I am sharing my small home projects because I want to keep myself motivated to keep accomplishing… I used to be obsessed with home decorating – nearly every day, I would be working on a project (to the point where my online friends thought I had a serious obsessive compulsive issue ;)) … then, I became incredibly busy with my photography business and didn’t have time to keep up with anything. Now that I am getting a little control of my time, I have a boatload of things to do….. I will have a curtain theme for a while here…. mine are so outdated. I’m not a huge fan of curtains, but some rooms seem to need them to soften up the look a bit.
I don’t have a great before shot but you can see the simple curtains in my kitchen. I’ve had these same ones for 12 years. Of course, I did occasionally take them down and clean them, but it’s time for a change!!! These curtains have leaves and little berries on them (blech – not my style anymore).
I’ve wanted to use these hanging votive holders above my sink for a while now. I think they just add a nice pop of color. If you remember, they actually used to be in my second photography studio. Well, we have a few accents – like the light fixture, that have a stained glass feel. The berry/leaf curtains are terrible with that look.
Curtains are so easy to make. I simply made a hem on the top and bottom of the fabric, then the curtain rod I use has little clips and rings – so I didn’t even have to make a pocket for the curtain rod. Super easy. (I could have done this no-sew with simple iron on hem tape….
I chose black and white curtains as I wanted the colors in the accents to pop.
While it was just one of those little projects – it made a huge difference in the kitchen. It’s definitely brighter. I’m always asked about this neutral color I have in my house – many of my rooms are deep colors but this neutral runs through the center of the house – it’s Wheat Bread by Behr. I believe it is that perfect neutral to tie deep tones together. It’s not yellowy and it’s not pinkish that you find so often with beige tones… it’s between a beige and gray.
So this weekend’s plan is to do a lot of closet and cabinet organizing…. soooo much to do, but it feels so good to get things done.