Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sour to sweet....

..well so to speak.
Like if you are given lemons make lemonade. Well you get the idea!!
Remember when I said DH would not ALLOW me to paint over a black walnut simple book shelf??
I had to come up with another option for my small cabinet to sit on.
Yesterday I showed you the 'new option' after I painted it.
Well look here!!!

Better then it would have been on the other shelf anyway!!!!
So yes DH helped me out by having his hissy fit. haa haaa!!!!
The baskets fit perfectly, (one day make new liners for them).
I had to run around and 'do it up' some!
I tried it centered but like it this way best.

Added the big button jars an a make do pin cushie made by a pal on an old candle stick.
I will add a vintage dresser scarf to it or quilted runner.
I am so ready to move in and fix it up to work in again!!
Not sure if I have shared this or not.
I was thinking of using some balloon shades I already had made on my windows.
Changed my mind when I realized I like the light that comes in the room with the upper part of the windows uncovered.
Well I came across this very vintage looking drapery yardage in my stash.

Goes with the soft green walls so well. May not show up here as well as 'in real'...;-)
I am making some simple tiers adding a trim in a check/plaid or other fabric to it for that look I love.
They will hang a bit over half way up ,leaving the upper open!
That way no one sees me from the road but still some what open.
I may at a later date find a shade of some sort to hang above window to raise the look of the window.
Now to look for a rod to use I already have.
Trying so hard not to buy anymore than we have too.
So far so good!!!


  1. It turned out so pretty! The baskets do fit just right.

  2. Love it, love it, love it! The baskets are perfect, and I love the louvered top! You have been a busy bee! I love your new header, very autumn!

    Package in its way to you today!


  3. I like the idea of making do with what you have, apparently you are doing an awesome job at that. It all looks so nice.

  4. Hi again, Lola...I just posted a couple of my first quilts...if you get a chance, take a looksy.

    more smooches!

  5. Your storage setup is terrific Lola, The red/white check works a treat against the white. Pretty fabric for your drapes too. It's all coming together so well. Ann :)

  6. very pretty, love those cabinets......very homey, country looking as well


Luv hear'in from ya!!