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Country Sampler's Upstyled Home - - HOMES & PROJECTS -

Diane Good is a mas­ter at culling coun­try items from the flea mar­ket and styling them to a most de­sir­able de­signer ef­fect. A few of her tips and tricks in­clude be­ing in­ven­tive, com­bin­ing found ob­jects, and re­cast­ing util­i­tar­ian items in fresh new ways. Look for just a few of these trea­sures when out col­lect­ing and cre­ate some of your own up­styled ac­ces­sories.

If an urn doesn’t have an old paint fin­ish, then do it your­self. Com­bine two parts wa­ter and one part acrylic paint and brush on your own sheer color paint wash. Com­bine wood and metal items like this mid-cen­tury metal ta­ble base with an old oak top to cre­ate a mod­ern rus­tic sen­si­bil­ity.

Group a col­lec­tion like these old wicker- wrapped wine bot­tles and flasks. Fill a cup­board or side ta­ble tray.

An old cog and round mir­ror can be joined with epoxy to make your own ver­sion of Diane’s din­ing room mir­rors.

Hand­bags, back­packs and totes all in wo­ven straw will look great massed to­gether just like Diane shows off at her side door en­try.

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