Today's prompts are Design & Build
Our house is a disaster. Full of unfinished projects and rooms that look like we just moved in even though we have lived here for 3 1/2 years. I think our dining room is the worst right now. One of the projects I am trying to do is get some curtains up. We have one big window that takes up almost the whole wall and it's naked! I have been searching for curtains I like for 3 1/2 years and just can't find them. I did find one, but it ended up being discontinued and there weren't enough panels. I even called around to all the stores in the area and no one had any more. So now I have decided to find some fabric and make my own. I have narrowed it down to 2 designs.
Which do you like?
Our dining room used to look worse because there wasn't much furniture in it. I had a table, chairs and a china cabinet. The room needed more. I needed something for each side of the big window.
My Nana just moved out of her big house into a small condo. The house used to be filled with family, but now everyone has moved out and my Poppy died 2 years ago. The house was just too big. There were a lot of things she couldn't fit into the condo so she sold a lot and the special pieces she gave to family. I got one of the most special pieces. A Grandfather clock.
What makes this so special is that my Poppy built it. The wood was in
pieces and rough cut. All the brass pieces and clock parts were in a
kit. He was put on rest after his first heart attack 31 years ago so he
decided to build this to keep busy. He sanded and stained all the wood
and put every piece together.
It is hard to see inside, I should have taken a pic with the door open. It runs by 3 brass weights. The big brass pendulum is beautiful swinging back and forth and the 6 brass chimes make a beautiful sound. It also keeps track of the moon phases. I grew up listening to the tick and chime and not that it is in my house...you have no idea how much it means to me.