If you noticed the chocolate brown curtains in my newly decorated living room, you might remember that I’ve blogged about them before.
No? I can’t BELIEVE that a subject so mesmerizing isn’t burned into your memory banks! :) Okay, no more smarty pants!
So anywho, these were Heather’s and my super duper bargain burnt-out velvet panels from Wal-Mart. I thought we paid $6.00 a panel, but Miss Heather was quick to remind me that they were $3.00 a panel. So with a sweet deal like that, they have indeed travelled all over my house.
Being a little bit tired of them, I decided that they needed a little embellishment for the living room.
I had a small remnant of this fabric.
From a local not-so-cheap fabric store. It looked perfect when I pinned it on the bottom of the panels. But it was going to cost around $60.00 to ruffle five panels. Yikes!
I was going to spring for the cost though. When I could afford it.
I hardly ever stop in Tuesday Morning, but just happened to wander in that very week. There in the drapery panels, I spied something that looked a lot like my sample. $12.99 for the panel. I couldn’t believe it. I was just sure it couldn’t be the same fabric. I purchased it anyway with absolutely no expectations, brought it home, and it was the EXACT same fabric. A little darker color, but hey, for that price I couldn’t beat it.
$12.99 (plus tax) to ruffle all five panels!
Talk about perceived value. I just assumed that it couldn’t be the same fabric. Not for that price. That’ll “learn” me! :)
After I stole an extra panel from the dining room to make up my five, I needed a new alternative for that room. I also spied a pair of lined linen terra cotta drapery panels for $30.00 while I was in Tuesday Morning and purchased those as well. I brought them home, sewed a blue linen ruffle on the inside, and VOILA!
Now I have the illusion that the sheers are peeking out from behind the new drapes which look custom made after adding a ruffle from fabric that I already had. I’m all smiles around my house! :) :) cheap cheap……
Do you detect a ruffle theme going on here? Yeah, I love ‘em!
Found this beeeautiful sweet bird cage and stand at…..where else, the Rink yesterday.
I love it! I think the stand is actually a little Italian side table. The bird cage fit perfectly on top and that is how the girls had it displayed in their beautiful booth.
Huumm, looks like my twigs took a bit of a nose dive. I’ll have to redo those. I sat it on the tall white chest in the living room.
Speaking of the Rink……. Heather and I and the two talented ladies from whom I purchased this cutie, are talking about having a Holiday decorating seminar at the Rink in November. I’ll know more after this Friday when I talk to the “boss.” As far as I know though, it should be a go. It will be on a Thursday evening at the Rink in OKC, so keep an eye out on my blog for more news concerning that event.
And now….I have to go corral this rascal.
Don’t you wish you had Styrofoam cup all over your bed? Jezzzz…..