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!