Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Back to our Regularly Scheduled Craft Programming

Our local Pottery Barn outlet has the greatest "bargain bins" in the whole world (in my humble opinion) :) Everything in them is marked half off, and an additional 70% off of that. Of course, it takes me a while to do that math... but its worth it!

You have to be really committed to digging. And washing. Because nothing is in its original package, and there is a lot of junk in those bins.

I was so excited to come across two different window sheers, and I paid about 3$ for each of them. All this white one needed was some serious trimming and hemming (about 29 inches too long!) and some serious washing and ironing. It was so worth it though!

Shown here is the other one I picked up. I have *no* idea what to do with it!

Here's the options:
1. It's about 15 inches too short. I could add fabric to the bottom (using what I cut off of the other and maybe adding some purple ribbon to cover the seam)
2. I could make a contrasting valance to go above it.
3. I could make it into throw pillows for the bed, and bite the bullet to pay full price for the matching sheer that goes with the door.

Any advice or better recommendations??? :)


Jaimee Lavin said...

we suggest option #3

You could save the sheer that's too short for your one-day home, or, if it coordinates with your bed's furnishings, make the pillows.

Looks like you had fun shopping!

Colin said...

I need a new pair of pants... will that work?

Clare said...

Lauren, just popping in to let you know that you're up as hostess for the S&S Tea Cup Fair in June!


Lauren said...

I love the curtain that's "too short." You could make it into a Regency sleevless spencer :-) I've always got Regency costuming on the brain :-) God Bless!

Sarah said...

I too like the idea of a regency summer spencer! It's lovely fabric. I always get so excited to find such great deals like that! It's wonderful that you are able to decorate your home so beautifully with such bargains!

Anonymous said...

Hello Lauren! Just wanted to wish you and Colin a wonderfully happy 1st anniversary! God bless you both. ~ Heather

Sweetproserpina said...

Thanks for the good wishes Lauren! We had a lovely wedding weekend, I've put some pictures up on my blog if you'd like to take a peek - my dress is from 1960!
ps. Happy Anniversary!

Tiffany said...

I just tagged you for a book meme over at my blog!


BTW: I think you should do all the options for you curtains. :-)


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