Friday, January 11, 2008

Ten Favorites from 07

Manuela from Feathered Nest did a great post today about her favorite decorating projects she completed in 2007. I decided to do it too....
I had these ideas in my head for a long time, and after learning how to sew in March, I was so excited to try them.

First, our dining room curtain....

A thrifted chair, I painted white, sanded the edges, and slip covered with an old bedspread.....

The Amy Butler gumdrop pillow for our room.......


Our dining room chairs, repainted and recovered, complete with matching table runner.



A new duvet for our room, using Freshcut fabric...




Frank painted our bedroom....




We painted Anna's bed white, and then Frank painted her room the perfect shade of pink...






I made lots of new pillows for our couch and love seat...


I slipcovered our couch and love seat in white denim, something I have always, always wanted to do.


This was our first project of 2007. A thrifted bench, painted white then recovered.
So there it is. My favorite projects. I have so much help. Frank always recovers things for me, paints the big things (like the rooms) and I paint the small things.
He really is a trooper. When ever I get an idea for the house, he never says anything, I just see the dread in his eyes. Then, just when I think he is going to retire to his chair for the night he gets out his tools...
"Is this how you want it?"
"Yes, honey, thanks."









14 comments:

Shannon said...

First of all, I was so very impressed with all of your work BEFORE I knew that you just learned to sew. I just mentioned your blog in a post on mine because I really just want to come and park myself on your beautifully slipcovered couch and absorb all of your spectacular creative energy. Could I do that...seriously? You are amazing and such an inspiration to a novice crafter!

the feathered nest said...

Wow you made the slipcover for your sofa! You're amazing! Love the paint you used in your bedroom - can you email me the name? I'm going to paint my family room and I'm looking for something in that shade. Those are all great projects!

Manuela

rachel said...

he is just the sweetest!

primitive home said...

No way you just learned to sew!!! That is totally amazing. You did a great job with all of it. I am totally amazed & jealous.LOL

sheepish one said...

beautiful! and what?!? you're a new sewer?? OMG!! i'm jealous, too. i had an amazon wish list this holiday season, and my in-laws bought me the amy butler book and some other sewing-related books... now i need to put the knitting needles down and start sewing!
and i love that your husband entertains your whims. husbands who do that are just keepers!! ;-)

Stoddards said...

I went to Shannon's blog and came across yours. I LOVE to sew, your awesome at it! I really get into my own zone, love it. I have totally been inspired to get my knitting back out!! And my sewing machine!

Love your blog site!

Melissa said...

stoddards....sorry left my comment from the wrong site. we have two blog spots. I only use this one.

angie said...

Your husband definitely sounds like a keeper! :) I'm beyond impressed! Your daughters room is SOOOO cute.

Heather said...

You are astounding! And inspiring! I'm vowing to be productive now. I want a top 10 next year to!

a friend to knit with said...

so fabulous!
and supportive husbands make it all the more fun and worthwhile!

Adriann said...

Wow!!! All amazing projects!!! If I had to pick a favorite, it might be the chair painted white, and recovered with a bedspread. So very nice!

Thanks for stopping by... You are just as talented as Manuela.

amandajean said...

wow.

that is a whole lot of beautiful completed projects. and you slipcovered your sofas in white denim?!?!? they look soooooooo good. I am thoroughly impressed!!! and how wonderful to have your husband help out so much, too.

Steph said...

I love your living room, it's so bright and airy, I'd be a homebody too!

Holly said...

I love how you decorate your home. It's so fresh & pretty. Could you please tell me the name & brand of the pink paint that you used in your daughter's room?

Thanks so much,
Holly