The curtains are completed and hung.
The rug is down.
The bed skirt was delivered, ironed and put on the bed.
I guess I can give a tour now.
I finished the curtains a couple weeks ago, and I'm very happy with how they turned out. I had been anxious because I was using a new unfamiliar sewing machine, combined with adding a tab in the back that had me a little nervous about my final measurements being off - but everything seems to be meeting up.
Once I decided to go ahead and do clips instead of grommets - my goal then was to not actually see the clips.
I tend to be a bit fussy sometimes.
I've made most of our curtains, but most of them I've done by just guessing.
These ones I made by using this lined drape tutorial and then adding this inspiration for the hidden tab - and they turned out so much better than any others that I've ever made.
The rug I ordered from Flor.com. I was nervous about it - it's not a pattern I would have instantly chosen, but it was on clearance and it's the exact color blue as our spread and the blue in the curtains. (I had ordered a handful of samples prior to ordering the actual carpet) I'm happy with it.
We'll put up a new ceiling fan/light fixture soon. We had to take the other one down when the boys were in this room as our faux room divider landed right on it.
I also need a small chair to put just to the right of the old Singer sewing machine.
Now I'm really picturing something like this head mount from King Four to go between the windows that would hold my necklaces. I can't stop thinking about it. What do you think? I'd probably get something with antlers the yellow in my curtains though. Or an all white one like this one.
Our bed is as high as it looks. I use that stool to climb in.
Being that it's so high, my bed skirt options are limited. It requires a 20" drop. I had a choice of white or off white in a reasonable price - or a beautiful grey linen skirt for over $400. I really really liked that grey linen skirt, but we're not quite debt-free yet.
I'm still not sure what I want on the floor on the sides of the bed, if anything - but for now - I have my grandma's rugs there. Our room gets a little chilly this time of the year.
I'm also on the hunt for the perfect nightstand either ready-made or to refurbish. I'm falling on my head to get to my alarm.
I've been getting a lot done with our two snow days. Yesterday I finally moved my necklaces from the boy's room into our closet. I have to rave about 3M's Command hooks. I was using them in the boy's room - and they were every bit as easy to take down and reuse as their advertising claims them to be, and they left absolutely no marks or residue where I moved them from. So my necklaces will stay there for now, until I buy or make a faux mounted elk head.
And then there's this window.
I just can't seem to make my mind up about it.
It faces the street. I obviously don't want my neighbors to see our shadows every time we jump out of the shower.
I'm leaning heavily towards a bi-fold shutter going about 3/4 of the way up the window as I'd like to let a little light come in.
But then I worry about that light hitting the mirror anyway and blinding me
I don't want curtains.
And I'm wondering if those shade things that you install and can move up and down or both might be the best choice.
I need to go talk to someone, I suppose. But for now - the sheet until I get really twitchy.
In other stuff -
- I'm getting a lot done on yearbook, but may still ask for an extension. I noticed I had a couple extra weeks last year and we still got our book early.
- Wendy went sledding last night and I went to the nail biter of a basketball game. Highlanders won in overtime.
- The boys stayed home.
- Greg went to Autorama for the day today.
- Wendy has soccer this afternoon.
- I should go on a milk run.
- Which would require changing out of my pj's.....
- I'll ponder it over a cup of coffee.