Another busy day getting things done around the house. I will be really happy to finish the bathroom project by the end of the weekend. I think Pumpkin will be glad too – he’s starting to look very irritated that we’re always in his room messing things up. If you have a cat you will understand how mad they can get, without even being able to talk. It’s pretty impressive!
Today we worked on painting the window white – it was previously a varnished wood. I didn’t get a picture before we started . John got a little crazy and started before I had a chance to get in there with my camera. He’s really getting into the spirit of Pinterest!
I had spotted a a picture of a cute curtain back around the time I started this whole project. Here’s the link: http://southgateresidential.blogspot.com/2011/02/diy-ribbon-edged-roman-shades.html. I really liked the look of this curtain, but after some consultation with my good friend Therese (she’s a professional seamstress) I decided that this style wouldn’t really work for my situation. I was worried that all the raising and lowering of the blind would result in a lot of twisted cords and general unhappiness.
I found a shower curtain on sale at TJ Maxx that I thought would be a good starting point. I cut it to the correct size, using as many of the finished edges as possible – I hate to do any unnecessary sewing. Then I pulled out my box of ribbons and leftover trims. I found three that I thought would work, so I sewed them all on at the bottom of the curtain. I even got out my serger, which hasn’t seen the light of day for a couple of years. I managed to get it threaded, which is no easy feat even if you are in practice. This allowed me to finish the edges without doing a bunch of folding and pressing.
At this point, we needed to run to the store to get a curtain rod. This ended up taking about four hours and we got so hungry about halfway thru that we had to stop for dinner. The good news is that I got a lot of things that I need for next week’s upcoming projects.
We got everything hung up, including a frame that I filled with a picture I cut out of my favorite Pottery Barn catalog. It’s hard to see, but it turned out pretty cute.
So, this room is FINISHED! It’s great to cross another big project off the list. Here’s hoping that I figure out what to do next and am able to convince Big Daddio that it’s a good idea.
Have a great weekend!