Ideas and suggestions for window treatments, slipcovers, nursery decor and bedding...and other thoughts and inspirations for your home and garden...
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Some Random Weekend Ideas
Bobby had a few good ideas this weekend that I wanted to share. It was so nice outside...and we didn't have a thing we needed to work on:) Yea, right. I did accomplish moving some of my "things" into my workshop-YAY! I like stuff around...for inspiration, I guess...I just like some pleasing art, old stuff, photos, ...surrounding the space where I work. But, I'm not quite done there:) Back to Bobby's ideas...outside-I don't have before pictures...and the afters (as I noticed the background) aren't the best...but the ideas...GOOD! So, first of all, he finished his newest bench...and a BIG BENCH-great for a porch or family room or office waiting area. This bench measures 78" long x 24" deep x 48" tall. He finished it in distressed black. It could probably use a couple of pillows-I know someone you could call to have those made:) I think the bench will probably find its way to Old South Antique Mall in Dothan tomorrow...it is WAAAAY to heavy for Etsy-shipping would probably be one million dollars;) But, if you are interested, we do have a trailer and will deliver within a couple of hours of Troy, Alabama-for WAAAY less than a million dollars-probably free shipping. We also spiffed up the flower bed in front of the "loft"-the name of the building that houses my workshop. This flower bed allows for a sort of circular drive for the UPS and FedEx delivery trucks. Anyway, the lady banks rose, although beautiful this year, was too heavy and seemed a bit sad. So, we "found" the iron trellis we bought at Pike Road (year before last) and tied the rose to it....wow, absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It looks as though fancy people live here now...or, at least, people who care about their gardens. And, I love our yard and garden and farm, but it is overwhelming (to say the least) to know where to start, and/or stop your yard when it continues into the meadow and field. I must admit, too, that I am no gardener-I love gardens and beautiful yards-but, I have too much going on to fit all that in to my schedule now-maybe tomorrow, Scarlett. OK....now to the best idea-Bobby made a trellis/arched iron gateway to my workshop!!! And, it was his idea! It is way better than it looks....and you have to see into the future a little , after I have planted the roses and they are climbing and covering this BEAUTY! This little gate used to open to the pasture where we kept Allie's horse-that was a short story!! Anyway, I get attached to anything and everything, gates included...so I wanted to keep the gate, but I wanted Bobby to build a trellis over it with roses and vines...and I can walk through it on my way to "work" each day. Doesn't that sound fun and romantic?! So you see from the pictures what he came up with...and it was instant. He used old-very old-iron railings from somebody's porch I suppose....and they formed an automatic arch-well an imperfect arch because of the broken piece. But, that is ok, right Shaunna? It is one of those perfectly imperfect things. And, it is grand!!! I LOVE IT! And, I will show you pictures after the roses and vines grow... Oh, I almost forgot....take a look at this lettuce from the garden-I can't believe the rabbits haven't found it!
"Cottage and Cabin" is my collection of designs for your home and garden. I am a designer/seamstress, and I truly do what I love and love what I do. I enjoy all aspects of home decor, especially cottage style furnishings and designing window treatments and nurseries. As much as I love sewing, I also spend lots of time redesigning and painting old furniture and salvage pieces.
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