Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I Have A Roll of Cath Kidston Wallpaper and I'm Not Afraid To Use It
Well, I do NOT know what got into ME this past weekend! Perhaps it was the fact that the Mister was entertaining his family and had Sporty Spice in tow, leaving me some kid-free time. Perhaps I was driven by the fearful knowledge that I will be doing not much beyond training and scooping poop for the next 110 days until Ironman Florida. Whatever it was, I not only got in a four hour ride/run brick on Saturday, and a three hour (very hot!) run and a one hour swim Sunday--along with two short naps, but I whipped out projects left and right, those projects that have been on my to-do list forever. This, in addition to my usual animal chores and Tour De France viewing (poor Andy Schleck; I wanted to cry for him yesterday).
My biggest complaint about our new monstrous house is that it feels like living in a hotel and does not reflect an iota of cottage charm, even if it is a cottage on steroids. One roll of Cath Kidston wallpaper later....and voila. In our last house I had done something similar to some glass-doored cabinets in the kitchen with fabric. I....LOVE....IT!
So, then I just kept going! On to paint this pink dresser I bought at a White Elephant sale years ago and it has gone through many incarnations. This is going to go in my "quilt area"--which the Mister keeps referring to as a "Media Room"--silly man. I LOVE this too! Knobs were procured at Target after a statewide (well, almost) search of every Marshall's store to find another set of knobs that I like even better that I only have six of. No luck.
Already wielding a paintbrush, I finally re-painted this white cabinet for the formal living room. I bought it at a yard sale years ago from our neighbor who was a stripper (another story for another day. I've always loved the shape and detail and I think it is happy in it's new spot.
Two other projects had been haunting my list. And they are done...and DONE! I saw this idea for these adorable herb garden markers on Anne Sutton's Bunny Hill Quilts site/blog. The hunt for real silver was the toughest part, and I scored big one weekend at the new thrift store in Arnold--a buck a piece.
And, lastly, these bulliten boards I made for my craft room from the most amazing fabric I think I've ever owned. It was a balloon shade in Sporty's nursery at the old house. I painted these cheap bulliten boards I had lying around and voila! I am scheming on little push pins made from buttons-over-tacks for them. Stay tuned.