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.


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