I know it's been a whole week. But I was in San Francisco for 5 days and now I am back into full-swing re-potty training Connor and Abigail. I can't let them out of my sight for a moment, or the accidents just so happen at that time. I have a headache.
But I thought I would give you something short and sweet to consider doing yourself until I can post the travelogue of San Francisco.
I had seen here a fantastic beaded chandelier of sorts and thought it was something I might be able to fenagle myself for Abi's bedroom. So, I took some spare change I had been saving and hit all the 50% off stuff I could at Hobby Lobby to make this little wonder. This is what I came home with:
While the children napped, I turned on Jane Eyre and dismantled the picks, attached them to the embroidery hoop, finished the top off with some white satin ribbon. Then I finagled the contraption around Abi's already dainty light fixture, and here is the end result:
Yes, I know it somewhat resembles a jellyfish, but that just adds to the tropical flair that is already going on in there.
And, what tropical jungle isn't complete without a little leopard print? I found this fabric for $3 a yard and added it to the back of the already made panel and added a 1 inch border to add just a little more sassifrassiness to the window treatment.
Decorating on a shoe-string budget has proven to be rather fun, as I just add to each room as I can and the transformations are coming along. I like walking into the room and seeing something new every so often. It just freshens it up a bit and allows my creative juices to keep flowing.
I mean, honestly, what fun would it be if you were just able to walk into a home and decorate it exactly how you want it within the first month of being there. BORING. I like the changes (did I mention that we moved the baby grand again? Scroll down to the next post...it isn't in that corner anymore, it is on the right side of the fireplace).