Sunday, November 11, 2012

Window Valances for the Guest Room

Wow, how time flies. I can't believe that it's already the middle of November. AND that we're having a baby this week. Did I mention that already? Well it has been project city around here lately, but I'm not quite ready to share all those with you yet. But when I do, I promise there are LOTS of fun things going on. Mostly projects for the boy's nursery and E's big girl room. Exciting stuff!

But until then, check out this awesome home decor fabric I found in the red tag section at Jo'Ann's for $4 a yard. I got enough to do new valances for the bonus room windows for $8 and probably have enough left over for a pillow or two. Score!

I had been looking for some fabric that would go well with both the new dresser and the new headboard. I had found some Waverly fabric that I really liked for about $20 a yard, but the swatch wasn't quite right. The white wasn't white enough to go with the stark white in the headboard. This new fabric is a little more angular than I was looking for, but after putting it all together, I think it will still work great. I found a DIY tutorial on Pinterest (where else?) so hopefully we'll have them done sometime early next year.

I want to add in another color in the room too. I'm thinking about coral, after being inspired by this posting by Centsational Girl. We'll see how that goes. I've been perusing a lot of fabrics over on the Hawthorne Threads site. It's a great site to waste time and get ideas. Or maybe I'll get lucky and score another great deal in the red tag section. Fingers crossed!