July 08, 2008

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Or is that just something we procrastinators say? Here's a little work in progress shot of the dining room. What a difference curtains make. I'm buying the same curtains in white to go in the study. The rods are the same in each room too and I think it will give it a nice balance when all is said and done. Love those linen curtains so much. I bought 1 panel for each window and split it down the middle and hemmed it to create 2 panels. I just can't justify spending $300 on curtains for 1 room.

You can see by my project list on the sidebar that there's lots left to do, but I'm not in a huge hurry right now. We have less than 5 weeks left of summer and now that the travelling is done, I'm focusing on the fun stuff. I let you know when there is something fun to see.


  1. I LOVE your money saving idea for the curtains! So smart!! I never would have come up with that in a million years. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Great idea on the panels...very resourceful. That to-do list cracks me up. I'm afraid to do one of those, because I'm the world's worst procrastinator. Oy. My list would be 100 items long, and would stay that way for three years, I'm sure of it!

  3. Jen,

    Love the curtains. Just an idea though - see what they look like when you move the rod up (about 2-3" down from the cieling). It's an old decorating trick that adds height and visual impact to the room. Might be fun to see what it does for your space (with pictures, of course!).

  4. What a clever crafter you are! I love the color of those curtains!

    I also love the list of things to do this summer :) What a great idea. It's such a feeling of accomplishment when you can write DONE on the side of one of those!

  5. Hey little smarty!
    Nice job- I will concur.. What did you think of, if you looked, at the coastal nests laundry curtain made from the painters drop cloth from home depot? Please do tell, it was a few posts ago, I think..I love yours, but the drop cloth certainly did fit the bill and the naturalness of the fabric is perfect there.
    Talk to you soooooon!!!
    from the beach-
    coastal nest

  6. I love that room, Jen! Looks great. I'm mulling over a paint color similar to that too. Just maybe.


  7. I agree that $300 for one room is steep. Way to be thrifty by making two panels from one!

    It's looking fabulous thus far, btw. I can't wait to see the finished room!

    Goodness, you only have 5 weeks of summer left??? It won't cool off here until late October. Ugh!


  8. Are you serious....only 5 weeks of summer left. I guess it would be a good idea to have the kiddos start there summer reading books!!

    Love the curtains and what a clever idea. BTW, I have awarded you with yet another blogging award.

  9. I've thought about splitting curtains down the middle, too. Yours turned out great. In fact, they look just right. The full width might have been too much.


  10. These curtains look great, worth every penny!

  11. ohhhh very pretty! They are absolutely perfect for the room!!! Love the blue and brown combo in your dining room :o)

  12. Jen, thanks for stopping by my blog! Love having new visitors!

    Love these curtains. These may just be what I should go with in my bedroom. Did you also get the rods from the same catalog?


  13. What a great idea to split them in half. They look great.



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