How I Found Chairs to Match an Antique Table

I recently inherited a gorgeous antique dining room table from my grandmother. This table has been in my family for more than four generations. I have admired it since I was a little girl and never dreamed that it would one day be mine. It’s going in my formal dining room and will probably only use it for special occasions. The only problem is that the chairs that belong to the table have severely depreciated over the years and are no longer safe to sit on. I’m going to buy new dining chairs by My-Furniture to replace the old ones. The original chairs are too far gone to even restore and purchasing new chairs is the only viable option I have.

I went to their website to see the different styles of chairs that they offer and was pleasantly surprised to see so many different styles and colors available. Before …

4 Tips for Dealing With Storm Damage

You never know when a storm is going to sweep through your neighborhood and leave something of itself behind. Thankfully, there are ways to both minimize and repair the damage, so you don’t have to permanently live in a home that looks like it was hit by a hurricane. Here are just a few suggestions for moving forward.

  1. Evaluate Your Property

First things first: How much damage did the storm do? Take a walk around your property with a critical eye. Look at things like shutters, shingles, rain gutters and outdoor power units. Make sure that no tree branches have caused damage to your exterior walls or windows. Examine both the front and back yard, and test the driveway with your feet before your car.

  1. File a Claim

Talk to your insurance company as soon as you know what kind of damage was dealt by the storm. Send them …

I Needed a Change in My Decor

I was so ready for a change to my decor. A lot of my friends had been busy in the last several years remodeling their homes. I did not see the need for that because my home is already perfect the way it is laid out. I just needed to update some of the decor, which is how I started thinking about plantation shutters. I looked at what I could do, and I knew that just changing the shutters in the different rooms and changing the color of paint in the kitchen and dining room would be plenty.

The first thing I did was go online so I could look at some plantation shutters. I knew without a doubt that I wanted those above any other kind of shutter. I had seen them in some friends’ homes after their remodels, and they are nothing short of spectacular. I knew …