Thursday, September 4, 2008

Can You Feel the Hotness?

Well, I can, and it's swampy, and it's pissing me off!!!! The mercury is DEFINITELY going in the wrong direction, my friends. Seriously, it's over 90 again today. Suck.

So, I hid from the heat at various retail outlets. First, I went to Kincaid's and got these loverly metal accent items for the living room:

these three came together, and look great with the picture

and this matching shelf for our clock is on the opposing wall

Then, I took my bad self over to Joanne's Fabrics. I finally was able to spend as much time as I wanted browsing there, since I had literally no one to deal with and nowhere to be for the first time, so I was there WAAAYYY too long, like probably an hour and a half, but I came away with these beautiful fabrics:

The darker one is going to be the valance for our dining room, and the lighter will be the sheer. Our dining room has been difficult, because we have a persian rug in there that has a lot going on, and is an off color. In the past, I tried to match the blues, and wasn't getting anywhere, so this time it finally occurred to me to just work on pulling out one of the other colors from the pattern. Here's a photo of the fabrics where you can also see the rug, as well as the paint chips for the colors I'm going to use on the walls. I'm thinking about doing the whole bay-window area in the darker color, and then doing the top half lighter and the bottom half the darker color in the rest of the room. What do you think?

Then, because it was on clearance, I also got this. It's hard to tell in a picture, but the fabric is actually dark red, that kind of satiny stuff where at one angle it looks almost black and at another seems bright red. At a later point, I will get some black velvet fabric and make a dress using this as the skirt for Josie for winter. I think it's the cutest thing I've ever seen:

Anyhoo, that's enough for me. I have to think about dinner, because tonight starts soccer practice madness. Yes, poor Patrick has his first practice on a 90 degree day. And poor Mommy and Josie both have to go too, because DH is working a little late tonight. Yuck. Oh, fair Fall, where are you when I need you?!


AndreAnna said...

It looks great. I love home decorating. I wish my house was bigger so I'd have more rooms to decorate.

Kristin.... said...

It is SO HOT here. I have the house closed up and the a/c on. It's ridiculous.

I love that fabric. I am not handy like that. I scrapbook. That is all. Sewing for me is putting a button back on a shirt!

Kristi said...

I do not feel sorry for you about the heat. In my town it will be 90until the end of September!

Your decorating looks so great! I am totally not good at that stuff. I try, but it never looks quite right!

Kate said...

all of fall is hanging out where I live. It was 40-degrees when I got out of bed this morning. If we are lucky, we'll hit 60 today. That's a whole different kind of suckness. Pretty fabric finds, though.

Susiewearsthepants said...

My heart fills with envy every time I see how creative all of you peeps are. I sadly confess that I don't possess the decorating gene. It's still wicked hot here too. Still in the 90's and muggy at night. Yuck!