Patchwork chair seats – the challenges, fun, & following my gut.

Patchwork chair seats

Patchwork chair seats and following your gut.  You may be wondering how these can possibly be related.  Well, really, they aren’t.  Except that because I followed my gut I created these one of a kind chair seats for the sample room here at Designs by Donna.  And I really like them much better than my original […]

Bolster Pillows With Contrast Button Ends

A pool noodle inside the pillow makes for easy insertion of the button twine into the pillow.

I love bolster pillows with sunburst ends. Depending on the fabric you use, the ends will either create a pleated sunburst or more casual gathered sunburst as in the photo below. Once you gather the fabric into the center of the bolster pillow ends, you will have a small hole in the center and this […]

12 Tried and True Paint Colors

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Mixing the Old With the New or Mixing Grandma’s China With Burlap

We were fortunate enough to have received my grandmother’s beautiful china as a wedding gift many years ago.    I decided to mix her elegant china with burlap table runners and casually made red, white, and blue place mats to fit in with our casual decorating style.  I love the way it all works together.  What […]