Thursday, January 19, 2012

Keeping out the chill

Our house was built in 1840 and we've spent years figuring out how to keep out some of the chill. The door from the kitchen to the Summer Porch is ALWAYS chilly. In years past I've put foam insulation board and taped it all up with a cover....but then there always seems to be some reason I want to go out there and taking that up and down is a pain. Anyhow, my DIL previously worked for a furniture store. They used Earth friendly fabrics and as styles changed the employees got to take the fabric samples home. She knows my fabric addiction and gave me BAGS of these samples. Over the weekend, in between the tile project, I put some to good use for that darn doorway. I made a HUGE patchwork curtain. There is still insulation behind it, but the curtain holds it in place. Looks sort of funky, eh?

But I couldn't let it go there.  I made a pad for the bench too.  "Some" of the furry gang believe this is the best seat in the house.  With the radiator underneath and all!  P sets them up in front of the bench with blankets and beds, but the younger ones think sitting ON the bench is great too.  Kiki especially LOVES it up here.  This used to be her launch pad for browsing the kitchen table.  Now with the smaller table moved's just her private spot!


Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

Looks good! I love the bench pad. Wish I had just a little of your energy. LOL
Shea, Lola and Tucker's Mom

Opaka said...

My human said that's smart recycling, just like us pugs! Even better it looks good too!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What an excellent idea!
Its beautiful!
We hang up things to keep the cold out too!

Southern Fried Pugs said...

I love upcycling! Which is why my house is full of stuff that *one day* I'll get around to using. Good for you for finding a use and actually doing it!

kristie said...

that curtain looks great! i love it!


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