French Country Candle Holders




FIRST and FAR MOST,
I want to say thank you
to
French Country Cottage
French Country Cottage


I have always adored her Cottage!
Her blog is a huge inspiration!


 

 These candle holders have been around, inside and outside
 of our home for a long time.
First starting as natural wooden candle holders, 


then I painted them white,
along with other large candle holders.


And now, EXTREMELY 
Distressed


Patience is not a strong point of mine....
sooo I soaked them in warm soapy water ( to loosen
and soften the paint) for a few minutes,
scraped and scrubbed them.  Dried them and 
mushed around a bunch of different 
paint colors.
Very technical I know!



Barely dry, I gave them a crackled glass candle holder
 with crystal rocks and a tea light candle each.




I love projects that take about 30 minutes! ;)

Happy Friday!
I am linking up with





:)







Slipcovers for our Couch and Love Seat


Yaayy!
For fabric sales 
I found 7 meters for about $35
and 13 meters for about $100.
 The french script fabric is lovely
but expensive so I only got 1 meter
which pushed my creativity.
:)







I have been wanting to slipcover
this couch and a love seat
for some time now. I had to work out a plan
of how I could make the fabric work together and not 
look like I ran out.


With the 13 meters I had just enough to complete this one couch,
very little left over...phew!
It is a thick fabric and I dont know if you can tell but it
has a wonderful grey undertone, yum!





I am so happy with it! It needs a little altering
on the seat cushions, but I couldnt wait 
to post pictures.


The "right" side of the love seat fabric was
really yellow once I brought it home and
under our living room lighting. Not wanting 
any yellow in the living room,
 I flipped it over and used the "wrong"
side.  I do that a lot, use the wrong side.
:)




 It was a  ton of pinning, cutting, basting and serging....


I did a little painting,
trying to industrialize it and
give the love seat some grey to 
work with the couch tones.


I used a little of the french fabric
to cover the lampshade, but it was super painful to 
cut it..:\











Happy Friday

I am linking up with
http://romantichome.blogspot.ca/2013/02/valentines-day-cupcakes-show-and-tell.html
http://missmustardseed.com/2013/02/furniture-feature-friday-favorites-a-link-party-19/
http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/2013/02/fabulousy-creative-friday-linky-party.html
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.ca/2013/02/feathered-nest-friday_14.html




Burlap Hearts for Valentines Day




My Valentines decorations are usually all pink and sparkly,


not this year.


I am loving the natural colors
and textures.


All that texture adds so much
warmth to our home.


Finally, I  have my new hook.
Its to hold the cords of
the blinds, preventing them from tangling up.
Also a reminder...





I think its happening,
my style is changing 
AGAIN.
This heart below has had many
different 'styles'
This year it got some fabric, then I 
painted stripes on the fabric and added a bow.


Perfect for the front door.
:)



AND ...Fabricland was having ANOTHER
sale :),
I think I should have enough fabric
for something... 



I am joining one of my favorite blogs!

http://modvintagelife.blogspot.ca/

Happy Decorating ,
have a super day!



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