When we first moved into this house the drapes here weren't that bad. The previous owners had denim furniture so these curtains went well with their furniture. Our furniture is a little darker and my accent colors are red, so these curtains weren't exactly matching. I looked high and low; on the interent and in stores, but didn't find anything I liked that was reasonably priced. I have six windows that I needed to cover, so didn't want to break the bank covering them.
One day I had been blog surfing and saw some really nice curtains on room makeover that someone was posting about . I emailed her and asked her where she got her curtains and she said, "IKEA." I was determined to head out to IKEA and buy some curtains. You see, these particular curtains are only $14.99 per package. ...and yes, you get two panels in a package! I was so excited ! Until I found out the nearest IKEA was about four and a half hours away. : ( So, I went back to their website to see if I could order them online and I couldn't. : ( Long story short, I realized, I would probably have to make them myself and would save up the money to purchase some fabric to make them.
Well, the hubs surprised me and the kids with a trip to Texas and yes, we swung by the IKEA to pick up the curtains and here they are on my windows. I love them.
I bought the 98 inch long ones even though my windows are only 95 inches. I like how they puddle and how the light filters in through them during the day.
Another after I worked on was my pantry. I shared a few months back that I loved how House of Hepworths transformed her pantry and how neat and tidy it looked. Well, mine looks neat and tidy, but I didn't have extra cash to by those fancy vinyl labels to label all the jars. Lucky for me, we know what everything is. The shelving was painted white. I gave it a good cleaning and then I laid down some red gingham shelf paper to give the shelving a little pick me up. I also bought a few of the glass jars from Target to store things like rice, oatmeal and crackers. I am pleased with how it turned out.