I cut out the design using my scroll saw then nailed bracing on the back and painted my letters using the same stencil I used on the curtain.
I hung it above the window and washing machine:
I added a twine "clothesline" and hung one of my childhood dresses on it and also made a shelf from fence pickets to put above the washer for the laundry soap.
On the long wall, I added another clothesline and hung some of the kids' and my baby clothes...aren't those overalls adorable?
The little apron is mine. My mom made my twin sis and me matching ones with our initial on the pocket. I remember wearing it playing house or helping make cookies.
Sadly, I don't have any of Bruce's baby or kid clothes. I need to ask my mother-in-law if she saved any.
Then there's my mother's ironing board her dad (my grandfather) made her. The cover was old and dingy so I found this fabulous yellow and grey fabric and made a new cover for it:
Finally, I took a burlap coffee sack and hung it on the wall next to the door:
yeah, the water heater is still out in plain sight...someday I will make a screen for it. For now though, I'm calling it done! It makes me smile. I just love the new look and how everything is now organized.
On another note, we got lots of rain! We sat on the back porch and just enjoyed it.
The dogs, of course, found a puddle and proceeded to make it a mud
I had to laugh at Buddy's face. He had it buried all the way into the mud puddle - I think he was blowing bubbles. LOL. He had so much fun...Herbie, in the background, doesn't look too much cleaner.
|What do you mean, I can't come in?|
One was out of necessity as Herbie thought this was a toy. Poor little pumpkin!
It needed something to cover the missing chunks, so I took some shiny aqua fabric I had, cut a circle and gathered it around the pumpkin and tied it up with twine - there! All better!
It looks more silver in the picture than it is. I think I may have to cover the other one too as I really like how it looks.
My friend, Susan, sent me a link to a pretty Leaf Pillow. Yvonne's ( from Stone Gable) is stunning! Go check hers out. She has a terrific tutorial!
I asked Susan if she was making me one and she said she thought I was going to make her one. haha! I thought, "ok, why not?" Unlike Yvonne, I had to sew mine but I had the brown fabric with the twine accent already so I made the cover from it. Then I made the leaves from burlap I also had on hand. I like how it turned out and so does Sue! Now I need to do one for me. :o)
I'm thinking it would look good with the leaves painted in Autumn colors...
Whew! I had a lot to cover! I hope you're still here reading. I have tons more projects to share but I will save those for another post.
Thanks for stopping by!