We inherited a few antique pieces from Tim's aunt. My favorite is this 40's art deco vanity. Both chairs were recovered once, but the fabric again needs updating.
|This piece is an eye-catcher between the windows. I don't spend too much time primping at it but it reminds me of Hollywood and days gone by.|
My friend, Debe, a would be decorator, who has good taste and a slew of ideas about what looks good, made a few suggestions.
I am not a seamstress, in fact all I ever knew about sewing I learned in seventh grade Home Economics. We made a felt vest. In 8th grade we made a lined wool skirt, and when it came to the fashion show, I was kindly asked to be the announcer, instead of a model. Maybe Miss Janetta was afraid my skirt wouldn't hold up for the show. Needless to say, that was the end of my Home Economics/Sewing classes. I opted for more academic pursuits in High School.
Cheryl helped me find an extreme bargain sewing machine at Tuesday Morning. A small number which she claims sews like a gem. I bought some fabric and I thought I'd coordinate everything, stripes and paisley, in my favorite blue/green color palette.
|This is the little baby machine. It even does zig-zagging.|
|The valances in blue-green paisley.|
|Here's Tim using his staple gun and a hammer to tightly cover the chair pads.|