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Home is where the curtains are

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Decorating the house is coming along very, very slowly. With all the snow we’ve had in the last month, you’d think I would have everything finished by now. Except that I still don’t know what I want/can’t afford the things I do know that I want. One of the only tasks I have completed, however, is curtains! If you scoff at curtains or drapery in general. consider this before and after.

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Much better right?

After several failed attempts to purchase curtains that were long enough and not boring, I caved and ordered 11 yards of this fabric. Best. Decision. Ever.

*And, FYI way more economical. Thanks to some discount codes, all that fabric (of which I have probably 1 1/2 to 2 yards left) cost me less than $80 with shipping! The cheapest plain white 96” panels I could find where $25 a pop

I used Sherry’s trusty no-sew method and while I’ll admit it took FOR-EV-ER to iron hem tape to that much fabric, I love how they turned out.curtains2 pattern

I made a quick pillow slipcover too. Can’t wait to see how awesome it will look on a non-90s blue-ish green couch. pillow

Oh, and we bought a rug! After searching constantly for an 8 x 10 modern and soft rug for under $200, I found one at all places, Walmart. Damn that superstore. As if they didn’t take enough of my money as it is.

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Fun Fact: I’m 99% sure this is the exact rug that the previous owners had in the living room as well. It was meant to be, I suppose. After all my searching, the floor knew better than me what rug belonged on it.

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Oh, and in case you’re not obsessed with 100s of blogs like yours truly and haven’t seen this floating around the inter-webs, the heart wreath tutorial came from here. I seriously made it in less than an hour on one of our snow daysa few weeks ago AND it cost less than $5 total. My kind of craft project.

I’m hoping to share my craft room (that is 95% finished!) this weekend, but right now I have to tidy up because Baby Chase and his mom and dad are in town for the weekend and coming over for dinner!

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