Thursday, February 25, 2010

Concocting Curtains...

As you know, Screaming Meme is a Contocter...I concoct everything!

Definition~Concoct~to invent, make up....

Yes, I make up and concoct my home everyday...It is a fun way to decorate, I must say! You can do whatever you choose, when it comes to designing your own home... Isn't that wonderful! YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE! Where else does that rule apply...Not many places, huh?

I love to take what I have and create something new out of it...As a child, My Mother's nick name for me was Magpie...She didn't even know at the time, she was so right...

Definition~Magpie~ A bird who compulsively hoards and collects small objects...

I have a organized way of Mag pieing...I promise you that! I wasn't always that way...I was a mess!
I had stuff that I had planned on using everywhere...I finally got my act together...and only collected things I truly thought I would use...And would find a place to store them until I did...Ingenious, huh? We all don't learn at the same speed...lol


Here is a cream curtain I have had for a few years...I decided to literally sew on a patterned fabric to the bottom...I went BIG with the length of the patterned fabric...It is about 3 ft. long...I wanted it to have a WOW factor to it...And my ceilings in my home are tall...This is a great idea for curtains that are not long enough...Cheaper than custom curtains, too!




Here, it is stretched out so that you can see more of the detail... It will touch the floor once I get the rings back on the rods...I moved curtains around late last night...Yes, I "Night Moved", again! I rearrange my furniture and curtains all the time...I love change...it refreshes my soul! I think it drives my family CRAZY! Hey, I don't tell them how to do their job, so they shouldn't tell me how to do mine! Am I right?





Here is a picture of the corner of the bar area...:) I love to add whimsy to my decor...I love that "Spitting On Sidewalks Is Prohibited" sign...It was an Ebay purchase...I thought it was suiting for my Whimsical Saloon Bar...I threw it in an old frame...I plan on getting a custom frame for it... The old boot sign was a Ross find! I plan on repainting it with my last name...Wouldn't that be cute? It's the little touches that make a house a home...

XoXo, Screaming Meme


13 comments:

Connie said...

You did great, sugar!!! Those really do make a statement to the room. Beautiful!
xoxo,
Connie

Pedaling said...

i love your personal style-
your cute childhood nickname
and those curtains....
very nice!

the thrifty ba said...

im jealous of your curtains...we only have blinds (fat wooden blinds but all that stylish)! i think they look great!

LoveFeast Table said...

Thanks for stopping by our Table! Love the extra elements of whimsy!
~kristin and chris ann

Shelia said...

There you are! I've missed you! I thought you had quit blogging.
Oh, I love what you did to the draperies - very dramatic statement! You're good.
Take care and I'm so glad you popped in to see me and let me know you're back.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll,
thanks for poppin in,
hope you have a fantastic weekend.
oxoxo,
jessi

The Stylish House said...

Meme,
I love your sensibilities! Who wants a cookie cutter home, I sure don’t. There is more satisfaction from tweaking and tinkering to create a great look, and it’s kinder on our environment. Clever idea about painting your name on the boot, what time does happy hour start? Have a great weekend.
Cathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the drapes and your bar corner is way too cute. I love to repurpose things all the time too. I'm sure you probably redo all your surface areas all the time, so you really need to join me for Table Top Tuesday. This is where we display vignettes we create on any surface in our home. You can click on the button on my sidebar for details. Hope to see you there, and thanks for stopping by and your gracious comment. Hugs, Marty

the cottage child said...

So nice to meet you, thanks for your vist! I hope we'll get to visit again soon, and I'll look forward to reading more.

Cheryl said...

Very nice curtains... I am on the lookout for curtains to hide my bathtub...

Screaming Meme said...

That is a great way to make shower curtains longer too!

Ginger said...

Love your blog, I scrolled through a lot of it and I will return when I have more time. Thanks for stopping by mine to say hi.

Ginger
glitter and roses

Lori said...

I couldn't agree more about the small touches. After relocating a few times I'm trying to wean myself from being a magpie! How's it going? Not too good!

Nice to meet you. Love your blog. :)