Have you heard the decorating mantra: finish one room before starting another?
Well, I've always operated under: start them all and never...finish...a single...one.
This year I'm adopting the first mantra, and am planning finishing each room, before starting the next. You see, I'm a self-diagnosed ADD crafter and it's really starting to get to me.
I've compiled a 2011 To-Do list here.
Per my husband's request, we've moved the back patio spruce-up to the top of the list:
-Recover rocker seat
-Sew new cushion covers
-Add seating, 2nd-hand hopefully
3 years ago the patio looked great, but 3 Florida summers of humidity have taken a toll. I've learned my lesson, next summer I'm covering the furniture...who wants to hang out in 100+ degree sweltering humidity anyway? If we're not in the pool, we're inside. It's the WINTER we live for down here. Hence the patio spruce-up so we can enjoy it NOW.
Some glamour shots of the patio now:
Not too bad, right? Wait until you take a closer look...
Most of the furniture was bought when we lived in Charlotte, NC (the biggest treasure trove of salvaged furniture I know of). Since moving to FL I haven't had time to scout out shops, and am hoping to score big on Craigslist.
Rocking Chair (do you think it needs recovering?)
New loveseat pillow/cushion covers
Mildewed cushions, YUCK, and it doesn't come out in the washer:
Easy Weatherproof Centerpiece?
Thankfully the hubinator is taking care of the cleaning/staining part of the list, as long as he doesn't have to come within 10 feet of the sewing machine. I can't wait to get started--let me rephrase, I can't wait to be finished and start relaxing out there...