Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's finally here!

The article about my kitchen is finally here! 
I while back I mentioned that I was interviewed for an article in a magazine that is pumped out by my local paper, The Mail Tribune; it's called Homelife, and today it's out!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The New, Old Furniture!

..As I mentioned in my last post, I got a new couch and chair for free off  Here's my chartruese arm chair (the pics don't do it justice).

and my new lamp....

I'm thinkin' bout paintin' the legs of this ottoman, off-white or black, or maybe just sanding them and applying a clear finish???

My hubby was going to throw knives at this, but I thought it was awesome, so it's on the wall now.  We found it at an antique shop for $5.

The new floral couch didn't match my beautiful barkcloth curtains, but I moved them to the bedroom, so all is well.  Meanwhile, I need to find new curtains and a rug. I put up red drapes temporarily, but I'm not really happy with them. I'm thinkin' a peachy, vintage pink...

Any ideas???

My newest deer figurine:)

Barkcloth Cafe Curtains


It's been a while, working plus college equals a no time!
I have managed to aquire a new couch and chair, and my pal Laurel, who sells at Vintage Pink, brought me some lovely barkcloth drapes!  She scavenged them just for me, and I thought they'd compliment my kitchen nicely.  I decided to turn them into cafe' curtains, and I'm almost done; here's my progress!

Two split pannels on the bottom of each window, (I plan to make tie-backs with the extra fabric)...

I saved the top with the original pinch pleats, I want to preserve the integrity of the original curtains...just need to hem and install...

Here's a close-up of the fabric; pink flowers, chartruese leaves and green leaves with gold squiggly's, they just don't make em' like that anymore....