Thursday, April 7, 2016

How to Propagate a Dying Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Fiddle leaf fig trees have been a staple amongst us bloggers for years now, despite them being super temperamental, at times. They are just pretty much perfect for home d├ęcor regardless of your style. Plants add life and interest and, in the case of these figs (which can grow pretty tall), drama!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

How to Transform Dated Furniture with Stain & Contributor Post

I find that the majority of the furniture we take in here at Number Fifty-Three (either ones we have sourced on our own or as custom pieces for clients) is dated in one of two ways; they either have a very dark mahogany look or a 1970s orange vibe. Neither is popular today, but I truly hate discounting these pieces of furniture because they are so solidly built.

Now, I'm not going to lie, I started my little business four years ago solely painting furniture and that holds a special place in my heart because I researched and worked and figured it out all on my own. However, I have grown professionally over the years and have learned (with huge amounts of help from my love) the art of sanding down to bare wood (without trashing it) and staining.



Sunday, April 3, 2016

Farmhouse Cedar Stained Wall

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One of the spaces I've struggled with decorating in our new farmhouse has been the living room. It's pretty traditional to this style of home built 100 years ago. It's plain and utilitarian without a lot of detail or interest.

My first idea was to install an antique mantel (there is actually no fireplace in the home), but after some planning and consideration (mainly the room is just too small to accommodate it) we decided to add character by incorporating a rustic wood wall into the space.