Thursday, January 5, 2012

How the heck are all 5 kids sitting on one side of table so splendidly (despite the horrible pic)

Roger made us a bench!  I had some yellow chevron love.

I had some more yellow love in the deep dark recesses of our stairs and basement.  We have lived in our home one whole year now (!!!) and Roger's mom and I finally painted that ugly space.

Whoa! right?  Crazy yellow I know. It took me a year to try to figure out a paint color and when we got our hands on some free paint we added some of our own- a lot of different our owns.  Then I went to Home Depot and they added more color to fix the color we damaged and then I still had to add a couple gallons of white paint and this is what we have.  Sorry- after all that- I love it.

I even stood on a really tall ladder despite my distaste for heights.

Did you notice a bit of the other change in the pic above? Our original desk looked like this:

Then Roger built me this:

Then I hit The Container Store when I went to Cali last summer and got deck out with some of these:

Since I am showing you around I should show you what I finished yesterday- the window seat cushion!

Not quite sure how I feel about it.  It wasn't what I had in mind but the kids love the fabric and I had it (remember the owls?).  It was really tricky to sew with too.

This is what I was thinking for the top:

 I was never going to use black in here but I found a cute black box.  

Did you notice the weird fabric laying out 2 pics above.

 I am toying with it to see if I like the fabric for another fabric box.  

 Things are movin along


emH said...

Where's my plants?!

emH said...

Watching all these has brought on pangs of the "I MISS YOU GUYS!" Thanks for sharing. Super duper amazing crew, heading by a pretty top notch captainess.

pcerik said...

I like it!