Last October, we met our future house looking like this:
I finally got around to having those chairs reupholstered, AND I bought fabric to make some simple panels for the windows.
I began to make the panels using these directions. That was in March.
Then we began our renovations, and I no longer had the floor room to work with the fabric on the floor. ARGGHHH!
Conclusion: in order to finish making them, I will have to vacuum so The Crazy Dog will not leave his "mark" all over them. He sheds. Like crazy.
Last week our friends Clay and Emily came to visit, so I decided to clean up a little.
In an effort to clear out the baby's room some, I got out my sewing machine, ironing board and yards of half-way done panels and set to work. I did it. I got it done.
But I didn't iron the final product.
The Daddy hung the curtain rod for me late one night, as soon as I finished them.
The bench used to be in the front hallway, but now our new king-size headboard is there until the renovations on our new master are done. I would love to use the bench at the foot of our bed, but it may be too short. In that case, it may end up back in the foyer.
I have dreamed about using two Louis ghost chairs at the heads of the table. What do you think?
If you are curious about how I did the panels, Janell @ Isabella and Max Rooms does a THOROUGH tutorial. I'll warn you. She knows what she's doing, she's a perfectionist and she has a million steps. I started out using her instructions, which were great especially when it came to lining up the pattern repeat so both panels would look the same.
When it came to finishing the panels, I got a little closer to The Nester's theory: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE BEAUTIFUL!