Monday, December 6

project curtains

I did a little post about my upcoming curtain project on August 9th. I finally completed that project. (slightly embarrassed that it took that long. I'm ridiculous.) I used this super easy no-sew tutorial.

I am so pleased with the way they turned out. I definitely made a false statement above--I still need to finish the bottom hem and buy more curtain rings. BUT, they are basically done. :)
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I found curtains made out of the same fabric on CSN for $315 a panel. That is CRAZINESS.

While home for Thanksgiving I purchased a chest of drawers from Brent's family (Ty's BIL).
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(There is a weird shadow on the chest. It's not a flaw.)

They had a couple of other similar pieces, but we don't have room for them right now. I love the style of this furniture. It belonged to Brent's great grandma and I believe it is from the 1940s.

I'm going to be sad to take down these fun colors!
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Ty and I did some Christmas shopping and wrapping this weekend.
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{Ignore those shelves behind him--I'm still working on filling them up.}

I found these tins at Hobby Lobby and they reminded me of our stockings and the combination inspired my Christmas theme this year--polka dots and leopard!
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My stocking from Ballard Designs.
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Ty's niece's present
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They moved and her new school mascot is an owl. Her present may or may not have something to do with this as well.

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This was the first weekend since August that Ty has been home all weekend without working. It was SO nice. I have missed that man.

31 comments:

  1. Those curtains look so great. So crafty.

    I love that Ty is wearing that pink tape dispenser on his wrist. tehehehe.

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  2. The curtains are fabulous!!!

    So glad you guys got to spend a weekend together--since August?? That has to be hard!

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  3. Love the curtains!! I've had "plans" to make those no sew curtains for WAY longer than you so don't feel bad! And I love that dresser! That style is so classic!

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  4. Your curtains are GORGEOUS! I absolutely love them. So impressed you tackled that project by yourself.

    I love how your stockings, tree and gifts all coordinate with the leopard - so cute.

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  5. Yayy for a weekend with your man!!

    The curtains and all the Xmas decorations look great! I need to get moving on some of mine or they might never get up...

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  6. I love the curtains! Where did you find the fabric and how much were you able to make them for? I'm going to go this route because our windows are a weird height and none of the "stock" curtains work, length wise. Frustrating to no end!

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  7. Lindsey, the curtains look WONDERFUL!!! I would love a tutorial :) Along with a mascara one as well....

    Did you know, I have NO curtains in my house. I should probably get some...

    we will do our cookies, too. When is a good time?? haha

    I LOVE my tin and all of your home goodies look wonderful!

    xo

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  8. I LOVE the fabric you used for your curtains & I must admit, I'm slightly jealous of your skills!

    The bright colors are wonderful on the chest. I'm really loving those types of Christmas decorations - the brights versus what we've been seeing the last few years with just reds & golds & silvers.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! We desperately need curtains in our bedroom (among others), because it gets SO bright in there. All of the panels are crazy $$$ b/c of how tall our windows are. I can't wait to try the no sew technique!

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  10. The curtains are amazing!!!! Love the print! You did an awesome job!!!

    And your owl ornaments on the gift-adorable!!!

    So fun to see you this weekend!

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  11. WOW everything looks fantastic!

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  12. Lindsey, your curtains look awesome!! It's amazing how much money you can save by doing stuff like that yourself.

    Love the dresser also. Family pieces are the best.

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  13. Love the curtains! And the fun decorations on the dresser!

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  14. great job on the curtains! very pretty!

    i still need to get around to making some for our living room....

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  15. The curtains are beautiful, I love the fabric you picked! I absolutely love the leopard ribbon on your packages, it's such a fun addition!

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  16. good work on the curtians! they turned out great!

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  17. Fun weekend! I love the curtains and everything from the 1940s.

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  18. Polka dots and leopard! Wow! Ty must be waaaaay more cool than my husband. He would never go for something that funky as a theme! It looks great.

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  19. your curtains are gorgeous! great job!!

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  20. Love the curtains! I wanted those stockings, but my husband put the kibosh (sp?) on that REAL fast :( Is that a pop up tape dispenser on Ty's wrist? I'm impressed with his wrapping skills!

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  21. Your curtains look amazing!!! I bought some fabric that I am in love with for my "office" at home, but I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. The window is arched, and I don't think there's enough for 2 panels. I knew there probably wasn't enough, but I loved it too much to let it stay on the store shelves.

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  22. Your decorations are beautiful! And the chest looks great in your room...I envy your decorating talent!

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  23. I am so envious, everything looks so good! I love that chest of drawers, I am looking for something similar because my husband and I have too many clothes! haha.

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  24. Your house and gifts look great! Well done. :) Also, the Gap stuff really is the cutest, isn't it? I got all of my niece's presents from there. I also have worked there for the past five years, and let me tell youm, I have spent some money! Finally, I LOVE THE CURTAINS! I chose that same fabric for some throw pillows in our den. It looks great! So fun and lively!

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  25. The curtains look great! I love the fabric! What is that fabric? .... and where did you get it???

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  26. i am so impressed with your curtains!

    just happened upon your blog and its too cute!

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  27. LOVE the curtains! and the furniture! i love old furniture!

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  28. ahh I LOVE the curtains!! They look so good and I love love the fabric!! I'm so glad y'all got to spend the whole weekend together! Hopefully that will become the norm again soon ;)

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  29. I have the same wrapping paper, Hobby Lobby?! Your curtains turned out amazazing, I love the print. And I'm in love w. those wellie bookends, too cute.

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  30. Hey there! I did a post on Covington Wilmington Love and featured your curtains. Hope you don't mind!

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