I had big plans for my day yesterday.
Like the kind of plans that make you want to hop out of bed and put on your cute robe and grab a steaming mug of coffee and snuggle up on the couch for a moment.
Kind of like the calm before the plan storm.
That was going to be my day.
I had ordered this fabric for the room to make roman shades for the window and it came while I was at Haven and I knew that I knew that I knew.
My windows wouldn’t be lonely anymore.
What the what?
I know hot.
I’ve grown up in Texas all my life. I’ve spent summers frying eggs on the sidewalk. One summer we went for 34 straight days with over 100-degree temperatures.
But I draw the line when the 100-degree temperatures start going to DOUBLE DIGITS.
I couldn’t get motivated.
I couldn’t stop sweating.
I couldn’t do anything except think about how hot it was and wonder if it was going to get hotter and what that hotter was going to feel like and WHEN WOULD THE HOT EVER STOP?
It was over 100 degrees at eight o’clock last night.
I know because we all went for snowcones to try and un-hot ourselves.
So the shades never got made.
It’s supposed to be even hotter today—if that’s even possible.
It’s going to break all the hot records here.
So I thought I’d inspire myself with pictures of what the shades might look like when I’m done.
First of all here’s the fabric.
It’s part of the Magnolia Fabric line that may or may not be related to Joanna Gaines.
It is kind of hard to tell from this picture, but there are actually three different blues in the pattern of the fabric.
I love it because it pulls up the pattern of the rug onto the windows.
The windows are smaller and I’m making a roman shade like I did at the farmhouse (you can see the how-to here).
Then I’m layering in some new pillows in this stripe and this woven textured solid to balance out the pattern.
I’m also looking for a smaller pattern for seat cushions on the chairs.
Here’s the window with the fabric edited in.
It’s going to look much more roman shady.
The scale of the actual fabric is a little bigger than my rendition with a little more of a greige look to it.
But just looking at this makes me happy.
Just like yesterday I woke up with big plans.
Today was roman shade day.
I heard the forecast on television.
I might sew.
I might make those roman shades.
I might be productive.
I may just pretend I feel ocean breezes and that it’s 70 degrees and go get another snow cone instead.