It is snowing again here in Virginia. It feels very cold and grey.
orange snow plow zooms past a grey scene
I’m holding my breath that we don’t lose power as we did in the storm the week before last. We were five days without power. For the most part we were pretty comfortable, so I can’t really complain.
I cooked meals on the wood stove, a big roast the first day that fed us for several meals. The thing that made it miserable was not being able to shower. I passed time catching up on my reading, crafting and taking photos.
One of my craft projects was to upholster our kitchen chairs with a pair of vintage curtains I purchased about 15 years ago. I liked the fabric at the time I purchased them, but I could never fit them into our decor. So while I was in the power free zone, I cut the curtains up and used them to upholster my chairs.
freshly upholstered chair
This fabric still doesn’t go with anything in our house, but at least I repurposed it into something useful and the colors are cheerful.
With the power back this past week, I also sewed a new valence for my kitchen window. I used an old chenille popcorn blanket that had seen better days.
new valance from an old bed spread and a bouquet of daffodils, surely spring is on the way
Another project from a while ago – I replaced my blue light shades with old glass insulators and did some decorative wire wrapping to give them a punch of fun.
A visitor to our home this weekend, just could not grasp why we painted our home such bold colors. I say this - on a cold gloomy grey day like today, it makes my heart smile.
happy colors on a grey winter day
I’m off to throw another log on the fire and whip up another project.
Until next time,