Friday, July 11, 2014

Sun bleaching table linens


Yesterday, Andrea and I found 2 Christmas Tablecloths at a local yard sale.


I soaked overnight, added some hydrogen peroxide this morning and washed.
I've heard that putting wet linens on green grass helps to bleach them.
It seems to be working.


The 3rd tablecloth I found many years ago at a thrift store and
currently use it everyday on my kitchen table.
It has been stained since the day I purchased it, but I don't see them now.  
I'm thinking this is just too easy - 
maybe I can't see the stains with the sun reflecting off all that white.

Time will tell!
Carolyn

This week around our home


Found a great recipe for snickerdoodles,


and caught a glimpse of this visitor, hope he sticks around for the winter.
Picture's not the greatest, it was taken through the screen window.


Back to work on wedding projects, less than a month until the big day.

Enjoy your day!
Carolyn

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hutch - updated and ready for use

Purchased this 1978 hutch for use in our breakfast nook.
Our kitchen is small so this is for extra storage space.


I painted dark gray, then creamy white, followed by 
a glaze of the dark gray.
The distressing was done with a putty knife.


The completed hutch.....


....now loaded.


Details of the distressing.....


The little knobs are original, spray painted to look like
aged iron.


The pulls are new, but spray painted to match the knobs.


And finally the whole picture....
Now my question, the glass top table will be replaced,
but with what?  I want wood, but round, square or rectangular?
Any thoughts?


This project was intensive, be I'm pleased with the outcome.

Enjoy your weekend!
Carolyn

*updated to add this photo with a vintage table cloth.
Thanks Aunt Lois for the suggestion.





Friday, May 23, 2014

Mother's Day = New Barn Quilt

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For Mother's Day, my daughter painted this barn quilt.
It's 2'x2' canvas, so will remain inside.

Isn't is lovely?
I sure think so......thanks Andrea!

Carolyn

Monday, May 12, 2014

Projects for our "new" home.....

This is the first project I made in my new sewing room.
Just a simple little towel.


Next, this kitchen curtain.  Just had to hem the top and bottom.
It's a simple rectangle of fabric, clipped to the rings and 
then a portion pulled up and clipped again.
The possibilities are endless.


Now to painting this hutch.
This will take much longer to complete
but I'm hoping it will help with storage
in my small kitchen.



What projects are you working on?
Carolyn


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Making progress.........

Slow but sure......



It's usable but needs tweaking.

Carolyn



Saturday, May 3, 2014

The ugly truth.....

Yes, we successfully moved but this is the condition of my sewing room.........


Hoping to fix that this week.....wish me luck!

Carolyn