Wednesday, March 31, 2010
We digress, it's Home Dec!
What is it about upcoming visitors to one's humble home that makes your home dec instincts kick into high gear? We have some company coming in 3 weeks and DH and I decided we needed to spiff up the bathroom. It is your basic basic bathroom, tub toilet, sink cabinet. I have wallpapered it all with the textured paper you see above. I love how it looks like venetian plaster. It is not just a printed look but an actual plaster type texture. Another thing I did to this little bath was put up glass tiles above the sink cabinet. They are a goldish glass that sparkles like rainbows but not over the top. Then I threw up some quick store bought curtains, nothing we ever really liked. Well that will soon be fixed, in time for our company to never know they spurred us on. What you see above is a heavy cotton home dec fabric. The paisley will be the bulk of the shower curtain and window treatment. The bottoms of each will sport the plaid border. The headers will have huge buttonholes that I will run the rods thru. So this looks like project number two. I guess my rule allows for a hand project to be switched out with the rare home dec project. Well, its my rule, so I can do what I want with it, right? So this is right up in the cue, but I won't cut till I can actually do it.
We have a lot happening in the next few weeks - the holiday, a trip to Cape Cod, then our company, so hopefully this will fit in somewhere. With all that has been going on here I need my sewing refuge. Our trip to Cape Cod is to deal with the "elderly" issues I have previously spoken of. Matters are getting worse, with DMIL having had a heart attack last Friday. And that's not the worst of it. I will spare you the rest, its not a pretty story.
Today at JA's they got in some home dec clearance fabrics, most of which are usually horrid. But in today's batch there were some super cool vinyls that seemed to be of a very nice quality, nothing stiff and nasty. The colors were awesome. My eyes landed on a grape faux patent leather that would make the neatest bag. Oh ,right, I need another bag.... I won't buy the fabric until, number one, it is on half price, and number two, until I finish the current projects. I have to have some integrity after all! Lata"........Bunny