new additions (to the living room)...



i customized some inexpensive curtains yesterday for the living room. i really liked these print curtains from target, which look and feel much nicer than you would expect. they weren't the right length for our very tall windows though, so i decided a little sewing would soon fix the problem.

you can see i added a simple panel made from very inexpensive drop cloth, which i love, and has the look of linen. i was going to do something different at the bottom but then while waiting at the dr.'s office i saw curtains with similar top panels in a magazine (southern living?). it was really simple and took about an hour tops to finish. i added curtain rings, and my husband hung my new curtain rod, which i got from restoration hardware for a super amazing deal.



today, i made another little project for the wall opposite this as well. i bought this long woven fabric fabric a few years ago because i thought it was really interesting looking. i have no idea what it was originally or what i would do with it when i bought it. it's been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now. sometimes it takes time for ideas to form, and i got the idea to turn it into a wall hanging. it was also a really simple project. i cut it down into three panels which i machine sewed together and the hand sewed them to a branch my daughter brought home (the house is filled with her finds).





you can see i'm a little obsessed with creams and blues lately. i tend to get fixated and go overboard and then must balance it all out. we'll see where this room ends up.

2 comments:

Elma said...

Love the curtains!!!

Roxie Tenner said...

The feeling must have been like finding jewels in a treasure chest, when you found this fabric on your shelf, huh? I wouldn’t say you’re obsessed with the color blue; I think you just want a union between each element to create a more relax and peaceful ambiance for your room. ^-^

Roxie Tenner