That should PROBABLY be the title of this blog. Let's face it, I am the world's best procrastinator. If there was an Olympic sport devoted to it, I would win the gold. Not only do I procrastinate beautifully, but I STILL manage to meet every deadline. My procrastination of projects, crafts, and DIYs definitely deserves its own post.
I did finally start cutting the material for the curtains I want to make in our master bedroom. There has been something NOT quite right about our master. I couldn't figure out what it was...so I thought I was going to paint. The Husband said there HAS to be something I can do differently. So I thought and thought and thought some more and determined i REALLY hate the curtains. They are very cheap - and I bought them because we needed something to shut out the world. Well the time has come to make it better!
So I started searching for what I could possibly want. I couldn't think of anything at first because our comforter is very ... ornate? it is beautiful and I LOVE it. the problem is finding something that is complimentary but not boring. Here is our set:
Its from Kohl's - my parents bought it for us for our second anniversary. It is a lot more gray than blue like it sort of looks. so I needed something that would compliment it without fighting against it. Our bedroom furniture is black and the walls are gray...here's a refresher:
This picture was taken like a month after moving in. A lot has changed. anyhow - I decided I really hate the curtains; and with how much the temperature differs in our bedroom versus the rest of the house, we knew we needed blackout curtains.
Off to JoAnns I went with my mom and sister. This is what I found on clearance:
GORGEOUS! I hesitated .... and carried the material around with me for a good half hour. I finally decided to bite the proverbial bullet and buy it. I needed 12 yards....I walked up to the counter and sadly, it was all they had left and there MAY have been 8 yards. Well that wasn't going to be enough for the two windows and the slider. So I pouted, and then I carried the material around with me. There HAD to be another option. I found the PERFECT contrasting gray material (also on clearance). It isn't dark gray and actually has a blue/purple undertone to it.
At that moment I remembered that I saw paneled curtains on Pinterest....but could never find the ones I loved again. After DAYS and countless hours of searching online, I finally found what I had been looking for - and I will never forget the title - Pimp My Curtains. This would be my inspiration from The Design Pages:
So I bought all the material I could possibly need - plus a little more. And hey, it was on sale for something like $4 a yard AND my sister used her teacher discount. WHOOOO!!!
I was so excited, I took the material in and laid it across the comforter to make sure it would look perfect. It does. It is going to be magnificent....my problem is that I have been too scared to cut the fabric. Then I had a mini panic attack because I was worried that maybe I didn't buy enough material. So after a month - seriously, I bought it Father's Day weekend - and three different counts of the yardage and three different diagrams, with associating math. I finally cut out material for the FIRST slider panel. That's as far as I got last night but now I am ready to go.
As you can guess, I don't have pictures of the finished product. Not even close. I didn't even take pictures of me cutting up the fabric - which I totally should have done; a little celebratory or mischievous picture because let's face it, I'm proud of myself.
With The Husband's birthday quickly approaching, I am looking over my to-do/project list and marking the ones that NEED to be done. It is quite the impressive list. I may be a little over ambitious...don't touch that dial, let's see if I can get it all done! =)