Curtain Call

When I first moved into my new apartment, I decided to hang my curtains from my old apartment in the living area. They worked to an extent – added some color, covered my window – but they were far too long, and when I bought my area rug they quickly stuck out like a sore thumb. I knew I wanted to replace them with something yellow or mustardy to tie into the rug. I scoured etsy, my go-to place for all fabric (really you can find anything on there). After many days of internal conflict (I’m telling you… the things I stress over are laughable), I settled on this guy.

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The commas just make this grammar nerd weak in the knees! After the fabric arrived, it sat on my kitchen table for nearly a month as do many of the projects I undertake. But finally this weekend, a fire was lit under my behind, and I broke out the iron and hem tape. I won’t bore you with the details of my no-sew curtains again. You can read how I made them here if you really want to. The only thing I did differently was used scrap fabric to make tabs at the top instead of threading jute through the fabric. Now let’s get down to the good stuff – the AFTER photos! (P.S. I know they look more orange, but I was shooting at night in terrible lighting and I just couldn’t get my white balance right.)

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Unlike my old curtains which had 4 fat tabs for hanging, this time I made 8 skinnier tabs. Not to reinforce society’s standards of skinnier is better, but it was definitely a better choice as they hang much more evenly.

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Comma comma comma.

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Have I mentioned I love my apartment?

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Gold Boots Glitter

Okay y’all. This post has nothing to do with my apartment, but this project still qualifies as DIY so bear with me.

In 6 days, one of my favorite bands, The Wheeler Brothers, will be performing at the Hamilton. Naturally when I found out this devilishly handsome and talented group from ATX was headed to my neck of the woods I had a minor freak out. Tickets were immediately purchased, and I quickly realized I had quite the fun DIY project ahead of me.

On April 2nd, The Wheeler Brothers will be releasing their new album, Gold Boots Glitter. To market their new album, the band has been littering Austin, TX with pairs of gold boots (genius I say). So I knew that there was only one way that this boot-loving girl could watch the Wheeler Bros live… why in gold boots of course! So I found me an old pair of Dan Posts online, made a trip to my Ace Hardware Store (they know me well now), and got to work. The hardest part? Finding a place to spray paint when you live in a small apartment behind a cafe. I managed to find a space by the trash cans, but it was certainly not without my fair share of confused and skeptical stares. I took all of these photos with my iPhone so apologies for low quality.

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Final product. What do y’all think?

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They even have glitter glue stitching 🙂

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The best part is I got to add yet another pair of boots to the collection. I think they fit in nicely.

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Needless to say… I can’t WAIT for Saturday! Wahoooo! In the meantime, I’ll spread some Wheeler Brotherly love with you to hold us over for the next 6 days. Enjoy!