Trans­for­ma­tion Tales

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -

Car­men Pa­trick loves col­lab­o­rat­ing with fam­ily to cre­ate unique fur­nish­ings. Here are a few tips she shares on how some of her pieces came into be­ing:

ANTLER ART Even her fa­ther’s re­lent­less teas­ing about ru­in­ing a good set of elk antlers did not stop Car­men from cre­at­ing her unique antler wall art. She painted the elk antlers white and then bat­tered and sanded three 1" x 6" boards to use as a back­drop.

WEE-ONES BENCH Have grand­chil­dren too small to reach the din­ing room ta­ble? Con­struct a cou­ple of benches, as Jay and Car­men did. Add pad­ding and fun fab­ric, and top with a nubby hooked rug.

RIGHT WITH WHITE Keep a snow-white back­drop for your Christ­mas decor by spray paint­ing gaudy fur­nish­ings or garage-sale finds with a few cans of white paint. Rust-oleum’s Heir­loom White is Car­men’s color of choice.

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