Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Show &Tell


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Ahhh - Spring! All the singing birds and pretty flowers motivated me to brighten up my dining room with some happy Sis Boom fabrics!


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First off, I recovered my dining room chairs with prints from Girlfriends and Poodle. The dinette came with the house, and the chairs were covered with a light peach velveteen that was no match for Louie. The recovery process was actually pretty painless. There were three screws in the bottom of the chair, and when I removed them the seat and back popped right out. The bottom and sides of the back cover are stitched, and the top is stapled. The bottom cover is just stretched and stapled on. I'm so happy to walk into the room and see paisleys and toiles rather than pizza stains and Elmer's glue blobs.


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I also made a coordinating runner for the buffet using Poodle laminate.


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Talk about a low-effort project. I just cut it to size with pinking shears. You could actually use regular scissors, as laminate does not fray.


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This year's seedlings are doing really well. I'm staggering plantings in hopes of a more constant harvest rather than too many veggies all at once.


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The perennial beds are weeded and ready for action. There are few bulbs up and blooming, but things will really get rocking in the next few weeks when the peonies and irises pop.


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For now, we are really enjoying the daffodils.
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Not too much green on in the veggie bed yet, but there are lots of little seedlings up.


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A family of bunnies moved into the neighborhood, so we are going to have to put up a little fence. In the meantime, we are protecting the pea seedlings with seltzer water bottle cloches. They seem very happy :) .

4 comments:

Tabitha O. said...

This is the first year I have not even attempted to start a garden, I am so frustrated with the desert gardening-the lack of water, the heat, the dirt minus any soil, the heat, the wind.....maybe I will attempt some tomatoes....so i will live vicariously through your green grassy garden!

Cathy said...

OH my, you have been so busy! I LOVE the dining room chairs and table runner! What a great way to spruce up the place...Jennifer's fabric always makes me smile! The garden is so pretty all fresh and ready to go! LOL - love the selzer bottles...mini-green house! Today is gorgeous...hope you're enjoying the day!

Charity said...

I have been buying established plants the last few years. But this year I decided to start from seed again. So far, so good. We shall see once I need to transfer them out into the yard.

Melissa S. said...

These are really, really cute!