Friday, January 14, 2011
Drop Cloth Pillows / Table Runner and Doors
I was blessed with a couple of hours to myself yesterday; a rareity for sure! I took that time to whip up a couple of pillows and a table runner that I have been meaning to do for some time.
I was excited to try sewing with drop cloths (the pseudo stand in for the antique grain sacks which cost an arm and a leg). I paired it with some old country stripes for a really casual look. Definitely a fan of the drop cloths as they they have a nice texture to them and were so easy to sew! I made the table runner reversible 'cause I have a tendency to get board of things rather quickly when it comes to my everyday table setting :o)
Just so you know though, they will never be wrinkle free, but again that just gives character to the piece. I think if I have time today, I will try acrylic paint on the drop cloths to imitate those old grain sacks like I have seen done here at Musings from a French Cottage.
I was also very excited to see these:
These are two of the five doors that are destined for the new playroom we are building in the basement (the reveal soon!). I know they don't match what is upstairs already (as you can see from the closet doors in the picture), but I wanted something a little different and think they will work. We have bought black knobs and hinges to give them a bit more of a rustic look.