Saturday, May 4, 2013

Planning for the New House

Gosh, it's been forever since I posted anything.  It's been one thing after another.  I have still been thrifting usually once a week, but I have cooled down especially since we have decided to move to a smaller home (and we have more stuff than we need already!)  The house we will be moving to, hopefully by end of summer, is a cute 1965 ranch that has most of its original charm.  We know this house pretty well as it belongs to dear friends of ours who will be moving out of town.  So I am in the midst of planning the renovation and decorating of the new place, as well as downsizing our current household. I decided that with this new house I would start with the windows, in my current home I kinda left them for last, and in some cases never truly finished some to my satisfaction. 

I purchased 4 yards of never used incredible vintage bark cloth on an ebay 'buy it now', it had been listed for about 20 minutes! I couldn't believe my luck!  It has me written all over it!  I'm not much of a seamstress, just a compulsive creative type--and I constructed a patio door valance and two window panels.  Dead set on a very modern clean look, I came up with a way to hide the continental rod making the valance look more like a cornice board.  There was enough fabric leftover that I also made a pillow cover and 2 coasters.  Still an odd piece left...I'll just hang onto it for now.  Got a couple other awesome atomic vintage bark cloth curtains for the kitchen window too!
I've named this pattern "Atomic Asian" is a close up of one part of the pattern.

Here are the valance and window panels I constructed for the den.  So glad to get that behind me.  Next step will be to settle on a paint color for the room itself.


  1. How exciting!!! ... and LOVE the pattern and the pieces!!!


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