Before we moved, Mr. Skooks and I had grand designs to paint the following rooms BEFORE we moved in (much easier than after all the jazz is in there, right?):
- the kitchen
- the bathrooms (2)
- the kids' bedroom
- our bedroom
- the sewing room
- the kitchen
*Thankfully* I do love the colors in the kitchen. They were directly inspired by the fabric I introduced to you back here, Small Talk Blackbird by Waverly. It may have seemed odd to the people that came through early on that we chose 2 different colors in the kitchen as the inspiration fabric was nowhere to be seen in the room.
I have been *itchy* to get the curtains done but just hadn't buckled down and done them. It has taken me a month and a half to get around to actually sewing them and *what a relief!* I actually do like them. :)
I opted for tab topped on the large window where you can actually see the curtain rod and did a simple pocket style for the one over the sink since I was only using a pressure mounted rod which would be hidden up under that curvy trim. My fabric was not wide enough to cover the long window so I had to get creative with the piecing. Thankfully, I came across this little tip on gluing your pieced fabric over on Oh Fransson! the other day and it made the whole process *worlds* easier. It did not come out perfect, but I made sure to line up the parts that were pieced over the window trim pieces so at least it wouldn't be blaringly obvious when the sun was shining through that I had done so. If you'll read between the lines on that last comment, you'll realize too that I didn't line them. A little regretful of that at the moment, but like the already painted bathroom, that fix is going to the *bottom* of the list. (Also the reason I took a pic of them at night rather than in the daytime.) ;)
Anyone else been working on home improvement/beautification projects? Send me links! I love peeking into other people's lovely homes.
But not in a creepy way. Promise. :)
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