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How to distress wood wall paneling for vintage charm. | Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn | thisoldhouse.com

13 Thrifty Ways to Give Your House Vintage Charm

easy thrifty vintage charm update distress wood wall paneling ****I am wondering what it would look like if I painted the wood paneling in the dining room and living room white and then distressed it****

The inspiration: Vintage dressers and woodworkThe project: After gutting her kitchen and opening it to the dining room, designer Jane Schwartz wanted cabinets with traditional woodworking details. She designed cabinets with fluted columns, bull's-eye trim, panel molding—and drawers only. Along with mimicking freestanding dressers, "this makes for easy, pull-out storage," she points out.The payoff: A vintage look plus full-extension hardware

11 Ways to Give Your Home a Personal Stamp

Hang at Least One Mirror in Every Room • "Mirrors can make a space feel brighter because they bounce the light around the room. But placing one in the wrong spot can be almost as bad as not having one at all. Put mirrors on walls perpendicular to windows, not directly across from them. Hanging a mirror directly opposite a window can actually bounce the light right back out the window.

Save on heating costs: De-draft your home now

Three colors borrowed from items in the produce aisle—carrots, corn, and peas—can create hearth-like warmth in a cooking and gathering space. | Photo: Tria Giovan/GAP Interiors; (paint dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio | thisoldhouse.com

Five No-Fail Palettes for Colorful Kitchens

HARDWARE CHANGE - And here you probably thought that all credenzas were mid-century styled. While that may be true for the majority, you can certainly find ornate cabinets that only require a change of hardware to instantly fit perfectly into your country chic home. Just imagine pulling your gingham tablecloth out of that chest. www.buffetsandcabinets.com

15 Amazing Ways to Style Your Modern Buffets and Cabinets

i like the look of this buffet as well, also the stacked frames against hanging window panes Dining Room Fall Decor; love this styled buffet

A brick-floored mudroom serves as a buffer between the house and garden, with a boot bench that doubles as storage for flip-flops. | Photo: Tria Giovan | thisoldhouse.com

Cape Remodel: Small Fixes, Lots More Function

A brick-floored mudroom serves as a buffer between the house and garden, with a boot bench that doubles as storage for flip-flops