Friday, January 23, 2009

Surprisingly Productive Things this Week

The night I saw this on Trevlyn's blog, within 5 minutes I had my scraps of fat quarters I have been collecting for "quilts" or what not, all over the floor and was figuring this out. It is not nearly as cute as Trev's, of course, and no birdies or bow, and it has got a little droopy from the smog and fog outside, but I did hang it on my front door and I quite like it (and have received a few compliments!). Thanks Trev!
This desperately needs to be ironed and different ribbon color put on, but it won't happen. I sewed the pleat and edges in this project probably a year ago and its been bundled up in the basement ever since Thursday when I just took it out, finished it and slopped it up there. This is my kitchen sink window.
The new furniture arrangement. We put the dining room table in the corner (covered by the blue bloth in the top corner) and my favorite kitchen bench facing the window (I love seeing Holden sitting here looking out the window in the morning). We actually bought new slipcovers this week, but they are still in my trunk! The balloons are leftover from a Wednesday night baby shower.
Katie was over this afternoon and we went to town on my crazy basement room. I have a dream, and a vision, and a sketch of how I envision my craft/laundry/storage room (someday) but today I love just having lots of junk finally thrown out and being able to walk in here! The stuff in the middle is just laundry to be done, so theoretically will be clear, and I will start searching for a work table for folding and baskets for the huge center floor now available. Thanks Katie, I never knew where to start (it was seriously awful!).

The other side looks kind of cluttery, and I still have to go through the wire shelves (almost done Kate!), but the boxes of holiday, tools and paint, office stuff, and some clothes and stacked only one box deep and flush against the wall. But if you have ever had a glimpse of the basement, seriously, there is a totally empty (except for the laundry in the middle) area about 7 feet by 10 feet. I think I am going to move the fridge to the right of the dryer and create an office space where the fridge is (if you have seen to the left side of this shot, you may know what I am talking about). A utility sink under the window and the aforementioned craft/laundry table with baskets and possibly some shelves over the washer and dryer (I haven't figured it out with all the pipes and wires) and it will be platinum.

10 comments:

Megan B said...

Katie is the BOMB! I love my cleared out kitchen...now if I could just get her to help me with MY basement storage room. AAAAGGHH! Love all your projects. I need the inspiration!

Trevlyn said...

Great wreath! You used such fun fabrics...just wish I could see it in person! :) Is Katie going to be in Phoenix any time soon?!

Katie said...

I am so proud of you!!! The wreath looks super cute on your door (I might copy you!) and your house is coming together. I love helping... so let's plan another time!

MarySue said...

So much wonderful accomplishment!! Congratulations. I love it all.

Rachel said...

WOW! Your storage room looks great...and the window covering and the new arrangement. Hope to see it soon!!

Katie, come to my house!!!

sss51542 said...

Wow! I am super impressed. It all looks great! What an accomplishment! Yea, Boo Boo. Yea, Katie!

Liz said...

I LOVE the wreath and may have to copy you. I don't profess to have a creative bone in my body, but I can copy. You finished the curtain! Yay! And give me a break, you know what it does to me to hear these "sister" stories! She helped you organize your storage room? WHA???

Jennie-O said...

props to you for having such a productive week. I love the curtain & the wreath!

shel7by said...

i'd like to see before pictures. maybe my basement is the before picture.

Rebekah said...

I got tired just reading this post. You rock!