Although my energy level has plummeted in the last few weeks and my tailbone seriously feels like it is cracked causing me to walk like a weeble wobble there are still things happening around the house. Our kitchen and bathroom project is going on 98 days now and we still have a huge mess. The kitchen is almost complete, the floor is purchased and sitting in our hallway acclimating to the environment. I am headed to Ikea again this weekend for one last cabinet and some decor- the part I have been waiting for. The bathroom on the other hand has seen better days.
Jeff decided it was time to completely gut the small bathroom, replace the shower and get it all put back together. I am on board and agree however am starting to more frequently remind him I am 36 weeks now and this baby could arrive at any time. A new shower has been installed and the drywallers will start today. At least my overly ambitious husband has agreed to hire people and thankfully we found Dixon Drywall. Not only are they amazing at drywalling but the owner goes to our church and with a name, an alliteration like Dixon Drywall who wouldn't want to hire them.
Amidst the ongoing renovations my mom gave me a super cute fabric charm pack filled with bold vibrant colors. I quickly jumped on fabric.com and bought fabric for kitchen and desk curtains. I made the kitchen ones but the desk window is large and I have issues cutting and measuring large pieces of fabric so my oh so talented seamstress of a mom is making those now. I used extra fabric to spruce up our six year old Ikea tv cabinet (that may be a record for a piece of Ikea furniture) and I am happy with the outcome.
I didn't have enough of this fabric to cover my big canvas on the fireplace so instead I put all the charm pack squares together, sat at my sewing machine for a while and in the end had a large piece of colorful happy fabric. I covered the canvas and used push pins on the back to attach it. Then I started and begrudgingly finished one of the worst, most frustrating projects ever. You know I love pinterest but I want to try and actually do some of the things I pin, I mean I have to have some proof for my husband that all my time on the laptop late at night is worth it.
So I have been seeing yarn wrapped letters a lot, I bought a paper mache "M" at Joann Fabrics, some yellow yarn and set off to craft. Well about 13 hours later and hot glue gun burns all over my fingers I decided this is one project I should have just purchased. I've seen adorable letters on Etsy for good prices, not sure why anyone would want to make and sell this challenging project, but anyways I would advise you to purchase one instead of getting all crafty. My "M" is a total monet, if the valley girl in me does say so, looks good from afar but don't get to too close. The bright pink felt flower helps a bit and in the end I love the fireplace mantel.
A few baby blankets have also been sewn for the new babe, working on some bibs, getting ready for my Poplin Party and hoping our renovations will end soon.