Saturday, June 15, 2013

I have been skirting around the house!!!!
It is another rain filled day here in Chicago Land. Ughhh!!!!

I decided to make some skirts for a few places in my home.  I liked the idea of a skirt under my farmhouse sink.

As many of you know I do not sew. Ok a straight line on the sewing machine but that is about it.  So I found some black and cream tiers on line and just sewed them across the top to make them fit under my sink.  Then I put up a curtain rod and I had a skirt under my kitchen sink!!!!


Simple kitchen sink skirt and little sewing for me!!




On to project number 2. I had an old bench under this window in my laundry room which was cute but not very useful.  So I asked my husband if he would make me a laundry folding table.  It is so much more useful. So as he usually does he went to work on this table for me.

He just took some stock wood and half stair posts for the legs and a pine board for the table.  We then painted it white.  Then I thought hmmmm it needed something else.  So I had some drapes with a great ruffle on them and decided to make it into a skirt for the table.  

All the sewing done for me already.  All I had to do is measure and cut and sew a new rod pocket which was just a straight stitch on the sewing machine and I had myself a skirt for the laundry room fold table.

I am always in awe of the bloggers that can sew. Something I never learned so I get excited when I can actually re love something already sewn into something new and exciting.
So there you have it.  A couple of new skirts with some  re purposing and very little sewing.
Love it!!!!!
I am thinking about skirting my vanity in one of my bathrooms next.
Hope you are having a great week end.  Raining here but I feel like I am getting a few indoor projects done.
Kris
:)


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58 comments:

  1. I love them both, how fabulous. The check one for the kitchen just adds tons of farmhouse charm and the ruffle one in the laundry is fabulous. Great projects. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Ruffles - I love ruffles! I am going to do a laundry room redo this summer - this is a new home for us and I have no idea what I want - things just sort of evolve for me - but I LOVE your ruffly laundry room curtain - so pretty. Your home is outstanding!

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  3. Afternoon Kris, I think I could live in your laundry room...really! The folding table was a fabulous idea! I'm in love with the ruffled skirt (I think I would even wear it! Lol!) Your home just keeps getting more beautiful.....and it's true...all those little touches (like these skirts) finishes out a room so pretty! The touches of black is gorgeous to your kitchen(these are actually my colors in my kit also) One of these days, I'll show pics too...untill then keep the great looks coming!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie,
      I would love to see your kitchen I bet it is so great. Hope you are having a great week end. How's the little vintage sweetie trailer doing. Ohhhhhh to just look outside and see her!!!!
      Kris

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  4. Kris, you're just like Samantha on Bewitched. Wiggle your nose and it's done! I love your new kitchen sink skirt and your new laundry folding table is not only cute, you have the added bonus of extra storage space underneath. Well done!

    My coffee break is over. Back to my painting projects which seem to be going in slow motion compared to yours. :)

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  5. they look really great....and that ruffled one in your laundry room matches the top curtain very well.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  6. Hi Kris,
    I love both the skirts... the one in the kitchen and the one in the laundry room. I never did find that cow sign like you have in your kitchen and I checked at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and HomeGoods...but I will keep looking every time I go in these stores. I so wish that I had a place to fold clothes in my laundry room...I so dislike having to carry them up the stairs and then fold them.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. Your skirt projects turned out perfect and so nice for hubby to get right on the laundry table. What a handy addition. Somehow we have been in just the right spot and have missed all the rain

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  8. Love your skirts Kris. I can't sew either, but your projects inspire me to try.

