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Burlap Wreath

I made my first ever burlap wreath yesterday and it turned out really fluffy.

 

First try and it only took about 15 minutes to complete just the wreath.

First try and it only took about 15 minutes to complete just the wreath.

The wreath was very simple to make by using a wire wreath and burlap.  I used this link to watch a two-minute tutorial:  https://www.burlapwreath.com/how-to-make-a-burlap-wreath/.  It’s so simple and to think I’ve been putting this off since last fall because I didn’t know if my brain could handle one more thing in it.

I wanted to do something patriotic for the front porch but this was just a little too plain so I decided to add a little more red, white and blue.

Simple, yet elegant!!  July 4th, bring it on!!!

Simple, yet elegant!! July 4th, bring it on!!!

Elegant yet country, don’t ya think!  Now I need to come up with some just as patriotic at our mailbox at the end of the driveway that won’t get blown away by the storms like we’ve been having! Oh well, I’ve got nine days to come up with something!

The brain is already full of ideas for the fall and winter and have you seen the different colors of burlap out now???  It’s amazing!!  Happy crafting!!

 

 

Family room is complete

Not a lot of words. Just a few pics of the final results of the my family room remake. The first pictures are of the bedroom it used to be. I had so much fun cleaning and re-decorating it. I love to sit in here and read or watch chick flicks in the quiet.

First, as a bedroom:

This room is right off the kitchen with a large closet on the left that will store our winter coats and outer apparel of our guests.

This room is right off the kitchen with a large closet on the left that will store our winter coats and outer apparel of our guests.

Exterior door that's not used much in the winter but open a lot in warm weather.

Exterior door that’s not used much in the winter but open a lot in warm weather.

It's a long narrow room with lots of light.

It’s a long narrow room with lots of light.

 

Now the makeover into a family room:

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Chairs reupholstered by me and my best friend.

Chairs re-upholstered by me and my best friend.

Peaches, parakeet, lives in family room.

Peaches, parakeet, lives in family room.

Comfortable recliner

Comfortable recliner

Entertainment center

Entertainment center

books and antiques

books and antiques

The family

The family

Eddie and I

Eddie and I

The kids then and now

The kids then and now

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I think it’s a wonderful place to relax, watch movies, read a book, or just chill!!

 

Using Doilies to Decorate

I love all things country, romantic and simple.  Though they take a lot of ingenuity, time and patience to make, doilies are just the ticket for decorating country.  I look for them in every antique store, craft store and auction I go to.  They’re delicate, simple-looking, romantic and easy to work with.  Here’s a few ways I use them in my decor:

Use them in the shelves of the entertainment center.

Use them in the shelves of the entertainment center.

Another design.

Another design.

Different designs and shapes make it fun.

Different designs and shapes make it fun.

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Place under your antiques.

Place under your antiques.

Cover your shelves.

Cover your shelves.

Dress up a simple lamp.

Dress up a simple lamp.

Gently lay over the outside of your lamps and hang a simple ornament in the center.

Gently lay over the outside of your lamps and hang a simple ornament in the center.

Prissy but country style.

Prissy but country style.

Dress up an ordinary table and under a lamp.

Dress up an ordinary table and under a lamp.

Two layers on the back of the recliner.

Two layers on the back of the recliner.

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I’m working on some ideas to incorporate them in some wall art and in my framed items.  Aren’t they delicate, fancy and still country???