I have spring fever. Warmer weather tempted us for a couple weeks and now we are having cooler than normal temps. So I've stoked up the wood stove again and I'm getting creative. First on the list is redoing my dining room.
I've been into the really dark, rustic primitives for some time now and I just feel like going the complete opposite. Here's a taste...
Blue floral slipcovered chairs.
Bright white shear curtains. Fresh, bright & clean for the summer. I've always loved the romantic and french country look. So that is kind of what I'm going after in my own way. I am still trying to convince my husband to agree that our dining table and buffet need painting. It's from his grandparent's otherwise he wouldn't have any say.
Another project...the butterfly at the bottom came from an old pillow cover that was found while cleaning out my grandmother's house many years ago. This is my modern version.
I just love the overall shape of it and the simple lines.
Another version. This one is my favorite. It's one of my bag designs that just went together without any major problems. See that natural fabric under the butterfly...that is leftover drop cloth material from my chair slipcover project. I'm really starting to like that stuff. Oh, and I almost forgot...
This little beauty was painted yesterday. It was nice enough then so I could at least do the staining outside. However, I will be saving the full post on the refinish for another day. It's been a satisfying day. One bathroom cleaned, played Chutes and ladders, cuddled, made 3 family meals and cleaned up dishes, picked up too many toys, showered, sewed 3 clutches & one bag, vacuumed the entry and kitchen, changed 5 diapers, listed 5 new items on Etsy, listed an open apartment for rent, put the girls to bed, blogged and now I'm exhausted so that's it for me.