The Yellow Cupboard that is No More!


A post from Kelli–

A while back, you may have remembered mom showed you this yellow cupboard.

Yellow Cupboard 1 (225x400)
Well, once they got into their house and looked at the cupboards and things that they had, they decided that this one didn’t have a home.  They had mentioned that they might consider selling it, and I snapped it up right away.  I had just seen my new house and knew that I would be needing some downstairs storage.  At our previous house, I had a closet that was within a closet downstairs that I was able to use for storing my office supplies and sewing projects.  I thought this would fit perfectly in my dining room/downstairs sewing room, however the paint color was not a fit.

Luckily, I was blessed with a heated shop at the new house, so I convinced Jason to help me take it to the shop where I got it all chalk painted.

Painted Red 1 (243x400)
As you can see, Jason was working on my school car while I was painting.  Never thought we would have “family time” in the shop!  I even brought Puppycat out with me.  I was a bit worried that she might try getting into everything when we were in there, but I worked really hard to get her trained to stay on her little blue blanket.

Puppycat 1 (225x400)


And the best part–THE FINISHED PRODUCT!

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I need to get the vacuum cleaner put away obviously, but I’m really excited to have a place to store all of my current sewing projects, office things, and school supplies.  I’m also excited to decorate the top of the cupboard.  Jason has his old toy tractor that he is going to put on the top of the cupboard.  He has his great-grandpa’s poker set up there and a service manual to one of his great-grandpa’s trucks.  Sometimes I feel guilty when I decorate because I feel like I’m always using things that are mine or my family’s, so I’m super excited that Jason is getting in on the fun too!

And that’s how my cupboard went from a yucky yellow to a fabulous red.  Just because I know someone will ask this was painted with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint- Emperor’s Silk, the clear waxed and then dark waxed.  It matches the cupboard I previous did for our entertainment center.




From Our Book Country Girl Modern: Thanks to You!


This is the last quilt I have to share with you from our book…For me, it’s my favorite.

Scrappy quilts are always my favorite!!

Some of you might remember the quilt that I made for our daughter Kayla’s wedding….At the time we were asked by MANY people for the pattern.  We didn’t give it out though as we always had an inkling that we might someday put it in a book, and we did.  The quilt looks very different though.

What do you like better, the dark prints or the light??  Sometimes I look at one and think dark.  The next time I look I think light.  I had so much fun making the light version for the book.

You might remember a year ago Kelli and I had a blog post asking all you faithful readers to send us either a 2 1/2″ square or a 2 /2″ strip of fabric.  We promised we’d use it all in a quilt and this is the is the quilt we used the fabric in.  It was so fun to see all the different fabrics you sent.  There was a wide variety from tone on tones to novelty prints to polka dots.  Goodness know I love polka dots.  I put it all in this quilt.  I would just smile as little pieces of this and that would show up.  Once in a while one print would be a little dark and Kelli would say, “you’re going to use that”???  I would say “you bet”!!

Thanks to You!
Every time I look at the quilt I treasure it as a gift from all of you.

You might remember that we promised a free book to one of the people who sent us fabric….we’re still going to do that but as of now, I have no idea where in the quilting room the box with all the names is.  UGH.  I looked once and didn’t find it.  I’ll look again soon, I promise.  Right now I am scrambling.  I have a tax appointment for the end of the week and I haven’t kept up on my book work since August of last year or so.  Be patient with me just a bit longer please.

Anyway…that’s the quilts from our book.  If you haven’t ordered a book yet and would like to, please follow this link.  Kelli and I can’t thank the many of you who have ordered enough.  We appreciate your order.  We’ll keep our book order tab up under the banner at the top of page.  Feel free to order anytime.

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