Clamp down. Many country decorators love mounting workaday antiques on the wall. Marcia hung an old wood clamp on her sitting room wall and then secured a few old books in it to add color, texture and an element of surprise.
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Sew that’s the sink. Pedestal sinks are a dime a dozen, but Marcia had an unused treadle sewing machine base and a great idea. I built the box, got the sink for $7, and set the sink in, she explains, adding that a plumbertook care of the rest. The result is not only gorgeous but a conversation piece to boot.
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Light floods the living room through the triple window clad with beautiful old trim, which Marcia shows to best advantage by forgoing fabric treatments.The corner cupboard, rescued from the dump and then painted and distressed, hides the television, and a seaman’s chest tops a braided rug Marcia made herself.
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The rustic sign, lovely old oak-trimmed mirror and pint-size shelves filled with smalls unify this cozy living room seating area.The natural-hued upholstered chair looks especially inviting draped in a coverlet and a plump pillow.
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Right: In a sweet corner of the sitting room, an elegant fabric that looks like needlework covers a larger chair, and a child’s ladderback chair shows off part of an old quilt.
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