Monday, February 28, 2011

The Long and {not so} Short of it

Hello good people! Hope all is well. Things around here are starting to pick up...both business wise and interior design wise. Stay tuned for some exciting additions to my shop this spring!

Drapes...it was something that I had been wanting to add to our great room for a year now. last winter was cold, and with nothing but paper shaded to keep the heat in, we were definitely looking to get them up as quick as possible. Fast forward to the following winter, and it's even more cold! Still no drapes! Reason? I'm indecisive...if you didn't know. Well let me rephrase...I'm a decisive person in training. To make a long story short, I decided to make my own drapes because I was having no luck finding the length that I needed for a decent price and a fabric that I liked. Went to the fabric store, and everything happened to be $3.99 a yard that day {score!}. Found a fabric that I liked and purchased it after consulting via text message/picture message with Simon. The fabric sat around for a good month before I cut it into the four panels needed. Another three weeks went by before we actually started putting them together. Thanks to a tutorial from the wonderful couple of Young House Love, we used heavy duty hem tape for the edges since we don't know how to sew {yet}. Okay, okay, enough talking already. Here we go:


The fabric rolled up all nice and tight



Our work area {the great room floor}


Good old trusty iron



Great Room windows before {even before we moved in!}


And after




Another before {in which we were living this time}




The plan is to keep the walls the neutral color that they are and to add color with art work, possibly wall decals, and a nice mirror {more on that mirror later...}. What I really love now is a nice golden glow that greets me every morning when I open my bedroom door to go downstairs!

We decided to stick with neutral colored panels..well...because...who really wants to go through all of that again? We plan to make more curtains for the house, but not that length! It was a wonderful and rewarding experience though, I must admit.

Any DIY projects underway around your way?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Speaking of J*DaVeY

They have released a new EP entitled "Evil Christian Cop: The Great Mistapes" available for free to download on their Band Camp site, Jdavey.bandcamp.com!


Five songs, all hott (well, one instrumental which is decent, but I like lyrics in songs). Have I ever mentioned that I love J*DaVeY? If not...well, I do!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Skulduggery

This is totally random, but I was watching the first Batman movie this past October, and I heard this quote from the Penguin:

"Now hear this, now hear this. This is your Captain speaking. My fine pinioned pirates, we're approaching the tricky buoy! Sharpen your cutlasses! There may be skulduggery ahead!"

I have a Dictionary app on my phone, so I looked up Skulduggery and the definition is:
Dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.

Immediately this word started making cameos into my everyday conversations. Since it was around Halloween, it also felt fitting to say "Skulduggery or treat!"

Dialogue and the choice of words in movies seemed to be better back in the 40's, 50's and 60's. They utilized great words, it's mind-boggling to see how far we have moved away from it.

Okay, done with the random thoughts.