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Monday, June 27, 2011

Have to post when... I have to post!!

Sorry to bombard you with posts today but gosh, not enough hours in the day.  Welcome back to my home!
and my flower garden...

Have I mentioned how much I love summertime??
Bee well, Elizabeth

I customized custom curtains!!

When I came across this custom sewn window valance at a local second hand store I did not hesitate to purcahse it for $7.99.  After washing it I laid it out on my bedroom floor.  

Armed with just my rotary cutter, cutting mat, and drapery clips I customized this Country Curtain toile valance for my own windows.  After measuring, I cut the valance.  NO sewing required.  The rotary cutter made such a clean cut...  they looked finished!

Voila!  And I think they look fantastic with the Pottery Barn comforter cover.

Bee well--  Elizabeth

The perfect piece

I finally found a cabinet for the small space in my bathroom.  I needed a bit more storage so I began my search for the perfect piece.  It has taken about two years, but so worth the wait.  To distress it, I first painted the entire piece martha stewart harbor grey (visible on the drawer pulls).  Secondly, using a butter cream color, I painted over that.  It took me an entire day to scrape the entire piece with a straight blade. I chose to leave the inside of the cabinet painted butter cream (see photo below).  Lastly, I waxed the entire piece.  The results...
The top holds a hobnail collection and the bottom is the extra storage I needed!
An old piece that now has a fresh clean distressed look
How perfect is that!
Bee well, Elizabeth 

Welcome to my garden...

Had some time today to share a few photos of my vegetable and herb garden...  welcome!  We'll be adding some pea gravel between the raiesed beds and after that, we can enjoy our bounty.  I just love summertime...