Vintage furniture: Nesting tables

Just a few quick snaps from a happy vintage furniture find I made at a thrift shop while out this weekend. A lovely set of three brass and glass nesting tables. Beautiful vintage furniture find - brass and glass nesting tables found at a thrift shop.

Beautiful vintage furniture find - brass and glass nesting tables found at a thrift shop.

These are the sort of  finds I always hope for when I walk through the door into that next antique, vintage or thrift shop. Fun, unique and easy on the pocket, they make a great addition to a variety of styles. What's your  favourite thrifting find?

DIY: A Herringbone Headboard

A headboard is not an essential for your bed - some folks prefer the simple look without a headboard. However,they can be a simple way to add a bit of polish, or even some oomph, to your room's decor. If your current bed doesn't have a headboard, and you fancy doing something a bit unique, check out this DIY headboard from IHeart Organizing. DIY_Herringbone_Headboard_header

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This is a great, clean looking headboard that gives you visual interest through the pattern, and allows you to choose the finish. Get creative and use different shades of stain or paint to draw out the pattern. A very versatile project. You need mid-range DIY skills to take on this project, and access to some tool and equipment. But if you are handy, or feel like it's time to learn a bit, check out their step by step instructions. 

Decor: Chinoiserie, in a limited dose.

Disclosure: I LOVE Chinoiserie. If you're not familiar with it, well, you probably are and just don't realize it. This decorative and artistic theme that uses imagery of China (real or what we imagine it is/was like)  can be seen around the home in everything from drapery to wallpaper to vases and other decor. When the decorator or home-owner goes full bore with it, it's quite a spectacular sight. Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.00.15 PM

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But Chinoiserie is a big look to commit to and many find it overwhelming, or even too pricey to go whole hog with - especially if you are thinking forward to when you want to redecorate again in two years ;)  If you want to incorporate this gorgeous look into your decor, we've got some great tips here on adding it in measured amounts.

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Writing this post has me in a chinoiserie state of mind, so I've reached for my small touch - a single serving teapot that doubles as a pretty piece of decor. Why not make yourself a nice cup of tea and start thinking about covering some panels or getting a throw cushion or two?

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Psst: If you are thinking of starting a decorating project, get our Free Guide with 6 Easy Steps to save you time, money and headaches  take before your start your project!

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Dare Studios Furniture and Lighting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]These beautiful pieces of furniture and lighting are produced in the UK by Dare Studios.  Everything is handmade, often to order. darestudio2

croppedimage500500-maya8croppedimage500500-Rio2The attention to detail and craftsmanship are obvious. Visit their studio to see the full range of work.

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