Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tweaking and lightening up

I have taken the week off from work to clean around the house. I have been tweaking and re-arranging, something lighter, almost like a prairie/farmhouse feel. I like it just as much as the colonial/primitive look.

I made new curtains for my upper glassed cabinets from coffee-stained bar towels from Wal-mart. I used craft paper tags and rubber stamped them to indicate the contents of the cabinet. I really like the way they turned out. I think it accents the old, crazed ironstone on the shelf above the sink.

I picked up a couple of feed sacks from the shop this week. I like the colors.

This curtain I made last year for the kitchen door. I added the upholstery tape/ribbon to hand it up.

I also cleaned and rearranged my cabinets. I took all of the brown drip Hull dishes to my booth to sell. I added my white dishes and the blue ball canning jars. I kept the brown treenware in the cabinet for contrast.

I changed out the curtains from the dark curtains....

I bought painters dropcloths, washed them and made the covers for the couch cushions. What a difference!

I love this old cracked wash basin that was found in my husband's parents attic.

I also made these two pillows for the couch. I need to make a couple of more.

I added the covers to the dining room chairs. I made these last year when I made the kitchen door curtain. Notice the ruffle at the bottom?

I have this ironstone dish on my dresser. I love the old baby shoes, keys and watch. Those are my babies in the picture.

I also tweaked the front room/foyer/old living room....

The picture was from my husband for Christmas. I brought my ironstone out and added a little greenery....(please ignore Mr. Glade in the corner)

Old quilt and pillows on the bench. Another ironstone basin picked up at a yard sale for $2.00 filled with bobbins.

Wood bowl with greenery and tin scoop...

These little dresses I made last year. I love the colors.

Last, but not least, we got our flower gardens cleaned out from pennywort and chickweed. We sprayed for weeds today and put out fresh pine straw. I think we have a good jump start!

Well, I will close for now. I hope you have a great week ahead!

Blessings ~