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Old 01-15-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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I love Cattknap's home too. I especially love the perfect balance of the platter next to the floral picture.

My house gets a lot of dust because we live near a rock quarry. I would go insane trying to deal with the dust if I decorated like Cattknap. So, while I love the style, I am unable to use it myself. It's funny how many things factor into our decorating decisions isn't it?
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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You could find sturdy pieces that need a little TLC and paint or refinish. I was given the ugliest blond or pickled oak wood Broyhill set ever...with brass curved handles. However, it was very solid. I removed the hardware, patched the holes, drilled new holes (for new hardware), gave it a light sanding, primer, and a few coats of paint and it was better than new. Looks straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog. Cost: $40
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Houston-ish
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Thanks for all the great feedback~ reps to all.

I apologize for the response-delay, (nasty sinus infection, I'll spare the details).

Wow, you guys posted such great pics. Here's some pics to illustrate what I'm looking for:

Cottage Home Furniture | Beach House Furniture | Beach Cottage Furniture

Cottage Home Furniture | Cottage Painted Furniture

Thanks again
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Could you post some pix of the room(s) you wanna work on?
That would help soooooooo much!
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I lovelovelove that house, and all the wonderful things in it, but I think I have told you that before, lol
That house is a classic cottage look, because of the "controlled mix".
I like it too...but, who does all the cleaning and dusting?
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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My husband and I do all the dusting and cleaning....3200 square feet - my husband helps too. I also volunteer as head of a large woman's organization that is in 10 different cities throughout my state (so I travel). I do monthly dinner parties for 20 to 30 people (I love to cook) and I am a gardener (outside during the spring and summer and inside during the winter) and we have an active social life and sometimes we travel....I don't work but I am 60 years old. I used to work full time and my house looked basically the same. I have no children at home (except when the grands come for a few weeks in the summer) and I do have a helpful husband so that is a big plus.

I actually enjoy dusting and cleaning - honestly I do.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I like it too...but, who does all the cleaning and dusting?
Lol..........I know what you mean!
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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My husband and I do all the dusting and cleaning....3200 square feet - my husband helps too. I also volunteer as head of a large woman's organization that is in 10 different cities throughout my state (so I travel). I do monthly dinner parties for 20 to 30 people (I love to cook) and I am a gardener (outside during the spring and summer and inside during the winter) and we have an active social life and sometimes we travel....I don't work but I am 60 years old. I used to work full time and my house looked basically the same. I have no children at home (except when the grands come for a few weeks in the summer) and I do have a helpful husband so that is a big plus.

I actually enjoy dusting and cleaning - honestly I do.
When I grow up, I wanna be you!
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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My husband and I do all the dusting and cleaning....3200 square feet - my husband helps too. I also volunteer as head of a large woman's organization that is in 10 different cities throughout my state (so I travel). I do monthly dinner parties for 20 to 30 people (I love to cook) and I am a gardener (outside during the spring and summer and inside during the winter) and we have an active social life and sometimes we travel....I don't work but I am 60 years old. I used to work full time and my house looked basically the same. I have no children at home (except when the grands come for a few weeks in the summer) and I do have a helpful husband so that is a big plus.

I actually enjoy dusting and cleaning - honestly I do.
^^^^I LOVE THIS!! (except for that last line )
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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^^^^I LOVE THIS!! (except for that last line )
You girls are a hoot and a half. Thanks for the giggle!
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