Home Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

The Couch Reveal!

Hi Friends! Well there she is!  All completed and ready for another many years of life.  I'm quickly off to run some errands so remind me to get a 'before' and 'after' shot.  This has been a very busy week...so much to post, but it will have to wait for now! Happy Slipcovering! ~Cathy

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Home Decorating, Patternmaking, Sewing, Slipcovers

The Inside Arm and Deck!

Now on to the Inside Arm... I am running desperately LOW on fabric so I have to sew pieces together in places that are not too conspicuous such as the Inside Arm and the Deck areas! I hate to do it but in this case because I can't find anymore of this fabric I'm in… Continue reading The Inside Arm and Deck!

Home Decorating, home improvement, remodelling

Home Improvement – The Kitchen Planning Begins!

I just LOVE this above photo.  Complete chaos!  Ha!  Actually, we are moving everything out of the cabinets in this photo so it literally is a complete mess.  But I took a photo none-the-less and our cavern of blegck is here for you all to devour! Can you believe, after almost 20 years we are… Continue reading Home Improvement – The Kitchen Planning Begins!

Home Decorating, Off the beaten trail, Re-decorating

Another Home Improvement Post – Family Room Near Completion!

We brought in the carpet that's been in the garage and unrolled it.  It will take a few days for it to relax and remain flat. Jim finished the painting of the trim and hung the door to the basement yesterday!  For our cat Chloe Jim installed a cat door and I spent the morning… Continue reading Another Home Improvement Post – Family Room Near Completion!

Home Decorating, Re-decorating

On The Home Improvement Front – We Have a Floor!

We have been (mostly Jim...I just help lay out the boards and cut an end every now and then) working hard to get the floor finished in the family room. This room took 3 days to complete.  First, Jim had to work the transition from the Kitchen into the room.  There were a lot of… Continue reading On The Home Improvement Front – We Have a Floor!

Home Decorating

The Ground Floor Home Improvement Project – Finally A Sewing Task!

Finally! How long has it been? 6 months? 8 months?  At any rate, we are making forward progress on our ground floor re-do, remodel project and I'm so happy we are at a point I can work on a sewing project!  Window treatments!!! I have 5 windows to cover, each with their own unique challenges,… Continue reading The Ground Floor Home Improvement Project – Finally A Sewing Task!

Home Decorating, Re-decorating

Floor Progress – The Baseboard!

Hey Everyone Again, While I'm on a roll I thought I'd post an update on the Home Improvement front. Jim took off a few days and started putting in the baseboard trim... The floor is complete in the Living room and Dining room (awesome!) and the only things left to do now are the baseboards,… Continue reading Floor Progress – The Baseboard!

Home Decorating

Wood Floor Installation – Jim’s Technique for Closing Gaps!

Hey Everyone! Jim and I talked about getting this little technique on camera, in case you do your own wood floor installation some day and need to borrow this idea!  This came about after several unsuccessful attempts at trying to 'close the gaps' in between the boards.  My husband really is quite clever! See the… Continue reading Wood Floor Installation – Jim’s Technique for Closing Gaps!

Home Decorating, Re-decorating

Adding the Spline and Changing Directions on our Wood Floor Installation

Hey All! Me again here!  We are still working away on our MAJOR home improvement project and today I wanted to share with you how we are changing the direction of our wood floor installation. If you recall, Jim had started the floor with a long run going from the living room all the way… Continue reading Adding the Spline and Changing Directions on our Wood Floor Installation