Wednesday, March 3, 2010

These Sheets Were Made For Hanging

"These sheets were made for hanging...
And that's just what I'll do...;)
Maybe one of these days these sheets can hang all around you... Doodoodoodoo!"

That is me singing...Quite lovely, I know...

Why hasn't Hollywood discovered me, yet? Such talent, right? lol ;) What a waste!
I can sing and obviously, I can write beautiful music...Simon {Simy} I am waiting to be discovered...I lay around all dolled up, waiting for the call...



I actually suck at singing, but I do it anyway...Quite annoying, I know...And as for the dolled up part...Well, I'll pretend I am...You can do that in Blogland...Wouldn't it be fun to be able to see what people look like when they blog...I think that would be comical...Wouldn't you love to see what your favorite bloggers look like blogging?

Earth to Meme...Earth to Meme...Focus Meme...;)

Okay, I am focused and ready to reveal the sheets I hung as curtains....They are cheap sheets I bought at Walmart...I bought the king sized sheets for the big window and the twin sized sheets for the adjacent window...The king sized sheets are $20.00 for each set {It only comes in sets} and the twin sized sheets are $14.00 for each set...


* Tip~If you don't have a king bed...Go with the size of beds that you have, so you can use the fitted sheet...Or you could make pillows out of the fabric...







You can use rings or slide it through the top...The top has a solid goldish tan band {I hid mine, by flipping it over and clipping it}...If you don't like the band...Sew across it and make a new pocket...Or iron on adhesive tape...







Here is the detail of the sheets..I love the colors in the stripes...Creams, soft
tan, golden yellow, red and brown...I think it looks rustic...



Here is my rustic farm table close up...Her name is Daisy, I found Daisy, while working on a model home...I fell in love with her reclaimed table top and distressed chairs...I am taking her two chairs away {and putting them on each side of a sideboard...I will be purchasing}...




I will be adding the two {free} chairs from my Saloon Game room...I am slip covering them with an old drop cloth and monogramming the backs of them {I upholstered the chairs in the Saloon with drop cloth, too...}

* Tip~ Drop cloths are another cheap fabric you can use as curtains...Or any other project you need a lot of fabric for...Like slip covers and upholstery...


Here is a picture of my Saloon...Those are the chairs I will be slip covering....



Back to Daisy's reclaimed, rustic table top...Isn't she beautiful?
All distressed and worn out...I love her the most, because my kids can be kids and enjoy eating, art projects, science projects, and I can't forget the most important activity....video gaming {yes, they have friends over and they all bring a TV and set up on Ole' Daisy Girl...So fun!} All without worrying about her getting damaged...That is the beauty of distressed and vintage pieces...They allow you to live and enjoy life more...and look beautiful while doing it ;)....




She is the place where I learned how to slipcover for the first time...Where my sister and I, and our families all gather around for our annual Gag Gift Party...Where my family gathers each holiday to celebrate, she is the table that Mr. Screaming Meme chases me around to try and catch me...With each new ding and scratch she becomes even more special to me...Do you have a "special" piece of furniture that holds memories? Do you name your special furniture? ;)




Here is Daisy's base...It is carved out sunflowers... Don't let her know though...I don't want her to be confused...;)




I wanted to share Emmers basking in the sun this morning...So peaceful...
Look at how the sun beams off of her beautiful coat...and how the sun picks up on her curly eyebrow whiskers...Awwww!





Have you ever seen curly eyebrow whiskers? I love them! Because they make her even more unique and special because of them...Life is beautiful when you look around...Even sweet little doggy eyebrows ;)




XoXo, Screaming Meme








    38 comments:

    Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

    What a great reveal... music and all! These sheets look wonderful. No one would ever know! This is a very clever idea. I think what makes it so curtain-believable is the great pattern.I am re-doing my daughters bedroom and I am looking for very "natural" colored curtains. There are 3 windows in her room and I need 6 panels. This was looking like quite an expense. Well, now I am on the lookout for sheets! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Yvonne

    TheVirginiaHouse said...

    I had to smile at the comment about "what bloggers look like blogging". Wow am I glad that we aren't forced to expose that!
    I love the curtains! I have dropcloths in my family room and they were so, super cheap. Can't beat cheap!
    You did great

    A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

    What bloggers look like whilst blogging could be very eye opening!
    I sit here at present in stripy pj's typing madley away sipping coffee.
    Probley not my best look!
    Great idea with the curtains

    Graceful Moments said...

