Ledges, Curtains, and Pillow Covers.

This has been a week for decorating! Yay!

First, I changed out the curtains. We purchased simple, black curtains from IKEA years ago...like 10 years ago. We've used them in three houses now. I was feeling like the black curtains were pretty blah here. There was no color on that side of the house. I had my heart set on red curtains, or at least some curtains with red in them. Hancock Fabrics is having a sale so I loaded up the boys and headed over. Even with the fabric half off, once I calculated the cost of the fabric, the grommets, and fabric glue I was just under $100. Then I found some ready-made curtains for just $45. I brought them home only to realize that the satin nickel grommets clashed badly with my bronzed curtain rods. Rats. A quick peek on Craigslist and I found 4 panels, new in the package, for just $30! I had to chuckle at the fact that they were IKEA curtains. Oh well. I put them up and they definitely add some much needed color - and you can't beat that price.

No before pic, but here's the after:

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Here are the pillows I recovered. The chenille fabric was coming apart and looked horrible.

And here's the three I covered:

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[caption id="attachment_617" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Faux bunny fur"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_623" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Bunny fur and patterned pillow"][/caption]

Last, but not least, Ben hung two of the IKEA ledges we purchased in Indiana in September. I couldn't decide where I wanted them so I got some feedback from my TX friend, Erin, who's visiting. Then she went to work and decorated them while I cleaned and prepped for our New Year's Eve party.

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So, there you have it! I feel like we are a little closer to the house feeling like it's our own!


  1. We have Ikea curtains - our front porch is BEAUTIFUL and perfect for me - but very ,very drafty. We have two panels of their light blocking, heat-saving curtains in the entryway between the porch and our living room, and I love them! So no hating on the Ikea curtains from me! They look great!


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