Friday, July 13, 2012

Curtain Call


Remember when I wrote that guest post saying you should pull design inspiration directly off the hangers in your closet?

I present to you....

UrbanOutfitters.com

My living room curtains.

After much angst and consternation and the throwing-up-of-hands, I happened upon this "tapestry", from Urban Outfitters. It is only fate that dropped me unwittingly onto the bedding section of the website.

Each "tapestry" (it's so not a tapestry...) cost $30 and will make two panels.

That means curtains for 3 windows for less than $100.

Pros: It is a large-scale repeating pattern, which is what I was looking for. I like the colors.

Cons: They are ten past crazy. And I have the orange chair to contend with (have I mentioned that I don't really like things to match?)

But I'm anxious to see them up against the white walls, all the same.

The lesson here is clear: When life gives you cheap lemons, slice them down the middle and slap 'em on a rod.

31 comments:

  1. ten past crazy sounds legit. can't wait to see xoxo

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  2. I love them! And that's a great price!

    Also...you look like a very pretty dreamsicle...minus any orange or sherbet tones I guess....

    Finally...loved your last post too. It made me want to share with you my latest and most fave prayer to God (learned from Carolyn Myss on Oprah who spoke about how we often "petition" God and don't really pray correctly) which is basically "God. Please hover over me." I think she found that it was from Teresa of Avila. So I try it now and I love it.

    You are lovely. Inside and Out.

    Rock this Friday, Shiny~

    Your Pal,

    Tiny :-)

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    1. Love that prayer, T! Thanks for sharing. Oh man, I need him to Hover.

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  3. I love sheets and bedspreads for their yardage! Can't wait to see.

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    1. My mom suggested white sheets to back them. Might as well stick to the theme. :)

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  4. I have washed home decor items from urban outfitters and have had them fade a decent amount in the laundry... So maybe don't wash them for awhile.., then def just on cold. Did the same thing with a map tapestry for curtains for my sons room... Worked out great! Good luck!

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  5. oh gosh I love that pattern and the colors! My sister has bought one or two of those tapestries at UO and done the same thing. Handy! I agree with mom about backing them with white.

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  6. Preach on!

    SOOOOO FUN and cheerful!!!

    Great job!

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  7. I love it!!!! I was looking for curtains too and walked into World Market thinking I'd never find anything and found a shower curtain on the way to the curtain and I fell in love instantly! It had the exact shade of green to match my couch and had the exact other colors I wanted. $30 and it's going to recover pillows for my couch. : ) Congratulations on your new curtains!

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  8. Seriously. So cool! AND smart!

    please please tell me more about that necklace...love all your colors!

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  9. My mom has made or altered every curtain in my house. I'm blessed. So much cheaper to buy fabric, sheets, duvet covers, etc. for curtains than actual curtains.

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  10. They are lovely! So you! I like that UO now takes Paypal!

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  11. I can't wait to see the reveal. I know they will look great and your room is going to look very happy.

    FlowerLady

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  12. orange and green my favs. great idea girlie.

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  13. Wow! I can't wait to see these on your new windows.

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  14. Can't wait to see, I'm getting ready to start redecorating a weekend cabin.

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  15. Those aren't normally colors I am attracted to but love that pattern. I bet it will look great on the windows.

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  16. That tapestry is ten kinds of wonderful. I did a double take because my late GreatGran had a SOFA in a similar pattern. Oh, yes she did! I wonder what happened to it. Can't wait to see those dreamy panels.

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  17. love em!

    have a giveaway goin' on here:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html
    and hope you win!

    michele

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  18. oh girl. you are so pretty and so are the curtains. this was an a-plus choice. you are AMAZING. as usual.

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  19. Love this idea!! I am dying to see them!!

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  20. "Slice it down the middle..."
    You crack me up!

    Excellent reminder - you can do so much with sheets.

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  21. Ha! "Ten past crazy"--awesome phrase that I'm now stealing. And love the curtains ;)

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  22. Please say it ain't so, I may be the one who is crazy but I can't image them on a wall. But still to each his own. LOL

    I love your blog and I try to keep up with you. You are the best writer, and your way with words are priceless!! Keep up the good work!!

    Would love to meet you in person one of these days, I've never met anyone like you. Love from Alabama! Angie

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  23. Girls Bedding
    Think for a long time I had the opportunity to read something so interesting and containing as effective,

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  24. oh.my.PERFECT!!!
    i, too, adore large-scale, crazy colorful pattern and using non-curtains for curtains! my bedroom curtains are thrifted granny sheets.
    great find!
    so great that i think i may steal it and use the same for a shower curtain. sorry for being a copycat but i'm all about green and orange.
    so looking forward to you moving into your new home!
    have a lovely week, girlie.

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  25. welp. this makes sense to me all the way down to my heart. that tapestry? it should be curtains. you are just helping it find its life calling :).

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  26. That fabric is absolutely beautiful!!

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  27. sounds very Sound of Music. . . :-)

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