Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday makings!


This week I got a surprise from a friend, a box of goodies and lots of patterns to work on. I was in the mood to make something new and the punch needle patterns were just what I needed. I made up two and finished this one today.

I plan on leaving it flat and attaching it to a wood board with nail pegs, to hang the keys on, at the front door area. It is a pattern by Primitive Spirits. I was lazy and took phone photos, so not the best, but I will take a better one when I finish it off.


With the holiday weekend, we didn't get out, way too many people headed to the beach and way too many accidents. It was a good weekend to get our backsplash in. I didn't want to do anything too permanent since we plan on adding an island in the future and also nicer counter tops, for now we just got stock counters which Bill was able to put in himself. The backsplash is fake tin, and easy to put it. They come in large squares so fit our area perfectly and the ones we had to size, cut with a razor knife and we put them on with heavy, double backed rug tape. So much better than the ugly walls and when we are  ready to redo the kitchen, easy to pull off.

I went with tin, the copper was darker and a bit busy, and our kitchen is small, so this was lighter. I hope you all have a wonderful fourth of July. Our neighbors are shooting off fireworks and poor Bean is hiding under the table.


11 comments:

The Eveningstitcher said...

I love those tin back splashes! My friend put the same thing in her kitchen and I can't believe the difference it made! I would love to do that to mine too. Needle punch pieces are nice! Glad you were happy staying home...sometimes home is the best place to be! Have a good July 4th Deb!

acorn hollow said...

It looks great all done. I love your needle punch rug and lucky you a fun package in the mail
Cathy

Kate said...

Good idea for your needlepunch Debbie. Your tin backsplash looks terrific!

Karen said...

I very much like your Old Houses punch needle piece. Very much our style!
I like your backsplash. If I weren't concerned about resale of our home in the future, I would have something like that.

Jacqueline said...

You are a fast puncher ! Love it and your backsplash.

Saundra said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!

kelley said...

you are super fast! love how your punching turned out...the back splash looks great...

Sandi said...

Love your backsplash, may have to borrow the idea when I redo my kitchen.

Your needlepunch piece looks lovely, just the think to make me think of a well loved house and home. Enjoy the fireworks tonight where ever you watch them!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love that punch needle piece! So talented.
Great backsplash! I may have to steal that idea if I ever do something in my kitchen.
Happy 4th. Poor Bean. My last foster Annie wars absolutely terrified of them.
Lauren

Fiona said...

Your houses punch needle is perfect for the idea you have to finish it off..... and I do love the splash back you have chosen.... lovely. My little dog gets the shivers when there are bangs...
Hugz

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wow that's cute Debbie and I love your idea to hang keys - perfect!!! Your backsplash looks great, wonderful DIY project that looks like a million bucks. Sorry to hear Bean is in hiding - the only part of this holiday I loathe. Love fireworks, but not from the neighbors.