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Curtain Makers. We make beautiful curtains in a variety of pleats and finishes using your own fabric. Our curtains are priced from $29 per drop and we have lining at wholesale prices. Tips on measuring for your curtains are below but please do just get in touch if you would like to talk through your project or get a quote - it would be lovely to help you. Pencil Pleat Curtains: A traditional pencil pleat with a gathered heading tape. Wave style, Tab Top and Eyelet Curtains: The wave style, tab top and eyelet curtains all use less fabric than any other styles and close so that the fabric is fairly flat to the window.

Wave Pleat Tab Top Eyelet Need some help with which pleat style to opt for? Just get in touch and we can help you with this; it is no trouble at all. How to Measure for your curtains: It is really easy to measure for your curtains. If this all seems a bit daunting, just get in touch and we can help. Step 1: Measure the Width Measure the width of your curtain track or rod from end to end. Delivery: Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. We are bubbling with enthusiasm about Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan. So inspired and motivated! We are now the proud stockists of Chalk PaintTM for Auckland Annie Sloan developed Chalk Paint™ over 20 years ago and has led the decorative painting revolution; she has become perhaps the world's most respected expert in decorative paint, colours and techniques.

Chalk Paint™ adheres to most surfaces and creates gorgeous results quickly and easily. Use it for a textured finish, a distressed finish, a smooth contemporary finish or even a wash. It very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside on just about any surface – from timber to metal and matt plastic to terracotta. It can revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings, floors and even fabrics with ease. To view swatches click on this link and choose your favourite colours. Times and Dates: June 2014 July 2014 August 2014. Chalk Paint® decorative paint | Annie Sloan Unfolded. Chalk Paint® decorative paint “Painting with Chalk Paint® should always be a pleasure.” Chalk Paint® is Annie Sloan paint. Annie Sloan developed her now famous decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990. Back then, there was no paint available with the properties Annie was looking for, so she decided to develop her own.

She came to choose the name “Chalk Paint” because it was suggestive of its very matte—almost chalky—finish. Chalk Paint® is different. It is not simply paint with chalk added to it. Chalk Paint® is a non-toxic, water-based paint that is lead-free, EG-free, odour-free and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Chalk Paint® sticks to just about any surface (wood, concrete, metal, matte plastic, varnished or painted surfaces, etc.) with no priming or sanding required. Annie Sloan has chosen her palette of colors carefully. Swatches: click to view details Search For Retailers For stockists outside of our territory please check

Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan decorative paints, no sanding, priming or undercoat required : Femme de Brocante. We are very proud to be stockists of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Described by many as “the best paint in the world” once you try it we’re sure you will agree! Annie Sloan (who is considered an expert in the world of decorative paint) developed Chalk Paint™ over 20 years ago so it has been tried and tested for some time.

Chalk Paint™ is so special for a number of reasons: There is no need to prepare the surface before painting. No sanding, priming or undercoating Chalk Paint™ can be painted on almost any surface, inside and out It is very low VOC and has no fumes It can be diluted to create a colour wash or left with the lid off to thicken The paints can be mixed so that you can create your very own unique colours It dries very quickly so you can finish your project on the same day you started it Available in 30 colours. Femme de Brocante has the following Annie Sloan products available: View the ChalkPaint™ Swatches PDF and choose your favourite colours. Fabrics - Fabric House. 2981.52.jpg (500×500) Style Within Reach: DECORATING: HOW TO DECORATE YOUR SHELVES. Recently one of my friends asked me for some help in how to decorate her hanging shelves.

It may seem like a no-brainer for some, but coming up with a carefully curated display can also be a challenge. It usually takes me several days to come up with an arrangement I like- but I've put together a few helpful tips that I use. 1.PICK A COLOR PALETTE: Select a few colors to work with - and include a heavy dose of black, white or grey and gold or silver. It doesn't have to match your existing decor perfectly but it should tie in with at least one color. Pick a color family, like oranges and pinks and work with whites and gold tones - or go with bright blue, pink, teal and add gray and white accents.

