Wednesday, February 9, 2011

another reader project!

i love when people that read my blog find inspiration and make something that i've posted. it makes taking all those awkward photos with one hand, while trying to "DIY" a project, worth it!

check out these chevron curtains that another reader sent in. aren't they great? the photo was taken at night, but you can still see the cute teal color she used (she told me she lives in an apartment, where she can hardly do anything without permission from her landlord first. tough!), and how it's repeated on the shelves. love it!


i also love her owl and black and white lamp.

if anyone ever does any of the DIY projects i've listed on here, and takes photos, feel free to send them to me...i love seeing them!


  1. Her drapes look wonderful and really fit the space. I agree with your take on creating a tutorial, lots of effort getting pictures (remembering to get them taken at the right moments!) but it makes my day when someone sends images of something they done as well! As you said, makes it all worth it!

  2. I love the teal and white! such a fun combo.

  3. I LOVED your drapes tutorial.. It was actually what got me started on my living room makeover. We rent and can't change much at all. Not sure how to send pics, so bear with the huge links and the crappy cell phone image quality.

    Here's my attempt in yellow on IKEA's Rivta curtains:

    I also reupholstered that gray sofa, and chose the color based on the yellow stripes (also IKEA).

    And one more to round out the living room, just because I couldn't stop once I got started:

  4. Yay!!

    Thanks for sharing my curtains - sorry about the bad photo.

    The paint was tinted to match the dasmask decal on the glass of the tv unit, which is an old ikea unit and billy bookself that I recently painted - the fake wood look just wasnt cutting it! The girl at the paint shop thought she made the tint too dark, so marked it down by about 75%!!!

    There is also a baby owl on the shelves of the bookcase.


  5. Rachael - love the yellow too!!

    If it wasnt overkill, Id be doing a different colour for each of my windows :)

    Does anyone have any idea on what to do with my bedroom curtains that are plain black?

    kristen - Im going to steal the 'hot-glue-black-ribbon-on-the-lamp-shade' idea too :)

  6. wow, rachael, sooooo cute! i'm going to have to share those, too, if you don't mind!!

    renee - so cute! you could probably do some kind of pattern in white on your black curtains. i'd prime them, then paint them. might take a few layers, but it should eventually go on. or, you could just do some kind of ribbon trim down the sides with hot glue!

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