Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The good news is...

We finally got a new door for the basement entrance, which my daughter is thrilled about since she lives down there. The bad news is my husband scheduled it for installation this morning, and he can not be here - so I have to be here to deal with the installers.

The good news is, that means I have to stay home this morning from work (yipppeeee) and this gave me time to work on my screen - the bad news is Lowes did not put all the necessary parts in the box for the dead bolt, so I have to be here longer than expected while they bring them out from the store -

Then good news is....I have to be here longer than expected :)

I finished the screen panels and here they are.  The panels are held in with painters tape right now, as hubby and I need to decide the best way to put them in.  I am thinking now that I want them to be easily removed as I see all kinds of possibilites. I covered foam board with fabric to make the panels - and wouldn't Christmas fabric be nice for the holidays, or quilt blocks for a meeting of my bee? I could change them with the seasons! I put my chair there so you can see how the screen fabric goes with the fabric I recovered the chairs in. So what do you think?

My next big home decor project will be to paint the book shelf in the living room, and they are supposed to bring the huge china cabinet up to the house this weekend and that will have to be painted as well.

I did a little stitchery on a Nice People Nice Things block this week.  Dagnabit - I traced the wording block on the side of the fabric that has the fusible interfacing.  Now how in the world did I not notice that???
Hope you have a great day!
Teresa
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16 comments:

Shakerwood said...

Silly girl! How did you not notice tracing on fusible? I won't mention it this weekend! The screen panel turned out well. Can't wait until I see it in person.

Suzy said...

In the first house we owned it had frosted pane kitchen cabinets. Very old and stained. I broke out all the glass and made curtains to hang inside. I used velcro to attach the fabric, so it would easily remove when I wanted to clean them or change the pattern. All you have to do is sew the soft side of the velcro to the fabric and glue the loopy hard side to the back side if your screen. Voila! You can now wash and/or change the fabric inserts. :o)

Susan said...

Spring really brings out the decorating spirit. Your screen is lovely. I am looking forward to seeing more of your accomplishments.

Thimbleanna said...

I love your new screen -- very pretty and it goes great with your chairs! Glad you got to sneak in some extra time at home today LOL!

Kathy said...

Love your screen; great job!

Karen said...

I like what you did with the screen. And I like the idea of swapping out the fabrics for different seasons. Or you could put some stitcheries in some panels that go with the seasons.

Melody said...

Your screen is lovely! I like the idea of changing out the fabric at will. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog!

Sheila said...

Love the screen. I enjoy looking at your stitcheries. I am just starting my obsession with them. :)

Ellen said...

The screen looks great, Mom!!! I love it. Great job. :)

Love you and miss you lots! See you on Sunday.
El

Purple Pam said...

Your screens are great. They do match your chair fabric very well. I like the idea that they are removable. What possibilities. Your stitchery is darling.

Ellen said...

Good news...

I'm coming home tomorrow! :) Love you!

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh I think that's a great idea. To switch things out. I love the idea of quilt blocks for your bee. Oh friend, that's really really neat. I'm into it.

em's scrapbag said...

I love all your wonderful ideas for the screen especially the one with quilt blocks. What a great idea! Maybe the instalation of the door will run into more hiccups and you can create more fun things.

Floss said...

Love how the screen turned out, it looks great,

Candace said...

Your screen is so pretty and versatile, it looks great with the chair. Hope that the door is all in and done. Isn't it great to get a little time off from work!

Millie said...

Beautiful new screen! It turned out very nice.