You can also work with mostly neutrals (as seen in step #4) and just add a small pop of color! Images clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. Wall Shelving: Resources, Tips & Tricks — Weekend Shoppers Guide. One practical and eye-catching way to make use of a small space is to cover an entire wall, from floor to ceiling, in shelving. Whether you load it up with books, knick knacks or a combination of the two, wall shelving can have great impact while also giving you a place to stow your stuff. After the jump, we've rounded up resources, tips and tricks to pull off this look… Resources:• IKEA — We love IKEA's shelving for the affordability and flexibility. For instance, the Stolmen line can be configured to include drawers and a desktop.

Tips & Tricks• Measure, sketch & plan — Before ordering your supplies, take the time to measure your space, sketch out a plan and prep the area. • Go high — We've mentioned it a number of times this week but it bears repeating. Image: Jon & Tyke's Modern Cabin. Little Green Notebook: Black Walls in Our Bedroom. There are four bedrooms in the new house. Two on the garden level and then two more on the floor above the living room/dining room/kitchen. It made sense for us to be on the same floor as the girls (who will all be sharing a room for the next couple years at least).

The bedrooms on the garden level are pretty large and equally sized, but we decided to use that floor as my office (since that floor has an outside entrance) and the other bedroom on that level will be my sister Heather's, who's living with us currently. The upstairs bedrooms share a bigger, nicer bathroom, which is good, but one of the bedrooms is majorly smaller than the other. There wasn't even really a choice for us - it makes way more sense for Michael and I to take the small bedroom and to let the girls have the huge 20x15 bedroom. That way there is plenty of room for them to spread out and play. Hopefully the toys will stay mostly upstairs in their room!

So our little 'master' bedroom (ha!) Lonny Elle Decor. The Color Wheel: Your Guide to Choosing Perfect Paint Schemes. The color wheel is a basic tool for decorating, especially for beginners. It's your guide to choosing color schemes that work. Here are the basics and most common strategies, along with tips on how to navigate the wheel to get the perfect paint job. First, a refresher on the basics: The classic color wheel is made up of 12 different hues. One half is considered cool colors, and the other contains warmer hues. Primary colors are colors in their own right and can’t be created by mixing other colors.

Secondary colors are created by mixing two primary colors to get either purple, green or orange. Tertiary colors come from mixing one primary color with one adjacent secondary color. More advanced color wheels (such as this fancy pants one from Adobe) give a much larger range of colors than the first examples above — both in terms of the number of hues (as you circle around the wheel), and in terms of saturation (colors become less so as you move toward the center). Shades come from adding black. Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte : Overcoming decorating paralysis :: get to work! { style bootcamp } - Fieldstone Hill Design. We have been discussing the three steps we need to take in order to identify what we truly love. 1. We need to start by accepting that our opinions can and will change. {check out this post} 2. 3.

Well, today, we will deal with step number two: We need to put in the work to narrow down what we love! Now. Defining what you LOVE takes time and energy! The good news? It is FUN work, and it is worth the effort! Well, it is only fun if you love browsing through decorating blogs and magazines and Pinterest {be gentle with your honesty here, folks. hee hee}. So, if you were looking for a quick pep talk, and a 30 second paragraph or quiz on finding your own personal style, you have indeed come to the wrong place. First: {the easy part} Get yourself a gorgeous blank notebook that makes you smile and dream. Which is refillable, and this one for its simplicity.} And now… PERSONAL STYLE BOOTCAMP !!! Below is a list of steps that will help you become truly confident in what you love. 1. 2. 3. 4. Fave colours. My style words.

Things/styles I want in my room. Using photo inspiration to help you define your style - Fieldstone Hill Design. {The post below was part of my Haven Conference break-out session content} {this post is part of a series that tackles how we can overcome our decorating paralysis, and how we can begin having homes that we love. today. Click to read the additional Overcoming Decorating Paralysis posts.} Remember when I told you that, in order to identify your own personal style, you needed to get to work??

