Ivory & Gray Cafe Curtain 2

Beaded Cafe Curtain and How to Sew On Curtain Rings

Ivory & Gray Cafe Curtain 2

When it comes to curtain hardware – rods, brackets and rings – I have a few standards that I tend to use the most often.

This small 1″ black metal ring is available just about anywhere curtain hardware is sold. The trouble is it’s usually available as a clip ring.

What if you’d rather sew on the rings? No problem. Nothing a pair of pliers can’t fix.  Continue reading

Outdoor Pillows 1

How to Make Inexpensive Outdoor Pillows

Outdoor Pillows 2

I love both the look and function of outdoor pillows during the summer.

And we really use them! But we’re also really forgetful about remembering to bring them in during bad weather so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.

When I found these fabrics for only $3 and $4 a yard I thought I’d found a bargain until I saw pillows at Marshalls…out of the exact same yellow trellis-like fabric…for only $10 each!

At that price, why should I bother making them?

Since I’d already purchased the fabric, it became my self appointed mission to make outdoor pillows for less than I could have purchased them.  Continue reading

Living Room

How to Spend Your Decorating Dollars

Living Room & KitchenI once had a client tell me I was a Fabric Snob.

She was joking at the time and seriously…I wasn’t the least bit offended…because it’s the truth.

I work with fabric on a daily basis and I like working with quality fabrics! But quality fabrics, along with all home decor and accessories, come with a price tag.

How do you decide where to spend your decorating dollars when there’s so many things to spend those dollars on?
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Cafe Curtain with Ruffled Hem

Ruffled Ivory & Gray Cafe Curtain

Cafe Curtain with Ruffled Hem

Tamara contacted me several months ago asking about window treatments for her new kitchen. We worked long distance via email, phone calls and texts to the create this adorable little cafe curtain for her kitchen!

The window above the sink measures 46×46 and faces west. While Tamara wanted to allow in as much light as possible you can imagine the amount of sunlight that comes though this window during the evening.

We narrowed our curtain options down to a cafe curtain mounted at 31″ high.

Countertops are 36″ high + approximately 10″ from the counter to the window sill + 31″ curtain height places the rod approximately 77″ off the floor.

This height keeps the sun under control while working in the kitchen, gives Tamara the privacy she needs as well as lets in plenty of light above the curtain when it’s closed.

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A White Vintage/Modern Kitchen Before & After

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I’m so excited to finally share my daughter Courtney’s kitchen renovation with you! It’s been a long time coming but definitely worth the wait.

When Courtney and Drew purchased their 1927 home, in a historic neighborhood in Oklahoma City, the kitchen had nothing to recommend itself except the size.

All the charming details you see today, the eclectic mix of vintage and modern, was brought to life during the renovation.
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