December 29, 2008

now i have to actually sew?

As many of you know, I've been threatening to re-do my curtains for awhile now. John gave me a small portion of the proceeds from the pool table and today I finally got off my lazy bum to search for fabric. I'm on a pretty tight budget. So I scooted up to a relatively inexpensive, but HUGE, fabric store on the other end of town. 

I found some nice textured mustard fabric, but it was still a bit pricey--and maybe too plain?? My family room has always been a struggle for me to decorate. It does not have a lot of architectural charm, and so the curtain fabric needs a little bit of action.

Then I happened upon some perfect mustard-yellow pom-poms...they were a must have. I swooped on them like a vulture. They did not go with the above mustard fabric, so I switched gears and started looking for some fabric to go with my pom-poms. 

Then I saw some peacock blue patterned fabric. I liked the vintage look of it, and more importantly, it went with the mustard pom-poms. My accent color will be grey. Now, the blue patterned fabric is not my all-time favorite fabric in the entire world, but I think it will do the trick for now. It was a great deal, and if it doesn't work out for eternity, that's fine. It was inexpensive and anything is better than my current fabric. I am just tired of looking for the perfect fabric. So, without any further adieu...





And even better yet, it all goes with my yellow chair! I can finally bring it out of hiding from my bedroom. And I can't wait to embroider some funky pillows. Oh the excitement of the dawning of a new era. And John is even willing to paint the walls.

The only problem is, now I actually have to sit down and sew curtains. Not my favorite task.

13 comments:

  1. oooh I feel a sewing day coming on!!!=) Eeek! I love it!=)

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  2. It must be the spirit of the new year... I am also feeling the urge to redecorate, but I'm focusing on my two bathrooms. :) I just bought I shower curtain off ebay for the front bathroom. I thought I would go from there.

    I too love the mustard pom poms. Can't wait to see the finished product. There will be pics I hope.

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  3. And here I am jealous of your sewing abilities! I'm sure it will be great - you have such good sense of style!

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  4. hey im a friend of jen's we met once, would you like to photograph my 4 kids one time when im in town if you feel up to it? lmk thanks! i like your style we'll be in town the weekend of Jan 9-11 or again in feb or march...

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  5. I LOVE IT! It is soooo you! Can't wait to see the outcome! Gosh, I have GOT to learn to sew!

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  6. Oooohhh.. I love it! If only I had the ability to put those types of fabric together! I probably never would have picked those out... but will DROOL over them when you post the pictures of them hanging in your house!

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  7. Oh I Loooove the fabric!! I've been on a sewing kick lately too, even though I can only really sew straight lines, and even at that... it's iffy. LOL. Happy curtain making!!

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  8. LOVE THE FABRIC!!! You have to help me with my new office/play room/tv room. Randomly I bought some wrapping paper that inspired me for my color scheme (is that weird!?).

    And I'm obsessed with grey and yellow together ever since you helped me make Sam's shirt. I love it! Can't wait to see the end result!

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  9. We need new curtains so badly and I have been pricing ready made curtains and they are killer! I might be right behind you in making some of my own =) But I am still not sure what I want =(

    Did you go out to F & M Fabric? I love that place but it is always a group trip for me or I would be lost in east Bako somewhere! =)

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  10. I can't wait to see the finished project! I love your house from the pictures you've posted and you have fabulous taste. I'm sure the curtains will be amazing. I wish I could sew. My husband sews on buttons since I don't even do that!

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  11. I really love that fabric! I think it is going to look awesome...can't wait to see 'em! And just be thankful you CAN sew curtains, that's not a project I've endured yet. Oh, and yes, that fabric store is the best. It's really in the ghetto, but it's dirt cheap! =)

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