I would love to tell you guys that the drive from California to New Jersey was the best road trip imaginable, but it wasn't. It was long. And tiring. And my butt hurt from sitting so long. But at least I can cross it off of my bucket list now =)
I would also love to tell you guys that my place looks fab and everything is put away, but the truth is that there are still boxes everywhere. I'm just waiting for the unpacking elves to pay me a visit in the middle of the night so I will wake up to a box-free apartment. Yeah, I've been waiting about a week now and they still haven't shown up! So, while I wait for the boxes to be cleared out of here, I figured I would at least show you the curtains in my living room.
About a year ago, I did a post about my mom sewing some burlap curtains for me.
Don't worry, I don't expect you to remember because I had about 2 followers back then which I think were my sister and my mom. Did you realize I said a year ago? Yep, that's where I get my procrastination from! Love ya mom =)
I also did another post a while back about a teaser where I showed you this pic:
Throw in a little espresso brown spray paint and I've got a new window treatment!
I knew I wasn't going to be able to find any curtain rings big enough to fit around the bamboo, so I got a bunch of 4" embroidery hoops, spray painted them to match the bamboo, and used thin wire to attach some curtain clips from Ikea to the hoops. Originally, I wanted to stain the bamboo and embroidery hoops, but I couldn't get them to match, so I just painted them.
As I've mentioned before, my math skills are horrible and I ended up hanging the curtains a few inches too low (you can see the door frame at the top of the curtains), but I love the way the curtains pool at the bottom, so I was able to forgive myself for stinking at math.
In case you were wondering what was going on above the window treatment, I got these clocks years ago at Ikea (I think $9.99 each and I wanna say they still sell 'em) and I had typed up cute labels with different countries and showed the different times. 2 of them got lost in storage and all I have to show is now Tokyo. Guess I'll be making some new ones!