Here are the four items that came to my home to live with me.
New fabric from Rashida Coleman-Hale's Washi Tape collection, and Amy Butler's River Shine in the Lark collection. I just love that bat looking fabric. I have no idea why, but I really love it. I am hoping to use one of these prints for Owen's quilt. I have a some samples from a different designer coming in the mail this week, so I will be able to compare these two prints to the ones I ordered.
My new camera!!! Our tax refund hit last week. Ah-mazingly fast! yipee! I got it with a 50mm lens, but I may need to return it. I didn't want the 18-55mm lens that came with it, but I might have to get it. I can't take pictures of the rooms in my house with a 50mm lens. I think I need a smaller variable lens. Any suggestions?
A little print by Holli Zollinger. Luv her!
And here is the fabric I am currently working with for my sewing project. I had this project in my head for months now, and the fabric has been in my closet for a year and a half. It was definitely time to get it out! I hope this works out. I am using the project to increase my sewing skills.
Update: As if I need to do this since this post hasn't gone live yet, but while I was typing it up today, I was also lolly gagging on Pinterest. I came across a pin from a friend that had a dress using these same two prints! grrrrrr. I guess I should be optimistic here and say we both have excellent taste :)
So on the home front I have a little dilemma. I am stumped with reupholstering Owen's rocking chair and ottoman. Good 'ole ran into a brick wall, nowhere to go, my brain is mush stumped. Picking out the right fabric has got to be the most difficult thing for me. So with this said, I am on a hiatus. Thinking about reupholstering the rocking chair is turning my hair gray, so I am going to finish up the kitchen instead. The kitchen has been BY FAR much easier. I have no clue why. Wait, I think I do. It's called a PLAN.
Here's my checklist for the kitchen
- Lighting above my island
- refinish the island aka dresser
- find the right and affordable countertop for the island
- replace dishwasher and finish off the trim around the dishwasher, if needed with the new one
- window treatments for the two doors in the kitchen
- finish caulking a few areas around the tile backsplash
- finish painting and replacing baseboards next to the pantry
- possible shelving on the wall that links the kitchen and dining areas
- Island- $250 for countertop (it's 8 square feet)
- Island- $80 for furniture grade wood for the back and possible sides of the dresser
- Island- $15 for paint or stain
- Window treatments - $140 for custom work including the shipping
- Lighting- $100 for two pendant lights to go over the island
- Dishwasher- $150 (hopefully find one on craigslist or clearance)
- FLOR carpeting- $240 for 20 tiles at $12 a piece (hopefully I can find some at the outlet or on sale)
- Another option for rugs is to make my own or find cheap runners that I like.
- 2 Shelves- $15 max per shelf b/c I will DIM (do it myself) this, and $40 for four corbels unless I DIM this too.
- Caulking, painting, and replacing baseboards will be free b/c I have all the stuff already
How was YOUR weekend?
And you will have to forgive me for a few months with the quality of my pictures. I am not familiar with my new camera.