Skip to main content

Covered the MESS - covering the desk from downunder!

My hubby was in Atlantic City for a bachelor party over the weekend, so it was a great weekend to get some projects down around the house. My mom came up for the night and we worked on a cover up for my desk...we are very limited on closet space and bedrooms here so I have a lot of my stuff under my desk and it happens to be in the bedroom. A bedroom is suppose to be a place to go and have peace...well looking at my desk, was less than peaceful!  Here is the before pictures:



 I am not, by far, a seamstress by the name. I can sew a straight line, make a pillow or two but that is about it. My mother, however, ROCKS the sewing machine.  I did go buy the fabric and notions for the project, which, let's face it, is important...lol...so my plan was to make a skirting to cover what is under the desk.  I found material at Joanne Fabrics and using a coupon, of course, got it for $ 6.50 a yard. It is a light courterouy with coordinating colors in our room. 

Got out my sewing machine...we measured, pinned and sewed!  Using a sticky Velcro to adhere it to the laminate desk.  The girls had fun measuring everything around the house!   


Bubby (aka my momma) and Molly pinning (in our kitchen..)


Learned how to do a "gathering long stitch"




Girls measuring everything!



I even had enough left over to cover a pillow!



Here is the after,,,HUGE improvement! 



Hubby likes it too!


Comments

Lindsay said…
This looks great!!
Lisa said…
What a great idea!
Jamie said…
You Go Girl,it looks wonderful.
Penny said…
Following thru Mommy Monday blog hop. Please follow back. http://tupelodeals.blogspot.com
Krafty Kat said…
Wow! That's great and I love that you made a pillow too! I tried this once (without any sewing) but used a staple gun to attatch the fabric but my kids kept pulling it down! Thanks for linking up!

Popular posts from this blog

Shining the Spotlight - Finding Home Farms

Today at Woodwater Farmhouse, I am sharing with you another company that I feel you should know about.  


I first learned about Finding Home Farms on Instagram. Little did I know, Laura, one of the owners of Finding Home Farms, lives local to me, in the Hudson Valley of New York. 
You can read all about Laura and her lovely family at her blog about page. 
 I immediately knew that I had to try their products in my home. I have grown to love their products (shop), Laura's sense of style and her blog. 
Can we just stop now and talk about their packaging first.  It speaks to you before even trying the products. Simple, organic and calming.  Isn't it just darling with the little dove.
sigh....insert smile

I love her blog tagline - Gather Create Connect - that says it all, there in three little words. YOU already know before going forward that you are in for a special treat. 
I am only going to speak to a few of their many products because these are what we use in our home with our family. 



Shining the Spotlight - Soapforcollege

Happy New Year and welcome back to our first
Shining the Spotlight
for 2017! 

 I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are settled back into your routines.







Today I am so excited to introduce you to a company that has such a wonderful purpose behind it!  Jessica Griffis is a 17 year old college student paying her way through college selling Hilltop Design simple, natural and homemade products.  Jessica was also home educated!!! (dear to my heart)

Ya'll know I am all about the package as first impressions are so important. Don't you just love this sticker/stamp that she had on her package!  Spoke to me before I even opened it up and smelled the freshness of the products. 

I was impressed with the smell of the products, not overwhelming and artificial smelling at all. I felt safe using them on myself and my children. 

There are lip balms, lotions, scrubs, body butter, bath bombs and more.  The scrubs rival any other name brand and the bath bombs are THE BOMB!   The products are very …

Shining the Spotlight

Today at Woodwater Farmhouse, I am sharing with you a company that  not only meets but exceeds my expectation.  In service and product. 
Rustic Honey




The owner's name is Lauren Moran and I can see why her shop is so successful!  Rustic Honey is a lifestyle boutique. They offer women's clothing and accessories, children's wear, home goods, vintage finds, handmade gifts and more!  Let's look at this business card first. First impressions are everything in my book.  (I did not get a picture of the adorable chalkboard wrapping that the box was wrapped in but it was so cute!)


It's cute, to the point and shows her style.


Not even talking about the farmhouse towel that I ordered yet...but come on a hand written note to me personally and has all her social media outlets on there also. Clever!  On the opposite side of this personalized note is the cutest quote and picture. 

Ok I am getting to the towel I ordered..it's HUGE and adorable. The printing is clear and impressive!�…