    You don't want to see me blogging or any of the other things I do on the computer. Scary!
    Love the curtains! I would never think of using drop cloths for upholstery...but now that I think of it, I think it's a great idea.
    So much fun that you named your table. This is my first visit to your blog so maybe I'll find other furniture that you've named as I browse through.
    Thanks for visiting me and for leaving the comment about my craft project with the hearts.
    I'll be back...take care. ♥

    beth said...

    I love your sheet curtains! That looks great! And yes, I do love rustic and worn pieces, too. We have five kids, so nothing can be too precious in this house. :)
    No, I don't name my furniture. He he. We did just install new flooring, though, and I decided that my floor is a girl. :)
    Hope you have great day! Beth.

    Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

    The curtains look great!

    And I promise you wouldn't want to see what I look like blogging - it might scare you ;)

    And I love both Daisy and your dog. I have one piece of furniture that is named - an antique secretary desk called "Francesca." What's weird is that my husband and daughter actually call her that too!

    Ashley Schott said...

    thanks so much for stopping by! i love your style too!! that table and salon are super cool. love them. and.... what a great idea to make curtains out of sheets! i would have never thought of that! that's what i love about blogging:)
    did you see i'm having a giveaway?
    thanks again for coming by and i'm glad you did cause now i found your blog as well! yah!

    kim said...

    Meme, those sheet drapes look fantastic. I really love your Daisy table. I love old distressed wood and the sunflower base is so unique. Your do is so pretty in the sunshine.

    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

    Love the sheets as drapes! I never would have guessed if you didn't say! Love the stripes and it looks like the colors fit in well.

    Thanks for visiting me on my Spring post today! : )

    Connie said...

    You just MIGHT (not sure) s*ck at singing, but you have enormous talent decorating, sugar chick! Darling. And it looks like the dog adores you also. Can't be all that bad, right?! LOL
    xoxo,
    Connie

    Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

    Love those drapes made from a sheet...great idea! Your farm table is wonderful and I love those frenchy chairs. I think I might have their cousin in my guest room! Happy week!...Debbie

    Amelia said...

    Curtains/drapes turned out fantastic...got the colors you wanted...not a lot of sewing and not heavy on the pockebook...You scored big time all the way round.

    Your dog looks spoiled (just like our cats).

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    Diana said...

    Glad you found my Texas-Blogging Gals! Will get you on the next updated list.

    Enjoyed my first visit. Following now.....

    Come see me at my personal blog, too, real soon!

    Sandra said...

    Hi Meme,
    Thanks for stopping by and for the idea of using sheets for window dressing! I see ya around.

    Rustique Gal said...

    Meme, the curtains are great! I have been a secret sheet curtain maker for decades, usually with iron-on tape, as I moved very often. Now I stay put in a place that doesn't want curtains yet. Not enough windows and no privacy issues. I also love your dear table. I never named my furniture, but I had a VW camper named Vinnie Van-Go! You-go! Sherry

    Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

    I enjoyed reading a few of your posts. In fact I read the whole first page... all the way to your mention of your dear Jesse Jane.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

    HeathahLee said...

    Did you know your eyes are the same color as your pillow? Gorgeous green! My husband has green eyes and I buy him nothing but green shirts because they make his eyes sooooo pretty! : )

    Love those sheet curtains! I used a drop cloth to make a bedskirt and LOVE. IT. I'll be using the remnant to make curtains. One of these days.

    And oh, the peace on a Golden's face while resting. Mine has a little more red in his fur, but he looks so much like yours! Jonathan has those curly eyebrow whiskers, too, and I love them! : )

    Dawn said...

    Sheets are such a great way to get tons of fabric for a small price! Love your table, even wtih the floral identity crisis. LOL! Nothing gets my attention better than a great dog photo. Emmers is adorable. Our lab was named Sunny by my daughter because of the way he looked in the sunshine. Glad you stopped by.
    Dawn

    Style Sisters said...

