Thursday, September 27, 2012

Home Sweet Home! The first of many improvements.

Burlap curtains: $11.96 for 4 yds at Joann's, SCORE!!
Home is where the heart is. Home is where you make it. Home Sweet Home. Home is so many things. Every one is different and there's just no place like home! There are so many things I want to do in my house to make it more "homey" and make it more us. Despite my living in this house for almost 10 years I feel my decor is lacking! So as I go about my daily routine I think about ways I can make my home have the look and character I desire (without spending much money). One of the things I wanted to do was get new curtains in my kitchen. I painted one wall and the corner of my kitchen a deep red about 2 years ago. The curtains that were hanging in that corner at that time were also deep red, so they don't work anymore. (Yes, I know, I am a little slow, I should have gotten new ones sooner!) But, it finally happened. I decided to make some. I chose a light cream colored burlap which goes with my homes theme (warm, casual, country). I chose to make ruffles, well because I love them and I do them anytime I can get away with it! I love how they turned out. They took just a couple of hours to make (thanks to my trusty Bernina ruffling sewing machine foot, I love that attachment!) I will be posting about the ways I change or update my home decor. I won't do tutorials on everything I make or do, but if anyone desires a tutorial or has questions on things I make, go ahead and ask! Here's the first home improvement!

The Before: Lonely, naked windows with no valences!

The After: Happy, smiling, well dressed windows! (Oh wait... that was me smiling!)
I won't tell you how many more naked windows I have at my house!!

1 comment:

  1. Those are darling! I love those windows in your kitchen and those ruffles add so much to them.