Monday, August 15, 2011

"get some happy, bright fabric..."

That's what the hub's said when I was talking about making new dining room drapes. Happy and bright? Sounds great to me! :) :)

After spending hours (no really...I mean hours...and also after receiving one swatch in the mail), we decided on this fabric. I found it here.

16 years ago, we moved into our home and every single wall was painted pink. TRUE STORY. So, back then, wallpaper was "in". I wallpapered our foyer and dining room and it's been that way until last week. It took me 3 days to remove it all, but it's now history and I'm so happy. :)

Now I'm waiting to get my drapery fabric - and hope it comes this week - and then we'll choose a wall color and I will get my paint on. I'm already leaning toward a light gray.

Want to see what else I've purchased for my dining room & foyer make-over? Okay then. :)

Here is my table set - due to arrive in 6-8 weeks. It's made in California, by a company called "Winners Only USA".

New Hunter ceiling fan.

...and new bench for the foyer.

I've also purchased a light for the foyer (on clearance at Lowe's - originally $72. - I paid $18. w/tax!!), 2 new ceiling lights for the hallway, and 2 lamps for the dining room (lamps found while I ran into Marshall's for only a minute, wasn't really looking for them, but there they were! I told the hub's I needed to get them because if I went back, they would be gone). New lighting is complete! :) My FIL is a retired electrician. I've already told him about my purchases, and he's thinking about what I'll make him for supper when he comes to supervise the hub's with installation. {I adore my FIL!} :)

Once I'm done painting the walls and sewing the drapes, I plan to convert an old dresser (which belonged to my hub's dear Aunt Jean, who recently passed away) to a server for the dining room. Seriously, I am having so much fun with this project!!

Hope you're enjoying your summer!!!
hugs, patti