Projects for the home

I have so many blasted things I want to do now that we’re in the house.  Probably, however, I should concentrate on getting all the boxes unpacked first.  We’re getting there.  I can’t understand how we have so much stuff – and we have gotten rid of a LOT too.  🙂

The other day I showed you little bits of a couple projects.  These were things I could do quickly to give me a little break from the boxes.  Now I’ve taken proper pictures of the finished results – so I can share them with you!

My hubby built me this cutting table. It is GREAT because I don’t have to bend over to cut the fabric. We used a desk top from a discarded desk and some 2 by 4’s. So it works like a charm but it doesn’t look so pretty. Or I should say it didn’t! (I’m going to be honest…I now only want pretty things…so an ugly cutting table is a problem in our pretty new house.  Silly?  Shallow?  Probably – but that is where I am right now.) What a difference a little fabric can make. My sewing machine was dropped during the move and is now out of commission. 😦 Good thing my serger still works! I serged all the edges and stapled it to the underside. Now my cutting table has a nice pretty skirt. Makes me think that she’ll be able to stay in commission for a bit longer.

You may recall that my husband (the rock star) built these totally awesome closets.  On  a trip to Ikea, I found these little boxes. I thought I would buy one to see if it would work as storage in the new closets….but again – it’s not very pretty. So I jazzed it up a bit with some mod podge and a charm pack of woodland bloom fabric.  Now it’s a pretty box for someone’s closet. I have a better idea of how to do it next time, and since we have LOTS of little nooks to fill with boxes, I should have plenty of chances to practice until I get it perfect.

There you go! A couple of my quick projects for the new house. Now – I must return to unpacking boxes!

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7 Responses to “Projects for the home”


  1. 1 regina November 6, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Hi, Thanks for the comments!! I LOVE when people leave a comment. How exciting about your house. Cute boxses for the closet!

  2. 2 Law November 6, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    what an exciting time — not the unpacking, but the new opportunites! 🙂

  3. 3 Abby November 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I’m glad you found my house blog 🙂 Right now the biggest dilemma for me is do I work on the house in my spare time (so we move in sooner) or sew (so I can relax and not lose my mind)? Less than a month to go, I think I’ll have to sacrifice my mind. So sorry to hear about your sewing machine, but your projects look great despite the loss!

  4. 4 craftapple November 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Wow – those ARE nice, quick and pretty projects! So sad about your sewing machine, but if it had to be out of commission, I guess now would be a good time what with you having plenty of else to do these days. Hopefully you’ll get it fixed and running again. Of all the things to drop – can’t believe it had to be the machine!

  5. 5 Mom November 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    I like the skirt for your cutting table. Very nice!
    Decorating the storage box is a clever and pretty idea too.
    Hope they can get your machine fixed quickly.
    Talk to you soon.
    Love you all,

  6. 6 heap November 9, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Wow, nice projects. Taking time to fix things pretty is logical and wonderful, not selfish or shallow! So sorry that Taylor had an asthma episode, but so grateful that you have the treatment materials and know what to do for him! You’re always in our general prayers, but now more specifically. Love you!!!


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