Two days before Christmas, I was looking at Avery's room when I realized that she is almost three and the alphabet cards I used for artwork were feeling a bit too juvenile for her now. It's been about a year and a half, so it was time for a quick change. Since I really didn't want to brave the stores or go shopping since it was so busy with last minute shoppers, I searched the house for anything I could find that would coordinate with the robins egg blue walls and the red frames. Once I found a couple of fabrics from my fabric stash, and a single piece of scrapbook paper, I was starting to get inspired. Lastly, I remembered two pieces of white poster board from the dollar store that I had underneath my cutting mat. Here's the final result:
Another update, the green chaise has arrived. Franz's memory was 100% accurate. The chaise looks exactly like the one I posted with the exceptions I mentioned. It's a pretty cool style, I must admit. I'm on the hunt for a fabric that will do it justice, and when I find it, it will be off to the upholsterers. For anyone looking to ship a piece of furniture across the country, I have to give a huge shout out for Greyhound Shipping. I did not know they shipped freight. I got quotes from furniture movers, and they were anywhere from $325, all the way up to over $700. Greyhounds price: around $89.00. Yep, that chaise moved 3000 miles across the country for less than a hundred bucks. A huge thank you to Franz's dad for doing this for us.
Lastly, for those of you who think that us Californians don't really endure extreme weather conditions, let me show you a couple pictures:
|Starting the clean-up process|
In the meantime, Happy New Year! Welcome 2012!