    Hello! Wow those sheets look amazing. They even look like they have some weight to them.... like they are lined. Great job. I can't wait to see the slipcovered chairs! I have slipcovered before and I know that amount of work involved. You are so talented you will probably whip them out in day! Can't wait to see the use of drop cloths. I love that!

    Roo said...

    Hi Meme: Love the stripes on those sheets/curtains. I think your voice is lovely, don't let anyone tell you any different. Love Daisy, i think she would really get along with my coffee table, Pearl. Anyway, check out my blog for today, left you a little goody there.

    http://roo925.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!
    Holly

    Roo said...

    Hey Meme, I love the stripes on the curtains/sheets. How clever and what a great deal! I also like Daisy and I think she would really get along with Pearl, my coffee table. Keep blogging, love your site. By the way, i left you a little something on my blog this morning, hope it brings a smile to your face.

    Jenglamgirl said...

    Well to humor you.. I look scary, I still have half a mask on my face, a rob on and my hair pulled back. I am sipping on water too. That is how I look blogging and commenting. What a great job you have... a dream job of mine for sure. Thanks for your sweet comment, I am so flattered. Love that you used sheets HOLLY creative, and your farm table is rustic and fab. I would love for you to follow me at my craft blog or LarsenLoves.... Have a great day. JGG

    Kimberly said...

    Hi Meme! My Mom has made curtains out of sheets for me! Its a great idea! You ask what is NJ like? well, its nothing like the Jersey Shore! If you have seen that show! Funny you are from Houston - My husband is in Houston all the time on business! I also have some friends in Houston! I have never been but hope to get there one day!

    Teri said...

    Hi Screaming Meme! You're so adorable and I love your blog! I'm coming back to visit this weekend when I have more time to take a tour. =)

    BTW, I love your curtains!! I wish I could sew!

    Debbie said...

    Hi there! Nice to meet you too! You are funny, and cute and talented at decorating! WOW a girl I have something in common with! Hope to see you again...I am adding you on my blog roll.....

    Debbie said...

    Oh and if you where to see my now...I will give a visual...sweat pants, head band just walked 3.5 miles, stuffing a turkey sandwich in my mouth, and I have mayo on my fingers as I am typing!

    marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such gracious comments. How funn that we do have so much in common. I live in Surprise now. You are so right, once a Texan, always a Texan. Glad to find a kindred soul. Hugs, Marty

    Vanessa said...

    Ha! So, you do hang sheets as curtains. I do that too!! Love these ones you have and by the way, your dinning table is lovely! Thanks for stopping by. I'm following your blog too. Have a great day! Vanessa

    Nancy said...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is great! I love the farm table and saloon room...how cute! The sheets are fantastic! I've done that before too. I even used tablecloths once and bought six of them to use as panels...they looked great! I love using things that way! Great post!

    Kathysue said...

    Hi, I just read your comment on my blog so I wanted to come by and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I always appreciate when a reader comments, I just love reading them. It is nice to meet you and your idea of the sheets is a great one. Sheets are a great resource of fabric that people forget about so this is a great reminder, Kathysue

    Join the Gossip said...

    Great decor and a cute doggie =)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

    I love using sheets for curtains and I have drop cloth curtains (hmmm...guess I should show those off sometime. Your look great, love the stripes! And the doggie is pretty cute too!

    Thanks for your well wishes on my shop, it is fun!

    Daisy Cottage said...

    Oh you talented girl you!!!

    LOVE your drapes.... they are awesome! Bravo! The table is fab - everything is!

    I love love love your sweet doggie too. She is beautiful.

    And so are you.


    Love,
    Kim

    Angie said...

    I think the curtains turned out fab and your table and chairs...LOVE THEM! I love the rustic table and so wish I had some chairs with rush seats like those. They look so french countryish to me. I am a major dog lover and your dog is gorgeous! So glad we are back in touch here in Blogland!

    Joy said...

    Love the sheet curtains my frugal friend!

    Manuela@TPOH said...

    Your sheet curtain turned out great! You'd never know!

    Manuela

    Pedaling said...

    our dogs would get along, grand!

    the curtains make me want to break out my sewing machine! too cute
    love the fabric!

    myletterstoemily said...

    darling sheets, home, and self!

    i was going to leave a comment
    on above post...but 75 comments!

    yikes!

    have a great week!