Hello my sweet friends~I pray that whatever you’re doing today, you’re walking in peace.
That’s my prayer for myself as well.
Right now, while The Husband is working on the basement, I’m trying to finish up the kitchen on Stone House Lane.
To pull things together I’m doing a bit of painting (surprise!), sewing and a little internet shopping.
First the sewing project…
We have a bar here at the new house, which we didn’t have in the old house, so I had to find a few bar stools and some comfy cushions.
I’ll tell you about the bar stools in a moment, but first remember that gauze ruffled skirt I got at the thrift store? (I used it to make a ruffled table runner HERE) I used more of the ruffles for the cushions. I also had a soft teal blue flat sheet in my fabric stash that I thought would be perfect!
This is an easy project…
Cut off a row of ruffles from the skirt and cut out squares from the sheet to fit over your chair cushion…
Then pin the ruffle to one of the squares – right sides together –
Now put the other square right side down on top of the ruffle and sew the 3 pieces together on three sides leaving the back side open.
Hem the open side to finish the edge & turn right side out.
Sew a top stitch around the outside edge on three sides for added strength…
Super easy! Especially when you have ready-made ruffles!
To finish the cover off, add ribbon or fabric ties to the back open edge so you can tie the cushion to the chair.
Don’t you love the way the gauze ruffle falls?
I made three and I love them!
About the bar stools…
I saw these at Crate & Barrel but I didn’t want black – I don’t mind painting them but I thought if I pay $170.00 a chair, I don’t really want to paint!
So I kept looking…I found these online at JCPenny! (for $100.00!)They were off white with a yellowish undertone which didn’t look quite right with the white undertones in the kitchen so I painted them! (Behr Ultra Pensive Sky)
This is my new favorite place to have breakfast and check my email tand Ellie loves to sit here while I’m cooking so she can talk to her Gigi!
And for my animal loving buds…here’s an update on Bella the pup:
Thanks to God in heaven, who hears our prayers even on behalf of a tiny pup, (Not a single sparrow “will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father ” Matt. 10:29) Bella is doing much better.
We’re using anti-inflammatory meds and sedatives to treat Bella and she’s responding very well.
She’s enjoying a special diet of chicken breast and pumpkin and she’s resting in her crate, which she doesn’t really mind as long as the crate is in the room with us. So we’re staying home this weekend, close to Bella.
If you think of us please whisper a prayer for Bella, she’s not out of the woods yet…
Enjoy your moments today my sweet friends, because those moments… they matter…
~Happy Weekend my friends~