    Love them both!:)

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  9. Oh kris I just love them both..checks and the ruffle one(:)

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  10. I really like the black/white skirt on your kitchen sink. It goods terrific!. What a great laundry room - nice folding table and you can hide your laundry basket underneath the table and you won't see it. How great is that. You are such a talented lady - love seeing all your great finds and decorating.
    Sorry your weekend is raining - sending a little sun shine your way.
    Mary

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  11. Your black and white skirt looks so nice with all your white. I love the ruffled repurposed skirt in your laundry room! Raining here off and on too! Not a lot done outdoors but I went and bought sheets and hoping to get new curtains up for the pergola without too much sewing and work! LOL Have a good week-end! Nancy

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  12. Your skirts are darling!! I especially like the one in the laundry room with the ruffles. Too cute!!!
    Mary Alice

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  13. Love your cute kitchen sink skirt, Kris! Love that you used something that was basically sewn up already. The drape you used for your laundry room is just gorgeous! I'm still waiting on my folding table for our laundry room. I'll have to start dropping hints. I've already got plans to skirt it once it is built, especially since our laundry sorter sits in this spot and a skirt will be great to hide it.

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  14. Kris I love your sink skirt and your sink!I can only dream of a farmhouse sink....some day <3
    Your husband did a great job on that table.Hmmmmmm you inspired me!I have a area in my laundry that could use a pretty skirt and a table.Now I can figure out how to do it :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  15. I love your skirts especially the laundry skirt.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  16. they look wonderful,kris! i esp. love your husband's folding table and it's ruffles:) i wish i had room for a folding spot:( great idea!

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  17. Just beautiful Kris - I love them both - and I'm jealous you have a laundry room - I've never had one in my life - since I've started blogging I've decided that's on my must have list when we move -
    As is a farm house sink - with a gingham print skirt underneath.
    Thanks for all the inspiration - I may end up with a house exactly like yours at this rate LMHO.............
    XOX

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  18. Love the laundry room skirt!!

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  19. Farmhouse sink envy over here!! :-) Want one... but , well, maybe one day.. just not today. You and I are the same... straight lines only. Been in awe of some of the bloggers out there and what they can accomplish.
    Luv your two skirts. I made one for the sink at our other home and have been towing with doing it to this one. Maybe this is the kick in the seat I needed. (ouch!!)
    Happy Weekend Kris.
    BIG hugs, Gee

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  20. I think skirts are so cute under the kitchen sink. Your laundry folding table idea is perfect. I could hide so much dirty laundry under there.

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  21. looks fabulous! I love your kitchen!!!!

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  22. Kris, gotta love Terry and and his skills! Your skirts are gorgeous! (You'd never know that you can't sew ;)
    Susan

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  23. You did an excellent job for someone who claims not to be a seamstress!! That ruffled skirt is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. I made a skirt for my kitchen sink too and I love how it softens the look of all the hard surfaces kitchens have.

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  24. Love it all, Kris! Your kitchen is amazing and the skirt is perfect under the sink. I love that your husband made you that cute table for the laundry room! The skirt is perfect there, too. Love your home as usual!!

    ~Shanon

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  25. Oh la la la...loving these ruffles!! So pretty!
    Daisy~

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  26. Glad you are still able to get some projects done. Please wish Mr. Junk Chic Cottage a happy father's day. Without him, we would miss so many great ideas of yours.
    *Smiles*

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  27. I love the farm house sink. I love the idea of a laundry table. I could so use one at my house.

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  28. Oh Kris, I love the skirts! They really added a nice little charm to your kitchen and the folding table in the laundry room is perfect with that gorgeous skirt! It's the little things isn't it that make such a HUGE difference?! Love it all!

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  29. I love those curtains - nice job! I think it is so darling to have a curtain under the sink like you have. And the folding table curtain remake was most excellent. Kudos to you!! Sometimes all you need is straight line sewing to create a new look.

