Tea on Tuesday
Yes, I KNOW- it's Tuesday - and I'm cheating AGAIN!!!!
I did have tea this early this morning - Lady Grey with local wildflower honey - and FORGOT to take a picture.
..........now, I am having a decaf mocha - with loads of whipped cream, thank you!!!
Here is a pic!!!
Tea is better, healthier - but, come on- doesn't this look GOOD??????
I have been working my way thru' a lengthy to-do list this week and last. Making small headway, but determined to cross every single thing off!!!
One thing I finished last night- was recovering the dining room chairs.
I have been staring at these chairs since we bought the set a couple of years ago- they came with a grey faux suede fabric, covered in plastic- I knew I would recover them.
The suede was ugly, it was NOT dog friendly- the hairs would just fly just to cling to the suede. I left the plastic covers on, til they started to rip off from being sat upon!!!
Last week, I was watching Nate Berkus, and he mentioned using a cloth shower curtain (not the liners- the actual curtain) for covering chairs. It saves money, is durable, and if you look long enough, you can find something that works with your decor.
Great idea, Nate!!!
I wanted purple- kind of like, "when I am an old lady, I will wear purple...."!!! I wanted my chairs to wear purple.
I even like the word - PURPLE!! LOL
But, couldn't find any suitable purple. I am not a big shopper, so don't like going to a bunch of different stores!
Then, I found these shower curtains in Kohl's, on sale(!)- 1 1/2 shower curtains will cover 6 chairs, with plenty left over for another project.
The colors bring all the colors in the room together- there's the purple, there's gold in my vintage gilt frames, and tiny bits of purple, and rust in the backround of my couch. It cost way less, than if I had bought fabric by the yard. They are a tad bit more vibrant, than the photo shows. (and yes, D/H has yet to replace the baseboard molding, after painting......sigh.)
I even recovered a tiny 1985 freebie Bombay Company footstool with a scrap.
So, now it's time to get back to the list - I think cleaning the bathroom is next....hmmm, .maybe I will skip to another on the list!!!
Feel free to join us every Tuesday - please drop by Patty and Kimmie for a list of other tea lovers.
*** Think about attending Mountain Meadows Quilters Retreat 2012- it's gonna be fun!!!