Thursday, January 12, 2012
Operation spruce up.
Christmas is over. The new year is here and we all know that once those 2 things pass, our eyes turn to anticipate spring. Stores are getting Valentine's Day merch out and some even have the first signs of florals for spring cleaning. I'm no exception to that rule and I desperately want to get our apartment in order and brighten it up to drown out the winter blues. The snow is getting ready to hit hard here in Indiana, and I'm bound & determined to have a warm inviting space!!! So my first order of business was doing something about our god-awful window dressing situation. Here's the embarrassing before shot:
BORING. Not to mention those curtains were a temporary fix. They are COMPLETELY the wrong length for that window! Wrong color, wrong size, wrong attitude in general. So i skipped to get some new fabric and I wanted something that would make a statement. When I was purchasing the material, there were some Amish ladies in line asking me what I was making with it. When I replied with curtains, I thought they were both going to have a heart attack. haha Here's how they turned out after some stitching:
We also got this new shelf with some money leftover from Christmas and I've been playing around with some different vignettes. I made that big Instagram art one night using postal wrap, a cheap poster frame, and tape. LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out. This photo was my inspiration piece.
I just took some images from my Instagram, printed them from Photoshop in 4"x4" and adhered them to the postal wrap I cut to fit. Honestly I just kind of "eyeballed" the measurements for the photo grid, but if you're a better person than I, you COULD measure. But what's the fun in that? lol
The apartment is getting there: slowly but surely. I'm hoping we're going to be moving in the next few months, so I try not to do an permanent damage, but you have to make wherever you are your home. :)
Hope everyone is having a good productive week and is accomplishing much!