Thursday, February 25, 2010

They Are Finally Up!

It is hard to believe that it has been almost a month since our move.
It is also a short month. My dear Mr. Darling is still recovering from
his ankle sprain and was unable to hang my curtain rod...
So our friend Kenny came over and hung it for me!!!
Except, it wasn't ready for the curtains. I had to sew them up first.
Well, you know I ended up really sick this last week.
So the window has been wide open and empty all this time.

I couldn't seem to find any draperies I liked store bought.
I looked and looked and knew I was also on a budget.
Curtains can be expensive...
and now a days they only sell you one panel per package.
As I was browsing around I saw a happy checkered
table cloth by Better Homes And Gardens.
I really liked it, but not for a table.
My little mind was thinking...curtains!
And it was on clearance!!!!
So there you have it... I cut it in half, sewed in a rod pocket
and paired them with some creamy sheers I also found on clearance!
The whole project cost less than $30.00.

I finally felt better enough to put them together and hang them up today.
What a difference window treatments make to a room!!!
It feels so cozy.
And, I love how it looks with my little lamps and
my antique rocking chair which was given to me from my Step Mama...
which belonged to her Grandmother.
I am honored to have it as my own.

Now it's a cozy little corner next to our
little vintage children book collection.
I will share more little corners of our home soon!
Have a Happy Day!


  1. sweet curtains mica. Ive been wanting new ones for my bedroom and living rooms.. but like you said.. they do tend to be expensive. oh well.. maybe this summer....
    have a great weekend.

  2. You did a great job on those curtains are so right ...your room looks so cozy the rocker...I have one that was my MIL 's and her mothers before her....thanks for sharing...have a blessed weekend...

  3. You did good girl, love it all xoxox Clarice

  4. The curtains look so cheery .You can not beat it when you make your own .I always make mine too and am in the process of of making them for my aunt this time around too !!!

  5. They are perfect and so are you!
    Love ya