Holy long title! Can you tell I've got a lot to cram into one post?!
Let's start with the AMAZING giveaway I won a few weeks back from the sweet gals at Lolly Jane!
I think they are just the most adorable gals! They are so sweet and creative! And twins!!
They host a linky party, Whatcha Got Weekend (WGW), each week and I'm always sure to link up!
Anywho, I won a credit to their shop and chose this adorable sign that reads "Life is short. Enjoy the ride."
I love it in my office! Thank you so much girls!
Next, I've been very busy this weekend! Even with a nasty cold I was determined to get some work done on my office. I was able to finish my chevron curtains inspired by A Drop In the Bucket.
I'm so excited with how they turned out!
I used a 6' x 9' dropcloth from Home Depot and it only cost $10.50. I had the paint already.
They're not perfect - I didn't coat 100%, but I like them that way.
Right now they're very stiff, so I'm hoping over time they'll relax so they don't look so rigid. Any pointers on how to soften them up? I'm kind of scared to put them in the dryer.
I also made a curtain rod using leftover wood from my desk and a $3 dowel.
Please excuse the white adhesive peeking through - I'm trying to avoid putting too many nails in the wall.
These were inspired by curtain rods I saw in a West Elm magazine YEARS ago!
Details and tutorial coming soon!
Ok - if you're still with me, thanks!
I had a spur of the moment decorating idea for my office and I'm still debating.
I still haven't been able to sell my zebra end table, so on a whim I threw it up on my desk.
My thought is that it could serve as both a shelf, and extra storage. Currently I've got my scrap fabric in the top drawer, and miscellaneous tid-bits in the bottom drawer.
So here is where I need your opinion - LOVE it, or HATE it?
**UPDATE - I decided I LOVE it, so I'm keeping it! I'd still love any input or ideas you have!**
Don't be mean to me please! Just let me know what you think.
Keep in mind that I'm not done decorating yet, so some things will change, like the visible sewing machine cords and some of the decor. The two chairs I currently have will be gone as of tomorrow night and replaced with modern wood chairs!
One more view:
Ok, don't make me cry!