Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WhoHoo! And It Only Took 6 Mths!

Today was a good day minus the fact that I forgot to set my alarm and woke up at 7:08 and found Oldest lounging on the couch watching Disney instead of realizing "hey the suns up and Mickey Mouse Club House is on why isn't mom up?". We were able to get ready and out the door in just 20 minutes thank goodness! After I dropped him off at school Littliest and I came home and I finished up a few orders and then decided to tackle a project that I had started well 6 months ago. Really! No let me count....7 months ago! OMG! See honestly OCD and ADD here y'all! 

This is our dining room before I repainted it last summer. I had found these rooster toile curtains at Tuesday Morning and fell in love with them. Well they were a tad short and I was not sure how I was gonna hang um.

Here is a bad pic of my first attempt of hanging them with knobs from HobLob. I also had let out the hem to make um puddle. That did not work and I decided they needed something more done to them. 

So I accomplished making a topper with pinch pleats back in September and had The Papa cut down some  rods for me. That's how it stayed till well now. Yep, just one panel and yes, blue on my ceiling. I did paint over the blue but until last week!;)

Ta-daa! Finally both panels are done and I LOVE them! Now please if you are a master seamstress like Sonya over at Beyond The Screen Door please don't come running over to look at my handy work. ( Thank You Sonya for being my inspiration on attempting these! You rock!) It is far from perfect but I do think I did pretty darn good figuring out how to adjust the original panel and how to pleat both the new topper and toile panel. 

Here is the view from our foyer. One day we may add some bamboo shades but for now I enjoy how sunny and bright the room is with the windows bare.

Closer look at the topper. It took me abt two and half hours to do this panel today only because I forgot how I did the first one! My bad since I did not do both at the same time.

I love how they puddle just a bit on the floor!

While we are here in the dining room look at my cute bunny salt and pepper shakers I found at HomeGoods a few weeks back. Aren't they just adorable!!?? I kept hoping they would get another set in for my mama but no such luck. I know she would love them too.

And look what I found yesterday on my weekly jaunt to HG! I had purchased The Maddison Pattern in blue our first fall in the new house. I LOVED them but decided to go a differ direction than blue and thus they sadly went back. When I saw the same pattern in green I HAD to bring them home to see if they would work with the white plates...also form HG...that I already had.

Here is the opposite setting which I think I do like. Still debating though.

I have added a cute spoon and fork print from HobLob. Not sure it will stay there or not but I do like it.

I also added this adorable bunny pic to the buffet! Just LOVE it! All I did was find the pic on google and printed it to size and framed it. I hope to find a real one someday soon. I have been on the hunt.

Just a pic of one of my many nests.

I think I have finally decided that my Pottery Barn scrolly votive holder will get hung on this wall.  

As for this wall I am thinking a Menu board with some plates framing it. Let's see how long that takes for me to accomplish!;)

And since I finished the dining room panel my next task to accomplish is cleaning up the boys art window and making the last set of cafe curtains for the breakfast area. Oldest says he likes sitting by the window because it inspires him!:) Love him and his corkiness but not loving his mess.

Thanx for stopping by and touring the dining room! I am linking up to Wow Us Wednesdays over at Savvy Southern Style and the following other parties later this week:
Open House Party- No Minimalist Here
Feather Your Nest Friday- The French Country Cottage
Inspiration Fridays- At The Picket Fence


  1. Cool! We get to see the other half of your dining room now, Pamela! : ) You know, I don't have to tell you how much I love those drapes you got at Tuesday Morning. I look every time I have a chance to go by there. I love your solution and the additional fabric you added looks great.

  2. Pamela, look at you go! Your panels look great! I love how you added the fabrics at the top to lengthen them. The different fabrics really add a lot to the space. And that bunny print is adorable! Thanks for the shout out! You are so sweet.

  3. Hi Pamela! Oh, I love your new drapes and what you did to them. You're so smart! The coordinating fabrics look perfect! You did good! You have a very lovely dining room.
    I'd love for you to come to my party! So I'll be waiting for you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Your curtains are gorgeous!!!I love this room of your house!

  5. Pam, I love the way you redid your curtain panels. Truely inspired.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Pamela! The drapes are fabulous!! I would never have thought of using these patterns together but they work beautifully. Great job! Your dining room is lovely.

  7. I love, love, love those curtains! They actually look better than they did when you bought them! I love me some toile (betcha couldn't guess that by my blog title) and I love those toiles together, excellent choice! I also love those green plates-I have the same ones in blue!! We must be kindred spirits-we would shop good together, we have similar taste, but are drawn to different colors. That means no rolling around on the floor fighting over things! I'm so glad I found you! I'm going to be stalking--oops following you!

  8. Love, love, love those curtains!

  9. oh i just love how you've used that big white chair as part of your tableset!

  10. Pam! These are fantastic. I am quite inspired. I really want to add some panels to my dining room but just cannot commit to one pattern. I love the multiple fabrics you used in them! The rest of your room is fantastic too. I also love your salt and peppa's! You really did a beautiful job!

  11. you did a very professional looking job on those window treatment.. well done indeed and I admire your patience to get through that process..
    Lovin those new dishes~!! that green in my favorite color..


  12. beautiful window treatments! Love your pictures. Thanks for sharing

  13. Your blog is really lovely-you chose such an original, eyecatching design.Your dining room is very charming-I love how you used the bench at the table. Thanks for visiting Brambly-I'm a NF.


  14. Oh my goodness how could you be worried about a project. You ooze with ceativity.

    What's the story behind the boy's art window??

  15. Everything is looking so beautiful Pamela! Your headers on the window treatments are perfect and it is just such a warm and inviting space. I wish I could come over and sit there with you and a cup of coffee...or some wine??? :-)
    P.S. I realized that while I was following you as Vanessa we weren't following as the Picket Fence so I had to fix that of course! :-)

  16. Stunning room Pamela! You do a wonderful job on every room of your home.

    Warmly, ~Melissa

  17. Looks fantastic....clever lady! Love your dining room, very elegant. Love your blog, I am your newest follower, looking forward to more posts. Diane

  18. Hey friend! Just coming back over to say thanks for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  19. Hi Pamela~ I love your drapes!! They came out absolutely adorable and are perfect in your dining room! You really did a great job mixing & matching the fabrics! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)


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