Hello! We've had a crazy couple of weeks, but I wanted to pop in and share a little peek of our new dining room curtains and some of the decor my friend and I made for a lingerie shower this past weekend. I LOVED it.
My friend Alli pinned a triangle garland that we both fell in love with, so we decided to make our own version. I ran these through my sewing machine and was amazed at how much I loved the look!
We went with the super popular gold and pastel color scheme. I found some beautiful lace fabric on super sale (very similar to this inspiration image) and we used that as our table cloth. The shower was at night so I took all of these before the food was out...all of the platters have sticky note labels on them if you were to zoom out :).
We also did a monogram theme and had several B's around the house (for the bride-to-be's future last name) as well as some delicious custom monogram cookies that I forgot to take a picture of! (Similar to this but in our colors....if you live in Lubbock I will hook you up with the best cookie lady ever!) I got that frame at Goodwill and painted the frame gold, the matte board white, and the original print with chalkboard paint. Alli drew the B and the laurel....she is great with chalk!
I also sewed a few ruffle garlands and basically want to keep them up forever. I LOVE them. They don't look as substantial in the pictures as they do in real life, but they added a lot to the table backdrop! Easy to make, too.
Our new curtains are from Ikea and so is the curtain rod. The curtains are pretty popular in blog world and I think they look a lot more expensive than they actually are. They are thick with a linen look and have the hidden pinch pleats which is a plus! Also, finding reasonably priced curtain rods for bay windows was a pain in the hiney and I was so relieved to see them at Ikea!
In the living room I hung more paper and ruffle garlands. And added a B. I never know how to decorate living rooms for showers but I like how this turned out. When I took these, we were in the middle of a nasty dust storm so all of the colors look weird since it was brown and dark outside...sorry. ;)
We also finished our KITCHEN. Yay!!! Well, it's not completely finished--I ordered a new faucet and am still waiting to get it in the mail... and I also need to paint the pantry door and the trim, but other than that we are done for now! Y'all...it makes me so happy when I walk in there. I absolutely, positively, LOVE it. Cannot wait to share! Oh, the power of paint and a handy husband :).
Have a great day!