Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tackle it Tuesday #2

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


I am going to finish my breakfast room curtains today. It has been a long process. I had the room painted back in July, getting rid of the wild grapevine wallpaper from the previous owners, turning it a soft shade of green (Sherwin Williams - Clary Sage). Once the room was done, I looked at it and my first thought was...institutional green, my first classroom was that color! It was very bland soft green and beige roman shades....absolutely no color! I really did not like it. But I knew the whole look would change with curtains.

The search for the perfect curtain fabric began. I found one fabric immediately. My mother-in-law figured I would come home and begin the curtains at once, but I needed a contrasting fabric. I would look when the boys and I went shopping, but never found a good mix. I know I was driving dear MIL crazy, she is an impulsive get it done kind of gal. But I knew I would be living with the curtains for a LONG time, so I wanted it right.

The first of November I found the complimentary fabric, buttons and tassels. Now I had everything I needed to complete the project. Everything but time! I began working on them with full intention of having them done before Thanksgiving. I missed the mark. My dear RacerDad, told me not to worry about it...the completed one and two in progress looked great up on the windows. I didn't need to stay up all night to finish the other three. For once I listened to him and did not make myself crazy to finish.

But today is the day. I have all the sewing completed. I need to press the remaining three, put buttonholes and buttons on five and hang them. Very do-able. I will post pictures later today.

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6 comments:

MommyOz said...

Can't wait to see them!!! I have a pile of sewing projects that are just going to have to wait. I will live through yours:)

eph2810 said...

Oh - I am so looking forward seeing the curtains. I love the color sage. We have our hallway and living room painted in sage - very soothing and it goes well with our design :)
I will stop by again tonight...

Stacey said...

Oh I can't wait to see!

Debbie said...

I will be back! I really want to see the curtains. They have my curiosity really peaked!

Anonymous said...

Wow, making your curtains is quite a talent. I can't sow at all, but I wish I could. Great Tackle!

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

OHHHH I cant wait to see them - hurry!!!! I LOVE LOVE stuff like this!!!