Sunday, January 23, 2011


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.

curtains before

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.

Now to keep it that way.

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Gen said...

You got a great deal on the curtains they look great. Nice job on the pantry you'll have your spring cleaning done before spring gets here :)

Sue said...

Love the curtains! Your windows are perfect as they're huge! The pantry make-over is awesome, too. So pretty; looks like just out of a magazine!

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