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Folk Art Living Room
Folk Art Living Room
Room: Living Room
Colours: White;
Style: Global; Natural; Traditional;
Budget: Low
Programme: Housecall
Designer:
Feature: Twig art
Folk art is a look that can be achieved by anyone who appreciates traditional design values. It is inspired by the rustic interiors of New England homes and the simple yet beautiful furniture made by Shaker communities.

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Wall decoration
Wall decoration
Panel the walls with pre-routered MDF, to create a rustic 'tongue and groove' look. Paint this a yellowy green colour.
Furniture
Furniture
Decorate old furniture with folk art designs, painted to match the rest of the room. Typical designs include stars and animals. Paint these in red, green and cream.
Candles
Candles
Make your own candles to complement the style of the room. Candle making is very easy and dyes and moulds are widely available in arts, crafts and hobby stores.
Accessories
Accessories
Use wicker accessories such as baskets and patchwork quilts to dress the room.
Twig art
Twig art
Create a twig art picture. Take some dried willow and weave it in and across a frame made of 2x1 timber. Back this with a board made from 5mm MDF. Hang on the wall for a perfect centrepiece above a real or fake fireplace.
American table
American table
To make an American-style console table: attach an MDF table top to a mini chest of drawers, and use banister spindles as legs.
Wall hangings
Wall hangings
Complete the look of the room with rustic wall decorations. Hang travel rugs on the wall, alongside pictures and traditional twig brooms.
  Products   Tongue and groove panelling   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   £38 per 8 x 4 sheet  
  Supplier   All good timber merchants          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Paint for tongue and groove   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   70YY 63/326   Cost   £26.99 for 5 litres  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.dulux.co.uk          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   66BG 68/157   Cost   £26.99 for 5 litres  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.dulux.co.uk          
  Products   Spindles   Brand   Richard Burbidge  
  Details   Pine Colonial   Cost   £5.95 each  
  Supplier   Richard Burbidge          
  Web/tel   www.richardburbidge.co.uk          
  Products   Furniture   Brand   IKEA  
  Details   Chest of drawers, Ivar chairs,   Cost   various  
  Supplier   IKEA          
  Web/tel   www.ikea.co.uk          
  Products   Accessories   Brand   IKEA  
  Details   Rugs; decoration balls; dried willow   Cost   -  
  Supplier   IKEA          
  Web/tel   www.ikea.co.uk          
  Products   Cushion covers   Brand   IKEA  
  Details   Gustava   Cost   -  
  Supplier   IKEA          
  Web/tel   www.ikea.co.uk          
  Products   Candle making kit   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Candle Makers Supplies          
  Web/tel   www.candlemakers.co.uk          
  Products   Acrylic crackle glaze   Brand   Polyvine Limited  
  Details   -   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.polyvine.co.uk          
  Products   Accessories   Brand   Timothy Lyons Company  
  Details   -   Cost   Various  
  Supplier   Timothy Lyons Company          
  Web/tel   www.timothylyons.co.uk          
  Products   Patchwork quilts   Brand   Homespun Americana  
  Details   Patchwork quilts Homespun Americana Handmade 1920s quilt and contemporary square design patchwork quilt   Cost   £375 and £275  
  Supplier   Homespun Americana          
  Web/tel   www.homespunamericana.co.uk          
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