Well…I’m pretty much done with my dining room. I just need to tweak the accessories/art and I need to paint the trim and door and then I’m totally done! We added french doors last year when we screened in our deck so that wall is new and I had to prime and paint it, also the adjacent walls needed to be painted because outlets were moved etc.
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I’m very proud of my curtains! I added that red gingham and black pom pom bit. Which is a major deal for me! I got a really great deal on these Waverly curtains – they were used and have a little area where there was a snag (you can’t tell unless you’re really scrutinizing them) but they were too short. I like my curtains long I usually buy at least 96″. But these were so inexpensive I couldn’t pass them up. So I added that bit and used the curtain rings that I was using in the living room to make them a bit longer.
I’d just like to say that I am not a sewer. I don’t usually sew. Normally I would have just bought curtains or had them made, but since that’s not an option I decided to give it a try. It was hard…all you sewers are probably chuckling! But I ran out of bobbin thread and it took me about 45 min to figure out how to wind the bobbin! I’ve got to get a handbook for my machine! I didn’t know if the pom pom fringe was suppose to go on the curtain first or on the fabric I was adding. What I’m saying is that it was a learning experience. Don’t be afraid to try something new for fear of failing! Learning new skills so you can do things yourself is a good way to save money!
I love how spacious it feels now that I took out that other china cabinet! I have just a little bit more to show you and I’ll do that next week.
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P.S. Dear Anonymous – The way I have time to do the things that I do is because I only have one child AND she’s 16 AND in school during the day. I do not work outside my home at this point, although I have had part-time jobs in the past. I’m really sorry I don’t have any suggestions as to how you can make time to create as I have no idea what it’s like to have 7 kids, work PT and try to do projects! I can only imagine that it’s challenging. There were times in my life when I had very little time to myself (we homeschooled for 5 years). Everyone is at a different stage in their lives – right now I can spend more time concentrating on what I want to do. Maybe someone could offer her some suggestions?