Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dining Room Seat Cover Saga....

I fell out of love with the burlap seat covers that I once adored.... (too itchy, too dark)

So out of curiosity, I removed one and found a pretty white matelasse fabric underneath. Cool, I thought.....until I decide on something else this will do. Then as I removed the burlap from the remaining seats, 3 out of the 6 had some stains that I couldn't live with (even for a little while)

So I took that fabric off to find this 80's ish style fabric that was in great shape but not at all to my taste. Headed out to the fabric store where I spent nearly two hours before deciding on something I liked....only to find there wasn't enough material to cover all six seats....ugh!

So off to the department stores I went - looking at tablecloths, drapes, shower curtains, slipcovers.... ANYTHING with a pattern I liked that I could cut up and fashion seat covers out of.

And I scored.... at KMart of all places! Oatmeal Sweet Rose Damask curtain panels by Country Living. I'm officially back in love with my dining room chairs!

This is the picture from the pretty against the pale blue's got me thinking.... :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Most Favorite Piece.....

This cabinet won my heart at the Brimfield Antique Fair many years ago....

Such precious detail....

The only thing I wasn't crazy about were the drawer pulls so I replaced them with a wired ribbon.... so easy, so cheap!

I thoroughly enjoy decorating and re-decorating the upper cabinet while the lower cabinet houses craft supplies and various sundries

It was covered with a yellowish/brown film and smelled of smoke. So we put it out in the yard, washed and hosed it down and left it in the sun all day. The result.... CLEAN and white! And the best part.... the paint crackled...YUP... all on its own from drying in the sun!!

I put the cabinet at the end of my upstairs hallway (which is a balcony so I'm able to enjoy it from the first floor as well)

I know.... SO many pictures... but I couldn't resist sharing them ALL with you!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Garden Sheds Galore!

I was browsing the web....looking for some landscaping ideas (yeah....thinking Spring!) when this amazing shed popped up and I was easily sidetracked.

I thought you might like to take a winter break and ride the track as well.....

I'm curious..... which one(s) do YOU like best??

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year From Our Home to Yours!!

The day after Christmas brought us nearly a foot of snow which made for a great photo opportunity

This is our garden shed which, once Spring gets here, is going to get an inside overhaul.