May 27, 2010

Finished Projects

**Note: My house is a cave on the brightest day, I apologize for the terrible photos.

I told you that we'd been trying to get some work done around the house before Nick's parents came, right? Here are a few of the projects we got (mostly) finished...

The Guest Room

I made some very bright and colorful curtains for the guest room. I bought some of that pre-patchworked (like this) fabric at JoAnn. I thought it would look good with the quilt that's in the room. It's the most colorful room in our house.

The Dining Room

 This is a photo of the room before we moved in. The door to the kitchen is long gone too, you can see how unnecessary it was with the kitchen just off to the right.

We took the Japanese doors and window screen out pretty quickly, but I only just finished patching up all the holes from all the framing it took to hang them.

We've replaced the light fixture, painted and I made some curtains too. Eventually I will be hemming the curtains and adding some decorative buttons to the tabs at the top. For now, it's just nice to have them hanging, haha.

The Hallway

We've still got a few walls that need some love, but I finally finished the quilt I was working on for the wall opposite the entryway.

Yep, it's the same line of fabric I used for both the living room and dining room curtains. I hope it's not too much of one thing.

Since this quilt was actually for us, I took my time and freehand quilted the whole thing. It took forever but I like the way it turned out. It really warmed up the hall too.

There were some more projects, but these are the biggies. This weekend, or some time soon, I hope we'll tackle the next phase of the kitchen remodel.

We'll be taking out the lower cabinets under the cooktop and replacing them with three new ones. It'll be nice to have the cooktop in the middle and lots of nice storage below and to the sides. Those old cabinets are so gross inside (you won't be seeing any pictures of that, ick). The cabinets are here, so I'm hopeful it'll be sooner than later...I won't hold my breath though. Oh, and yes, we will be putting doors on the uppers, they're just really expensive. I think it's more important to have more new cabinets than to hide my stuff...for now.


LeeAnn said...

All those home projects really eat up a lot of time! So far we repainted the bedroom and the rest of the work has been on the outside. At least I have a good tan started! The curtains look wonderful. I like the contrasting border across the bottom.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh yes, having a home is a LABOR of love, lol! We have been in our home now for 17 years and we are still "working on it". You are really coming along nicely. Your kitchen is looking great..loving your color palette and sensing your excitement! It's so hard to be patient, but good things come to those who wait. I love your cheerful guest room--so warm and inviting! I'll be there in a couple days....
Smiles, Karen

Nutsy Coco said...

Everything looks great! It can be a lot of work turning a house into a personalized home but it's so rewarding to finish projects and see it all come together.

Stripes and Stars said...

You have a wonderful home....x

Christina J. said...

It all looks really great, Ginny!

Trisha said...

Your house is looking awesome. I love your quilt, definitely not too much Rouenneries fabric in your house. Great job on the free motion quilting.

Anonymous said...

I shed a tear every time I think of those gorgeous japanese dividers being torn out... but i guess to each their own.

LizzieJane said...

Your home is looking wonderful Ginny.