Friday, March 2, 2012

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y...A Reveal Post!

For a while now, you guys have heard me talk about all this "progress" that was happening at our house, but I never posted any reveal pictures to back up all my jibber-jabber.  Well I'm finally able to start showing off what my parents and I {mostly my parents :) haha} worked very hard on.

First...we started with the curtains.  We rolled all 18 yards of our fabric out and made our cuts. 


Then my Mom got down to pinning...of course, Perny wanted to help out.


And before I knew it, my Mom was able to crank out 4 panels.  Yup, that's right, I'm still scared of my sewing machine...and my Mom is a total pro, so I left these up to her.  I did not want to make any mistakes on my expensive-splurge fabric.  So I stuck around and consulted on hem lengths and the look I was going for.

A couple days later it was time for me and the hubby to hang our off-the-shelf Home Depot blinds and put up our curtain rods.  Instead of using the support brackets that came with our curtain rods, we chose to use Kwik-Hang brackets.  My Mom found these online and had me look into them.  They're great, and don't require any drilling into your walls.  That is a huge plus because we didn't want to do any unnecessary drilling into our plaster...although, there was one downside to these brackets for me.  I originally thought I'd hang our curtains from the very top of the wall, not the top of the windows.  This would help to add height to our room..but after thinking it over, I decided to forgo the extra foot of curtain and use this nifty little invention.  It comes out of it's mailing box looking like this....


And the brackets look like this....


You simply hammer the little teeth into the top of the window frame, and you're done!


So our windows have gone from dark black holes....


....to this!







And I'm sure you spotted two of my furniture projects in the room during those pictures.  Last night I finally got the doors and hardware back onto the buffet in the living room, which means I'll be sharing it soon!

So, what do you think?  Do you give the made-over windows a thumbs up or down?!?

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Happy Friday! :)

16 comments:

  1. I definitely give it a thumbs up - I love the fabric! You (and your mom) did a great job!

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  2. Love the fabric! Those look great! I can't wait to get some curtains up in our place soon!

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    1. You will love how it instantly makes your house feel that much more homey! I couldn't believe the difference myself until they went up!

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  3. Ooooooo Gabbi! They are so pretty! I want to come eat in your dining room and just enjoy how lovely the surroundings are. :) Two thumbs up!

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    1. Aw, thanks Amy!! Feel free to stop by anytime you are in Northern NJ haha! ;)

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  4. Angela from Houston, TXApril 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Love the fabric. Love the room. Most of all LOVE the tip about the Kwik Hang curtain brackets. Wow! Can't wait to get some for my home.

    :)
    Angela

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    1. Thank you, Angela! Definitely use them...they are so easy!

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this fabric. I've been going through your blog hoping to find a post about your curtains. Would you mind telling me the name or at least where you got the fabric from? Thanks threebrinks@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Nyree! I'm so glad you stopped by. The curtain fabric is Thomas Paul's Dahlia in Aegean. I hope that helps. I'll also shoot you an email as well! :)

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  6. Those brackets would be great for renters! Nifty invention and I love your fabric too.

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    1. I agree...they are a perfect tool for renters to use! Thanks so much, Cindy! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  7. Hi Gabbi, I'm in love with that grey on your walls!! Do you remember the name of it? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Lexi! Yes, I do! The gray on the walls in our living/dining great room and hallway is Behr's Gentle Rain. I hope that helps! :)

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  8. Just curious; how long did it take to receive your kwik hang brackets in the mail? I'm thinking about ordering some. I'll need about 7 pairs though.:)

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