Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dear Lord, Baby Jesus, Hallelujah!

No, you aren't at a revival and I'm not kidding that I've been doing a lot of praying lately. Let's skip over the fact that I've basically fell off the blog. I've been crazy with a bunch of projects and not many that I've finished to a point I was ready to show it off. Until tonight!

Whitney and I just finished hanging my new drapes in the dining room and I honestly couldn't be happier if it was Christmas morning and I just got a new car. (Ok, maybe that's a tad drastic, but I'm over the moon about my new drapes). If you're not, don't tell me. I don't care and I don't need negative... you have no idea how long it took to sew these bad boys.

Let's start with my inspiration.

The Inspired Room via Pinterest

My wall colors are SW Comfort Gray so they aren't as blue, but I knew that coral color would pop great across the room from my cornice boards in the kitchen and living room that are Braemore's Selim Punch fabric.

We have one of those open floor plans where you can stand in the middle of the bottom floor and see all of the kitchen, living room and dining room. I love the open feeling but it means you have to be ready to commit to consistent colors throughout. 

Since I'm having a Stella and Dot trunk show at my house on Sunday, I made it my mission to have this drapes finished before then. Nothing like inviting people to your home to kick you into high gear! 

Now, here's problem #210 when sewing your own drapes. With this new fascination with horizontal stripes on Pinterest and everywhere else you'd think the Braemore's and Waverly's of the world would take a hint and just make some wide horizontal striped fabric (also known as railroad). But, they don't. I searched high and low online and in stores and there is NONE. Boo. 

So I made some. How's that for genius? Or for crazy? Do you know how long it takes to sew that many pieces of fabric together to make wide stripes? A.Very.Long.Time. 

Because of this and because I really was winging this there will be no tutorial. Just know that you...




Jump up and down for joy because they are finished and hung! Kudos to Whitney for understanding my desire to hang them immediately!

The pictures don't do them justice but just know that I love them.

And that I will not be sewing any more drapes in the near future. At least not any with stripes!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Kelly! These look great. I need to figure out how to use my sewing maching so that I can attempt something like this!