Monday, January 11, 2021

Whitewashed, French Country, Valentines Day Decorating Ideas You can Make

Here I have a few very easy, and low, or no cost decorating ideas for Valentines Day, and even year around using a French Country decorating theme.


First we covered a couple of old cigar boxes with a few French Country wallpaper prints we found on the internet. We just saved the photos, and copied them out. Pretty easy so far...
Just put some glue on the back of the paper, and place them on the boxes where you wish. All you have to do then is wait for them to dry.
I think they turned out very nice.

Next we found some fabric, and sewed it into a heart shape, put a little whiet on it by dry brushing, and used one of our French Country stencils, in gold paint, to give it a little flare.
I had tried bleaching the fabric, but that color just didn't want to fade, hence the whitewash painting technique. That was o.k., as I got to use a stencil over that!
We also had a cherbu, so it got a coat of off white paint, and was ready to go.

All in all, it took very little time to do, and is a very nice, and different looking Valentines Day display for the home, and as always at very little, to no cost. A+

Friday, January 1, 2021

3 Quick, Easy, and Free French Country Paper Projects/DIY Home Decor

We are going to start the New Year out right, and add a little happiness to our living space! It is done with a little creativity, and no money, so we can all do it if we want to.

I had a little free time the other day, and and needed a project to fill that time, so here we have the results of that. I hope you like these 3 things.

Our first piece was inspired by a packace I had received in the mail, and thought the box it came in had a very nice shape, and that something could be done with it...so came the other ideas.
I covered (glued) it with wrinkeled up white paper, and used my French Country stencile to decorate around it. Now I have a French Country pillar at no cost.

I placed a little metal bird upon it, and it took it's place next to a chair in the dining room. It took very little time, and it looks great!

Next I printed out a few sheets of French Country script, and covered a couple of books with it, placed them on top of a desk in the Library, put a metal birdcage on top, and it was finished. Looks very nice for a couple minutes of my time.

The last project was an old cigar box, and again I covered it in paper, and used my French Country stencil over it, let it dry, and it was ready to be placed on top of the chifferobe in the living room. All 3 of these projects took no money, or even much time to do, but bring just a little more fun to my living space, and will be able to decorate my home for some time to come. I hope you find a little inspiration from these, and the other ideas I have posted, and let me know what you think!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

A Discarded Table Becomes An Old World/French Country Treasure!

This is a very easy project for those of you who have furniture you no longer like, but cannot afford to replace it. It also doesn't have to be what, or how I am doing mine. You could just look up the look you like, and mimic that in paint. The rules/methods are going to be similar. Just dissect what it looks like, and transfer that look to your piece.

For my table, I started with a leftover from the previous home owners...discarded in the basement. I had cleaned it up, and used it in this bedroom, as I had other dark pieces, but I have now been changing the look of the room over this past year, and it was time for this table.

We began with a base coat of off white, and after letting that dry I painted a cream color here, and there. Top, bottom, sides, and the legs. I then followed that with strokes of black, grey, and gold to give it the appearance of being an old piece, painted over several times.

For an additional decoration I used one of my French stencils on the bottom, and gave it a coat of polyurethane to seal, and protect it, and I finished in one day! I am quite happy with how this turned out, and hope you take a little inspiration away, and begin a project of your own soo.! Let me know if you do, maybe even send along a photo of yours!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Creating A French Country, Old World Christmas Step by Step

This year's theme to the home for Christmas is French Country/Old world

We have taken bits from here and there in the house, and put them together for a very simple and elegant Christmas. It took very little time, or expense.

A few dries flowers from the garden, add some rustic pieces, old Christmas treasures, and everyday objects. Keeping im mind the goal is a simple Christmas theme.

I think we have pulled it off. Let me know if you and your home share in this French Country/Old World look this year. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the YouTube Channel for more creative ideas!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A French Country, Old World Makeover for the Library

We're changing our dark Victorian Library into a light, airy French Country/Old World look for very little cost in this DIY Video.
Below are a few of the new things that have changed.

First we have the Chifferobe which was stained a dark cherry, and not in the best of shatp. We gave it a cream color base coat, a few stencils, and a light stain to seal it.

Above we have, what use to be a cheap, plain black computer desk, and we have given it the same treatment as the Chifferobe. This has turned out very well, and is certainly a great improvement on what it once was.

This little side table has undergone a tremendous transformation. First it started out covered in a false wood look, then it was painted a cream color, and now it has been given an Old World look with faux painted panels, a blue wash, stenciling, and finally a light stain to seal it.
As always, let me know what you think, and keep on watching for more creative, and inexpensive decorating ideas!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A Summer to Fall Porch Makeover Let's Get Busy Decorating!

Get ideas, and inspiration to make your very most important welcoming point a Happy Place to visit! New ideas, and easy crafts for this year! Fun for the entire family.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A Summer to Fall Decorating Makeover. All New Ideas

Just in time!
A Summer to Fall Magical Makeover! Filled with ideas you can use to spruce up your home!!! We go through each room downstairs in the Old Haunted House, and bring it to Fall Life all in one video!