Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I've Got Nada

Spring! by gummycandy
Spring!, a photo by gummycandy on Flickr.
I've been distracted lately. New job, changes, lack of DIY inspiration. Instead, I offer a humble instagram photo of how lovely our house looks in spring. This lushness makes a cold, dreary winter worth it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No-Sew Panels

So far, so good. I am making skinny little panels to save yardage. This window won't actually ever need to be covered with the drapes - they are only decorative so I guess this is a cheapo hack that will work.

I'm going to attempt to line them, too.  I think I can pull it off without sewing, too.  If not, I'll leave them as is until I can get my hands on a sewing machine.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ikat Fabric

I scored this Robert Allen ikat fabric for $5/yard at Hancock so I decided to try my hand at no-sew panels. I am handy with a sewing machine, though I don't currently own one.  So I am whipping out the fusible tape, heatset glue and my ironing board. 

I love these ikats, too:

top left - designers attic
top right - unknown
bottom left - fabricadara
bottom right - robert allan

I'm a pattern freak.  I'm sure my house is going to start looking like a nutty old lady lives here soon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Newest Project

I mentioned the free rug I got last weekend at a yard sale. Here's the dresser I bought in order to acquire said free rug.. It's a mid-century piece that matches, roughly, another piece we have in the master BR and was pretty well-loved by the original owner.

As you can see, this one is slightly worse for the wear. It's veneer so I am going to give it a light sanding and then a paint job.

Chipping around the bottom:

I would love to do a Union Jack paintjob like Miss Mustard Seed did, but my paint skills aren't that great.  I might just paint the sides and top a creamy white and leave the drawer fronts as they are.  We shall see what happens once I break out the sander.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Yard Sale Score

A house down the street was having a "downsizing sale" this morning so we swung by on our way to another tag sale.

This rug was rolled up with a sticker that said "free with any purchase". Music to my cheap little ears! I bought a beat up mid-century dresser for $30 that I intend to rehab (photos to come) so this rug came home with us for FREE!

The seller kept pointing out that it's worn. I was like, lady, worn is IN! Anthropologie would be selling this for $500.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Great Etsy Art

I love these dreamy cloudscapes from Etsy oil painter Tracey Nicholas...

My birthday is only a mere 6 months away, time to save up!