I made this quick and easy window dressing for the larger window in my kitchen. My house is most definitely not formal at all. Some things are even put up temporarily, just to see what I think about them.
I like bright colors and whimsy. I’m not at all above decorating using kids toys. Who doesn’t like toys?! Why do we have to hide our inner children? I can play too. Or at least look at fun things that make me smile.
So here is a curtain that I made and threw up in a jiffy. My kind of timeframe. I used iron- on hemming tape, probably the wrong way but it worked for the purpose, a babies teething ring and super glue. Yes I have moved on from staples and duct tape to super glue. Works great when you don’t get it on your fingers or in your eye!
I had this really long piece of material that my daughter left here many years ago and I just rediscovered it in a drawer.
I super glued the curtain to the window frame (a tiny bit) because I couldn’t find a little tiny nail. You can do things like that when you have an old crappy house. Then I super glued the teething ring to the bottom of the window sill and to the curtain behind it to keep it in place. If I decide in a few months that I want to replace it I will just take it down and paint over the chipped paint. See I told you, quick and easy window dressing. And fun! Makes me smile anyway.
I call it my Happy Curtain. Go ahead let your imagination go. Look for something you can use in an unusual, creative and unexpected way, something that will make you smile.
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Tagged alternative curtain material, bright, creative, curtain, decorate, decorate with a difference, decorate with toys, fun, Happy, imagination, interesting, kitchen, kitchen window, no sew, no sew curtain, Pink, quick and easy, stripes, sunshine, super glue, teething ring, toys, unusual curtain, window dressing
Upon first sight I thought this was a rather odd choice for a headboard but then I realized it’s perfect. Perfect for all of those middle of the night ideas that we can never remember in the morning. Sometimes a pad of paper and a pen just are not large enough to hold those sparks of genius.
I think I would make a smaller frame that fit right above the mattress for a more fitted look.
Just one of the many interesting and fun ideas from Do It Yourself Magazine. Click on over and check it out.
Posted in Cool Stuff, Crafts
Tagged bed, bedroom, Chalk board, frame, fun, headboard, idea, interesting, mattress, middle of the night, sleep, unusual, write
I found this fantastic looking soap from Saffrontradingcompany.com in the July/August issue of House Beautiful magazine. Isn’t this the coolest thing ever? It would be so beautiful in jars in an all white bathroom which by the way I would love to have.
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Tagged bathroom, Beautiful, bright, Cheerful, clean, colors, fun, interesting, odd, rocks, saffrontradingcompany.com, scented, soap, unusual
Posted in Bugs, Photographs
Tagged balloon, Beautiful, black, brown, Busy, carrier, creepy, garden spider, holder, interesting, Life, long legs, pouch, science, Spider, spots, Work, yellow