My DIY projects and home decor attempts that hopefully help me to "fluff my nest!"

Monday, January 25, 2010

Random things

This is what I see sitting next to my Keurig coffee machine in the morning. It makes me happy :)

Just before Christmas, my husband painted our dining room. It went from this:

to 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.

Linking to Funky Junk Donna's SNS
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. does look much larger...great color! Hope you have a FUN day!


  2. Wow, the sun just came out! Love the freshness of it!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  3. Just found your blog through Funky Junk... just had to leave a comment to tell you your room looks gorgeous...looks so relaxing... love your coffee set too...

    Have a great evening.

    Hugs, Deb