My dad wants to know what I’ve been up to, not enough to call me on the phone and ask, but enough to chide me about my lack of posting when I call him. Apparently, phones only work with outgoing calls in Mexico, because while my siblings, offspring and other relatives (with the notable exception of my oldest brother ) no one calls us.
Monday, a cold that I have been fighting won the battle. Due to lack of experience, I am a dreadful person to be around when I am ill. My frustration level is low and according to Husband I am less than nice. Today, I feel a little better and in order to take my mind off my aches and pains I’m blogging. I was going to sew but my machine had other ideas.
Speaking of sewing, I decided to redecorate the terraza by making slip covers and new decorative cushions. True to form, I forgot to take before photos. I found a couple of them. The project is not finished but it’s well on it’s way.
Painted dark brown originally, I had the cupboard painted robin's egg blue and yellow about six years ago. I wanted to decoupage some Mexican motifs on it. Failing to find any paper that suited me, I cut motifs out of oil cloth and used contact cement to glue them to the cupboard. Earlier in the year, I removed the motifs and separated the top from the bottom of the cupboard, resulting in two chests. My plan was to photocopy some motifs and decoupage them instead of the peeling oilcloth.
I decided that I was going to repaint in the same turquoise as the wall around the pool. Turquoise,blue and lime sounded tropical and cool to me. I collected ideas and haunted the fabric stores. My idea was not coming together.
Then, one day, I found a fabric that I really liked. It was citrus colors. Lime, orange, pink grapefruit and tangerine. The beauty of it was that the walls could stay their tomato red. The chests would need to be repainted but that’s pretty minor compared to painting over red walls.
Here is the yellow chair and a bit of the love seat prior to their metamorphose.
Under the pile of papers is hidden the half scraped elephant decorated coffee table, it’s in limbo because I want to turn it into an ottoman and Husband isn’t too convinced about that idea. There is so much more to do that I am not worried about it.The love seat used to have two loose back pillows and two separate seat cushions. Here are the reupholstered chair and loveseat.
So far so good. I also redid some lampshades. If you look in the before photos you can find them.
The one with the butterflies used to be ivory, I painted the base several years ago, it’s just a happy coincidence that it goes so well with my new color scheme.
The catrinas are also out of storage and have a new home on the wall.
It’s all coming together. Tomorrow, I am going to paint the cabinets and start working on the coffee table.