Monday, May 19, 2014

My Laundry Room Reveal

Well, I have finished my laundry room make-over and it didn't turn out as planned. My cute bookcase that was made out of a door (see below) was supposed to fit in the space above, but I had failed to measure at the TOP where the molding sticks out and that was my un-doing. As a result, everything is off kilter for the time being. The large picture above, was supposed to go on the larger wall where the bookcase ended up.

I am still going to show you the results because I love the colors and it was so fun gathering accessories, etc.

This is the bookcase made from an old door. The bicycle was a Goodwill find, painted to match the bicycle in the painting.

I painted clothespins to match my color scheme (yes, I do get carried away at times). I was happy to have a place to display two of my antique quilts.

I used basically the same pattern idea as I used in my kitchen for the window treatment because it doesn't take too much of expensive decorator fabric for high impact.

It is so sweet of you to visit my neck of the woods. I appreciate your support and your comments. Have a beautiful day.  Added note: Something weird is going on with my comment situation. Google is asking for a password. If anyone knows how to solve this problem, please email me:  Thank you! -Derrith

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beautiful Quilts on a Beautiful May Day

This last Tuesday I hosted my quilt group's May meeting. I wanted to share with you what my "Sisters'n'Stitches" have been up to.  Dorothy showed us this darling Bunny Hill quilt she had digitized and then machine appliqued. SO CUTE!

This is also Dorothy's. It was very effective with the batiks.
This was a darling baby quilt with super soft "minky" on the back, from Dorothy.

She also made this fabulous "Quilt As You Go" quilt. The colors are great!  You can see how prolific my quilter friends's very inspiring.

Barb said she really enjoyed putting together this chevron design. Her grandchild had asked for a "zig-zag" quilt, and you know we all do what we can for our grandkids.

Barb bought the kit for this quilt in Gettysburg and made this stunning quilt from it. Click on the picture to enlarge it to see the cool map print fabric.

Barb also made this fun quilt!

AND, she finished her fun turtle quilt.

Margie finished her fantastic Red Work quilt with the darling vintage scenes.

Margy is working on this wall hanging which will become her Family Tree, once the leaves have been added.

Darlene made and machine embroidered this cool sewing tool bag.

She also embroidered this very professional looking logo which she designed, digitized and applied to a T-shirt. The story behind this is fun: Her family has a all out "Peep" fight after Easter Dinner. Apparently it gets a bit sticky with Peeps all over the yard. Sounds fun, and she made it known to her family that she was the "Pro" in this T-shirt. I hope you enjoyed our show and tell and will visit again soon.  Love, Derrith

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My Kitchen Re-Do is Finished!

If you have noticed that my posts have been few and far between lately, one of the reasons was my kitchen, which Gary and I have been upgrading (with the help of some handy men).

It would be helpful if I had some "before" pictures, but I don't so try to picture white washed oak with a pink cast from the 90's and periwinkle blue formica counter tops.

This time I went all white...we had the cupboards painted, got a beautiful white quartz countertop and a white subway tile back splash. We added bead board and baseboard moulding to the island which looks 100% better than before. We added pot lights and new chandelier and new pendant lights over the island.  The overall effect is very white, so I brought in some color in the valances and used red accents...

...a little here and there.

We couldn't quite swing replacing the floor so we are not going to talk about it because I am choosing to pretend it matches the new stuff.

This is the first time I've had a back splash. I love it. I found my breadbox on ebay and these canisters at Goodwill.

The old cupboards didn't have knobs, so I loved adding new drawer pulls and knobs. This has been quite exciting to breath some new life into our 40 yr old home. Thank you for taking a peek. Next week I will show you my laundry room "reno". Love, Derrith