Autumn Mantel

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Going Neutral for Autumn I had a completely different look when I first started decorating the mantel for autumn. When I was finished, my daughter said she didn't like it. I sat back on the couch and stared at it for a while. I had to agree with her. The typical autumn colors of orange and red was fighting with the colors and pattern on the … [Read more...]

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Wallternatives Bedroom-Dorm Decor

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It's back to school time! Here at A Delightsome Life too! My youngest is in college and she's been wanting to give her room a makeover - a more grown-up look for this young lady! I am delighted to be able to help her take her room from lovely to WOW with these stylish Graphic Roses Vinyl Wall Decals thanks to the awesome selection … [Read more...]

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Adding Artwork

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More Dining Room Transformations! I'm starting to feel like an infomercial! 'But Wait! There's More!' Don't get me wrong! I'm still excited about the changes I've made in our dining room - I see the end and wish to get there to share with you! There are two more big changes - that are a little delayed. Mainly because I miscalculated a couple … [Read more...]

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Hanging Creamware Platters

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Adding to the Dining Room Decor The first time I saw these marvelous platters from Decor Steals, I knew they'd be a perfect addition to my dining room redecorating plans. I just had to wait! There were many things to accomplish first: paint the walls, ceiling and trim, paint some furniture, reupholster chairs, and now, the walls.  I love … [Read more...]

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10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

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Make It Easy On Yourself It is about time for many children and teachers to go back to school. The easier schedule of summer - for some- is about to pass. I say for some, because it seems to me we're always busy, always have things to do - even when we plan our vacations and leisure times! Grandma Was Right A man works from sun to sun, … [Read more...]

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Dining Room Chairs and Habitat Restore

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Habitat Restore and More... I try to visit the Habitat Restore as often as I can - it is a good half hour drive - well, most everything from our country home is a good half hour drive! I have found many wonderful things at the Habitat Restore and love supporting this marvelous place. I found these two chairs there and knew they'd have a place … [Read more...]

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Curtains, Cushions and Pillows

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For the Windowseat and the French doors I have been staring at my newly painted dining room. Sitting on the couch in the living room looking toward the dining room - I'm amazed at the difference this beautiful blue color has created. Like bringing a picture into focus, the changes that I've been planning and envisioning for the dining room are … [Read more...]

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Painting Fabric on Salvaged Chair

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My 10 Dollar Salvation Army Chair I have seen several Bloggers demonstrating how we can paint fabric. It is so new to me, like when I first heard of chalk paint. Having tried chalk paint and absolutely loving it, I thought this would be fun to try. I had my opportunity presented to me when I passed a nearby Salvation Army. I decided to give … [Read more...]

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Valspar Reserve Paint Review

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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!   This morning the house is quiet after the Independence Day holiday. All of our children were here with a couple friends for a cookout. I'd just completed the finishing touches to the dining room transformation. The plans had been formulating for quite a while and I was quite delighted to be contacted to do a … [Read more...]

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Beautiful Morning

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I love the sounds of the morning. The sounds of the water heating for coffee, Dearest's footfalls upstairs as he prepares for work, the birds singing, and even the silence. Each morning is such a gift - the familiar things and the surprises.  A Cause to Sing This is my big project this week! I'm transforming the dining room. I shared a … [Read more...]

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