Interior Decorating Ideas: Off With the Old, In With the New
by Sonya Weiss
A new year is the perfect time to make those decorating changes you've always wanted to try. Many home improvement stores offer free classes on weekends on how to do everything from laying a hardwood floor to do it yourself stenciling.
Linens make great decorations and can be used to spruce up any room in the home. Even better are the one of a kind tablecloths you can create yourself. Purchase a plain white tablecloth, a couple of oranges or apples. Choose fabric paint in colors that will match your kitchen.
With a paint brush, cover the inside of the sliced fruit with the fabric paint. If you dip the fruit in the paint, it won't cover the fruit evenly. Going around the bottom edge of the tablecloth, press the fruit to the linen. Repeat until you've gone all the way around the cloth. If you use an orange, you may want to paint the skin a contrasting color.
You can also decorate a tablecloth using large rubber stamps and have a variety of designs. Just paint the stamp with the fabric paint.
Home Decorating Resources:
Hiring an Interior Designer
About Sonya Weiss
From the time she was a child, Sonya spun stories to entertain herself and her siblings. Once she graduated high school, she put her writing aside and attended college where she studied Secondary Education, majoring in English. The writing bug never quite left her and once she had children, Sonya would write stories for their enjoyment.
A few years ago, her oldest daughter persuaded her to send a children's short story to an editor and to Sonya's astonishment and delight, the story sold. In April of 2003, she won Harlequin's Writing Round Robin contest. Since then, her work has appeared on various online websites such as http://www.pregnancytoday.com as well as in her local newspaper.
Sonya currently resides in the beautiful state of South Carolina with her husband and four children and works as a writer.
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