Truth be told ... there hasn't been a whole lot to update you on, since the progress in there has slowed down a bit lately (end of the school year gets a bit busy for a teacher!).
My goal is to FINISH the room within the month though .... so fingers crossed! :)~
I have managed to keep working on it, bit by bit .... and the latest undertaking was to "make" some curtains.
Let me start by saying we don't really "do" curtains in our house .... we live in the middle of 20 acres, so we don't really have to worry about privacy. And we have a wrap-around porch, so we don't really have to worry about the sun fading our furniture. So - the only rooms with curtains in our house up to this point were the bedrooms - and those were all purchased from Pottery Barn (for a pretty penny, of course).
But being as this is my Mom Cave (aka: craft room), I decided it would only be right to MAKE these curtains.
I don't sew. (Which I really have no excuse for, by the way .... my grandma taught me very well when I was younger, I just never thought I'd actually WANT to sew!)
Enter: Do-it-yourself, NO-SEW curtains.
And let me be the first to tell you .... this was SO EASY!!! :-)
They required exactly TWO things: fabric and this stuff ....
I purchased this nifty stuff from Jo-Ann's Fabrics for $1.66, thanks to a moving sale they were having!
The fabric I picked was this butter yellow color with a dark navy-blue detailing.
I purchased the fabric from our nanny-extraordinaire for $30. (Silverquilts on Ebay!)
(I did this for the tops and bottoms, but not the sides .... it just didn't seem necessary!)
I bought this oil-rubbed bronze curtain rod and clip-on curtain rings at Target for approximately $20 total. (And handy, helpful husband installed it for me!)
And my window went from this .....
As you can see, I left the hem pretty long (which I can easily adjust later), but I kinda like the curtains dragging on the floor a bit.
I gotta tell ya' .... I am really lovin' my curtains!!! Not bad for NO sewing and slightly over $50.
If you missed the first few "mom cave" posts ... check 'em out HERE!