Well, like most of you, I spent a bit of time today sitting with three of my kids (the 18, 16,&13yr.old), watching as one President graciously handed over the office to another. Times, yes, they are a changin. And like most of you, I still had laundry to do. Floors to sweep & swiff. Dogs to walk. A shower to take. (Haven't gotten to the later quite yet). I thought to break up the day for all of you, I would show you what I've been up too. I have been soooo inspired by The Nesters Blog and her "misstreatments" for her windows, that I thought I would have a go at it. Seriously, I've never really liked window curtains, drapes, etc... They always looked so Memere' to me. You know, old, heavy, just ugly. Let the sun shine in I would always say. However, I had the best time with my new hot glue gun, burlap, clearance material & pompoms, (found at the Wal-Mart), even my 13 year old was VERY, VERY, impressed. And you know 13 year olds are ANYTHING but impressed with what ever their moms are doing. Her exact words upon seeing my handy work were, "Gee Mom, they look expensive" And you know what, she was right! THANK YOU NESTER!!! I am so inspired, I am going to attempt another room.
Here is a close up of the back side of the "expensive" curtain.
Notice how I had Blue Eyed Husband, (wait maybe it was the 18yr. old), hang the rod higher than I ever would have thought to do myself. (Thanks again Nester)
I couldn't be any more pleased with the end results. Plus I had a ball making them. NOT ONE STITCH ALL HOT GLUE! YEAH BABY!!! THATS WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT!!!
My sister who does sew, (and beautifully I might add), was herself impressed. Yes, times, they are a changin. New President in, Old one out. Hot Glue Gun plugged in, Sewing Machine, up to the attic please 18 year old. Oh yeah, thats right, I don't even own one. That was my sister. Guess what? I'm pretty sure she doesn't have a hot glue gun either. Hugs from Maine