April 16, 2013

DIY Blackout Curtains and the Nursery Update

Random Sidenote before we start: I'm bringing back the "water cooler" chit chat at the end of the posts, so feel free to chime in.  Thanks!

There's still lots to be done in the nursery.  I have half of it painted and half is still brown.  I have a lot of organizing to do as well in there.  However, there is some progress being made.  The curtains are up.  I thought I'd shop you how I like to do black out curtains for nurseries.  It's crazy simple.

So you can buy this black out fabric at fabric stores.  I've seen lots of tutorials on how to sew them as lining into your curtain panels.  However, I say don't do it!  These are the same panels I've used in every nursery.....

....because I just clip them in behind the curtain panels.  They don't even have to be as long as the curtains.  (The curtains are floor length but the panels just past the window.)  Then when I redecorate I can use them again and again.

You don't even see them sticking out from the curtains, but they do their job.

 So we have 2 painted walls now and curtains.  Yay!

I've also added more of the hot air balloons (that I posted about HERE.)  I have a plan for what will go over the crib as well...but it's not done yet.

And I'm loving how much bigger the space feels now that it's white and airy.

I can't wait till it's all done.  And on a random note, here's a little outfit I bought her.  I've been lucky and haven't had to buy hardly anything (due to hand-me-downs from a sister and a friend).  However, I have still bought a couple of things.  Teeny tiny jeggings?  Ha!  I couldn't resist.

And that's all for now.  The bathroom is about 90% done now, so that'll be the next finished project you'll see.

Thanks for reading.

- So my husband and I just finished all of White Collar and I'm going through withdrawals.  I love that show so much.  I hear it starts up again around June, though, so I won't have to wait too long.

- It's been almost 4 years since I've had a baby.  Are there any have-to-have things you guys recommend?  I've heard the muslin blankets are awesome and there's some weird snot-sucking device people rave about?  Do any of you know what I'm talking about?  


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