Cushions, Lakehouse

Bedroom Benches

I've had these Target benches for over ten years. They were first used as an ottoman in our first lakehouse and then as ottomans in our current lake house. As with most of my furniture, they made the rounds to different rooms when I got the itch to move things around. They would eventually make… Continue reading Bedroom Benches

Lakehouse

I Will Plant (& Transplant) You a Lilac Tree

One of the bright spots in maintaining social distancing, is that I've been able to spend the last month at our lakehouse. For the last several years we have not stayed put in one house for that long. We are used to packing up every weekend and going back and forth from a townhome in… Continue reading I Will Plant (& Transplant) You a Lilac Tree

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My Portable Work Table

My extended time at our lakehouse during this time of social isolation has prompted me to prepare for my eventual permanent move here next year. I never seem to have a shortage of projects to work on whether it is a client's cushions that I transported from "up north", a new lake client's project, my… Continue reading My Portable Work Table

Crafty Things, family

Easter Hoppenings

Happy Easter! We almost always celebrate Easter with at least one of our kids, but this year no one will be going anywhere. It will be just the two of us.  Easter will still be celebrated but in a slightly different way. We will attend Easter Mass from the comfort of our home and make… Continue reading Easter Hoppenings

Cushions, Slipcovers

Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Well, this was a first (and hopefully the last) type of experience in delivering a finished slipcover. With the Coronavirus on the rise, the "normal" way of doing business suddenly got turned on it's head and forced us all to look at our processes a little differently. More on that later, but now on to… Continue reading Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Lakehouse, Organization, Slipcovers

He Shed…She Shed

When we bought our lake house three years ago, the room above the garage was filled with all of our Christmas decorations, water toys, and stuff we just needed to go through and purge.  It was pretty much out of sight, out of mind. Our goal was always to have a space that I could… Continue reading He Shed…She Shed

Cushions, Slipcovers

Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Winter is pretty much behind us, with the exception of a few days here and there that seem to remind us that it has technically a few more days left.  But the warm days forecasted in the future and the calendar officially turning to March certainly has us all thinking about getting ready for outdoor… Continue reading Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Slipcovers

Bedroom Nook Chairs

I wanted to share with you a couple of chairs I recently finished for a client. These two chairs were positioned in a sitting area in her master bedroom. The chairs were in perfect condition, had beautiful curvy lines but the color just didn't do it for the room or her modern farmhouse look. Before… Continue reading Bedroom Nook Chairs

Slipcovers

Brushed Denim Slipcovers

Stacked on top of each other in the back corner of a garage and saved for another house, another time and another space, these two arm chairs were ready for a fresh and classic update. The very sturdy original chairs were upholstered in a gold paisley fabric that was thread barren on the arms. They… Continue reading Brushed Denim Slipcovers