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greatcate wrote:Jul 18, 2013
  • greatcate
    African mahogany cupid baby grand with serial # placing it in the 1910-1915 range(waiting on official date, so 1920's keeps me "safe").But I am sure that it was love at first sight!
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    Camille Dickson Design
    It sounds lovely!!!
ekpardau wrote:Jul 17, 2013
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    what kind of glue did you use to adhere the pages? Any concerns about getting it off?
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    Camille Dickson Design
    I used a garden variety desk stapler. It went into the old grass cloth easily!
jkcauble51 wrote:Jul 17, 2013
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    Camille Dickson Design
    It's Kaufmann Hip in the Berry colorway. You can find it on onlinefabricstore.net.
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    @jkcauble51- we love this fabric too! so much we carry it and can put it on any of the different drape silhouettes we offer. would love to help you out with this! give us a shout if you are interested!
    happy decorating!:)
jbfox wrote:Jul 17, 2013
Melissa Mosteller wrote:Jul 17, 2013
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    Camille Dickson Design
    It was a gift from my friend Holly. She may still have some in her online shop at www.hollymathisinteriors.com!

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janetpaik
Janet Paik added this to Stroke of DIY Genius: 20 Cool Graphic Art IdeasJun 10, 2015

9. If walls could read in Texas. Camille Dickson made a striking accent wall using pages from books she had around the house. “Two were old French study guides; the other two novels I got at Goodwill for about 50 cents each. I just used my stapler from school to tack the pages up there,” she says. The Wm. Knabe & Co. piano was a gift from Dickson’s grandfather. “He gave it to our family when I was in third grade, and I took lessons all the way through high school,” she says. “I have many happy memories associated with it.”Curtains: P.Kaufman Hip Floral Berry, onlinefabricstore.net; dog bed: Holly Mathis Interiors Read more about this DIY-style home

maryjobowling
Mary Jo Bowling added this to So Your Style Is: Black, White and Read All OverJan 26, 2015

Style Secret: Flipping PagesThe look isn’t limited to newspapers. Some homeowners use pages of manuals and books to create one-of-a-kind wall coverings. In this home Camille Dickson looked to her shelves when she wanted to cover her walls. “The pages are from books I had around the house,” Camille says. “Two were old French study guides; the other two novels I got at Goodwill for about 50 cents each. I just used my stapler from school to tack the pages up there.” See the rest of Dickson’s DIY-style home

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Sarah Greenman added this to My Houzz: A DIY Gold Mine in the Heart of TexasJul 1, 2013

A striking wall covered with book leaves greets visitors as they enter the home. "The pages are from books I had around the house," Camille says. "Two were old French study guides; the other two novels I got at Goodwill for about 50 cents each. I just used my stapler from school to tack the pages up there." The piano, a gift from Camille's grandfather, is one of her prized possessions. "He gave it to our family when I was in third grade, and I took lessons all the way through high school," she says. "I have many happy memories associated with it."

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Juan Guevara added this to Ideas de JuanFeb 18, 2019

tapiz de libro en pared. collage de libro

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bexmeigs added this to bexmeigs' ideasDec 6, 2017

I️ was Mix and Match Seating https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/9457/list/mix-and-match-seating Remember your Grandmother's dining room set? The large table with the extension leaves, the matching chairs, which were often needlepointed, the custom made pads to protect it when it wasn't being used? Times have changed. You can still use Gram's set, but it's more fun to break it up. Keep the table and pull up some aluminum French bistro chairs. Or pull the chairs up to a Saarinen Tulip Table. The photos below show how people are mixing up their dining areas. Sometimes they use large upholstered wingback chairs at the ends of the tables, sometimes it's an unexpected pairing of a table with chairs, sometimes there is a bench or a sofa on one side of the table, sometimes there may not be so much as a matching pair of chairs at the table. Don't be afraid to drag in some chairs from your kitchen or living room and experiment with your dining room seating. You never know what kind of winning combination you'll create!

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