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.
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.
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.
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.
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.