Spread Of The Week : Schoolhouse Renovation

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Leanne Ford Shaffer and Brad Shaffer married and moved into this 1907 Pennsylvania school house to begin their three year DIY renovation. They striped every room down to its bones, keeping the rustic charm and turning this into an industrial Americana country getaway.

What do you think of the Shaffer’s home featured in Country Living magazine?


DIY : Mason Jar Vases

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Try Benjamin Moore: Ice Milk CSP-1025, Burnt Ember CSP-120 + accent with Citron 2024-30. The vases are fresh flower friendly too!

– An assortment of mason jars (size is up to you!)
– An assortment of Benjamin Moore’s Aura paint in any colour you like. Aura will adhere to the glass and provide a durable finish all in one!
– Foam brushes
– 50 grit sandpaper or sanding sponge

Note: If Aura is not available to you, use the Stix primer to create a base that will adhere to the glass. Once the Stix is dry you can use whatever paint you like.

1. Paint two coats of aura on mason jars. We painted the outside of our jars to allow for clean glass on the inside to accommodate water for fresh flowers.
2. Once the two coats are dry, use a sanding sponge or 50 grit sandpaper to distress the finish.
3. Remove the centre portion from the metal lids and screw the other potion back on, this adds a little sparkle and finishes the top nicely.

Inspired By : Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, NSW, Australia is a stunning city sitting on the ocean shore with a vibrant mix of historic and modern architecture. The city is large and upscale without losing the laid back beachy vibe that Australia is known for. Sydney is an amazing city to pull decor inspiration, mixing modern design pieces with natural materials and touches of historic decor. Below we have featured a decor spread Inspired By : Sydney, Australia.

Recommended Benjamin Moore colours: Seagrove 653, Englewood Cliffs 1067 + White Diamond 2121-60.

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Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. Industrial glass pendants, 2. Black floral print chair, 3. Decorative greenery, 4. Silver starfish, 5. Textured concrete stool, 6. Grey weathered wood coffee table, 7. Chrome + white leather chair, 8. Oversize woven baskets, 9. White potted plants.

Fashion Interior : Embellishment

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Fashion and home decor trends go hand-in-hand, whatever is popular on the runway will quickly become popular in home decor. The Fall Winter 2012 runways sparkled with sequins and embellishment in every colour!

Adding a few embellished home decor pieces to your existing scheme is a great way to create instant glamour. Sparkly accents are right on trend with our holiday season and can be used throughout the year in small doses. I have featured an assortment of embellished pieces from Mountain Home Decor in neutral colours.

Try these Benjamin Moore colours to create a glamorous backdrop for an embellished space : Silver Satin 856, Twilight Zone 2127-10, Venetian Gold 2158-20.

Fashion Images: 1. FW ’12 Paco Rabanne, 2. FW ’12 Balmain, 3. FW ’12 Ralph Lauren, 4. FW ’12 Michael Kors, 5. FW ’12 Elie Saab, 6. FW ’12 Michael Kors, 7. FW ’12 Emilio Pucci, 8. FW ’12 Ralph Lauren.

Product Images: 1. Assorted embellished pillows, 2. Chrome tea light holder, 3. Crystal drum shade light fixture, 4. Silver tray, 5. Decorative glass knobs, 6. Gold base lamp, 7. Brass sunburst mirror.