Monday, March 30, 2009

Move Over Martha

I am so proud of myself. I made curtains for my family room!

Okay, I didn't make them in the sense of finding fabric and sewing them. I don't sew. A phobia passed down from my mother and looked at with skepticism by my mother-in-law, a seamstress extraordinaire.

But! I did alter some store bought valances and I am quite happy with the results.

Recently I purchased a couple of brightly colored bamboo rugs on sale at Kohl's. I was very happy with them. When I got them home and put them on my floor and matched them to the color that we'll soon be painting our kitchen, well, I fell a teensy bit in love with them. They are bright and cheerful and they will allow me to pull many colors into the kitchen while still matching the family room, which the previous owners painted green. Yes, I know greeeeeen!! But I lurrrve this green and I knew that we were meant to have this house when I saw it, because it matched so many of the things from our previous home.

Here's the family room.
Here's the rug--squee!
Anyway, I was inspired by the rugs to try and find or make something that would be similar for my windows. And this is what I came up with:I think I will be quite happy with it when it is all finished(someday). Oh yeah, this is what we're painting(someday) the kitchen. It's called "Croissant". Mmmm, yummy.

**Edited to add: I have no idea why the above is underlined. After I posted the last picture, the text got all wonky (yes, that's a technical term. Shut up.) and nothing I tried could fix it. So it's just a mistake. Don't try to look for some secret message in those sentences. "Croissant" is not code for anything and there is no mysterious meaning. Except perhaps a jab at my dear husband's tendency toward procrastination. (I love you, babe!)

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