Here is one of my latest projects that I wanted to share...
Our dining room is essentially part of the great room in our house that we had sectioned off by laying hard wood flooring. When we moved into our home, which is the church parsonage, it was very important to us to have an area where we could share meals as a family, entertain, and have a space that was large enough to accommodate a big table for when we have the entire family here.
The table belonged to my grandparents and not only does it serve it's purpose well with being able to sit 12 people, but there is great sentimental value to it. We recently gave the table a more updated look by painting the base of it black as well as the chairs. You can see a picture here. After having it black for awhile, I decided it just really wasn't the look I was wanting. So, after a new coat of paint, here is the finished project.
Another thing we changed was painting the brick on the fireplace. I can't believe how much it changes the look of the room and I just love it.
Another project I finished this weekend was using this tutorial to add ruffles on the drop cloth drapes we have in the dining room.
This was a fun and fairly easy project once I got started. Because of the heavy weight of the fabric, I had to be careful ruffling the fabric so that the thread didn't break. My advice is that if you use drop cloths that are thick like mine, make sure to flatten your ruffles down as much as you can as you are sewing them onto the drop cloth. You can actually kind of stretch them out a little once you have them pinned (and I used a lot of pins to keep the ruffle in place) where you want them so it's not quite so bulky. I absolutely LOVE these ruffles and am ready to make some pillows and even try this tutorial where you can add them to a t-shirt.
I can't believe I didn't even think about taking pictures as I made these, so on the next go round of ruffle making, I promise to get some pictures!
Have a wonderful day!!!