Disclosure: Fabric.com provided me with the fabric for my curtains free of charge, but all opinions, words, and fanciful musings in this post are my own! I’m committed to only sharing products and companies I really truly love (you can read my full blogging disclosure here), and Fabric.com fits the bill perfectly!
Today I’m unveiling “Layer 4” of my dining room makeover – and can I just say… Thank goodness! I am absolutely thrilled with the way this dining room makeover has come together and it has been so fun to accomplish in one month what has taken me many months in other rooms of the house, but my pace has been frantic lately, to put it mildly.
Word to the wise: don’t plan a fast-paced, DIY-intensive room makeover during a month with family birthdays, holidays, and work events every single weekend. I now need some serious couch time with my new bestie Veronica Mars 😉
Tired I may be, but I’m also pleased as punch with the way the dining room turned out. I’m currently considering “Layer 4” the last “layer”. Although I’m sure I’ll add some art, accessories, etc. in the future, I’d like to gather the finishing touches over time and not feel rushed in any way.
Without further ado, allow me to present…
You know what – sorry, there is further ado. Let’s backtrack a moment to view Layer 1: Chard Walls & Painted Black Brick Fireplace:
And once more, layer 4:
Mmm, those yummilicious curtains! The fabric is Waverly Spring Bling Spring (say *that* five times fast, I dare you!) and it is everything I hoped and dreamed it would be since falling madly in love with it while browsing Fabric.com searching for the world’s most perfect floral pattern.
You guys, let me just take a little sidebar here and tell you how about much I love Fabric.com. I have stalked that website obsessively for years and made all my best fabric purchases there! I practically live in the “Just Arrived Home Decorating Fabric” section, just to see what new and fabulous fabrics they get in. I have it so bad, I created a Pinterest board that is broad-mindedly called “Fabrics” but which in actuality consists 95% of gorgeous finds from Fabric.com so I can keep an eye on my favorites for sales!
So the fact that Fabric.com partnered with me to make my dream floral curtains a reality – let’s just say it feels like every teen movie ever where the star athlete asks the shy, nerdy girl (who’s had a crush on him her whole life since kindergarten and doodles his last name all over her journal) to prom: really really awesome and only just a little bit unbelievable 🙂
I made the curtains myself (lining and all!) using my no-sew iron-on hem tape method! The lining made it slightly more complicated, but I referenced this wonderful tutorial from House of Hepworths and simply adapted it to my lazy hem-tape method. I’m SO glad I lined these – the lining gives them weight and helps them hang perfectly!
I drove fifty miles each way to find the brass curtain rings and curtain rod and don’t regret a thing. I mean seriously – would any other color have sufficed? I think not. 😉
Do you like my roses? Home-grown (if that phrase can be stretched/redefined to connote complete neglect) from our backyard rose bush! I love the way they wildly drape all over the place outside, so I cut them really long and let them do their thing…
And finally, we have to talk about the rug, right?
My parents bought this rug before I was born. It’s a Bokhara rug from Belgium and I’ve always loved it! When they moved several years ago, the rug went up into the attic and there it stayed until it popped into my head one day while contemplating my dining room plans and would not leave. I called my mom to ask if they still had the rug and if they would mind me “borrowing” it (for the foreseeable future) and was so excited to hear a yes on both counts!
When I unrolled it in the dining room at night, I was a little uncertain about the colors, but I also trusted the picture I had in my head – sure enough, in daylight and once the curtains were hung, I was ecstatic with how perfectly it fit with my vision!
The below picture is the best representation of the gorgeous deep rusty red, tawny gold, yellow, and blue colors in the rug. I love it with the leopard print and burl!
Thank you mom and dad for having great taste and letting me poach from your attic 😉
Well, I think that about wraps up today’s post! Stay tuned for an upcoming budget breakdown post and a fantabulous giveaway headed your way (yep, I am really good at keeping secrets!) because I love you all so gosh darn much! Hugs & kisses!