Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's All in the Details

Not a ton of big things getting done around here (although I did finish painting the master bathroom!), but a whole bunch of little stuff is - thought I would share with the group. :) First up, the curtains in the dining room. Please excuse the horrendous mess that is the table, and the ugly, goldtastic, straight from the 90s light fixture (to be replaced soon!). I had decided to do a high curtain rod like this, that would spread wide enough to expose the entirety of the sliding doors during the day (we know the rod is not even, we have to bring in the right side a bit since that wall is thicker than the left side). I found the curtains at Target and LOVED them...until they were up. I am afraid they are too bland now that I see them.

Opinions? Honestly, I think it needs color! I am a major endorser of neutrals, but I'm thinking I should go with solid green or turquoise to match with the other colors in the kitchen. Once we switch them out, what can I do with these curtains? I really like the pattern and want to put them somewhere. The only other room that they would match is the music room, but I already have new curtains in there. Would it be weird to just have a panel of fabric hanging on a wall, haha?

Next up is Eden's room - I finally got around to hanging some things on her walls. We hung this on the door going in:

For those who don't know, we spent a lot of time praying for Eden when we couldn't get pregnant for almost 2 years. This verse seemed appropriate for her. :)

Here is the wall above the dresser:

Notice the major clash of the stark-white dresser and the dingy off-white of the closet doors and lamp be rectified asap. In fact, all of the trim in the house still needs to be painted. :*( These little shadow boxes hold things that are special but not really to be played with, including jewelry boxes and her princess crown (for special occasions). I think we are done with her room for now, at least until we move her to a big girl bed. I already have plans for that too, which include a hand-drawn tree mural for the one big wall in her room (which doesn't currently have anything on it and looks SO bare; I didn't want to hang anything since I am planning on the mural within the next year or so).

After spending some nights working at the new desk in the music room, Jason and I both expressed serious need for a lamp in that corner. Enter Target and a cute little green lamp (for only $10!):

I was also able to hang a mirror and some hooks for coats in the entryway behind the door:

So there you have it - I love doing this part, accessorizing everything. Our bedroom is coming along nicely too, can't wait for the big reveal! :)

P.S. - there will be another post today, inspired by a little drama queen's photo shoot. :)


  1. Oooh, I love the mirror and coat rack!! That looks GREAT! Eden's room is looking very nice too. =)

    i like the curtains you got for the dining room, but they do kind of blend in with your walls... But I don't know what you could do with them if/when you take them down. I'm not sure hanging a panel of curtains randomly in the house would look good. =P Nice try, though! LOL

    Oh, I love the green lamp! I found a cheap lamp for Charlotte's room yesterday for $11! Gotta love Target. =)

    1. Thanks! Yes, Target has been a fave recently. Speaking of which, did you know you could sign up for their debit card and it pulls straight from your regular checking account and you get 5% off EVERY transaction?! No credit check or anything, since it is debit. You just give them a check to scan so they have your checking acct info. SO excited when I found out about it last week!

  2. I am not sure what other colors you have going on around the kitchen, but I do love the pattern on those curtains. You could cut and frame some of the fabric for some art, or create a pinboard with the fabric for recipes, pics, etc. Or use it as seat cushions? Just a few thoughts. Everything is looking good though :)

    1. All great ideas, thanks Heidi! I especially like the idea of a pinboard and seat cushions...maybe even make a throw pillow for the music room!

  3. I LOVE the curtains!!! I think you should keep them and put something bright on the wall to the left. A big, colorful piece of art. You could also paint your chairs if you want more color. :-)

  4. I was going to suggest seat cushions too...or recovering pillows, if you had any in the music room. You could also keep those curtains and add the color panels to them for a pop, provided they match.