The $10 Curtain

I gotta tell you, I really had no idea how this was going to turn out... but now that it's all said and done, I love it.
Like, really love it.

But because, I wasn't all too sure about what in the world they would look like, I bought the curtains from IKEA.

This picture actually shows 4 panels (since 2 panels come in a pack), but I only used 2 panels for this project. Each package costs $10...that's $5 a panel. 
(Note: they are pretty stiff right out of the package, so I decided to wash them first. There's no doubt that loosened them up.)

The paint I used was new to me. It's a mulit-surface metallic paint, and it cost somewhere between 5-7 bucks from whatever craft store.

I didn't have a triangle stamp, so I made my own out of a foam sheet...by gluing several cut out triangles on top of one another.

Then I just stamped the curtain panels one at a time.
I knew there'd be no way to line every triangle up perfectly throughout the panel, so I intentionally stamped them randomly...as to make sure it didn't look like a perfect pattern.

Based on the size of Ross's room, I realized one panel per window was enough, so I tied them back with a piece of jute and a Command hook.

Crazy, they've only been up for 2 days now... but for some reason they feel as though they've always been there... like maybe her room is complete.

Could that mean it's time for the very first room tour in our new house...???

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bits about us: at the table

Now, let me just preface by saying, Ross was (and still is) an eater. Of course she's skeptical, and vegetables are the last thing on her list, but she'll eat...

Gram, however...takes it up a few notches.

That little saying, "He'll eat you out a house and home!" I just brushed off.
Surely they mean when they're in high school...maybe middle school...

Way wrong.

This particular bowl of ice cream was only after a granola bar, 2 snack cups of teddy grahams, 1 snack cup of goldfish, a squeezie, an entire english muffin, half of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a good portion of hummus and several cups of milk...

I'm really not sure what we're getting into here,
but, I sure hope we're making more money by the time he's in high school...
Wait. Scratch that...middle school.

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Christmas? Already?


But, for the record, I did get the curtains done.
Although, as you all know, things happen. And, putting up curtain rods are a lot easier said than done sometimes. So, that'll have to wait for now.

In the meantime, I've started with Christmas... a bit early this year, I know. It was my rotting pumpkins that made me do it. Besides, it's kinda nice alotting a little extra time to get it all done... and actually enjoy it for a while.

Anyhow, I could stand to enjoy Christmas a little longer...

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Flea Find

This was one of those purchases that I didn't actually need... 
and quite honestly had no idea where it would go...
but goodness, it sure was pretty.

I thought it could be fun for Christmas this year...

but, being that it's kelly green, it might find a perfect permanent spot too...

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bits about us: in the kitchen

One of the best things about having a four year old, is that they can finally cook!
And, I don't mean just sprinkle sprinkles and cut out cookies...I mean really cook!

Cooking has always been one of my most favorite memories as a child...and doing it with your own really takes it to a whole new level.

In fact, it's times like these where I can kinda see myself a little bit...

hahaha...yeah, totally.

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The Girl's Room: the window wall

As you enter Ross's room, you look directly at a wall of windows. 
I'll confess I haven't put the first curtain up...anywhere.  So, I was determined to get started somewhere with that.

It's a bit of a weird set up...with no room at all on the far left side for anything. I'm still not quite sure what to do about that.  Regardless, this week- I'm figuring it out.

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Flea Find

One of my most favorite finds from last week had to have been these sweet, little crocheted hangers.  We saw them piled in a basket on the ground with a signed that read, $1 each.

After my heart skipped a beat, I quickly collected them up.

They really couldn't have come at a better time with Ross's Christmas present already in the works...

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