Thursday, June 28, 2012
Okay...now on to the window seat! :) Ya'll know how my dining room started...VERY formal!
Then I got these from the old 1916 house that was on our church property....it was torn down last year, and that's where this project started!
Then we were at this point....
Here's where I am today....
The shelf is just a long board thats 12" wide...I laid it across the top of the two end cabinets, and put L-brackets along the back edge on top, into the studs in the wall. I put the L-brackets on the top, so you wouldn't be able to see them, then I'll paint them out with the wall color once the room is painted. I'll be installing some wainscoting 2/3rd of the way up before I do any painting though.
The arch was just a very long, wide board that I cut an arch into and put a piece of very flexible screen molding on the bottom, to cover the raw edge. I put it up with L-brackets under the shelf it sits in front of. . I also put a piece of trim at the top of the arch that extends over onto the cabinets for a more finished look.
I built two little boxes to set on top of each of the cabinets (see above) to take up the space between the cabinets and bulkhead. I'll be putting up crown molding there so it'll have a nice transition from the cabinet to the bulkhead.
Next post I'll show you some of the sewing I've been doing. This has been a long project, but I think it's going to really be worth it when it's all done. It's already my favorite new place to sit in the house! :)
Until then, this where we are. :) OH, see that fountain sitting on the window seat? It was a Mother's Day gift from my honey...I FINALLY got it hung up outside above my little bench on the front patio, it's been sitting on the window seat for a while! lol I have also taken down those curtains you see below too. Boy oh boy do I have a TON of fabric right now, just waiting to become pillows, curtains and more. Those curtains in the picture are long GONE!
Blessings and hugs!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thanks to everyone who entered the Shabby Apple giveaway, and thanks to Shabby Apple for sponsoring it…I really appreciate the fun! I put in all 62 entries into the random number generator, and the winner is……
Jillian Brooke Donovan!!! Congratulations, I will be sending you an email letting you know you’ve won and how to redeem your winnings!
Thanks everyone for participating, and don’t forget, you can still use the 10% off discount for the rest of the month…the code is-
Have a blessed day!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Hey all my bloggy friends! I have missed all of you! I’ve had some computer issues, so I haven’t had a chance to write a post for a little while. Sorry!
To make it up to you I have a wonderful giveaway to tell you about!
The nice people at Shabby Apple would like to give one of you $50.00 good towards a purchase from their site! If you’re not familiar with Shabby Apple, they are a sweet boutique that carry vintage inspired, modest clothing…and boy, oh boy do they have some cute stuff!!! They have everything from dresses and blouses, to jewelry and accessories…and MUCH more!
Here’s a few items from their site that I just loved!
Check out this Cabana swimsuit…..isn’t it sweet!! (and of course it’s pink!) :0)
I also thought this “Key to My Heart” necklace was cute…
and I’m a sucker for a skirt with a bow!….
It’s super easy to enter the giveaway!
1. (this first one is mandatory to enter…you can’t enter any other way until you do this one) You just need to like the Shabby Apple on Facebook, then come back here and leave a comment saying you did.
2. Go to Shabby Apple’s website and pick out what you’d love to have and tell me in a comment.
3. tweet about the giveaway and let me know in a comment
4. Share about the giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment saying you did. (and if you’re not following my blog on fb, here’s my PAGE. I know, I know..shameless plug!) :0)
OH…and one other thing! The generous folks at Shabby Apple have also given all of you a 10% off code to use on their site if you just can’t wait for the giveaway to end, or you don’t win.
Just enter promo code: mycottagecharm10off
The giveaway will end Thursday June 21st and I’ll announce the winner on Friday the 22nd!
GIVEAWAY OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WITH A U.S. ADDRESS.
PS…My window seat is almost done…can’t wait to share!!!