Welcome to Monday! It’s going to be a great week, right? Yes! Yesterday, I moved the furniture around in the guest room (I promise there won’t be too many more posts about it!). It looks like my first thoughts on furniture layout are the best option so I moved the furniture back into place. Ugh! I know we still need curtains and I’m thinking along the lines of DIY since I’ll need at least 8 panels.
ince the furniture is pretty much where it’s going to stay, I decided to start putting up some of my thrift store, garage sale and flea market finds – a little gold glam, tacky medallion, basket texture, distressed sunny yellow, Van Gogh print, blues, quote printed from TLC
and the pretty DIY brooch wreath
but it all comes together for an interesting display.
Nothing matches. Nothing is new, just junk things and prints I’ve picked up and had lying around, definitely collected over time and I love how it looks grouped together.
Still a few spots to fill in. More thrift shopping!
blank wall before
The walls won’t be bare for long!
Lalka has a few words to say… “I looooove this princess bed.” (She does love the bed but she loves following me around too. Or maybe she loves being in pictures?)
“But I think something’s missing.”
Me: When I was shopping at WalMart and picking up my Better Homes & Gardens products, I decided to browse around and look at other BHG products too. I actually saw a lot of pretty things. I spied these sheers with gold swirls. 84″ long panels for $4.97! What a great price!
Now how to get them to work with the canopy? I cut off the tags and used the 2nd seam of the sheer panel as a folding guide and sewed a straight line to create a larger pocket. I didn’t measure anything but after one panel, I remembered to check to be sure the length would work and luck was on my side!
I simply unscrewed the finial, lifted the beam and slid on panels.
I love the way it softens the posts and adds a little luxury. Wouldn’t filling in the whole thing be fun? Just like a big luxurious sheer fort. Dreamy. For now, I’ll be a grown up and live with it this way. 😉
Do you like how it’s coming along? I promise you won’t here a squeak or peep from me about the guest room for the rest of this week. I’ll be busy trying to catch up with each link from the parties last week ~ so many friends to visit!
Hope to pop in to see you!
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Don’t forget – Starting today, I’ll be over at True Value’s Ask the Blog Squad on Facebook. I’ll be hanging out there all week long. Head over, “like” them, visit me and feel free to ask DIY questions this week and I’ll do what I can to help! 🙂
Thanks so much to The Saturday Evening Pot for featuring my Christmas centerpiece in her 100 day Christmas Countdown (oh my…is it getting that close already?)!