2/13/2012

my weekend

Some little lovelies came in the mail over the weekend.

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 
  • rugs 
Here's my current budget proposal to get those things done
  • 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?

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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.

1 comment:

  1. I got the 18/135mm. It is a much better everyday lens and offers a more crisp image than the 18/55mm.

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