Monday, October 17, 2011

Planning Ahead

A few weeks ago I took four Pottery Barn drapes to my seamstress to sew a 22" burlap band on the bottom for a little extra detail and to give them an overall finished length of 93". I got them back on Friday and they are so fabulous! I have enough burlap left over for four more panels so I think I am going to have the same thing done to our bedroom drapes, which need to be hemmed at some point anyway because they are 96" long. Plus someday if we have a house with a living room or family room with four windows, we will have matching drapes! Didn't she do a great job?

Henry's Room 

Another apartment update- the new bench seat cushion that I ordered back in July arrived last week! The main reason I ordered the back up plan seat was not because of the stains which I have successfully gotten out, but because a few months ago one of my clients called to see if she could order a few yards of the fabric she has on her Lee Industries sofa. Her lovely labrador tore a hole through the fabric and cushion and she wanted to have a new cover made. Unfortunately they stopped making that pattern years ago, which got me thinking about our sofa. What if 8 years from now something happens to it and I had to pay to get it re-upholstered? I plan on having this sofa until our future children go off to college, and re-upholstering a sofa that size would be a fortune. I thought I might as well do it now while the fabric dye-lots match up, and I am so glad I did. Now I am not as paranoid when the Mr is drinking coffee, I plan on lifting the ban on red wine when we have guests over, and I think a certain someone is being more careful now in the living room... maybe it's because I said every time he spills I am going to order new covers ;-)

 I changed the blog layout a bit over the weekend and the new look has been getting mixed reviews. I don't think it's that different form the old set up, and I thought with all the upgrades going on at home I would upgrade the blog too. Happy Monday!


  1. well I like the new blog look!

  2. Thanks, I do to, and not just because it took me hours to figure out how to do it on my own and I don't feel like switching it back ;-)

  3. Would you be so kind and tell us where you purchased the burlap and what kind of burlap you used (I have been reading their are different kinds) Thank you.

  4. I used Burlap color Natural for this project, but it was left over from a previous project so I do not know where it is from. They have several color options for Burlap but the one I used on the drapes is Natural which online can be confused with Oyster. It averages about $6 per yard and I know you can find it on Amazon as well as a few other online retailers. Good luck!

  5. Thank you kindly for your responding...



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