Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Steampunk Table

Tyree made a teak top for the Steampunk Table. I love it. I've been too scared to put anything on it yet.







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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Covers sewn!




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Oh Wisteria!

We knew we were going to have to design some sort of free-standing trellis for this wisteria plant, otherwise it would rip the front of the house off. I had no idea how fast the stuff grows until now.




You may remember we had to butcher the front side to paint enough to pass the inspection. Tyree felt bad about it afterward. Turns out he need not have worried.

Yikes!




I'm thinking we should build something like this:




...in front of the house, completely free-standing and train the plant away from the structure. It grows so fast I almost think we could prune off the branch closest to the house each year and let it grow towards the front of the trellis.

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The Couch Project Phase III





This project is moving right along. The faux-down pillows arrived on Thursday and while Tyree was down at the studio painting last night, I made the covers. I used the cotton drop cloths again. They sell one at Home Depot that is 6 x 9. I bought 2 of these and after they were washed, I cut them into strips 30 inches wide. I folded them into pockets and sewed the two unfinished sides and turned them inside out.




This is what the back of the pillow envelope looks like after I stuffed the pillow in. I can just chuck them in the washer anytime. Stay tuned for the futon covers. Right now I just have more drop cloths draped and tucked under the cushions themselves, but I plan to sew fitted covers next.


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Location:Fountain Farm

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Couch Project: Phase II

Here's where we're at so far. I've ordered a case of pillows to go along the back wall. Pretty comfy, I'd say and we are using the living room about twice as much now.








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Location:Fountain Farm