    Have a great weekend and coming week. Wishing you some sunshine along with us in Ohio!
    Hugs, Edie

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  30. I just found your blog through From My Front Porch To Yours and I am your newest follower. I love your house tour on From My Front Porch To Yours and I find your home decor has a calming effect - Very nice! I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime at http://homeandlifestyledesign.blogspot.com
    Thanks, Patty

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  31. Hi Kris! These little skirts are adorable! I love how they hide whatever you want to store underneath and add a little touch of whimsy and beauty to their locations. LOVE that ruffle on the laundry room skirt! That is gorgeous! I don't really sew much either. I try, but other than simple projects, I don't do too well. I always wished I could sew better but I guess we can't be completely perfect, now can we? LOL Enjoy the rest of your creative Sunday! Hugs, Leena

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  32. Kris, I love these the one under the folding table in the laundry room is so pretty! Sewing a straight line is more than I can do. I can't even do that. How sad for me when I think of all the projects I would love to do but can't since I have NO sewing skils what so ever.

    Cynthia

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  33. kris
    I love your skirts! The ruffles and the checks are both cute.
    I've got to do one for my sink-once I get settled.

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  34. What a fabulous project. I just love the skirting that you made. That has to make laundry time fun!

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  35. Fabric is the great transformer and the ruffles are amazing in that room. Love your curtain under the sink as well. You are getting so much done!
    liz

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  36. Love love your skirts. I am so like you with the sewing thing. I have also made a skirt from drapes. They are most often cheaper than the fabric you could buy to make your own. Your ruffled one is adorable. Have a great week! Wanda

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  37. Those skirts are wonderful! I especially like the second one. It's so frilly, fun and unique! Well done!

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  38. Kris, I love what you have done! Great work for a rainy day!

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  39. I love skirts and that one is so adorable! I love the way the ruffles aren't in a straight line. I love to sew--just wish I was faster at it :)

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  40. That laundry table is fabulous! and the ruffled skirt so cute.
    Great job!
    Silvia

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  41. Kris, this looks so amazing! Your laundry window and folding table skit have me swooning! Love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  42. I would be happy to fold clothes in that little area.

    I thought you didn't sew and here you are whipping up 2 skirts. Next thing you know you'll be making pillows.

    Everything is so cute.

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  43. Love the skirts!! Especially the one with ruffles! So cute. Can't believe as creative as you are that you don't sew! Oh well, you have so many other talents!!

    Judy

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  44. Hi Kris. Really love the skirt under your folding table. Those ruffles are amazing. I can sew if you don't look too closely at the seams but I have a really hard time with ruffles on anything. I've been picking up curtain valances with ruffles at garage sales, etc. They are already ruffled and just a matter of sewing around the edges. Works out pretty well..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  45. Kris you did better than I could do any day of the week! Love it, looks awesome. Btw, your roos, if they turn up missing, it wasn't me!:)

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  46. Good work Kris!
    I sew, but I will have to learn to re-love sewing...It is all so cute! great ideas!Makes me think I could use one at my vanity in my bathroom!
    hearts,
    Betsy

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  47. Great additions Kris and how lovely to have a handy man husband!! Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  48. LOVE your skirt. I may make a ruffle curtain for the room in my post! New follower and pinning your:) Stop by and follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/beachy-signs.html

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  49. Well, Kris, you don't need to know how to sew if you can make curtains like that! Love both! Thanks so much for sharing them at Country Whites Weekend! You made our day!
    Blessings from the Farmhouse,
    Dru

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  50. Love all your "skirts" Kris, they look GREAT! Especially like how you used the ruffle curtain...clever and love those ruffles!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  51. OMG, Kris! Love that laundry room skirt!!! Can I come do my laundry in there? I think I would enjoy it a lot more!! LOL!! Love all you do, and the lovely person you are!
    Have a fabulous week, and thank you for always sharing your pretty inspirations with us!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  52. Great WOW effect with your curtains! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at Country Whites Weekend.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  53. Cute, cute, cute! I just added two skirts to my basement farmhouse kitchen. Mine are red and cream checked. Love both of yours! Hopped over from Country Whites.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  54. This is precious! I love the colors you chose! It is so chic.

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  55. This is so incredibly cute! I love how the skirt turned out. Love everything on your blog!

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