Big Changes! (and some window treatments)

6:25 PM Katy 6 Comments

After a whole year in this house, me and the kids have finally settled in. It took 1 treehouse, 1 deck, 1 kitchen remodel, some workbenches in the garage, and a ton of window dressing. I had a 2-year-old baby when I moved in, but he feels like such a big boy now! (He's starting his first day of preschool on Tuesday.)

With being out of work and having the kids home all summer, I was ready to go insane. Thankfully my prayers have been answered and I finally got a job offer! It looks like the perfect job for me. It is engineering-related, but I won't have to sit in a cubicle all day. I think it's going to be fun and most importantly -- it's going to enable me to take care of my family. Can I get an Amen?!

So when I found out I'd be starting the new job after Labor Day I realized -- oh crap!-- I still have a lot of unfinished projects around here! Here's a couple that I knocked out today:

This is a tiny little window in my foyer by the front door. No store-bought blinds fit this thing (whimper), so I had to make this roman shade. Leftover fabric, leftover scrap wood, and I can finally come down the stairs in my bathrobe at night.
(I also installed the wood trim around the window.) Still need to come up with a paint color/wall treatment for the foyer. I am dying to do this, but I don't know when I'll get to it.

And my daughter's room is still a mess. She had a set of those $3 cheap plastic blinds on her window, and half the slats were broken. So I took one of her old curtain panels and the plastic blinds and made this:

Using this tutorial from Little Green Notebook. I bookmarked that tutorial last year, knowing I was going to need it at some point-- woot!

And now looking at this post I realize that I am addicted to green....i think it's in every room in my house except the boys' room!

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  1. You are a better woman than I am! Straight line stitching is all I can muster up. No way could I attempt a roman shade! Kudos to you and all of your projects. And as far as the kids and their unappreciativeness...YOU ARE NOT ALONE. My 17-year-old now thinks I am a terrible mother because I have rules. So I say again, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

    Hope you make it through the holiday A-okay!


  2. Hey Misti sent me over here! I love the blog, happy you got a new job, and your profile info just cracked me up! Tools, every girl needs her tools... in fact in my life, I am the owner of the tool box! LOL


  3. Congrats on the job. I love your roman blinds that you made. I made some in the past and it isn't easy to get them all straight.

  4. I have to tell you that I just went through and read every single one of your posts! Your DIY courage is astounding! And that kitchen! Love it! I'm a fan!

  5. My hat is off to you, ma'am! Wow! You are a power horse/woman! And a seamstress! Love those sweet little window treatments. I can tell you will be a total inspirational blogger.

    Nice to meet you! Donna


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