Thursday, June 23, 2011

Before and After - Window Treatments

This was the last job I did in Atlanta. I was sewing the day before the movers came when I should have been cleaning my basement. Oh well, it all turned out fine and these windows turned out beautifully.

Now here is the after

Sorry about the photos. These were shot with my phone, befor I got my new cannon.

I'm joining THe Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Love

We made a quick trip to Atlanta last weekend to see this cutie!

Her cousins thought she was pretty cute.

Hudson didn't want to give her up. It was a fast and furious trip, but we needed to see her before she moved north to NJ in 2 weeks. She was worth the 12 hours spent in the car. So sad we won't be able to see her often. Congratulations Becca and Dwayne! She is too precious.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Getting Ready for Guests

I started to get the guestroom ready last week in case we had some last minute guests. We are still living amongst the boxes here, so I wanted one room that was semi ready. It's a good thing I was proactive because Saturday my brother-in-law and sister-in-law stopped in on their way home from Orlando to spent the day and night with us. We had a great time, and I wasn't stressed about the boxes because I knew they had a nice place to stay.

This is still a work in progress, but I think it's a good start. I plan to make an upholstered headboard for this bed in the near future.

I attached some realy pretty trim to these ready made panels.

I know I sew custom window treatments, but this is a rental and I don't want to spend alot of time and money on things that may not fit the windows if we have to move in another year. I will do some custom windows in this house, but where it has the most impact. I may make a cornice, but I want to do the headboard first.

My son's Hemnes dresser from Ikea is now in this room. The 2 youngest boys are sharing a room so that we have a guest room. Both of their dressers will not fit, so I'm getting them one bigger dresser. There will be more on that when I show their room. I'm going to slipcover this chair with a pretty paisley from this post and also try my hand at copying the nightstand in that post too.

I don't have any before shots because it was an empty room with builder cream walls. Use your imagination for that;)

I'm linking up at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Last Saturday was my birthday. I turned 40. Whoa that's old! I remember when my mom and dad turned 40 and and thinking it was old. Oh well, life goes on, 40 is the new 30 they say. I did have a really nice day. My sweet husband got me one of these.

I have no idea how to use it properly. I'll be scouring blogs and the Internet trying to learn all I can. We ended the day at the beach.

It feels like we on vacation living here in Jacksonville. So far I love it. I just need to get this house put together. I have been a slacker the last couple of days. I have lots of projects and ideas that I'll be featuring. Hopefully I'll be joining some linky parties and someone will actually read this blog!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do.

Well we said goodbye to Atlanta and hello to Jacksonville. The movers came and packed all our stuff and loaded it onto the truck.

It's strange seeing all of your belongings loaded like that. They were so fast. It took me months to get organized and they came and boxed it all up in about 6 hours. We get everything delivered tomorrow. Then the real work begins. Where am I going to put everything? We have 894 boxes/items on that truck. Oh my, it's going to be a busy summer!

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