Secondly, I have done a couple of things to actually blog about! You know my sob story - work, work, work; housework, housework, housework; tired, tired, and more tired. But, hey, I'm getting better.
Okay, back to my thing that I'm so excited about... I hung curtains. YEE HAW, right?! Right! A plain, simple pair of curtains - oh, but I did some customizing - let's start from the boring beginning. Here is the window.
No kidding, this is my den. It's been this way forever and really, I had not even thought about hanging curtains in here. That was way further down the list of things I wanted to do. But I was in Kirkland's right after Christmas and they had a ton of great stuff on sale. I found this set of curtains on sale, and then got another 20% off. They ended up costing around $30. I couldn't pass them up! They were the perfect color and everything. Well, almost everything.
(it is so hard to photograph a window when the sun is shining in it!)
I didn't let that deter me. I found what I needed at JoAnn Fabric. A solid, somewhat heavy material that matched perfectly, to sew to the bottom of each panel.
I am completely smitten with them. They add so much to the room I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. And I'm feeling all "accomplished" with myself, asking everyone who walks in the house "did you see the new curtains?" "uhm, yeah, mom, we've seen 'em. Like 10 times already."
I did have a little problem with my sewing machine while I was working on the second panel. The darn thing left me high and dry with only the hem to go! That's when I called my BFF and asked for her HELP! She just so happened to be working on her quilts and told me to get my butt over there ASAP. She finished the hem for me so fast and we even had time for another fun craft...
So here they are, in all their glory.. I love them! They add so much warmth to the room. And they tie into the other bits of red I have in the room. (Now if I could only get new furniture)
What has been gettin' you excited lately?