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Friday, March 19, 2010

my living room redo


I finally got a new look in my living room. I had a gigantic entertainment center that I had lvoed and adored when we purchased it. It was oak. We bought it at a church that gets rejects from the Levin Furniture Dept. Store. We knew we couldn't afford the $1700.00 price, but the church had it for $200.00. The bridge needed stained and a piece of one of the towers needed reglued, but to save that much money was worth any work. It was huge. It covered the entire wall.Well, as the years went on I got tired of the center, but didn't want to buy something simply because of boredom.

Well, our big tv finally died and most of the newer models need to sit on a stand, so hallelujah I could finally justify getting something new.

Go to my older post to see the other entertainment center.

Here is my new stand, tv and yes, I do have a wall (hee hee). I actually had to get out the paint and paint where the center covered the walls. Oh what fun! Don't mind the glare on the tv.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Penny rug runner

Hi guys,

Well it has been a few months since I posted that huge pile of wool clothing that I got from Salvation Army. What a pain to wash, dry and rip it apart, but it is nice to have all that wool at my fingertips.

So I made the sheep mat that hangs on the little rocking chair (it was in an earlier post). I made a candle mat for my trashy swap partner (Sew Many Girls blog). Now I took on a larger job. I saw a runner similar to this one on Taylor's Farmhouse blog. I really liked it, so I tried to make something like it, but not an exact copy. I used colors that can be changed from room to room. It is a pretty good size and that bottom layer of brown wool is very thick. It was a large coat. I am pleased with the end result. Let me know what you think. Thanks and have a good day, Kim

Monday, March 15, 2010

My wonderful Trashy Swap Goodies

Hi Folks,
I know, I know it has been forever. I have been so busy with work, kids, training for the marathon, blah blah blah....

Well, on to the goodies. My "trashy swap" partner was Allison from Sew Many Girls blog. She is incredibly talented and I was thrilled with my package.

My favorite item is this rag-quilted table runner. It is great colors for any of my rooms and it fits my coffee table perfectly. Don't you love the prim stars???

She made this adorable Annie doll.

She made this Spring wool framed sign. It looks great on my hutch and I love this thin wooden shelf. She even sent all of the little prim fixins for it.

If you haven't yet done a swap through Char at The Pickled Pepper Patch, you don't know what you are missing. I highly encourage you to join in the next one she sponsors. It is fun and rewarding!! Thanks again Allison. I love everything!!
Have a great day, Kim