Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I've spent so much time this entire year on projects for the booth, that my house is SADLY lacking.  It is a total WRECK!!!  I have several booth projects that need to be finished, but I REFUSE!  I am going to devote all my time and energy on my home. 

The first home project is to re-do and organize my craftroom.  I have been boxing things up and taking them to the study so I can bring in the cabinet that I bought to put in the craftroom.  I decided to wait until I get it inside before I put the top on it to make it lighter.  Last night my daughter and her friend helped me to get it inside. I was a little worried because there were several corners to turn to get it to the back of the house.  Now that it is in, I'm going to put the plywood on top and then tile it.  Yep, I said tile it.  No, I've never done that before.  But I have several tutorials on it and I feel confident that I can do it (which is probably my FIRST mistake!).  I'm going to build a shelf inside it and then I need to build 2 drawers.  I have a neat idea for drawer pulls that I'll share later.

After I get my craftroom finished, I plan to put bookshelves in my study.  I had originally built some bookshelves in a former house, but this time I'm taking the easy and cheap economical way out.  I found 2 tall bookshelves at an estate sale. Well, actually, I found one.  When I went back to load it up, I found the other one AFTER the poor man had helped me load and tie it down.  Anyway, I got home with both of them.  I didn't have anyone to help me unload them, so I said a BIG prayer and God helped me get them out and on the front porch.  They are made of particle board and the bottoms have gotten wet.  I've got to figure out how to handle that.  In the meantime, I found another bookcase that I'm going to get next week.  That should be enough for one wall of the study.  Then all I'll need is 2 more for the other wall.  It's not easy to find those 7 "footers"  Most of them are 5 or 6 feet.  I also have an old iron bed that I am going to make into a daybed to put in the study.  I MIGHT even have an idea for a window seat.  More to come on that.

When those 2 rooms are finished, then I'm going to do some much needed sewing that I have put off because, once again, I've been working on projects for the booth.  I want to make some little curtains for my kitchen and a valance for my bedroom. 

You know, I have tried and tried, but for the life of me, I can't remember what I did before I started junkin and selling.  Really!  I must have done SOMETHING with my time, but I can't remember what it was!! It looks as though I just don't care about my house at all!  This couldn't be further from the truth. I have had the nesting instinct from a very young age.  I love my home and decorating it.  I just haven't done anything in a long time. 

So anyway, here are some pix of the latest projects that I finished and put in the booth.

This is a "before" picture of a little footstool before I recovered it.

And this is after getting recovered in vintage chenille.

This used to be a cabinet door.  Now, it's a message board.

The following pix are some of the booth that I took on Sunday afternoon after I finished fluffing.



  1. Love the pink message board!


  2. Glad you are back to blogging. It sounds like you have some great plans for your home. Make sure you share before and after pictures!!

    Your booth looks great...

  3. Hi Vicki,
    Thanks so much for the kind words about my sewing room. Have fun with yours. I wanted to stop by here to let you know your comments are set to No Reply which means there is no email address attached to your comments. No one can respond back to you. If you ever what to change that, I have a tutorial on the right side bar of my blog labeled no reply.
    Take care,