So, you remember what my bedroom looked like before.
Gorgeous (though I say it myself).
The new house? Not so much.
The walls have yet to be painted, there is no art on the walls and the drapes…oh the drapes.
See, I have more windows in the new place. My original (fabulous) drapes barely covered half the new windows.
As a quick fix, I purchased some ready-made (gasp) drapes from work. They were the perfect colour, but I hated that there was such a sharp jog in fabrics and that they didn’t move on the rods as well as the original grommet-ed ones.
Anyhow, I finally got off my arse this week and fixed the problem.
I had sufficient fabric left over (thank goodness I keep EVERYTHING) to do some (14″) banding on the tops of all six ready-made panels. I also bought grommets (on sale!)
It ended up costing me all of $12.
I also squeaked in an extremely basic valance for the en suite.
In other Home Dec news, I’ve finally decided to retire my beloved coffee table.
I think I got the idea from Trading Spaces.
Taking it’s place is the trunk I snagged from the basement of my Nan and Taw’s old house.
It was covered with (literally) fifty years of grime, but it cleaned up rather well.
Still, it’s rather cool.