How to Make a Drop Cloth Roman Shade

How to Make a Drop Cloth Roman Shade

 
family room window seat

When I was little, I used to call things cool.

Things that were amazing, things that were incredible, things that poems and songs and odes should be written about….

…they were called cool.

When I got older?  Things were awesome.  And tubular.  And fetch.  And on fleek.

But now?

Throw all that out the window.

If you love something.  If you are all about it.  If it’s amazing and out of this world and off the charts like these drop cloth roman shades?

It’s now called savage.

Please use that in conversation today and thank me later. 🙂Continue reading

Simple Tip to Make Your Windows Appear Larger

Simple Tip to Make Your Windows Appear Larger

 
Living Room Decor

I wish I could show you the first house we ever lived in.

I didn’t write a blog back then so the only pictures I have of the house involve family.  I didn’t really take pictures of the decorating.

But suffice it to say it looked NOTHING like this.  I had a yellow couch with red roses and blue flowers and tomato red walls and a pink rug with an overall geometric design and blue and white plates on the wall.

It was such a tiny house and I didn’t really have a lot of money to decorate with so I shopped yard sales and painted everything in sight and became an expert at making things look like they were so much more than they ever intended to be.

Like my windows.

We had eight foot ceilings and tiny windows and I tried everything to make them look like pictures in all the decorating magazines I read and nothing really worked.

Until I discovered this tip.Continue reading

$5 Custom Curtain Rod

$5 Custom Curtain Rod

 

Tulips Master Bedroom

One of our first apartments had brick walls.

Doesn’t that sound romantic?  And rustic?  And historic?

It wasn’t.

These weren’t the brick walls you see in the Pottery Barn catalog…..these brick walls looked like they had been constructed by the people who built the Brady Bunch house.  They were orange and flat with cracks and dark gray mortar.

Yikes.

And we were young and clueless and almost penniless and renting……and we couldn’t nail a single nail into that brick without facing the wrath of Mr. Brady and Alice.

Decorating an apartment with non-nailable walls seemed like an insurmountable challenge.

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A Pair Of Silver Hoops

A Pair Of Silver Hoops

 

I love red lipstick.

And really big beautiful sparkling glittering irresistible earrings.

The kind that give you confidence.

Maybe that’s why I love window treatments……they are like jewelry for the house.

These drop cloth curtains are classic and affordable and simple……

……just like the perfect pair of silver hoops.

 

Silver hoops……you know….those earrings that can go anywhere.

I’ve worn them to a baseball game where I missed this absolute moment of brilliance.

I’ve worn them across Kentucky on the 100-mile-yard sale trek and out on date  day with the cutest carpenter on the planet.

Yep.

Those silver hoops.

Like a simple, classic curtain.

 

Today I’m posting about window decor over at the Lamps Plus blog.

And I was going for the silver hoop approach…..

…..but somehow a bunch of big, unusual, unique window treatments showed up instead.

Go figure. 🙂

PS  Here are four unique window treatment ideas.  You can thank the confidence earrings. 🙂