Tuesday, September 22, 2009

{a few new projects...}

Still haven't found my camera, so I borrowed Ashley's.
Not use to her camera, so please excuse the quality of the pics! :)

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Our house will be on a Local NC Festival House Tour in about a month and a half.
When I was first asked, I was very hesitant.
My house is NOT done by a professional, ...just ("inadequate" feeling) ME!
{...and of course all the talented ladies in blogland I sometimes "borrow" wonderful ideas from! ;) }

And our house is nice, but not "brand new," as are some of the others on the tour.
I volley between negative and positive feelings! LOL!
Anyhow...
Kevin and I have been cleaning and working like mad, on various projects.


Now that we will be "showing" the house, I notice more and more little things that need attention and repair. Such as the stool above. We have two, one on each side of the sofa. One was in good condition, the other...not so much.

They were a Big Lots find four years ago, and aren't "fine furniture," so I was reluctant to have them recovered. After toying with the idea for quite awhile on slip-covering them, I finally decided to tackle them with my trusty glue gun.

I purchased burlap fabric and brown trim, and went to work....
~I "heart" burlap!!!~

Continuing the upholstery process...

They turned out really cute!
They aren't as light as they appear in the pics, but my only regret, is that I didn't use a little darker burlap for more contrast. They blend with the wall and floor.
But for the total price of $10-$11, {$6 for burlap & $4.50 brown cording trim}, I am very pleased.

I also made pillows for two of the dining chairs, from the fabric used for my window treatments.
I actually sewed these instead of glue-gunning them! :) LOL!
I added a small ruffle on the one side of each pillow, facing out.
Again, I apologize for the pictures...

On the buffet, I added dried pale green hydrangeas to the pitcher, that I purchased off of eBay. They are very fragile, but beautiful!



I'm off to do a little closet cleaning now!

Hope you are all enjoying the 1st Day of Fall! ~Rhonda

25 comments:

Amelia said...

Looks great! Your house will shine because of the love that is there.

southerninspiration said...

How exciting!! Your house will look gorgeous...and what a fabulous transformation of your ottomans...what would it look like to have a trim around the bottom so that it doesn't blend in with the carpet??? I love what you've done!

Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

or if you can't find the same trim, maybe a velvet wide ribbon or grosgrain ribbon the same color???

Suzanne

Stacey said...

Wow Rhonda! You are taking on a big but fun project. There's nothing like knowing that company's coming to get projects going. I hope you keep us posted. :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Rhoda...how exciting for you girl...loved how everything turned out and you'll have a ball with the house tour...I did it several years ago and just loved it...just make sure they wear those paper booties in your house like the doctors wear...been there done that...May you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathy said...

Those turned out really, really cute! Love, love the pillow. Have a beautiful week, Rhonda...Kathy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Great job Rhonda...I am impressed...the stools look wonderful. I'm sure you will have a great time. Remember to have something that smells really good when people walk in the door....and on one tour one house had a tray on the bed with a beautiful napkin, tea cup, faux sweet or pastry....it was beautiful.
Can't wait to hear about all your projects!
Blessings,
Debbie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love those stools! What a creative idea, you should add this to Met. Monday. Your house looks gorgeous and I think your pics are great! Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats darling!! What an honor. I know you're having a ball with alot of work getting ready. Isn't it funny how we put little things off until something like this happens. I'm so excited for you. Love what you did to your small bench. PERFECT!! And your pillow is beautiful. TO say nothing of your sideboard. Beautiful girl.. I know you'll get high praises of all those come through..
hugs ~lynne~

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Rhonda, thank you for checking out my no sew pillow! I really wish I COULD sew!! Your stool and pillows turned out great! I love the fabrics...I also love your butterfly napkin rings in one of your posts below. My mom and I LOVE butterflies. I saw you got them on ebay. Were they in a store and do you know the name of it?? I would love to have some. Thanks! Kristen

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh, congratulations on being asked to show your lovely home! I love it! You did a great job on those stools! The burlap and contrasting trim looks great! OH, but I love love the little pillow you made with a ruffle on just one side! I may have to borrow that idea from you. The fabric is so beautiful! I love it!
Now you keep showing us pictures. I love seeing your pretty home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Ah, Rhonda, your home is beautiful and you are talented! I'm glad you shared these tips.

Monogram Queen said...

Do you want to come and cover our golfcart seat? LOL I am too intimidated to even do THAT!
You've done a wonderful job Rhonda your house will stand up to and dare I even say out-shine the new ones. You have such a great eye for decor!

onlymehere said...

I'm sure your home will be the star of the tour! I have two ottomons that I keep putting on recovering bz I'm scared it will look worse than before I started! There isn't anything wrong with the fabric but I bought them on clearance and the color is wrong for the rooms. I guess I just need to be brave like you and just do it! You did a great job.

Darlene said...

Great job on covering those ottomans...they turned out great. Love the dried hydrangeas!!!

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for your nice compliments and information! I really appreciate it, I will be checking Ebay... Kristen

Gretchen said...

Your house is just lovely and it will be a great addition to the home tour. I love how you covered the ottomans.

Gretchen

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats Rhonda! How exciting to be asked to show your gorgeous home. I think it's stunning and will be a favorite on the tour.
LOVE your dining room. I hope we get to see even more of your home pics as well.

Thanks for your kind visit! It's always good to hear from you. I do miss NRPottery. You are so lucky to have them now! Ours was really inexpensive. Plus they had coupons all the time and sales. I'm wondering if they raised the prices due to the move and the economy. Hmmm...

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot to tell you the stools and pillows are just beautiful!

Angie said...

That would be so fun, but stressful too to have people tour your home. But, it does make you do cleaning and projects you have been meaning to I guess. Your house looks beautiful to me! Thanks for your very sweet comment. Hope you do the framed pumpkin!

Jeannette said...

Rhonda, don't you dare doubt your home!!! It is GORGEOUS!! I'll bet it will be one of the favorites on the tour! Nothing like "guests" coming to make you look at things in a new light!lol Your burlap covers are beautiful and I adore the pillow! You've inspired me to look at burlap in a new light! You have excellent taste so open those doors up!!! (Wish I could come!!) Have a fun weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Heather said...

Congratulations on the house tour!! That is so exciting! Do not feel inadequate about your home. Just remember- it may be on tour with brand new houses but those houses were built fresh to certain specifications. Think of how your home looked when you first bought it and what you have turned it into!!!! YOU did that! YOU had the vision of what it could be and brought it to it's current state of beauty. THAT is something to be VERY proud of.
Secondly- I don't care what camera you use, you can not take a bad picture of that dining room! It is just too beautiful! I love your pillows and, of course, the dried hydrangeas!!
Oh how I wish I could be in NC the weekend of your home tour. Talk about inspiration!!
Hope you will share it virtually for us!

Blessings
Heather:)

Angie said...

Can't wait to see how cute your pumpkin project turned out! Have a great weekend!

Pearl said...

I'm so excited for you about the upcoming tour of homes ... you know I've always admired your talents and the ways you're always making your home so warm 'n inviting ... the other folks in the tour should be honored to be included with you! Just love the "new" stool and other tweaks you've done ... and, I don't see anything wrong with your photos ... but I do understand the frustration of not having your own camera ... hope all's going well ...

~ hugs ~
Pearl ♥

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