Sunday, July 18, 2010

Project Ideas and Inspiration

It is a vicious cycle. As an aide with the local school district, I am off work for the summer, unpaid. Though it has been great to be at home with my children full time, I have so many things that I want to do to the house right now, but I have no money coming in. Once I start back to work in a few weeks, I should have the money, but not enough time to do the projects. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I have been using my free time to read several really great blogs and get a few ideas for projects that I would like to do in the near future. The Thrifty Decor Chick has an obsession with all things moulding and beadboard. You can see her awesome beadboard kitchen backsplash here. I really want to attempt beadboard, chair rail and crown moulding in my main bathroom. I think that these elements would really help to dress up this space.
The contributors over at Better After have done an awesome job of refinishing old furniture to give it new life. I would love to find a chest of drawers that I could refinish to go in my master bedroom.
Finally, Becky at Infarrantly Creative recently reupholstered an old love seat, which you can see here. This got me excited for a project I have been sitting on for about 2 years. I have a chair in my son's room that is in dire need of a reupholster job. You can see the chair in the corner of this picture.
I do have some fabric that I planned on using for this project, I am just getting up the nerve to attempt this on my own. Actually, my mom is coming to visit soon and I am planning to ask her advice on how to do it. Hopefully, I can attempt that project in the three weeks that I have before going back to school!

1 comment:

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh you can totally do it girlfriend. Put your fear aside, pick out some fabric and get a staplin' :-)