Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fabric Alternatives: Inexpensive {no sew} Curtains

I LOVE fabric! I have an entire dresser full -
I love to open the drawers and just stare at it.
I love to stroll through fabric stores, touching the beautiful fabric.
I love to spend hours searching fabric on fabric.com.
Problem is, I hate to actually use it.

Confession: My name is Whitney and I'm a fabric hoarder.

Please tell me I'm not the only one?!

Another problem is that Fabric can also be SUPER expensive!!
Especially when you need SEVERAL yards of a heavy weight fabric.
You know, like if you were making curtains...
(p.s. have you priced patterned curtains in a store? holy cow!)

and I need a LOT of curtains in the new house....
So as I was taking my {daily} walk through Target,
yes. daily. (it's a problem, i know.)
when I saw these bad boys chillin' on an end cap ....
They were TABLECLOTHS, beautiful white & blue tablecloths -
and they were calling my name!

 60 inches x 84 inches?! Yes, please!!! That's a LOT of fabric.
TWO curtain panels if you cut it in half.
Two panels for $12.98! That's less than $6.50 a panel!

So I snatched up two and off I went ....

No hemming (or very little hemming if you cut them in half).
Nice weight to them (so they will drop nice!).
Beautiful pattern.

I bought some curtain clips and that was that!
Beautiful, inexpensive curtains!
I made four panels for less than $25!
Not bad!! 

I'll be back later with a half-revel of the master bedroom.
(I'm still working on the walls and throw pillows)
But here's a sneak peak of my DIY, inexpensive curtains.

and the hubs even likes the floral.
I was a bit nervous about that.
You know, since he's such a manly aviator now. :)

So think outside of the box when it comes to fabric resources.
Tablecloths, shower curtains and sheets are a great place to start!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm back!!!!!!!

hellloooooo friends!!!!
I'm back!!!!!! I'm back!
I'm really really back!

I feel like I'm reconnecting with a long lost friend ...
"and it feels soooo good" 
{name that song. Anyone? ok, moving on}

just logging in today made me feel all warm and fuzzy.
(it's true - I didn't even log in ONCE since October!)
Crazy, huh?

I sort of took an {unexpected} 5 month hiatus ...
the whole two babies under two,
moving (for the third time in two years),
the hubs finishing flight school
and getting settled in a new city really interfered with my blogging!

But I just want to thank y'all for hanging around.
It really means a lot.
I was pretty sure I was going to log in and you'd all be gone....

but you're still here!
You won't regret it, I promise!
I have a LOT of projects and ideas to share!

So let's see .... so much has happened.
Where should I begin?

I guess I'll start with the youngest ... 

Remember this sweet little newborn baby boy?

Well he is now a smiling, rolling over, sitting up, rice cereal eating 5 month old!

as for sweet Monkey Man ...
he is now Wild Man -
 an independent, "mine" and "no" screaming, firetruck obsessed {almost} two year old!  

The hubs earned those Naval Aviator WINGS OF GOLD!!!
It was a tough 2 years and I'm SO proud of him!
{don't those wings look sexy!?}

As for me ... 

well, I'm adjusting.
to life with two.
life in a new city.
life without my friends & family.
and life as a home owner. 

Yup ---
We moved from Texas to Oklahoma ....
and we BOUGHT a house!

a cute little semi-fixer upper in South Oklahoma City.

See ... I told you I've been busy!
can you forgive me for leaving you hanging?! :)
But I'm back now ....
and I can't wait to show you what we've been working on!!!

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