Okay. I think I’ve held you off long enough. The case of the missing hammer kept me from getting three more things hung up today. I guess they’ll just have to make it into the next post. Finally, ladies and..err..ladies! I give you one final before.
And here are your “afters”.
Our deck is right outside this window, and I have always struggled with the window treatment here. It’s always been such a dark room that I never wanted anything to block any of the little sunlight it gets.
I bought some burlap for $1.49 a yard and made these little cafe curtains for it. Just follow the directions on a little grommet kit for the holes and use a suspension cafe rod to hang. I folded over the top part but just left the raw edge on the bottom. Easy peasy. I like how it offers privacy, but it still allows the light to filter in. Notice how I caught that in this shot? We’re talking professional here, people.
I have decided to change out the music sheets, but I’m just not in the mood. I like the concept, but it needs to be tweaked. Someday.
This white cabinet was one of the first things we bought in this house. I’ve had it for 5 years, so I wanted a little change. It had to be rustic-fied.
I had no idea what would happen if I sanded it, but I just went for it. I took my handy dandy sander to the edges and wore it down a bit. I found some new knobs at Hobby Lobby (1/2 off, of course), and stuck a few different decorative pieces in there.
The frame says “Home” and “Hobby Lobby”. Yes, they are synonymous.
There it is. It may have sent me to the hospital and caused some MAJOR sighs and eye-rolling from my husband, but it totally did what I wanted it to do—brightened it up in there. I’ve got a list of things I want to do still, but first I have to buy a new hammer! I’ll be back!