2 hacks: Ikea Bygel rails as curtain rods & bed sheets into curtains

I can finally check another item off my should-have-done-this-a-year-ago to-do list. My son's curtains have been sitting in his closet since we moved in almost 2 years ago. Why has it taken me so long to hang them? Because I am the Master Procrastinator. But they are hung and looking fly if I do say so myself. I hung them the same way I hung them in our previous house - using two Bygel Rails from good ol' Ikea. They come in two sizes. For the curtains I purchased the shorter ones. These rails are made for the kitchen to hold accessories on. Ikea also suggests using them as a … [Read more...]

Capiz chandelier in the dining room

Now that the dust has settled from all the renovating, I've finally installed a new light fixture in the dining room. Can I get a holla?! Let's start with a good ol' "before" picture. It just makes the final reveal that much more shocking and fun, am I right?! Be prepared to bleach your eyeballs. Okay, okay, it wasn't that bad. In hindsight I can say I liked the curtains (my ones from the previous house that I do plan to hang again soon). The floor wasn't bad (we replaced it so all the floor would match). Um, what else? Nope, that is all. I'm not a fan of anything else in there. … [Read more...]

A mini master makeover (bedding & curtains in the master bedroom)

Do you ever go through phases with decorating or crafting or whatever? It's like I get tunnel vision or something. I'll get on a DIY tangent, or a crafting tangent, or a decorating tangent. Lately I've been on a curtains tangent. And a sprucing-up-the-place tangent. I haven't done many huge DIY projects or crafting lately. I've been focusing on just tying up loose ends and sprucing up the place so it feels more cohesive and livable. I just blew through a master bedroom tangent, in part thanks to my blogging-turned-in-real-life friend Jenn. Jenn is literally the bomb dot com. She texted me a … [Read more...]

Two hacks in one post (curtains for my boy’s room)

Hiah my friends! I have been doing a little bit of tweaking in my son's room this past week and am very excited to show you! His poor room has been virtually neglected the past almost-3-years that we've lived here. Thank goodness he is a typical boy who could care less what his room looks like. As long as he has his legos and DS, he is a happy camper. Okay, so his room started like this: First off, I ditched the shelf below his window almost immediately. It's now on the other side of the room. And just for a refresher, here's the post I wrote about all his bedding. I'll just go … [Read more...]

Like, OMG. The piano room actually has curtains now?!

Four long months ago I proclaimed I was going to hang curtains in the piano room. Sounded simple enough. Hell, I already had the curtains. How long could hanging two curtain panels really take? I tried them out by hanging them on the wall with some tacks... They were waiting for Noah's Flood, so I tested out some gray fabric I picked up at ikea. Yup, this little plan I hatched was going to work out perfectly. I even added this little curtain project to my list of 24 projects I should have finished by now (project #6) {aka I'm a huge procrastinator}. So why is it … [Read more...]

Orange you glad you chose Thomas Paul? (My dining curtains are done!)

Fourteen months ago I discovered Thomas Paul and his Aviary Fabric. I saw the fabric in a model home and was smitten at that very instant. Later I was tickled pink orange when I found out the same fabric also came in tangerine. At that moment, my dining room's fate was sealed. Well, the day has come. The fabric has been purchased, and the dining room Thomas Paul Aviary curtains are D-O-N-E. Wanna see my newest most-favoritest-accessory in the whole wide world? I can't stop grinning from ear to ear. And honest to God, they look about fifty bagillion times more … [Read more...]

Chairs for the piano room! Plus a VLOG!

Folks, are you in for a ride today! I MADE ANOTHER VLOG! Yes, I know. I can't help myself. They. are. so. fun! So, wanna know what I've been up to lately? Hint: the video shows some super top secret stuff, as well as more detail about today's post. (Here's a direct link for all email subscribers that don't get the embedded videos.) I went shopping! And like I said the other day, I'm going to finish this piano room once and for all! Here are the goods in the back of my car. Note to self: it's probably a good idea to make sure everything will fit before you load up … [Read more...]