I bought the fabric on clearance and lined 4 pieces with blackout drapery lining that was also on clearance at Joann's. It makes the curtains extra thick, and they really do black out any light. They also help to keep the home more energy efficient. I raised the height of my curtain rods, and opted to use curtain rod hooks for a more airy feel.
I've been holding off on showing them to you because my kitchen and living room are still very much in progress, but this way you can enjoy the ride with me. Here's the status so far.
We added a custom cut glass top to the dining room table that I shared with you all HERE to protect it and to allow for much easier cleanup after each meal. This investment was so worth it to me.
I treated myself to this darling fork and spoon for my birthday (purchased on sale from Hobby Lobby) instead of my originally planned "EAT" sign above the sink. I saw them while browsing and decided that a fork and spoon say EAT just as well as the text does.
I added some small plates above the buffet, and will hang that fabulous silver tray above them soon. I found that baby for $5 at Salvation Army all tarnished and couldn't believe how gorgeous it was once I polished her up.
The real dilemma in my kitchen right now is the bar stool situation for the island. That story is going to be reserved for an entire post. Hold on to your seats, my friends. Try your best to just ignore what's going in in these pics at the island... :)
In the living room, I basically sold everything that was in there before with the exception of my couch and coffee table. I wanted to start with a completely blank canvas and build up.
Here's a few of the living room "before" decor. I was so done with all the dark colors in the orange/red/
The couch was positioned the other direction, facing towards the large wall where the espresso colored entertainment center was, closing the space off between the kitchen and living room.
|this is the WAY before shot... like right when we moved in :)|
Here they are now!"
Loving you for listening to me ramble on and on when I should be showering/cleaning/grocery shopping/sewing my pillows/choreographing/the list goes on and on forever...