A thing for bedding

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I will admit, I have a thing for bedding and pillows.

So ! I was really happy when I found this beautiful Vera Wang duvet at Home Goods marked down way below the original price.

I snapped it up along with a sweet button pillow at Stein Mart. I love the white and pink for summer.

Now to just keep the dogs off it….

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Making a china hutch stand out

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One of my recent projects was to update my full size china hutch.

It was a perfectly fine hutch, just really boring. A big brown piece of furniture that didn’t do anything for the room it was in. Here is the before picture….

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Like I said, boring!

After getting some inspiration, I decided to paint it a color that would really stand out in the living room.

I settled on Annie Sloan chalk paint in Duck Egg blue with a coat of clear wax. If you haven’t tried it before, it’s pretty much an organic paint. You can check it out here www.anniesloan.com

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I painted two coats in one day ( this paint dries fast) waited a few days, then applied a coat of the clear wax. I didn’t remove any of the hardware or even tape the glass, I just used a small craft brush. Easy peasy.

A small investment of time for a big impact!

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An affair with a house up on a hill

Well, it has been less than one year here at our new house “up on the hill” and it is a work in progress.

This house was built in the 1950s, it sits on one acre and has 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 4 working fireplaces, and 2 kitchens (one in an in-law suit).

It is located in a beautiful “semi-rural” western suburb of Philadelphia.

This was the original house on about 14 acres of land and it is up on a hill (get it?) giving the house some pretty spectacular views from one whole side, sunrises and all.

Anyway, shortly after moving in, the house spoke to me about a farmhouse, french country, lots of cows & ironstone kind of casual feel that it wanted and therein started an affair that required a whole new direction of decorating.

So, I  thought y’all might enjoy a blog about the new adventures of me and my kind of  country house.

Karen

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