Monday, March 22, 2010

A Dropcloth Shower curtain with Ruffles

I finished the shower curtain in my bathroom, which is now usable by the way and we are so excited. But, as usual, I have lots of little details to finish it. I used a $10 drop cloth from Home Depot for the shower and added some white ruffle trim from Hobby Lobby to make the shower curtain. The curtain cost me about $20 including the grommets. The only thing I would have done differently is make it wider. I only added a few inches extra and I should have done at least 6 inches. Oh well, I am still learning!
I just adore this ruffle trim and I love mixing unexpected styles together like an industrial looking drop cloth and soft feminine ruffles. I just sewed the ruffles onto the curtain after I measured and drew a line to pin the trim to so it would be straight.

Here is what the trim looks like. It is 1.99/yard at Hobby Lobby. Less with a coupon or when it's on sale!

I used these vintage style glass shower curtain hooks from Target's Shabby Chic collection. I added grommets to hang the curtain. Once again, I love the industrial looking grommets and the feminine sparkly glass knobs. It didn't turn out perfect, but I love how it looks in the bathroom.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bring on Spring!

I am doing a light "sprinkling" of spring this year at our house. I honestly can't find my spring decor so I am just using what I have and adding some bits of blue. I got three of these pretty votive cups at my favorite store for FREE! I love that place! (They were a little damaged, but I don't care). This is my wooden Christmas lamb turned Easter lamb. It stands for Jesus and how he laid down his life for us at Easter. He is now Risen!
I just love this rusty urn turned egg cup.

I have started collecting glass bottles for my bathroom, but I just love this one in the kitchen.

I also am collecting aged silver pieces and just snagged this cake plate at my favorite store too. The glass on the cloche is very dirty, sorry!

This chenille carrot came from Makenna's kitchen. I wish I could say I made it, but I didn't.

Another silver cup I collected along with an old silver candlestick I had. I got the tray at a garage sale last year for $1.00. I found these flashcards and stained them with coffee to age them a bit.

Happy Spring!! Now off to plant some tulips and daffodils that I didn't get around to doing this winter!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Budget Wall Art and Some Burlap Curtains

I needed a change on this wall in my living room, so I gathered up some items that I had around the house and some garage sale frames that I had sitting in a closet. I painted the frames black and then hung them in a grouping on the wall. It was a no cost change and it gives me something new to look at for spring. I like it! I might add another plate with a picture in the top left frame and maybe a picture in the center frame. I just haven't decided yet...
The wall above this clock needed something, so I hung some plates that I already had along with the single rooster salad plate that I got with this set at an antique store. I am loving this turquoise color right now!

I have been needing curtains for these windows in my foyer for a while now, so I made some from some burlap I already had (so cheap) and hot glued some cream ball fringe that I purchased from ebay a few years back. I made the ties out of the houdstooth fabric that I made the living room curtains out of. They were quick, easy, and CHEAP! I might change out the ties when I want a new look.

There was no sewing involved in this project...just the handy dandy hot glue gun. I just love that thing!