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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Giving Readymade Drapes A Custom Look

I bought a pair of Lenda drapes from Ikea, they are simple white linen look drapes.  I've seen these used in so many pictures just as they are and also customized.  There are so many creative people out there and they have taken these plain simple drapes and turned them into all kinds of masterpieces.  I think I want to do some kind of trim or something on mine, so I looked on Pinterest for some inspiration.  I couldn't believe how much there was to see.  

I love the idea of adding a fabric band at the bottom or at the top.


Here's another idea using fabric, in fact I saw quite a few.


A band of fabric going down the side of the panels looks amazing too.


I think this was done to coordinate with this toile fabric used elsewhere in the room.


Even simple ribbon stripes look amazing.


Again wide strips of fabric.  This can be really dramatic.

Stenciling a pattern is also really popular.  This is so pretty.

This stencil looks so elegant.

Then I also remembered these dot painted drapes that I saw on Hunted Interior

 I could definitely do that, it would tie in with the dot and dash walls that I painted for our Master Bedroom Closet Makeover.

See what I mean, there are a ton of fabulous ideas.  I think I want to do something, just not sure what yet.

How about you, do you like to customize your drapes?

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Shopping - Lamps Plus and Ikea

Obviously I am a little obsessed with this bedroom makeover.  The white comforter I ordered didn't work at all so back it goes.  For now I am moving on to other things.  

I found the perfect mirror, just enough bling and character.  Seems like I usually have good luck at Lamps Plus.  (I am not being compensated at all, I just like this store.)  While I was there looking for my chandy for the closet makeover, I saw they had several mirrors on sale.  There were so many gorgeous ones, but I thought this one had character and was a little different than just a plain frame.  I was also specifically looking for round.   At 32" wide and $69 I thought it was a bargain.  It has a beautiful gold leaf finish on the frame with just enough bling, and not too shiny.


 I shopped the house for a few different accessories.  The black and gold box and the gold leaf candle hurrican both came from Home Goods.  I found them on their clearance aisle a couple of weeks ago.  The hurricane was $6.95 and the box was $5.  Love that store and love those clearance aisles.


 This is starting to look like I envisioned.  I am going to call this good for now.

So the dresser on my side is done and so is the nightstand on hubby's side.  We are making progress.

We also made a trip to Ikea yesterday and I bought a pair of the white Lenda drapes.  Not sure if I will trim them or leave them plain.  I've ordered another comforter set, we'll have to see how that turns out, then I can decide.

So, little by little this room is coming together.  How's your project list going?

I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse , A Delightsome Life ,
Love of Family & Home ,  Between Naps On The Porch ,
 From My Front Porch To Yours , Imparting Grace ,
 My Romantic Home ,   French Country Cottage ,The Thrifty Groove , 
The Charm Of Home , Chic A Shoestring Decorating,
 FindingFabulous ,  Rooted In Thyme , Jennifer Rizzo ,
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Master Bedroom Lamp Makeover Tutorial

Here is my new lamp.  Well not new, just an old one that I made over to go with my new look.  So far this really simple bedroom refresh has turned out to be a real challenge.   I ordered a white comforter and it is suppossed to be here on Tuesday, so as a place filler I am just using white sheets.  My accent fabrics didn't work out as planned, so I just moved on to lamps.  This is just a place filler for now too, but the finish did turn out ok.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

269th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 269th Inspire Me Tuesday.  Again, you guys just totally outdid yourselves.  There is always so much to see and you guys are so creative and so clever.  I love seeing what all you have been up to.  Here is a small sample.

Clean and Sensible shared a fabulous list of projects to do to get your yard ready for Summer.  Tons of tips for making your yard the perfect summer retreat.  You will definitely want to go see all of her "how to's".

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lamps For The Master Bedroom

If you are following along, I am in the midst of trying to do an update and mini makeover in our Master Bedroom.  I am replacing some of the accessories and some really tired beige bedding with new beautiful white.  So far my accent fabrics have been a fail, so I am switching up things and working on lamps.

This is my hubby's nightstand.  I like this picture moved here (it was previously above the dresser) and this lamp works great.  I bought a new oval shade for an updated look.
 
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