If you want to add a bit of European sophistication to your home’s interior, Tuscan faux finishes can help you get the style that you are after. Old world textures and color schemes can give a house that was built yesterday a feeling of history and an engagingly complex atmosphere, and Tuscan faux finishes are a powerful tool in the repertoire of any amateur or professional designer who is looking for an easy way to create a strong effect.
As a wall finish over primed or low-sheen painted surfaces, such as those done in a flat or eggshell paint, a Venetian plaster technique can bring a fabulously unique Old-World look to your home.
This technique dates back to the ancient finishing methods practiced by the artisans of Italy’s Venice region. Referring to a polished plaster of either slaked lime or natural resins, this type of wall finish differs from what many think of as ‘faux’ finishes because of the use of real plaster.
A flannel backed vinyl tablecloth is the perfect choice for tablecloth styles. People use tablecloths for every day dining, special occasions, holidays, and celebrations. A flannel backed vinyl tablecloth is preferable because the flannel keeps the tablecloth from slipping off of the table, and the vinyl is a very easy to clean surface.
Sprucing up the outside of your home is easy when you do it with a decorative flag. Plus, once you get tired of one, you can always quickly and easily replace it with another for a completely different look. Fun, easy, and a great way to express yourself, a decorative flag can be found to suit just about any theme you choose.
It’s not an usual sight to see a cuckoo clock in someone’s home, but even if you visually miss the clock, you’ll most likely hear when the clock strikes a new hour.
A cuckoo clock is generally a wound clock that marks the striking of an hour with a sound resembling the call of a Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), a European bird. Most cuckoo clocks are pendulum clocks and are in the shape either of a chalet or a birdhouse, but can be found in other designs such as a simple round face or an outdoors scene. Most cuckoo clocks also feature a small mechanical bird that pops out of a door as the clock strikes the hour.