Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We digress, it's Home Dec!

First, a very big thank you for all the sweet and encouraging comments on the Periwinkle Bag. It was a really fun project. Your comments mean so much to me. I want to also welcome the many new commenters on the blog. Your thoughts are always welcome and I encourage you to stop by often.

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


  1. Bunny, I am sorry you are still having family issues. I have been through my share of those lately.
    I am very excited about your bath re-do. What beautiful fabrics, it is going to be gorgeous.

  2. Sorry to hear of the family issues. Hope you get those worked out.

    I really like the colors you have chosen for your bathroom makeover. I used a plaid with those colors in my bathroom recently. Painted the walls a gold. I really like the wall paper too.

  3. I'm right there with you and the family issues. My 97 year old MIL is having health problems, and impending nursing home. I am putting myself out of the picture, as it is my husband and sister's decisions, not mine. (thank goodness)! I really have to be in the mood to do home dec. Same with spring cleaning!

  4. Love the fabrics and what you're going to do with them.

    How sad regarding the elder relatives - it is not easy. I've watch my MIL take care of both her parents and it was tough. They passed on within a few years of each other, but still, it wasn't fun.

  5. Ooh, nice fabrics. I can just picture it.
    Good luck with DMIL.

  6. Sorry about the family issues. I LOVE the fabrics you got and I can't wait to see what you do with them!

  7. Sending ~~safe travel vibes~~ as you travel to CC & deal with the elderly family members. {{Hugs}} never easy.

    I am enthralled with your bathroom choices & can't wait to see what you create with them.


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