Dana’s Painted & Patterned Home

Name: Dana Gibson
Location: Richmond, Virginia

I’m an artist with a limited decorating budget so I made a lot of the things in my house. I am fortunate to have inherited some pretty antiques. I had a beautiful Swedish chair frame but did not want to splurge on upholstering it. So I went online and learned how to do it myself. I also painted the fabric with my own design.

I love mixing the high with the low. I have a pie cupboard I painted with my first design and I still love it. Any piece of furnture can be wakened up like this and I love doing this. Another thing I did was paint the floors in the dressing room and “wallpaper” in my bedroom. I painted some new fabric for curtains in the living room.

Thanks Dana!

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