Just before Christmas, my husband painted our dining room. It went from this:
I like the after SO much better. The whole area is so much brighter and seems larger. For the record though, my favorite bright color is red. Once when I was watching Color Splash on HGTV, the host David Bromstad said to never paint a whole room your favorite color. It's too overpowering. Instead, use that color in your accents. I thought that was interesting coming from the host of a show called Color Splash!
I never got to show these Christmas stockings I made before Christmas. I had a whole bunch of Christmas decoration pictures to post, but never got around to joining any of the linky parties during the holidays. Hopefully I will this Christmas!
The stockings were sewn out of a painters drop cloth I got from Home Depot. I washed it a few times and used lots of fabric softener to soften the fabric. They turned out really nice, though they started out to be much simpler and shabby. I just had to add the decorative cuff though. It was the first Christmas in quite a while that we've had "real" stockings. I made a template for the stocking by tracing one of those red furry stockings you can buy at Walgreens for .99 cents. I loved sewing with the drop cloth, and plan to do several more projects with the leftovers.
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