Thursday, January 13, 2005

I want to sew!

I'm getting antsy for the sewing/computer room to be finished. We hope to be able to move things back into the room this weekend. Last night my husband put two coats of polyurethane on and it needs about 3-4 more. It's water-based polyurethane, so that's why so many coats.

We went to IKEA on Monday and yes, I had some meatballs although they were off of my husband's plate because I chose the 3-salmon salad instead. We ultimately decided to buy more of the Effektiv storage units instead of just shelves. We bought five of the units - one for drawers and four will have doors, two units with beech doors and two with aluminum doors. A much more expensive option than open shelving, but it will be much nicer to have my books and stuff put away. We'll have to go back to IKEA in a few weeks (oh darn!) because the aluminum doors were out of stock.

I've also been thinking a lot about what to do with the fabric-covered boards I have. I plan to put these on the wall to the left of the closet and behind the door. I don't know whether to recover them in white fabric, yellow fabric (would match the hallway color), or a print. I've used these boards primarily to hold pattern pieces or cut-out fabric pieces and not really as a design board so a print would be ok. I've been checking out quilting fabric on line and here are some possibilities:







Number 1 and 6 seem to match the best and would tie in the yellow of the hallway, but they're rather conservative. I like the bold print of number 2, but the yellow is a bit bright. Stripes are kinda cool. I don't think number 4 and 5 are the right shade of blue, but I like the patterns.

I'm open to suggestions!

I also should look through my stash - I think I have two cotton or linen fabrics that might work ok. Imagine that, using stash fabric! When I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to cover the boards in fabric, he said rather sarcastically "Gee, we don't have any fabric for that." He didn't seem very pleased when I said "Oh, I don't think I have the right fabric."

1 comment:

  1. Before I read the end........I loved the first and last.......probably #1 even better than the last one......they are all awesome though.

    I wish I knew how to link in comments so I could show you what I REALLY love.........but this is not about is about you.

    I think that I am too shabby chicish for your tastes....I have a magnificent toile fabric that has many "scenes" in it........both of your choices remind me of my favorite fabric.

    Have you looked at William Morris fabrics? He is absolutely me anyway!

    I hope you are well.

    Take care.