So... the cafe curtains are behind schedule. But, as all you Procrastinating Party-ers can see, they are definitely in progress. And you can be sure this thing has to keep moving cause you're looking at the only dining table in the house. I'm not sure if this is a reason or an excuse, but the truth is that I decided NOT to topstitch the hem and side seams. The tan thread just seemed too visible on the red design and I've been telling myself this whole project to do it right (as opposed to just getting it done). So I'm doing the best I know how even though it's taking some extra time. My mom mentioned using the blind hem stitch on my sewing machine rather than handstitching, but I just can't get it to work right. Anyway, I'm plugging along and will post my after shots asap!
And as any good procrastinator knows.... the trick to getting things done is to move on to something else (that's also been on the "To Do" list for six months) when you are procrastinating the current project (like handsewing all four sides of 10 cafe curtains). So here are a couple "afters" with no "befores". Sorry, just take my word for it that these closets were packed with random stuff that made absolutely no sense.
The coat closet off living room now holds games, toys, extra chairs, and (YAY!) a hanger for your coat when you come to visit.
Yeah, yeah, so this one doesn't look as good as I thought. You should have seen it before though. At least it's organized now.
Piles of junk and stuff that I don't want/need anymore taken from the closet cleaning. See anything you want? :) ...besides the keyboard. Hey, maybe I'll post pics of this stuff sometime and have a little online garage sale.
I also messed around with the livingroom furniture. My problem is.... see the big vertical frame on the bottom row? It's too low, huh? What should I do? Make 10 more nail holes in the (new) wall just to move it all up? Grr... I don't know but it bugs me.
Just for reference... this is right after we moved in before the photo wall.
This is how it was before today. See how the lampshade just messes it all up? I thought if I swapped the couch and loveseat it would be fixed, but...
Anyway, it's a great day! Warm weather and a clear blue sky. I'm off to take a walk!