Thursday, August 19, 2010

Steppin' Stones

As many of you know I was ecstatic when we finally got grass growing in our front lawn. Much less dirt in the shoes and the house! One thing was lacking in that there isn't a path to our front door. This last Saturday we went and purchased some pavers and made ourselves a path. We also got a few solar lights to illuminate our way and some sego palms to add a touch of class. The new additions really add character and liven up our house. Our mobile home is turning into a classy little place if I do say so myself.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A new table (to us)

For a long time I have been wanting a bistro style table in our kitchen. Our kitchen is long and rectangular and definitely needed something at the lonely end. My sister-in-law so kindly mentioned she was willing to donate her cute bistro table to my cause. This was a few months ago and I decided to accept because I really like hers. The day has arrived when she is not in need of it anymore and I am so happy. It's perfect! Everything I dreamed of an more. Thank you thank you Katie! You have made my kitchen complete.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kitchen Curtains

I have been wanting new curtains in our kitchen for a while. I finally got up the nerve to start searching for some. My hope was to find some already made since I seem to be short on time these days. No such luck! Everything I thought was cute was way over priced. My brilliant sister-in-law suggested getting full panels and then cutting them up. It made for a few less seams and the fabric was high quality. I ordered them from World Market which I highly recommend because they have some great deals on very unique patterns. At first I sewed a plain valence, no frills, just straight lines and I hated it! I panicked for a minute thinking I had spent money on something I would not be happy with, the ultimate travesty for a thrifty minded person like me. A little frantic I wracked my brain for what could make me happy with my handiwork. Curtain ties to the rescue. The panels had come with tie-backs which I promptly used to give the curtains a scalloped appearance. Bingo! I hit the jackpot. It completely made our kitchen cheery and light with the fun pattern. So that is the saga of the curtains and I am glad I can close this chapter and enjoy them.

Straight boring curtains

My finished product!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Decor

I was feeling inspired the other day and in the mood for a couple of quick little projects that didn't take much effort. Luckily I had supplies on hand for just such an occasion. My main reason, besides wanting to add a little more spice to our house, for being inspired was from my friends blog. She always finds places for inspiration and she has succeeded in inspiring me. I got a vase from Mom F, a used wine bottle, some candles, a fake flower, and dried beans.....whatever could all of those create? It took me all of 5 minutes and this is what I came up with.

Now if only I could get the gumption to finish my curtains. The last part is always the hardest part to find the time to finish.