In an ever more complicated world， sometimes it’；s nice to take things to a simpler place. But of course here at Ballard， we still want simple to be stylish! That’；s why black and white is one of our favorite color palettes. It’；s classic， easy to coordinate piecespersonalized gifts for him， andcan still deliver a dramatic focal point.
In this black and white dining room， we chose all white pieces， then created a silhouette by using a dark wall color， Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze. We started with a whitewashed pedestal table， chinoiserie chairs， a beaded chandelier， and we brought in our favorite Louis chairs in gray fabrics. The wall color certainly turns what would otherwise be a lackluster dining roominto a spacewith personality and style.personalized gifts for girlfriend
Shop all of the pieces in this room：
Andrews Pedestal Table in WhitewashDayna Side Chairs in WhiteCara 3-Light ChandelierLuisa Ceramic VasesLouis Chair with Signature Velvet Doe and Artemis Gray fabricVelaine Hand Knotted RugAcrylic Drapery HardwareLinen Sheer Tie Top Panels
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Whether you are beginning or ending a line of quilting stitches, the stitches must be secured to keep them from coming undone. In this post I’ll teach you how to “pack the stitches,” a technique in which the first few stitches – or last few, if at the end of a line – are placed very, very close together.
My husband and I have gotten to that point in our lives where we buy everything we want.? This makes gift giving nearly impossible.? This year, I sewed him a love note. Start with a piece of whitish fabric slightly more than 2 sheets of notebook paper (allowing for the seams).? I found mine in the remnant bin at the fabric store. Mark the borders and the vertical red line for each sheet.? Sew a double red line down each piece of paper and "equally spaced" blue lines across both sheets.? I embrace the fact that it is homemade, so I didn't want it to be perfect.? With pencil, write your message. Using the color of your choice, sew your message on the write side of the fabric.? I found that using an embroidery hoop made it so much easier. Fold the fabric in half, right sides together and sew up the edges, leaving a 1-2 inch gap to turn it right-side-out.? At this point I'd recommend using a thread color similar to your fabric. Pass the fabric through this hole. Sew around the border of the whole sheet being sure to tuck in the part you left unsewn to turn it right-side-out.? Play around with stitch lengths to get the look you want.? I used a longer stitch for the red, and a really short stitch for the blue.? I really think it would be fun to make an envelope, but I was so excited to give it to my husband, I gave it to him in a paper envelope.