Post title is for you mom.
And not to get totally off subject but that reminds me of a recent conversation I had with my dearest mother…let’s just say she asked me not to use the words “P” or “Booo…” or “Vag…” on the blog anymore. I’ll let you guess what those all are. To which I replied, when did I ever say vag….?
After a little pause, she said ever so earnestly, honey you said that picture of that baby makes your vag… ache.
MOM! THAT’s MY UTERUS! NOT MY VAGINA!
My mother cracks me up. She gets the best mother award from me every single day.
I was looking at this picture of our master bedroom and it was painfully obvious that the only thing that we have hung in the new house is my Pinterest Challenge mirror and a couple frames in the downstairs bathroom. DUH KATIE – just move in already!
So I scoured the basement hoping to muscle out some curtain rods from the old house. Right about then is when I remembered that we didn’t have any hanging brackets. I seriously sounded like Homer Simpson all day when I remembered. We left them because we figured that removing them would tear holes in the walls (and since we technically still own the home, we didn’t want torn up drywall)…plus, we figured that most thin rods are pretty standard so the new folks could just use their own for curtains. I scheduled a trip to ikea – because I figured they sell everything. I swear I saw a new kidney shrinkwrapped on one of their shelves.
No dice. They actually sell the double kits but the single brackets are only sold as a set with the rods…and frankly I didn’t want to spend $9 a pop for new rods and new brackets. Homer DOH!
So luck be the lady, I actually found just the single rod brackets sold separately at Lowes! Levelor makes them (the same folks that make our roller blinds). So I threw a bunch into the cart and headed home. The next day, my boyfriend did the honors of attaching the first rod.
I knew that we needed the rod to extend all the way to the wall – so finials were a no go on the outside…but on the inside I think they look quite nice. The curtains were actually ones we had in the old house (you know us, cheap cheap cheap!) and they were WILJ from Ikea. I don’t think they carry them anymore but they have other similar options.
We decided that we could just take apart one curtain rod and use each half on the brackets – and then came the next big question…do we hang only one set of curtains on the outside?
or two sets of curtains on both sides?
We went with two sets – because it filled up the space a little better and softened things up for us.
Don’t judge me for not laundering or ironing the curtains first…wrinkles are the new smooth. And THANK GOODNESS I was lazy…you know, about hemming them in the old house. We just let the bottoms drag on the floor there and now we have taller ceilings and they just barely graze the carpet. DESTINY I tell ya, DESTINY.
I also pulled in the old bench we got as a gift from Jeremy’s folks. It used to belong to his great Aunt I believe…and yes, it definitely needs a fabric makeover but I like the bit of warm wood tones right now. And the fact that Will can climb up on the bed for family wrestling makes it priceless.
As for the room as a whole – it’s come a long way, huh?
Remember it just six months ago?
And no – sorry folks, I don’t know the paint color – I will color match it one day and blog all about it…
On a very serious note, I never realized how hanging curtains makes such a big impact on my mood. Now I can’t wait to hang more curtains in every other room. If only I wasn’t so busy prepping for my sister’s bridal shower!
What have you guys been doing lately? Hanging anything? Putting curtains up anywhere? Throwing parties or wrestling with your kid? Will has a mean Missle Dropkick off our headboard…he’s like a mini Chris Jericho.