~FABULOUS THRIFT STORE FIND~
Last Friday I drove across town to pick up our Miss K from school for a weekend at Nana's house. Excited about her spending more than a few hours with my Mr. AGPMan and I, it's always a thrill for us to have her for more than just a day...especially during the school year. I planned on getting her Christmas pictures taken as a little gift for her Momma and Daddy, doing some baking together AND while she was off doing what little eight year old girls do, I was going to attempt to get my home ready for Thanksgiving!
I'm a list maker and my To-Do-List was getting really long!
Anyway...as we headed back towards my La Chaumière de Briarwood we drove right by one of my favorite second hand shops in Oklahoma City. I rarely get over to that side of town with my favorite little girl in tow so I convinced her the two of us needed to stop in for a look around. After scanning aisle after aisle we walked towards the far back to take a look at the racks of old linens, fabric, tablecloths and draperies. It isn't often I stumble upon great finds in this department, but sometimes!
~FRESH and CLEAN~
After flipping through a bunch of
1985 looking junk interesting stuff I came upon a clothes hanger that held what looked to me to be a big wad of sheer soft white fabric. As I pawed through the layers of fabric I realized there were two 105" panels (my trusty measuring tape is ALWAYS with me!) and they were each 20 feet across. They were custom made, had pinch pleated tops, weighted sides and were absolutely perfectly made. With just a little bit of effort I knew they would look great hanging in my home!
Now...for the past 6 months I've been dragging my feet over making new Sheers for our family room. Earlier in the year I had moved the pretty linen curtains that hung at the windows into our refashioned formal dining room and since that time the windows had remained bare. Let it be said! I HATE making window treatments and do them ONLY if I'm forced to. Plus, working with Sheer fabric is a total pain and I avoid it at all costs.
~COTTAGE ROSE CHAIRS~
Anyway...I purchased the curtains and couldn't wait to snip off the pleats and restyle the header with a casing. Both panels together took me about an hour to refashion. After that I soaked them in OxyClean and washed them on gentle cycle. When I took them out from the washer they were absolutely stunning and now hang proudly in my home!
Wanna know the cost???? TWELVE (that would be $12.00 for both) little bucks! Custom-made drapery sheers are VERY costly and the two panels have NO SEAMS which tells me they were made from premium fabric. Later this week I'm going to hunt down some metal tie-backs which will make the curtains all the more lovely!
Now...remember the fabric I was trying to hunt down last summer? My friend, Julie Marie from Idyllhours helped me find just enough! Anyway...my freshly upholstered chairs were finally delivered this weekend and I'm over the moon happy with how they came out! Totally cottage chic and WHOOT! WHOOT! :)
Hope you had an awesome weekend!
Love to you...