Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Paint and B+ Curtains

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Paint and B+ Curtains

Hi there.

Well, I should probably be totally fired as a blogger for slacking these past couple of weeks but hey, it happens.  I have tons of projects going (as usual) and I also have some exciting news that I'll be announcing soon and it's been taking a little of my time. (no, not another baby ;)

The good thing about blogging is that you can take a little break when you want to and you don't have to answer to anyone but yourself.  I'm not going to fire myself, that would be lame.  Hopefully, you guys won't fire me either, that would be lame too.

Anyway, I'm going to get back into the swing of things around here.  I'm going to start with some randomness.  Randomness is always good.

Mr. Chic painted the newest big boy room yesterday.  I love the color but now the room looks like this:

Can you say, Hot Mess?

I can't believe I even watermarked that.  Look at the curtains, they are from our old house and I hung them  to keep the light out because I sold his nursery curtains.  They are a foot short but they are not there for looks and are going away soon... please don't judge. ;)

But did you see that big thing behind the lamp in there?  That's a farmhouse style twin bed.  Mr. Chic made it!  It's gonna be sweeeeet...  I can't wait to tell you and show you all about it!

Lots of work left in there but I'm getting to the fun part, the decorating!!

I'm also doing a little makeover in the living room, right now I'm struggling with finding great curtains that don't cost one million dollars.  I can find tons of  amazing curtains but most of them cost a cool million (ok, maybe not that much but they might as well because they are way too expensive for me).  I'm on my 6th set.

6th set of curtains!  That might be ridiculous....

Granted, I tried lots of curtains that I already have on hand (musical curtains anyone?).  So I haven't actually bought 6 sets of curtains.  I'm still not sold on the best ones I've founds so far.  They are fine.  But only fine.  I want them to be amazing!

Curtains on the left get a D, Curtains on the right get a B+ and are my first choice at this time.  BUT, I'm still looking because they are just kind of blah.  This bad picture makes them look super-blah.  But, you get the idea.

Where do you find A curtains for less than a million bucks?  I might have to make my own at this rate....

Thanks for sticking with me through these past lazy unproductive blogging weeks.  You guys are the best! :)


  1. I'm thinking the same thing, good thing I can't be fired for not blogging consistently. :) I'm still on the hunt for curtains for my dining room, I hear ya on the costing a million dollars for the awesome ones. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you pick, maybe you'll inspire me to find some for my dining room! Good luck and can't wait to see the boy's bedroom come together, that bed looks like it's going to be amazing and I love the wall color.

  2. I went through six sets of curtains too until I made my own last week :) Now I'm finally happy!!

  3. Definitely make your own! It's not hard to do and they look custom if you line them. I wouldn't dream of firing you!

  4. Love the color in your sons room!

    Ahhh...the difficult job of finding affordable curtains...

    My go-to places are a: TJ Maxx. b: Target (when they're on sale) c: shower curtains (ok, don't laugh...some of the nicest curtains I've seen are shower curtains - you just need to line it!) or...d: sew your own.

    Good luck!

  5. Can't wait to see it....I'm with jan....IKEA all the way....or sheets!

    Have a great day rock star!

  6. Actually I found some awesome curtains for our "temporary" rental home at Kirklands (on sale) and Walmart. I wanted something that didn't cost an arm and a leg because I knew that I probably wouldn't use them in our "new to us" house that we will be moving into next month (fingers crossed). I have also seen some fabulous curtains (on blogs) that people have done with tablecloths - I'll be looking at that option in the new house. Good luck! (and welcome back, I've missed you!)


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