Minggu, 24 Mei 2009

Primitive Decor

By Lisa A Mason
I love primitive decor! It is a great mix of shabby chic, hand-me-down, garage sale, and flea market treasures. It's the kind of decorating where you pick up an old metal watering can and turn it into a table lamp, or drag out an old banged up trunk, add a few more stress marks, spray paint it and use it as a funky new coffee table...or as a storage chest for pillows and blankets at the foot of your bed.

Do you have a pair of old matching night stands that you hate? Turn one upside down on the other...fill the top with greenery, and if they had drawers, remove them and the slides. It gives you an interesting bookcase. Spray paint the inside an interesting color. Old chests of drawers make great storage cabinets in your walk in closet, basement, garage, or outdoors for pool toys and such. You need to give it a protective coating if it will be outside. Now, isn't this fun?

Believe it or not, they have a variation on this now called "upscale primitive." What they do is make primitive pieces of the finest woods and well crafted, then damage them to give them the cracked or distressed look of primitive decor. Hellllloooooo!

In these times of environmental crises, recycling should be the name of the game, my friends! So make a list of the new garages sales, estate sales, barn auctions, flea markets, and consignment shops, and get out there and recycle some stuff. It will give your home a new look for just pennies, and you will have fun creating new things from the old.

Lisa Mason is a freelance writer with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles. She has written thousands of articles, hundreds of ebooks and thousands of website pages and related content. She has also authored her own books and works as a consultant to other writers, Internet marketers and Internet businesses.

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