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Country Chic Chalk Paint

When Two Beautiful Things Come Together…. What is it about paint that makes a girl’s heart flutter? Don’t get me wrong. I do love the beautiful patina of stained furniture…but, paint does something special in my mind to a piec...
by A Delightsome Life on Sep 3, 2016

French Farmhouse Kitchen Updated

I love the look of French Farmhouse…especially in the kitchen. Nearly three years ago, I made some changes to our kitchen but kept the elements that speak French Farmhouse Kitchen to me…I share with you today, some updates…more Fren...
by A Delightsome Life on Jun 28, 2016

Spring bicycle pillow and more on sale!

I wanted to let you now about the big sale going on in the shop today! It’s a great time to grab the Spring bicycle pillow and more! I am excited. I just ordered a bunch to sell at the Urban Farmgirl show in May. It’s one of the few shows...
by Jennifer Rizzo on Apr 18, 2016

French Toile and Script

When I began to redecorate our living room…there were a couple decorating elements I wanted to be sure to include in the scheme. Top on the list was the incorporation of French Toile and Script.  How I Included French Toile and Script̷...
by A Delightsome Life on Feb 29, 2016

Once upon a time…

In which I feel like I've betrayed my family...
by Spring Cottage on Dec 3, 2015

Simple Rustic Christmas Decor

First Add Pinecones     I’ve had these giant pine cones for months! My daughter’s future sister-in-law used them in her wedding and my thoughtful, crafty daughter thought, ‘Mom would love these!’ She Was So Right Two...
by A Delightsome Life on Nov 20, 2015

Red Toile Curtains

I had been moving right along with the living room transformation beginning with the wall color, painted furniture, slipcovers and pillows. Now, I needed to address the windows. Initially, I had cream color curtains over the French doors, on a whim,...
by A Delightsome Life on Aug 25, 2015

Blue, White & Silver Tablescape

by A Delightsome Life on Aug 13, 2015

Mary Kay Pink

Sweet Surprise   I have shared in the past the beautiful pink china my Mother-in-Law gave me several years back. She gave me a set of seven place settings. Seven, for the five of us five  plus the grandparents! She likes it when I use them...
by A Delightsome Life on Aug 11, 2015

Embracing Patina

There was a moment when Dearest and I began to appreciate the value of patina. We had been working hard when we purchased our house to repair cracks in our plaster walls, to caulk between cedar shingles and such. One day, someone came complimenting t...
by A Delightsome Life on Aug 4, 2015

Open House Sunday

Renovated Tudor in Edgemere Park built 1929You know how sometimes you have a favorite house that you drive by all the timeand you think you'd love to live there if it could ever be your's? You wish to see the inside to see just how heavenly it t...
by Mod Vintage Life on Jul 5, 2015

Another Bamboo Tattoo Mat!

Last winter, I replaced the area rug from Shaw with this Peacock Park Bamboo Mat. I have other plans for that area rug.  I loved the look of the mat in the kitchen, but wanted something that would be durable, beautiful and could take the day to...
by A Delightsome Life on May 24, 2015

Slipcovered Chair

It was inevitable. Dearest looked at me as I was preparing to slipcover this chair and said, ‘Are you going to slipcover or paint everything in this room?’ Well….nearly! I have one more chair to slipcover then the living room t...
by A Delightsome Life on May 12, 2015

Slipcovered Couch

Transforming a Traditional Couch… Dearest and I have had this couch for years. It has held up through all of the children, lots of naps, lots of company – anything a family can throw at it. Before, it worked quite well with the English Co...
by A Delightsome Life on May 3, 2015

Recovering an Ottoman

For a very long time, I had been looking for a square coffee table to make into an ottoman. Then, last year, at the Habitat Resale store, I found a perfect square ottoman. It had just the right fabric cover too. But, now, with a whole new color/decor...
by A Delightsome Life on Apr 29, 2015

Updating a Chair

Recovering the Seat Cushion This transformation in my living room redecorating project was the easiest and I think one of my favorites! I just love the fabric! To coordinate with the new color scheme  – updating this chair was very importa...
by A Delightsome Life on Apr 26, 2015

Recovering Side Chair

Before and After There’s no rhyme or reason as to what comes next in the living room transformation. Once I chose and then painted the walls, I had a plan to transform some furnishings in the room. One of these was this side chair. Initially I...
by A Delightsome Life on Apr 14, 2015

Choosing Gray or Greige for Wall Color

Living Room Transformation It seems I’ve been transforming our home’s rooms one at a time. Last year, I transformed our dining room – to blue. The year before, I transformed our kitchen – creamy beige. This year its the living...
by A Delightsome Life on Apr 8, 2015

Little Blue Bench

Garage Sale Find I found this sweet little bench many years back at a garage sale. It has had two lives before this transformation to a little blue bench. Going Gray   I’m going gray in our living room – wall and ceiling colors. I...
by A Delightsome Life on Apr 7, 2015

Open House Sunday

Sweet Little Cottage in Atlanta built in 1949This little house as all kinds of curb appeal.  I love the way the driveway attaches to the front walkway and curves around to the front steps. very pretty front door.  There is a tiny...
by Mod Vintage Life on Mar 1, 2015


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