The first time I saw this lamp it was sitting on the sofa table in a client’s living room. I loved it! She told me she’d purchased it at an estate sale and didn’t know any more about it. I told her that day if she ever wanted to sell it to let me know because I knew I’d use it in my own home. A year or so later she
Have you ever searched the world over to find the perfect comforter for your bedroom only to bring it home and discover it’s too short? I’m not sure if the problem is the big, pillow top mattresses we have these days or the comforter people trying to save on fabric? Either way, we tend to make do with the front side of the bed looking beautiful while the back side is hiked
Today I’m sharing an easy tutorial for this simple lined valance. It’s simple but the contrasting band takes it up a notch. It’s definitely not boring. You can also add trim along the upper portion of the band to jazz it up a bit more if you prefer. While this is easy it’s not “no-sew” easy. But if you’re wanting to make a nice, lined valance…this is the a great
When my daughter Courtney and her husband Drew purchased their home last year the property came with a guest house situated at the back of their yard. Eventually this will be an “adorable little guest house” but before the remodel it barely qualified as a potential guest house. This spring marked the beginning of the remodeling process and as with many remodeling projects it has taken much…MUCH…longer than expected. But it’s coming along
This sweet little chest of drawers is the only piece of furniture remaining from the very first bedroom suite my Mother and Father-in-Law bought after they were married in 1956. They purchased it used from a relative and the only information I can get from them is “it was old even back then”. I’m guessing it’s from the 1930’s but so far haven’t been able to find any information on what
Today’s tutorial is from another pillow grouping I made for Bobette. Two floral pillows with 1/4″ piping made from the same fabric and an adorable plaid pillow featuring a center fabric covered button and a pleated corner flange. Recently I shared this same technique for a continuous pleated flange. In today’s post I’m sharing all the details for making this pillow with it’s pleated corners.
With these new window treatments I did something I’ve never done before. I have a very strong “I can make that myself” impulse. I like the challenge of creating things myself and the satisfaction of knowing “I made that!” And of course, in many instances, the only way something is affordable is to do it yourself. But this time I treated myself.
Several years ago I made a collection of aqua & brown animal print pillows and window treatments for Laura’s master bedroom & bathroom. Recently she sent the remnants from that project and asked if I could make a small cafe curtain for a tiny window in her bathroom. Today I’m going to show you how I pieced the various remnants to create a coordinating cafe curtain.