Yes. Well. Now, do the fun part… and start collecting photo inspiration: {image via Fieldstone Hill on Pinterest} Pinterest. Does all this visual inspiration help you to effectively decorate your own home…. or just confuse you? I hear from clients and commenters all of the time, “I am so confused. Well, there are lots of ways to narrow down and define your own personal style. Believe it or not, all of that eye-candy can help us discover what it is we truly love: if we look at all of our photos collectively, with the aim of finding the common denominators. So, if you are willing to take my word for it… 1.

DIY: Antiqued Mirror (2.0 Version) One of the first projects I did in the house was paint out the little kitchen desk area, remember that? The cabinet doors had clear glass panes and I decided to make the glass look like antiqued mirror using Looking Glass spray paint and a little bit of watered down vinegar. I was pretty happy with the result, but knew I could do better with my second chance - the big cabinet doors on the corner hutch cabinets. I tackled those doors recently and I LOVE the way they turned out! It looks so much more like real antiqued mercury glass mirrors. Here's how I did it: After taking down the doors and taping off the frame (on just the back side), I mixed a bowl of about one part water to one part white vinegar. I used one full can of Looking Glass spray paint for four large cabinet doors, but I was really shaking that can toward the end!

First thing, put down that windex! I much prefer the contrast in my 2.0 version. Stuff on Pinterest. Mod Podged Notebooks. Hellooo Lil Luna readers, This is Sarah visiting you again from over at Boxwood Clippings. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, and are refreshed for a full week ahead! Today I thought I’d share a tiny project which is cheap, fast, and easy; A Mini Composition Book Makeover. (Of course this tutorial can be done with regular size composition books too, but there’s just something about miniature objects that up the cute factor for me!) First purchase the books. This is the perfect time of year to shop for anything stationary. Here’s what you’ll need: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Here’s the tutorial: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Then you simply repeat the process on the other side of the book, and leave to dry under some weight. Don’t you think they’d make perfect little gifts or favors? Be sure to go to Boxwood Clippings for more fun projects from Sarah, and for more information about her please go HERE. Metallic Monogram Tutorial by Kellee Belnap. Wait until you see what we did with Mod Podge and aluminum foil! Supply List:-Monogram Letter -Aluminum Foil-Mod Podge (I used Glossy)-Paint Brush Instructions: It’s best to work in small sections and work your way around the letter. Since mine was going to hang on the wall, I didn’t worry much about covering the back on the monogram with the foil. I love the texture the foil creates along with giving the metallic look I wanted!

I am thrilled with how it turned out. You have to try this technique on your next wood project. How to print on bookpages. On Etsy you find prints on bookpages everywere. I love them but they are really easy to make yourself, so why should you pay for them? If you just run your bookpage through your printer the placement is not always right. Here I’m going to explain how you print on your book page. The full instruction continues after the jump . . . What you need - book page - printer paper - printer - masking tape - scissors How to make it First print your image on the printer paper. The illustration of the bird is from Flow Magazine. Barely There Instant download Digital by PaperweightMemories. Miniature Mounted Menagerie! Also known as, I’m obsessed with tiny plastic animals.Harpers Happenings : Harpers Happenings. Posted on | September 11, 2012 | 88 Comments Do you think of things you could make with tiny plastic animals while you’re in the shower?

If the answer is no, then I congratulate you on your life. But if so then come join me in Bananaville won’t you? As it always is, Pinterest is to blame for this nonsense. I’ve seen drawer pulls, magnets, jar toppers, even planters made out of these toys (the larger ones of course). Ready, go! The most time consuming part of this project was cutting the animals in half (so excited to see the Google search terms come in on that one). I bought my frame at Target for $16, and used a white piece of cardstock to adhere my animals to. Comments. Home decor-frames. Tutorial: PB-Inspired Tiled Mirror for $10. Wd021.jpg (800×451) How to Make Leaf Skeletons. Paint some branches gold | Algemene Tips. Resene Colour Palette Generator. Resene Paints - Over 6000 Colour Swatches To View & Download.

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