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My upholstery machine & “the sofa”

With all of the slipcover and upholstery posts I've been sharing lately, I've received a lot of questions about the sewing machines I use.  I have two.  One is  $150 Kenmore machine that I've been using for about six years.  I have used and abused that poor little machine and it has done an amazing job and is still going.  I have never oiled it, never had it cleaned and have asked it to do way  (read more …)

Boxwood & My Christmas Tree

I just did a photo shoot today for the MMSMP color of the month, Boxwood, so I thought I would share.  I think this may be my favorite non-blue/gray color in the line.  It's so rich and pretty.  I've sold all of the pieces I've painted in Boxwood, but I have a dresser in my son's room that is just begging for it.  I was hoping to get to that this month, since it is the color of the month, but with  (read more …)

Slipcovered Chair & Rugs for Sale

 Before I show you the chair and the rugs, I had to share a sweet gift I received in the mail yesterday.  It's an ironstone thimble! Look at the little mark inside.  And it was wrapped with a paper tape measure bow.  I swear, I have some of the best readers.  Thank you, Susan. Now, on to the slipcovered chair.  Any guesses which one I pecked away at over the holidays? If you guessed one  (read more …)

“If you give Marian a morning…”

Kerry from Home Sweet Organized Home left a comment yesterday about how I work and I just loved it.  It's based on the adorable kid's book If you Give a Moose a Muffin... "If you give Marian a morning, she's going to go to the attic. When she goes to the attic she's going to find a rug.  Finding the rug will remind her that she needs one in her bedroom.  When the rug goes in the bedroom, she is  (read more …)

new/old rug & starting the reset

It was one of those days when I woke up ready to get things done.  I cleaned out the coat closet before I took the boys to school and didn't eat a bite until my "late brunch" at 1:30 pm.  I wasn't joking around.  (That's not normal for me, by the way.  I'm a big fan of breakfast.) I've been wanting to clean out the attic space under the eaves in the guest room for weeks, so I started on that once  (read more …)

Time for a reset & second chances

So, after reading all of the opinions I solicited about my family room, I wrote a post about my thoughts and plans.  The post turned into a rather disjointed mess-of-a-conversation with myself about the room and the direction I'm heading.  I went to sleep thinking about rugs and fabrics and paint colors and furniture arrangements.  I woke up this morning and started rolling up rugs and stared at  (read more …)