Posted by: poofergirlsperspective | June 28, 2009

New Kitchen … well ok, that might be a stretch.

The old farm kitchen got a bit of a face lift this past week.  Not a huge face lift with newly painted walls which I am patiently waiting for, but a simple little window face lift. 

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And actually, this is my second set of window valances since I last showed you my coffee ones.  In December I made some Christmas one, which were  a pretty simple green & red check.  I had plans to share them with you but then Christmas came and went and then Miss Evelyn showed up early and all plans changed.  Not too surprising, the green & red stayed up until this past week.  I made them before our little “Christmas Wreath Making Gathering” that I have hosted the past two years.  It is such great fun and I wanted to add a little more Christmas to the kitchen since that is where were make the wreaths.  I had grand plans to make “fun” ones with obviously Christmas fabric  but I didn’t come up with anything that I really liked enough so I used what I had and made them with the simple green & red checked which were pretty blah looking.  They were so ordinary that I had to point them out to my friends and one said “you could keep them up all year if you wanted because they are pretty basic”.  I had no intention of keeping them  up until the end of June but oh well!   

This past week though I had enough of the green & red and remembered that I had some fabric to make new ones.  The fabric was a pretty small piece that was going to be tossed by a friend, but I rescued it and thought … “this will be perfect for new kitchen valances”. 

With the little one asleep I got busy sewing.   How I can manage to make each and every thing I sew crooked I still don’t know, but they were done and when they were up you had to look pretty closely to see the mistakes.  Overall I think they look pretty nice and I also like that they will match my “in the future” blue walls. 

When I pointed the new upgrade to Loren because apparently something like new valances doesn’t register in his brain, he agreed that they were a little short but still thought that they looked nice.  I told him that even though they were short, and pretty much crooked, I was going to keep them up because they are going to be a reminder of our soon to be new blue walls … hint! hint! … His reply was “huh”. 

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I think that means the new blue walls are not on the priority list yet.  Even so, I can continue to be patient and wait until the mud is done on a few more spots before I can paint.  I will appreciate the new pretty valances while I wait …or until I go ahead and paint the one wall that doesn’t need any mud.  One wall is better then none right?

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  1. Very nice curtains. You may need to learn to spackle and sand a wall before too long. :)

    I wanted to share that the crooked sewing was inherited from your mother. Had you had your Aunt Jeri for a mother you could do perfectly straight seams!


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