And back to the mania. Well, it's not really mania exactly, more like mild interest. But I do like doing things myself. In this way I am very much like a 5-year-old. My recent underemployment and increase in free time has led to some redecorating (and a little too much shopping...eh). I wanted to share one of my more successful projects -- hand-painted curtains! This was crazy easy and also crazy cheap. I've been looking for bedroom curtains for a year and a half and I fell in love with these Ballard Design panels that Nate Berkus used on a Oprah show makeover.
Soooo beautiful! And $65 per panel. We would need four panels.
(hi Buddy paw)
Stencil, hang to dry, stencil, hang to dry, stencil a little bit at a time and about 4 days and 40 dollars later we had this!
It was a cheap, easy, and custom project. Oh, and then after we rearranged our room I got excited about painting and did these -
Again, really simple: a 2-pack of canvases from Michaels, 89-cent craft paint in yellow and white, and some picture of birds and branches that I looked up on the internet. A coat of yellow, some copying of pictures while I watched Dr. Oz and TA-DA! ART! And now our bookshelf area isn't so boring.
OK, enough of that. These are things I thought I couldn't do and now that I know that I can, I know that anyone can! :-)