For those of you who have been tuning in for awhile, you may remember the ongoing project that is my home office/guest room.
I started off as a sport's den for the Mister, then we had Little Man and things got all flip-flopped around upstairs. Now, the smallest of our 5 bedrooms is where we pay the bills and house our guests.
The room was originally red (remember the sport's den?). Then, I thought I was going for a mustardy yellow...and wound up with this:
YIKES! I actually bought this paint about 5 years ago when the guest room was another room and never got around to painting. This just goes to show that paint does have an expiration date. It took 3-4 coats over a primer to get the paint on evenly and the color was, well, you can see. Hor-rendous.
Time for a revamp. Since this is a small room, I wanted white walls. All of the walls are painted Behr Polar Bear up until the top of the window frame. The plan is to create a photo ledge around the perimeter of the room and paint the top portion a soft gray. Baby steps.
Here's what the checklist looks like so far:
paint the top of the walls
build the photo ledge
create a headboard
artwork (this one is half finished)
I promise to update you on the crossed items I haven't blogged about. All will be revealed soon! :)
We're getting there! Of course, the really hard stuff is left...
Today I'm sharing the DIY curtains I made. Now, if I could put these together, I know you can. I do have a circa 1978 sewing machine my grandma gave me. However, I've never turned it on, nor do I know how. This project was done with the awesomeness of iron on fusing.
Remember the clearance shower curtains I recovered my ottoman and desk chair with?
Well, they made another appearance.
I split a shower curtain down the middle and used one half for each side of the window. Since they weren't long enough, and I like a little puddle in my drapes, I used a drop cloth from Home Depot and iron fused the pieces together. I thought a little stripe of the shower curtain patter would be cute, so I just measured, cut and ironed those together too. It took my one preschool day (about 2 hours) to finish.
After I hung them back up, they still needed a little something, so I cut a piece of burlap from my giant roll and hung it over the curtain rod. To give it some swag, I just tucked it up with my fingers and put a safety pin under the fold on each side. This took about 3 minutes.
Really hard to photograph windows guys! I love a sunny day, but geez! These pics are crazy!
The room is starting to take shape. I really have taken my time on this one and I'm glad. I usually want to just get things finished, but I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to use what I have and most of all, how we want to use the space.
Are you ready to go fashion some curtains out of nothing?!