Crafty Country Decorating Style Ideas

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard


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Crafty country is a great way to design as long as you remember one word: moderation. The frills and flowery stencils of this design are notrepparttar only parts of it. Another part of country is simply that you are crafty and you create your own unique items. Make a desk out of an old door; make screens out of window shutters; use an old window with berries and holly glued on to make a beautiful Christmas decoration. Being creative is reallyrepparttar 135420 most wonderful part ofrepparttar 135421 crafty country style. Your friends will marvel at your ingenuity as you create a style that is yours and yours alone.

© 2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard. This article is provided courtesy of The Do It Yourself Home Decorating Network - http://www.diyhomedecorating.com - a large and growing decorating and decor website featuring articles, tips, advice, and popular decor shopping.

This article may be freely published on any website, as long as the author, copyright, website address and link, and this notice are left intact.


Four Decorative Painting Techniques

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard


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Trompe-L'oeil: Trompe-L'oeil is French for "foolrepparttar eye." This finish foolsrepparttar 135378 eye into thinking thatrepparttar 135379 wall has a marble or granite finish. This is probablyrepparttar 135380 most difficult finish to accomplish on your own. For creatingrepparttar 135381 marble finish, you use a technique very much like sponging, but this one takes a bit more talent. Visit local stores to see if they have classes or tips on achieving this style.

These arerepparttar 135382 four primary types of faux finishes. The first two are fairly easy, whilerepparttar 135383 latter two are significantly harder. Before attempting any of these, plan well so that you can estimaterepparttar 135384 cost, and visit your local hardware or design store for classes or helpful hints. Having a buddy to take classes with you or practice with you will makerepparttar 135385 experience more fun. You can even do one room in your house and then decorate a room in your buddy's house;repparttar 135386 fun never ends!

2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard. This article is provided courtesy of The Do It Yourself Home Decorating Network - http://www.diyhomedecorating.com - a large and growing decorating and decor website featuring articles, tips, advice, and popular decor shopping.

This article may be freely published on any website, as long as the author, copyright, website address and link, and this notice are left intact.


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