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Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Chair For The Guest Room

Today I'm going to share another project I completed this summer.  I have this little redecorating game I play where I like to set ridiculous budget limits in order to challenge myself creatively. 

I set the guest room revamp limit at $75.00.  My big splurge was this chair that I got at Habitat for Humanity for $25.00.  That's more than I would have paid for it normally, but Habitat is a great cause and I don't mind spending more for a great cause.  It was in good condition but needed new foam and fabric.  I sanded, primed and painted the frame and then protected it again with poly acrylic. 

It's a cute little chair.  I think I went a little overboard with the foam and batting.  It's so thick now that it hides some of the details of the frame.  Live & Learn. 

Sister Socks. 

Also,  I finished some socks I was knitting for my sister today.  There's just something so satisfying about finishing a pair of socks in the fall. It also feels good to complete a project.  I always have too many projects going at once.  I always like to keep a knitting project going though because it's something I can take with me if I'm going to be out and about or I can do it when I'm watching a movie on TV. 

All my sisters and my Mom got socks this year.  That's six pairs of socks.  Whew.  I think I'll knit something for me this time.  I just got some beautiful alpaca yarn from an alpaca farm that's only 15 minutes from my house.  That's really cool for me because:

Some of the Veggies from my garden

I grew up in Alaska and for most of my adult life, I lived in Seattle.  Last year my husband, youngest daughter and I sold our Seattle house and moved about an hour away into an agricultural valley.  I am really enjoying the change.  I like seeing the source of things. I like buying vegetables from a farm stand where they were grown, or yarn from a farm that sheared the animals, carded and spun the wool. 

Geese fly overhead.  Owls hoot in the woods by the house. My water comes from a well now, not a city water system.  I have a vegetable garden with way too many tomatoes in it.  Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. That chair redo is awesome. I think you should start knitting your neices some socks too. But only the ones whose names start with the letter "K". It will make it easier.