Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Home Imporvements

I painted one wall in my house blue- it's about the same color as that painter's masking tape. I have been wanting to paint for a while but I couldn't decide what color, but just over a week ago I decided blue is what I want and just went for it- stayed up all night and into the wee morning hours (5am to be exact) just to get it done in one night. I'm quite happy with it- it makes me smile every time I look at it.

That project went very well so I decided to tackle another project I have been dreaming of for a while: an awning. My back deck has a roof over it that has exposed beams showing. These beams turn into a breeding ground for spiders in the summer so I usually end up avoiding spending time on the deck. Here's what it looked like before:

So I decided to order some outdoor fabric from JoAnn's and staple it to the beams. I loved the idea of a black & white stripe- it it reminds me of a restaurant awning.

I also love looking out the window of my blue wall at the striped awning.

Next up on my list of things to tackle: sand down my kitchen cabinets and paint them white and spray all the hardware silver (currently I have medium to darkish wood cabinets and brass hardware).

P.S. Again I apologize about the blurry photos. I am trying to track down my old digital camera until I get this one fixed but apparently I put it somewhere REALLY safe in one of my cleaning sprees.


Rannyjean said...

I love it! Especially the awning!

tessahjake said...

looks great! :) yay! Isn't finishing projects fulfilling?

Laura said...

That is the most PERFECT color BLUE! And the awning is gorgeous - makes me think of the islands....I may borrow some decorating ideas from you! Beautiful job girl!

Marguerita said...

Nice Job! Let me know if you want help in the kitchen, after totally re-doing Tom's kitchen I can honestly say I am an expert :)

connie said...


Weather is confusing here in So. CA. A couple of days ago it was 55, then over 100 and now reasonable again!

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Connie Colten
Quilt Qua

Elizabeth said...

Dear quiltfriend,
My sister is, after an exiting period, finaly pregnant of her first baby.
Now I would like to make a bright-colored quilt for her. To welcome the baby to this world
with a quilt from patches from all over the world. I try to collect scraps of 12x12 cm (5x5 inch).
Do you have a piece of fabric that may be suitable, perhaps you would sent it to me.
I would really like to use it!

Many thanks and warm greetings,
Elizabeth Kremer
Wedderweg 91
9665 JM Oude Pekela

tessahjake said...

where the heck are you????? post a video making a quilt would ya? ok I was coerced into that!