Friday, September 5, 2014

Let the decorating begin........

Today I started putting holes in the walls..... gasp!
After all the patching and painting it was time.

Breakfast nook.


I used the dining room table for lay out.



Cut shapes from newspaper to tape to the wall for spacing, placement, etc.



And started pounding nails.  No, I didn't get it right the first time, 
but the mistake holes are hidden behind the pictures.


The 2 pictures on the far left are reproduction embroidery pieces.
The large center picture is needle point.  I purchased it at a local
consignment store per the label on the back it was framed in
Sioux City, Iowa.  The tiny picture below the needle point is counted 
cross stitch, a gift from someone along the way.
The church picture is a reproduction and the stamped cross stitch below
was made by my mother years ago (possibly before she was married).
I made the clock, stamped cross stitch, before we were married,
so it's an antique now.
Regardless of their origin, these pictures are all special to me.


Here's an unrelated corner of the dining room.
This counted cross stitch picture was a gift from Greg's sister.



Slowly I will make my way around the house but it will take time.
Currently, we are painting the guest room, it needs to be finished in 2 weeks.
No problem, as long as I stay out of my new sewing room,
 which, as you know, is not likely to happen :)

Enjoy your day!
Carolyn

1 comment:

Heidi Strawser said...

That clock is so familiar to me - I think my mom or one of my grandmas had one very similar to that.

Looks like you are doing a great job at making your new house into a home!