Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Final Details In The Guest Bathroom!




I think I mentioned last week that I'm finally doing some final touches around my house.  I feel like we've lived in it long enough that I'm starting to know what it is lacking to making it feel more cozy and lived in.  




I wrote a post a number of months ago about an embroidery project I was working on (you can read it here if you missed it) and I sort of left my readers hanging about what I was going to do with it.   My plan was to place each of those embroidery "pictures" in a pane of the window.  This was going to be hung in our guest bathroom.  




Well... it did not work the way that I envisioned it.  It was a little busy on the eyes and a little too much for the small wall in the guest bathroom.  So, I set them aside and did some thinking.  Recently I was back to the drawing board.    I purchased some frames in different colors, sizes and styles and framed the embroidery and hung them up.  





I am just totally happy with how they look in the bathroom.  I also really like how they look in the different frames.  




I've had those hung for a few months and just felt like I was still missing something.  There is one small window that could certainly be livened up with a curtain, but I just didn't feel that I wanted a curtain on that window.




I had a brainstorm to make a little Bunting out of the some of the same feedsack fabrics that I used in my embroidery pictures.  




I pulled out a few of my feedsack fabric scraps.  Aren't they just gorgeous?




I made myself a little Bunting pattern and got to cutting.  (Of course the easiest way to do ANY kind of a fabric project is with a self healing matt and a rotary cutter.)  I didn't take pictures of the sewing... but I just sewed two pieces right sides together, leaving the top open.  I turned them right sides out, ironed them carefully.  Then I used double fold bias tape to sew them into a bunting.  A very quick and simple project.




And they are so cheerful and happy hanging in the bathroom window!    These also give a nice accent to the window!




I also made another one to hang over the mirror.  Because this mirror has a nice "top" to it, you don't lose any of the mirror surface by having a Bunting hanging on it.  




A friend that was visiting recently said to me, "The fabric on those embroidery pictures just speaks to me".  It is funny, because that is how I've always felt about the feedsack fabrics.  




So you can understand why I smile when I walk in this bathroom now!  Not because it is anything special, but because the cheerful feedsack fabrics are speaking to me!




I talked about this bathroom a bit when we were still in the construction stages.  But I don't think I've actually shared it since we moved in.  I really do love the vanity that we had custom built to match the Shaker style cabinets that are in our kitchen.  I painted this one myself and I do like the light yellow color and the latches.  



I tiled the floor myself and although there were some imperfections (a few of the tiles don't match up exactly), you wouldn't notice now unless you were actually looking.  I've accepted the imperfections and I don't get so frustrated when I see them anymore.  But I am still standing firm on the promise that I will never lay tile by myself again.  



So, there it is.  One more room in the house just the way I pictured it!  

So, now in case you ever wondered where I came up with the name The Red Feedsack for my blog you know that it is because I love the feedsack fabrics and when I was contemplating different names, I knew I needed a name that was me!   Somehow it just fit.

Hope your week is going well and you are staying warm.  We've had some very cold temperatures here in Tennessee with schools and businesses closed because of ice.  I have just enjoyed the excuse to stay home and not go anywhere!  
  


12 comments:

  1. Looks good! I like the 5 panel pine/fir doors. We replaced some in one of the houses we worked on, (they had been painted) And I really like the flat black hardware.

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    1. Hi Mike! I love those doors too. They were a bear to finish and I still think I could've put a couple more coats of poly on them, but after about 5 coats and 8 doors I was kind of done! They are heavy and solid - but they are kind of load to close. But like Eldon says, thats how you know they are real doors! :-) - Dori -

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  2. I love this Dori! The framed needlework in fun, bright colors and the buntings pulling it all together. This is just my style. It's bright and cheerful and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Kathy. I do think our style is very much the same! Hugs - Dori -

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  3. Dori, I remembered the post about the embroidery pieces and window pane. Love how you made the buntings to pull it all together. A pretty farmhouse look. And now I know why your blog is called The Red Feedsack. Very fitting, Kathleen in Az
    P.s. Beautiful spring like weather here. Stay safe and warm.

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    1. Hi Kathleen - yes, I've been hearing from my friends in Phoenix how gorgeous the weather is out there! Here... we've been covered in ice. But it was beautiful, I have to say that! Thanks for always commenting. It means a lot! - Dori -

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  4. Beautiful! I like to have of your bunting pieces and the fabric! Can't wait to see it in person!

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    1. Angela - I'll make you one! Message me how long you want it and I'll do it before you get here tomorrow! :-)

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  5. I love all of your touches. They so speak to who you are.

    Stay warm...

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  6. The bathroom is totally adorable! Love those latches and I agree with you that the feedsack patterns are exceptional. You've done a wonderful job. That bathroom would cheer up any old soul!

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  7. I have wondered if I want a curtain in my bathroom, too, and am inspired by your bunting idea!

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  8. Looks like you did a really fine job with the tiles. It's one thing to simply place the tiles, and it's another thing to approximate them with respect to the other appliances and materials in the whole room, as well as with the sensibilities that govern and shape them. It seems that you've got to that in the most precise way you can get, which means you really have a clear vision of what you wanted for your home. Thanks for sharing that! Kudos and all the best!

    Darin Robinson @ Flooring Marketing Online

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