Living Room Curtains are UP!

A week later and I’m back with my finished DIY curtains! Just remember I am working on improving my photography skills but here is a tutorial on how to make your own for pretty cheap!

These are no sew curtains and are an easy DIY project.

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Here are my supplies.

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Start off with a canvas drop cloth from your local hardware store. I bought mine from Lowe’s.

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I cut the canvas in half so I would have 2 valances. The 2 valances measure approx. 7.5′ x 4′.

I used blue painters tape and measured off my stripes. I started with the hemmed side of the canvas.

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I used acrylic paint and foam brushes to paint my stripes….super easy!

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I let them curtains dry overnight. Just an FYI the paint will bleed through the canvas so make sure to paint on something you don’t mind to get pretty colors on.

Once the curtains are dry I cut the curtains to the length I wanted. My curtains go all the way to the ground so I just made a straight line and left 2″ for the hem.

Next I folded the end 1″ and ironed.
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Then I did this again and then hot glued the hem. NO SEW!

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I used clip rings from Lowes.

I also made my own curtain rod by using a pole from Lowe’s (you can find in the wood department). I cute the pole to the length I needed. I added finials and rod brackets that are found back with the dowel rods. I stained them with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Kona.

Here is the finished product!

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Let me know what you think and even better make some of your own and send me a pic!

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Living Room Artwork Update and New Project

The votes are in! The winner is……Choice A. So we will prepare to start work on that project shortly. We need to get supplies and tools and the preparation begins.

As I mentioned in my title I have a new project. My mother has been bugging me for several weeks that she wants to get her house decorated. We are going to start in her living room. A little over a year ago my parents had their kitchen and family/living room completed remodeled. What used to be the family room is now the dining room and the formal living room is now their main space. The room is long and narrow with several doors and a large picture window. It has been a challenge on how to lay out the furniture.

I came up with 2 options for her living room. And of course we need your help! My parents like traditional style and don’t want to be too trendy and have to change their décor in a few years. The room is painted a light brown and that color will stay. Based on this information we need your help voting between Choice A or Choice B.

Choice A

Choice A

Choice B

Choice B

Living Room Artwork

As I’ve said in earlier posts. I am a DIYer. I love getting my hands dirty and learning new things. With that in mind I have decided to make a one of a kind art piece for our living room (with the help of my husband!) I have been researching Pinterest for some different artwork and I have narrowed it down to three options. So I need your help….Choice A, B or C?

Choice A

Choice A

 

Choice B

Choice B

 

Choice C

Choice C

 

Here is your chance to help….VOTE!

 

Living Room Decor

We recently moved into a new home and my mind is running rampant trying to decide what décor I want in our home. I love decorating! You would think the blank slate would be easy to cover, but not so fast. In the world of Pinterest there are SOOOOO many ideas floating around out there it’s hard to pick just one! After 3 months of living here it is time to start somewhere and start making this house a home. Our walls are a gray/blue and I was having a hard time finding the perfect accent color that didn’t seem to childish. I have finally narrowed it down to….YELLOW! I don’t want tons of overwhelming yellow in the room but accents that will add to our mostly neutral pallet. Here are a few of my inspirations.

Yellow Striped Curtains

Yellow Striped Curtains

Artwork

Artwork

Pillows

Pillows

This might be a long process since there is a budget in place 😉 but I will get some pictures of the room up and start showing you the progress! Keep checking back and leave a comment!