It’s warm and wet outside, the birds are everywhere and singing their little hearts out, and I’m feeling a teensy bit panicky. Why? Because it is obviously spring–all of the sudden–and I have so much to do! Just a few days ago we had snow and ice and now it is spring! My only comfort today is that the temps will be below freezing tonight and the high tomorrow is in the forties. Whew! I have one more day of winter before spring apparently arrives in full force on Saturday, heralding in a week of sixty degree weather. How does this happen?
I have that Bonnie Raitt song “Nick of Time” humming in my head. …”scared she’ll run out of time…”
I’m typically pretty darn grouchy at this point in the year whining about winter. But this year, I tackled the season with a new attitude that included projects that would last the winter long. And now? I’m not quite finished! That’s the problem…I always load up the plate with more than I could possibly get done.
So I thought I would share a few of my winter accomplishments…in a totally narcissistic way…just to make me feel better. 🙂
First project of the cold season was curtains for the dining and living rooms. I shared the bird curtains with you in this post, but here is a quick look. Did I mention I really like birds?
I stumbled onto a really great fabric sale and stocked up on fabric to re-cover an ottoman and sew slipcovers for two armless chairs in the living room and the dining room chairs.
I shared the ottoman reupholster project in this post, but here is a picture.
The armless chairs in the living room are two Pottery Barn chairs that had pretty floral slipcovers and were in my bedroom in Texas. I moved them to the living room in South Carolina but the floral fabric was just not working. I opted for a very neutral stripe.
The dining room chairs are red leather parson chairs that worked well in a rustic Texas home, but needed to be cheered up in the South Carolina bungalow.
With new curtains and slipcovers in the dining room, the room is slowly coming together. You can see some of the progress I’ve made in the living and dining rooms in this post.
I tackled the hallway bathroom to freshen it up with paint, beadboard wainscoting, and a new vanity. I am finishing up the bathroom and will share it in another post very soon!
Next project…building planter boxes for the deck herb garden…but then again, there are my taxes to do, too!