My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.
Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.
On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.
Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]
Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]
For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]
I am working on learning to sew this summer too. Can't wait to see your progress.
Looks like it is a theme this summer. I, too, am honing the sewing skills with interior decorating projects.
I have Julie & Julia on my list..can't wait to get started!! good luck with the sewing. i can only sew straight lines and make gathers and it is amazing what I can whip up on that old sewing machine!
that is on my summer project list too! – I look forward to hearing your stories.
OH its on my list too before the movie comes out in August!
and I concur, I would love to live in Kate Spades world! Just carrying her totes and wearing the shoes inspire me a little to be this preppy glamazon.
Good luck on your summer project. I know you can master it! I have the old Readers Digest Guide to Sewing and have used it for years since fashion school. I hear the old book may be netter than the new. http://www.amazon.com/Readers-Digest-Complete-Guide-Sewing/dp/0895770261
I still refer to it when I do sew which is rarely.
I'm just start Julie & Julia… good to hear you liked… I am liking it so far… looking forward to seeing the movie… read My Life in France by Julia Child first.
GOOD LUCK with your sewing project!
Go for it! I got my sewing machine out after my move and I've been sewing so much and making tons of pillows!
Read it years ago and now need to browse it again before the movie So excited. No sewing books. If you hear of a great one, would love to know!
I took a beginners sewing class (just (4) two hour classes) and it made the biggest difference. I felt that I learned enough to start larger projects on my own.
I LOVE to read. Hope to do a book review soon of what's on my summer list.
i'd love to learn how to sew. give me some tips when you start learning!
This was my plan this summer too…trying to schedule some time for lessons with my grandma!
My recommendation is for any of the Singer sewing books. They have great color photos. I can also recommend a sewing related website, http://www.patternreview.com. There are reviews of sewing machines, patterns, books, notions, online classes & discussion forums.
Oh, I do too! I need to find a book quite badly–I read interior design books and glossies all the time and always tell myself that I don't have time to read a book on another topic. I actually have Eat, Pray Love sitting on my bedside table–think i have read one page:)
I'm really having trouble finishing Julie & Julia – the author is so whiny! I'm surprised by how many posters like it…
I love projects though, and I'm glad it inspired you! I always break out my sewing machine during summer break and work on curtains, pillows, and maybe even a dress or two. Have fun!
Can't wait to hear about your sewing project… I've really wanted to learn but keep putting it off for a… um… more "convenient" time 🙂
Good luck battling the sewing machine. I am this close (index finger and thumb touching) to buying a sewing machine…we'll see.
Love that post! Kate spade is so great is she not? I prefer Coach bags though, bags that cost money, I want the logo splashed all over it, that makes me happy!!
I am learning how to smock this summer, then next summer I plan to learn to sew so I can put it all together!!
Learning to sew is on my list of things to do… I don't think it'll happen this summer though. Glad you mentioned that book. I'm almost done with The Last Lecture. It's a good one to get you on the right track.
Just started J&J, look forward to some down time on the Outer Banks to get ot read more than a half page before it hits me in the face…yes, I TRY to read in bed, never works.
Sew your heart out! I can't wait to see/hear all about it.
p.s. pillow cases are fun and realllyyyyy easy to make.
I too am working on sewing!! How alike are we!?
Currently I am reading (yet another) Jackie O biography and then I plan on reading about Grey Gardens! Julie & Julia might have to be read as well!!
HA! Me too.