will have a neat snug fit. There are an abundance of colors and you are sure to find one that will match your décor.  Choose a bright yellow or red to brighten you kitchen area or a natural tone to blend in with your kitchen, living room colors. Pick a color that will match your bright area rug and bring the room to life! Match the tablecloth to the table color and you got a new table!

Ruby Red Vinyl Tablecloth

It’s amazing how a small change can make a big difference in the appearance of the room. In the winter months when we tend to be indoors more often, a nice new table cloth can not only redecorate your home but pick up your mood as well. On a hot summer’s day, while serving friends and family you will be happy to know that your house looks presentable with just a few neat little tricks!

Burnt Orange Vinyl Tablecloth

These vinyl tablecloths are not only for the home-schools, colleges, churches, cafeterias and restaurants etc. can take advantage of creating an ideal solution for a budget friendly makeover. Let us know which colors are your favorite ones and which rooms you redecorated.

Read Full Post »

Valentines Day is approaching

Are you someone who needs coaching?

The girls, they are broaching!

Every day of the year

It’s nice if appreciation is brought

But they want to know at least one day

That their hard works not for naught

Chocolate is so nice

It brings a smile to ones face

Flowers too- a fresh bouquet

The old ones to replace

Rose Table Topper

How about something red or white

A lace tablecloth for women to delight

Its delicate petals scattered across the table

Hosting a party she will now be able

victorianrose

For this is something that can last quite long

When she glances at that tablecloth

Her feelings of appreciation will be strong

So show your love by treating her to something worthwhile

A classy new tablecloth that has a lot of style

Read Full Post »

I have a grandma she is 82

She has not just one ailment but quite a few

She tries real hard not to complain,

But sometimes she can’t ignore the pain.

Since she retired she now has the time,

To listen to her body and hear it chime.

I thought it would be a great idea,

To invite her over and spread some cheer.

I’ll also invite her friends for cake and wild berry zinger

Just think of the pleasure the event will bring her.

“Great” said Grandma see you then

“I’ll circle on the calendar so I will know when.”

On that designated day they all arrived,

Happily chatting they all stepped inside.

The discussion was centered around the table

Reminiscing of the time when they were able

To knit a piece, an old world style

A tablecloth such as mine they have not seen in a while

It’s delicate lace a work of art,

Heirloom square

The intricate styles that set them apart.

So busy talking soon the hour was late,

They thanked me for the party and said it was great!

Such a good time they hadn’t had in years

No time to worry or address their fears

Never heard from them so much as a groan,

So glad of the party that I had thrown!

Read Full Post »

DIY Napkin Rings

I was having  guests come over for dinner and wanted to have some nice table decor to compliment my table. I found a blog on DIY napkin rings using toilet paper rolls and fabric and decided to give it a try. I had recently reupholstered my dining room chairs and having some material left over, decided to use it for the napkin rings. I thought it would be neat to have the napkin rings match the upholstery on the chairs.

I went to the craft store to get some glue and when I told her I needed basting glue as per instructions for my project, she tried convincing me that fabric glue would work better. On a whim I brought both the fabric glue and the basting glue just to make sure. Well the fabric glue just bled through the material. The basting glue worked really well. It’s certainly worth following instructions-USE ONLY BASTING GLUE!

I also found that that thicker toilet paper roll is much easier to work with than the thinner one and hopefully will make the napkin rings last much longer! It also pays to iron the material as it much easier to work with.

I slid the napkin rings onto my cloth napkins and boy did they look great!

This project was very enjoyable and it really complimented my table! Here is the link for the DIY Napkin Rings I got lots of compliments! Try it and you will too!

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »