New Curtains and Shower Decorations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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!



11 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the triangle garland and the color palette is gorgeous! Great job!

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  2. Love the fun and whimsical garlands...you did an amazing job! Cannot WAIT to see the kitchen!! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! Cannot wait to show it! I love it so much. :)

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  3. So gorgeous! As always! :) I just bought the same vase and plant from Ikea for our bathroom! LOVE IT!

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    1. Hahaha! I have like 15 of those things. I LOVE them! Perfect pop of color :)

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  4. Thanks for the shoutout, Katy! The shower was perfect and I always love planning parties with you! :)

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  5. All of this looks incredible holy cow! Did you sew those triangle garlands?

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! Yes, just ran them through the sewing machine. It was super easy!

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  6. Looks amazing! These projects make me want to get a sewing machine and learn how to sew! And I can't wait to see the kitchen!

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    1. Thanks, Meghan! I know, I'll be making a lot of these for Christmas gifts too, I think. They are an easy excuse to get yourself a sewing machine and not hard to make at all :).

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