One of the best parts of blogging for me is "blog hopping". I love to get lost in blogland going from blog to blog through others' links and blog rolls. I was reading Kate's blog one day and she had a post about being inspired to tackle decorating her house after reading another post on Nesting Place. She had a link so of course I popped over to take a look.
Her blog was so pretty and the pics of her house were fantastic in that "real world" kind of way. She shared how she was getting her house ready to sell and all the "little" things she did that made a huge impact. As I strolled through her archives I came a cross a post about things "not having to be perfect to be beautiful". She shared her window "mistreatments" and I just LOVED the fact the material she used still had the raw edges and color dots on them (truly a girl after my own heart) Anyway, after receiving a bunch of comments from other bloggers refreshed by her "it is what it is" attitude, she decided to host a "It Doesn't Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful" post party and I decided to play along.
Since it was her window "mistreatments" that won me over, I thought I would share my own mistreatments. Curtains have always been kind of a challenge for me. I don't like things overly fussy and I really don't like the hefty price tags that usually accompany them. In the first issue of Cottage Living they had a feature about taking plain tab top curtains and embellishing them. I thought this was the coolest idea ever and decided to try it myself. I choose to "add a band of fabric" route since I liked the simple look and figured it would be the easiest to sew. Well four years later, here they are. If you look closely you will notice the stylish detailing of the big yellow quilting pins holding it all together :0)
The funny thing is that I really like the way they look. The fabric is a shower curtain I got at GW, it is very "me", and I love how it looks with the quilt on my bench. Simple and quiet (if that makes sense)
So there you have it, my dirty little secret. I guess it isn't sooo bad. No one has ever stormed out of my house due to the fact my curtains are "pinned". In fact I don't think anyone ever really notices and those who do just smile and compliment me on my "designer detailing" :0)