slip covered my dishwasher
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five years ago, mr. dan and i painted our 1975 kitchen cupboards.
at the time, i thought it was cool to paint all the top cupboards linen white and all the bottom cupboards in this dark charcoal color.
in this "before" (actually, "during") pic you can see i have painted the bottom cupboards on the left and on the right is the old dreary color, that just zapped the room of light and energy. you can also see that i was playing around with window treatments. the crocheted tablecloth has been removed from the window and all the painting is finished now. so, my freshly lightened kitchen had this black dishwasher, that stuck out like a sore thumb. i thought about covering it with wallpaper or contact paper or tile or peel and stick flooring and even thought of painting it....none of these ideas seemed right....this is not the kind of dishwasher with the removable front....so thinking outside the box, i went through my stash of fabrics and settled on this old feed sack which was the perfect color and even has subtle stripes that mimic the cabinet molding.
i simply cut the feed sack to size... hemmed all around and fastened it to the sides of the dishwasher with velcro (bought at michaels with a 1/2 off coupon).
easily removable for washing or changing out to something different in the future.
i likey alot.
here are some purdy pictures of my newly brightened kitchen.
the light merrily bounces around the room now...
it is amazing how the lighter bottom cupboards have made such a huge change and make me happy.
me thinks the dishwasher is happier too.
p.s. last night my neighbor's house, two doors up, caught on fire.
we watched huge flames firing towards the sky shooting from the back of their house.
it felt like it took forever for the firemen to get the water running.
my street was filled with emergency vehicles, neighbors, smoke, flashing lights, crime scene tape, exhausted firemen re-cooping on the ground...
no one was hurt.
the damage will be accessed this morning, i spose...
the burning images of colorado springs on fire, where my brother-in-law lived, and we vacationed, is disturbing, to say the least.
so many fires out there.
some fourth of july fire works displays have been canceled here, due to our dry conditions.
another 107 degree day here in tennessee.
still no rain in sight.
it feels like the whole world is on fire.
tell me it's