"Memorial Day is the Day to Remember.....

"Memorial Day is the day to remember those who fought and died for our country so that we could be free."
My Dad made me memorize this when I was young.  I haven't forgotten. 

Thank you to all those who serve our country.  No job is greater than yours.

Beloved chairs get a fresh new look and some matching valances too

This job started as a design consultation for fabric and paint. The client wanted me to help her pick some fabrics for 3 chairs that were being re-upholstered by Joeseph's in Columbia, MD.  (didn't they do a nice job?)  She had a lovely blue rug in the living room so we picked 3 fabrics for the chairs based on her rug.  (rug not shown as floors are getting a face lift first and the rug is getting cleaned)  Here are 2 of the completed chairs. (I LOVE these fabrics)

Next we picked some new paint for the walls in the living room and attached dining room.  Then we decided to add some new window treatments!  Yeah...of course, that is always my favorite part.  Here is the dining room before the paint and window treatments.....

This is my rendering of the proposed treatment.

And here is the finished dining room window treatment with new paint on the walls!

It never ceases to amaze me what a little paint and some beautiful fabric will do to change the look of a room.

The floors in the living room are being refinished. Once they are completed and the rug is back, I'll post some pictures of the living room with the newly upholstered chairs and the valances......

Sunshine Pillows

Pillows can easily add that extra PUNCH in your room.  They can change the whole look of your room and if you are a little crafty, you can make these yourself.  I love the rectangle pillow with the buttons.  What a great way to use up some fabric scraps!  I could see the sun pillow done in different colored fabrics around the outside edge for a child's room.

You can get the instructions on how to make these pillows and many other great project ideas at the Sew4Home site.