We had a fantastic May 2-4 long weekend. We had sunny skies and temps in the 20′s. Meals on the porch, some reading in the sun and lots of gardening with freeze squeezed lemonade and homemade Iced Tea to refresh. It was the perfect kick off to summer.
Today, however, we had grey skies and rain. I look forward to days like these and today, I pulled out my sewing machine to make a book sling for my daughter’s room. I purchased the fabric from Tonic Living. It is called Paris and it is super cute. I picked up the double drapery brackets from Home Depot along with a couple of dowels.
This is a very simple sewing project. If you can sew a straight line then you can do this. Here is how it turned out.
At my house, there is no such thing as a simple project. From there, I decided to dig out a wall mount bedside table that I purchased for a client project that did not work out. A can of Krylon spray paint in Watermelon and Voila! a new bedside table for DD.
After taking the picture, I noticed the lamp cord and came up with a solution to hide it and to prevent tripping by little feet. I also want to pick up a little glass knob for the drawer and dress up her lamp shade with a little ribbon.
From there, I pulled out some quilts that belonged to my grandmother and placed them on the bed. I have enough fabric left over from the book sling for a euro pillow that I will whip up tomorrow.
I hung the little cafe curtains as they match her bed skirt and privacy is not an issue for her window. The bed and dresser in her room was given to us by a neighbor and just cost me a gallon of paint and some elbow grease.
We are expecting rain and a possible thunderstorm tomorrow. I think I will pretty up her lamp shade and spray the table that holds her doll house. I would also like to repaint her entire room in a creamy white. Perhaps, that is a project for summer’s end or another rainy day.
What do you like to do on a rainy day?