Monday, April 27, 2009

I feel like I'm missing something!

I was getting really sick of the decorations on the shelf in my dining room and decided to redo it.
My silly husband doesn't give me a budget for my random redecorating so I pretty much just used stuff around the house!
It looks ok, but I'm still not wild about it. Those pegs are a real pain. It's hard to find stuff to hang from them. Do people still those candles like I have in the above picture? Do you have any ideas for me? I need some help! I know the shelf is too high, but it's bolted into the wall and I'm not going to ask my husband to redo it. Ya have to pick your battles!

Wow, looking at this picture it really is too high, maybe I will bug him!

Some exciting news.......Guess what came in the mail last week??? My Moda fabric finally came! The poor UPS man probably thought I was stocking him. I now know that he comes between 9:30 and 10:00 almost everyday. My neighbors were even watching out for him for me. Anyhow, the fabric came and I can't wait to get working on some tutorials. I'm feeling a little inadequate, but for all this cute fabric I'll get over it. I'd show pictures but some of the fabric hasn't been released yet so it's a secret, but trust me it's way cute!
Also my friend Felicia, the best quilter on the face of the earth as far as I'm concerned just started a blog for her quilting business called The Quilting bee, go check it out, she's amazing!


16 comments:

Nora said...

My husband doesn't give me a budget for that either...maybe we should start a petition :)
I love the new look of the shelf, it is so great!

Carrie said...

I think the shelf looks good! Can't wait to see the fabric.

Carrie

Ben said...

Shoot leave the poor guy alone...mine wouldn't want to move it either. So I think you should sew something long and skinny to hang from one of those pegs. I can't wait to see the fabric and what you make with it.

Laura said...

I think the shelf looks great! You can always hang a larger sign or piece of art underneath to take up more wall space, just an idea! Can't wait to see your next project!

Laura :)

LeAnn said...

I love the redo of the shelf. It's so bright and springy now!

I never did buy pegs for my shelf so there the shelf sits with four holes. lol But I was thinking that you could use ribbon to hang a dowel from the two end pegs and then drape a quilt over the towel like a quilt rack.

Emily said...

Wow, that looks better than before. Less countryish. I like the ideas in the comments to add something to the pegs that is long, but if not I would bug the hubby to move it down. What are hubby's for anyways. Ha Ha.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I really like the arrangement with the wreath and the little sign hanging from the peg. I think it works better than the arrangement with the dangling candles--something is missing in that arrangement...although of course I can't figure out what it is! LOL!

~ Sarah

onlymehere said...

I can hardly wait to see your tutorials!! I have a shelf with pegs. I did quilt wall hangings that are about 12 x 12 and sewed ribbon on the back where the pegs fit on the quilt to hang them by. I have several for different seasons and holidays. It's fun bz my peg shelves are always changing this way and I get new looks. I've been thinking about making some new ones just to change it up a bit! Now I'm off to check out your friends blog!! Cindy

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Wow! I think it looks fabulous! I may have to just steal that idea for some inspiration!

Kara said...

I have a shelf with pegs also. I saw an idea at a craft store that I am going to copy. They framed photos and hung them from the pegs with cute ribbon. I loved it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a difference - I love it!

Amber M. said...

I really like the after...

Twice as Nice said...

I just LOVE the after shelf.

joelandbecca said...

Congrats on the whole Moda thing! you are so talented! I can not wait to see what you do!

Oh-and I love the shelf!

meg said...

You could always hang a tassel there. :)

I love the new look and I am not entirely convinced that it is too high however, it bugs you so I think that you should declare that you want it moved. I don't foresee that your hubby would make a big fuss over it. And if he does, ask for it for Mother's Day. Haha!

Dawn said...

I love the after of the shelf! It looks amazing!!!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!