Sunday, April 19, 2009

A busy weekend

What a good weekend it has been! My sweet husband and I have been able to wrap up some projects and start new ones! He finished building and sanding the cornice and I love it! It looks even better than I thought it would. Here is a little sneak peak at it. I was having trouble getting the whole thing in a picture...

This is the middle of it...we added a little decorative wood piece to it. My husband sanded and wood puttied until the wood was smooth, so when I finish painting, we shouldn't be able to see the knots. The good thing is if we can, we can just sand and putty a bit more until it's just right. It saved ten dollars to get the less expensive wood, and it just took more work to make it smooth...he says it was worth it! :) I primed the cornice, and will finish painting it this week. I will definitely show a picture of it when it's up in our room! :)

I found this chair at a thrift store a while back, and loved it. I have given it a new coat of white paint, but the seat needs help! It is covered with ugly green Christmas fabric right now. I am going to cover it with some cute pink fabric I found and want to make a pink tulle skirt for it, too! This chair is for my youngest daughter, who has been waiting very patiently for me to finish it, while she uses a spare chair at her desk! :)

And speaking of Gracie, here she is giving her doll "Baby" a bath. Baby has had many baths this weekend...

...and is feeling very clean, I'm sure! :) (Do you see those cupboards? They are one of the projects I have up my sleeve. They really really need to be repainted!)

One last might recognize this fabric from when I found it last summer. I ended up using the polka dot kind for an apron. I especially love the yellow fabric, and am excited because I think it will look perfect in my kitchen as curtains! I have some pretty ones in there now that I found on discount and they are pretty, but am not sure they will work with the ones I want to make for the other windows nearby. But this fabric just may work well! I love the happy, vintage look to it! What do you think?

Did you all have a good weekend? Did it go as fast for you as it did for us? :) I hope you all had a fantastic one, and that you have a good Monday, too! Have a blessed night! :)


Tracey said...

I love the fabric! So bright & cheery. Your little girl is so sweet, and looks just like you.
Tracey x x x

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Her itty bitty bathtub is adorable! :)

~ Sarah

Unknown said...

it seems you weren't resting even on weekend. but all those work paid off, they are coming out fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Your little girl is just adorable! That fabric is sp pretty. Can't wait to see how everything turns out.

Shell in your Pocket said...

Glad you got a lot done! Good for you!
sandy toe

Sarah said...

The fabric is great! I love the brightness of the yellow and the contrasting red of the flowers. So pretty. I am sure they will look great!

That's how I feel giving Anna Claire a bath! She is so tiny!

Montee said...

My weekend went fast too. I think that chair will turn out cute and I like that fabric.

About Southern Belle said...

Looks great! Just curious though, what is a cornice?

Amy said...

Gracie is so cute! The cornice looks great...can't wait to see it up.
I'm glad you had a great weekend! It's almost your birthday! Are you excited? See you on Wednesday. :)

jen said...

Can't wait to see your cornice!!

You have been busy!!!


Unknown said...

The yellow fabric would make great curtains! Love the little tub for babies how sweet!


David said...

Happy Birthday Jenni!You are such a blessing to the kids and me. I love you!

Love, David

trish said...

Hi Jenni,
Your cornice looks lovely. What a pretty piece that will make in your home. And little Gracie is sure being a sweet momma to her baby. :o)
Your fabric is so sweet. I am just beginning my love of sewing! :o)
I look forward to seeing your little chair. It will be so pretty dressed up in pink! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Darlene said...

Hi Jenni,

I absolutely LOVE the fabric. Right now I am into vintage tablecloths....been on ebay and have won about four of them!

That chair is great also.

Baby must be getting dirty this past weekend so baths are a good thing!!!

Have a great day!