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Distressed Pantry Door

 

Call me crazy…. I took a brand new door and made it look old!

I painted the outside with Annie Sloan Burgundy paint (3 coats) and the inside top panel was painted with black chalkboard paint.  David sanded it with an electric sander to make it smooth and to distress the edges….and then we wiped it down with Annie Sloan dark wax.  Online I found the Pantry Door stencil….and the door was rehung!

It seemed a little strange to take a brand new door and make it look old….but I love it.  And that’s all that matters, right?  What do you think?

 

Easy 2018 Christmas Decor

Save your sanity next year….Christmas Eve is when you’re most likely to be done with your decorating….so take photos today of all your holiday décor….next year….it’s a lot easier to decorate if you can refer back to your photos. 

Merry Christmas!

 

Safe Decorating!

Home Holiday Decorating…how to do it safely!This is the time of year for gearing up for the holidays.  Unfortunately, that can mean unintended injury.  We have tips below for keeping yourself and your family safe while preparing for the holidays.  Here’s how you can decorate safely:

Dec 2017 Post

Image Source: Redfin.com

Additional Holiday Safety Resources:

  1. Christmas Tree Care Tips: https://www.almanac.com/content/christmas-tree-care-tips
  2. Dangerous winter holiday plants for humans and pets:  http://www.petmd.com/dog/seasonal/evr_multi_dangerous_winter_holiday_plants
  3. Holiday lighting safety:  http://www.esfi.org/resource/holiday-decorating-safety-342
  4. Child-safe decorating tips:  http://www.kidspot.com.au/Christmas/Christmas-decorations-Christmas-decorating-ideas-Fun-ways-to-decorate-with-children+3754+665+article.htm
  5. Tips for decoration storage: https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-store-christmas-decorations-1900495
  6. Find a recycling center near you:  http://search.earth911.com/

Now that you know how to decorate safely, the sky’s the limit.  Fill your home with goodies and get ready for visiting relatives and lots of pie…and don’t forget the cookies for Santa!

This fantastic information and article was provided to Lisa by:

Paul Denikin    dadknowsdiy.com

Thanks Paul…and Merry Christmas to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Decorating Tips for Your New Home

Hate to put a hole in that wall and then stand back and realize the painting should have been a little higher or lower?  Ever buy a dining room table and get it home to find it is too large/small or just doesn’t look right?  Ask A Designer tips from House and Home suggest:

Art should hang 60 to 66 inches from the floor to the center of the art work.

Position the bottom of a fixture 32 inches to 36 inches from the top of the table.

Chair rails should be mounted 30 inches from the floor.

And choosing a dining room table that fits?

Allow 24 inches of space for each person seated at the table, leave at least 2 to 3 feet between the backs of the chairs and a wall so the chair can be comfortably moved in and out.

A round table is good for square rooms.  36 inches wide to seat 4, 54 inches wide to seat 6.

A rectangle table is good for most rooms.  A 40 x 72 inch table will seat 6.  A 44 x 80 inch table will seat 8.

An oval table is good for wide rooms.  47 x 78 will seat six guests.

 

 

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