New Fall Decor
Fall is here and Valkyrie needed to be a little festive. Off to the dollar store we went! After all, I don't want to spend much moolah on decorations that have a high probability of getting wet. For a mere $5, I came up with this. While the Welcome rock had weight, everything else was extremely lightweight. To keep it all in place, I put silicone on the bottom and glued it all to the mat. The mat makes it easy to move indoors when necessary...like during Sandy! It sure is nice to have a little decor by the door!
What do you do when the wind is blowing 30 knots and you can’t get the dinghy off the deck? Well, first I cleaned up a bit. Not so much that the boat is spotless by any means. I wasn’t that motivated. Then we caught up on a few of our favorite tv shows. The internet is great in Wrightsville Beach. Then I posted pictures to Facebook. But what now???
Ahhh….I checked that list of projects I have been putting off and found one. This piece of wood trim was obviously designed for a headboard, but the boat did not come with one. It has been this way since the boat was new in 2005.
I finally got tired of leaning against it while watching tv. It was begging for foam. While we were at a marina in September, I googled boat canvas, found someone with closed cell foam and bought a piece to fit.
Don used an electric knife (Yes, the one we use to carve the turkey at Thanksgiving.) and cut it to fit. He has a great eye for things being straight and could trim the sides and corners without measuring. We put the foam in place and that was as far as we got…raw foam for a headboard. It wasn’t attractive, but it did make things more comfortable.
Today I was….bored. I dug out some fabric that I have had for a looong time. I bought it because it was on the remnant table at Printer’s Alley. It was less than two yards, neutral, and nautical. I knew I would find a use for it sometime.
I had planned on using muslin. When I laid this scrap over the foam, it was a perfect fit! I figured it was meant to be. Two small cuts to trim the curved corners and a few quick seams down the sides gave me the perfect headboard slipcover.
All in under an hour! Now what do I do?