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How to Bring Downton Abbey into Your Home

About 500 bazillion people watched the recent season premiere of Downton Abbey, and I bet a few of you would like to know how you can bring a little Downton Abbey vibe into your own humble abode.  In the words of Mr. Carson, “If you are tired of style, you are tired of life.”  You […]

How To Style a Coffee Table That Starts Conversations

You know how I like to change things up.  Fairly frequently.

Why the Downton Abbey Premiere is MY Superbowl

In honor of the Season Four Premiere of Downton Abbey, I am sharing some tips  about incorporating the best bits of Downton into your home.  Because I attended a special preview party several weeks ago, I’ve already seen the first hour of the premiere.  I can’t wait to see what else happens tonight.  This is […]

How to Welcome Your Victorian Furniture into the 21st Century

Since I recently discovered for myself how well chalk paint works on fabric upholstery, I’ve had several more projects churning in my head – this one in particular.  I have this old Victorian ladies’ chair that I’ve had for 20+ years.  It looked a bit like this one:  photo source  Last year when I started […]

Get Your Gold On: Painting the Pigs

Painting all kinds of things is really old hat to me, Mr. Man has told our kids that if they sat still for too long, Momma just might paint them.  I suppose it could happen.  These iron bookends sat still just a little too long . . .    

Ode to Downton Abbey: Table Transformation

I know it’s been a long time coming, but I finally got around to painting my barley twist coffee table in Ralph Lauren’s fabulous Golden Candlesticks metallic paint. Ralph Lauren’s Golden Candlesticks Metallic Paint     Do you remember the “before”?    Coffee Table “Before”     OK, I know it was lovely before, but […]

While the Cat’s Away, the Mouse will Paint Chairs

OK, actually the cat was right here with me and it was the baby mice that were away, but I did paint several chairs this week while my kids stayed with their grandparents in Kentucky.   Here are the motley crew of chairs that needed work: