Make an Oversized Antique Glass Mirror

by Kelly B

Make an Oversized Antique Glass Mirror

A worn oversized mirror is something I've been on the market for since I bought my house. They're ridiculously expensive and completely out of my price range. Since it's been three years and one hasn't magically been bestowed upon me for a reasonably price, this is the route I plan on taking.  

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Designer Q&A: Your Questions, Answered

by Redefinehome

This week, Linsi from RedefineHome answers some of our best reader-submitted questions.

Designer Q&A: Your Questions, Answered

Happy Monday fellow design lovers. Last week, I put out a request for your design dilemmas and today I’m here to help. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions, I wish I could have answered them all, and so I hope we get to do this again sometime…

The first question is from dantimdad:

created at: 06/24/2011

My home is gradually being remodeled.  Since I love mid-century modern, it's being set back to it's 60's roots. My question comes from a gift of 8 franciscan starburst salad plates.  I can't fathom paying the prices being asked for the rest of the set except for a few key serving pieces.  What currently available dishes would you think would coordinate well with this pattern and not break the bank? BTW,  I will be building an MCM china cabinet soon to hold the dishes.


I’ve always believed in having a basic collection of white plates and servingware and playing it up with colorful, pattered dishes and linens.  I think this concept works perfectly with your Franciscan collection because you definitely want them to be the star (pardon the pun) of the show.  

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Can You Really Re-cover an Old Lampshade?

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 03/04/08

No, I didn't recover this.  When Shabby Chic still ran the antique malls, this retro shade was huddled in the corner like a weird uncle.  I think it cost me around $12.00.  That purchse was a few years ago.

But you can, I repeat, CAN, recover an old shade you might find at Goodwill or a flea market.  They are ruined once the big crease takes place.  These step by step directions make a DIY lampshade re-do a real possibility.  I used to know a...

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Save the Chandelier; Save the World

by DIY Maven

Aurora Lampworks of Brooklyn, NY is in the business of restoring chandeliers in places such as the Lyndhurst Mansion and the Federal Reserve Bank. They also refurbish and market period pieces as well.

Federal Reserve Bank, NY

Currently up for sale are a 1960's Lobmeyr Crystal Chandelier ($3550),

1960's Lobmeyr Chandelier

a 1950's German 14 light chandelier ($1830),

and a 1930's Art Moderne chrome fixture ($2425).

And for the fugal purist, check out this polycarbonate globe pendant for 75 bucks.

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