So I decided that the best way to deal with my infertility, was to decorate. While Steven did NOT find my idea all that appealing, he has been a doll in coming around! In the process of this I was laying in bed one night and it hit me...BURLAP! That's what I need, burlap! (and a pink tool set), but mostly burlap! So seeing the imminent need, I jumped straight up and ordered 6 yards. It wasn't enough, but it got the Martha Stewart moved in me so here's what I did!
What you will need
3.Scissors and tape measure (preferably a zebra print one, but I guess a regualar one will do).
4.A ruler or straight edge (I used a piece of molding that I already had, I'm thrifty like that)
5.A husband/boyfriend/baby daddy (notice the look of "oh crap you want me to help with what? that look is also optional)
6.The ipad is optional but very helpful! I watch tutorials constantly.
7.Two fluffy help mates! (also optional and some of your husbands will double as a fluffy help mate ahahahaha cracking myself up).
So I measured my windows and "winged" a lot of this. Because the burlap "grows" when you stretch it, and because these are not supposed to look store bought, I used approximate eye balling. Mostly because I'm lazy and I hate to waste time on things like measuring.
Anyhoo, I cut the burlap into strips and went to ironing. I hate ironing but it was necessary. Stitch witch the tops of the burlap about 1" around.
Then I measured the bottoms, which I chose to leave frayed because I liked the way it looked! Again, you will have some room to play so err on the side of caution and cut them too long rather than too short.
I stitch witched them all the way around and clipped them on at the top with clips I bought at Hobby Lobby for 6.99!
I pinched them and pinned them overnight so that they wouldn't look so stiff!
I didn't quite get enough fabric so this is only 4 of the 7 I have to make, but you get the idea! What do you think?
I used an awesome tutorial that I found at lifetothet.com/385/burlap-curtains. Life to the t is awesome! Shout out to T for the help!
Of course I couldn't stand to just leave them, so I played around with making the tie backs. This is what I came up with!
Too much? How about give me your input on these bad boys please and thank you.
As for the horrible mirrors in my entrance...Steven and I have been trying to decide for a long time what to do with them. So naturally, painting on them was my first choice. He went out of town on business...so when he came home...I had done a little bit of crafting! I used stencils and spray on glass etching. I almost died due to the fumes but other than that it was fairly easy.
And...I have been collecting plates for a little while now, in hopes of doing a little something like THIS...
Nevermind the dude on tv at the photo shoot I was having! I think they look adorable. I bought tons of plates at the thrift store, and target. I painted the one in the middle (duh?) for the focal point!
It's coming together!!! I have a coffee table, rugs and pictures to sell so let me know if you are interested!