Friday, June 29, 2012

Shakin' In My Boots

You would think the writer of a home decor / diy blog is fearless when it comes to jumping into a new project.  Although I admit I am braver then most, there are still things that make me shake in my boots.  And in this particular case fear has kept really ugly window treatments on my walls for almost two years now.  Wow that is embarrassing!

I have told you about these babies before.

They are in the sun room and were left by the former owners...thank you for that.  They involve a lot of fabric and a pretty substantial anchoring system.  And to add insult to injury the rigging was screwed into the grass cloth walls.  

So all I could see in my mind where giant screw holes left behind in the very hard to match and patch grass cloth paper.  All this = me doing nothing.  

But today that all changed.  I got an itch to do something big.  Similar to the one that led to my husband waking up at 8am to the sound of me destroying a patio with a sledge hammer.  (That was several years ago in another house but it still comes up at parties.)

The problem with that "itch" is it usually leads to a mess, which is what you see going on above.  But the mess is totally worth it!  What used to look like this...

now looks like this...

The windows look huge, the grass cloth doesn't look so jungle and the holes in the walls aren't even that bad!

I even dragged the mess out to the garage and the room is for the most part back to normal.  All in a naps work.  

Now if you know me in the least you know the windows wont stay naked for long.  I have a plan to dress the windows back up (minus the jungle theme) and tie them into the rest of the first floor color scheme.  And I think I am going to be able to do it all on a pretty slim budget.  Keep your fingers crossed and I will keep you posted!