New Year challenge: mix patterns like a pro

New year- new accessories?!? I think so 😉 why not start out small by just changing up your throw pillows or even rugs or accent chairs

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You can mix as little as 2 to 3 patterns to 7-9 be adventurous 🙂

Vm

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See what I’ve been up to on my Facebook page! Hen I’m busy with projects I’ve been posting progress there)!

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=176943755788703

Here is my latest project!

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Barn wood projects (doesn’t actually have to be barn wood)

Love barn wood, here are a few things to make and ideas for uses!! If you don’t have access to barn wood there are a few ways to achieve the look 🙂
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For those who need a visual:DIY barnwood paint ( you can do any color, why not ;))

Way to achieve the look:
-Distress, get out those hammers and bags of bolts and take out some frustration
-stain with different combinations of warm browns and wipe on darker stains for large color variations
– use paint and sandpaper techniques. Paint a darker color and brush a lighter color over top ( doesn’t have to be Grays, blacks and browns! )

Vm

DIY ottoman: up-cycle of an old coffee table

Here is a tutorial!

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What you will need:
-Fabric
-1-3″ foam
-tape or spray adhesive
-batting ( I used a prepackaged quilting batting)
-staples and staple gun
-scissors

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Roughly mark foam, then secure down with tape or spray adhesive so that you can secure with batting.

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Place batting on top and secure with a staple in each end, pull taught but not too tight. We want the foam to keep its shape. Cut off excess.

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Iron fabric and place on foam/batting. Secure with staples alternating sides. Carefully attach the edges around the curve to ensure there is no bunching

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Cutting slits helps with the corners

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Cut off excess fabric and batting. Add nailhead and voila!

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In this case also remove and install new legs

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Product list:

Etsy shops:

Green apple fabrics $ 72 (2 yards)
Hairpinlegs $48 +shipping for the 12″ legs

Fabric land:
Foam $50
Batting $10
Nailhead trim $27

VM