Showing posts with label Ballard Designs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ballard Designs. Show all posts

One Year Housiversary - Living Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Room

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Good morning friends!  Happy Sunday! Today marks one year that we have been in our Woodland Grove house. I thought it would be fun to share all of the updates that we have made.  Plus this blog is also like a scrapbook of our lives and it's an easy spot to reference when we are trying to remember what color a room is painted, etc.

Grasscloth wallpaper | Striped Curtains (ours are DIY) | Striped Curtains from Ballard Designs | Lamps | Chandelier | The Frame by Samsung (art over the TV) | Rug | Similar Fireplace Screen | Cabinet Pulls 


Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 


Our living room is one of the most dramatic transformations.  Here is the before.

We swapped the ceiling fan for a crystal chandelier that I have lovingly nicknamed "The Spaceship,"  added faux grasscloth wallpaper to the builtins, swapped out the cabinet hardware, mounted The Frame TV by Samsung, installed remote control shades and our DIY Ballard Curtains.

Grasscloth wallpaper | Striped Curtains (ours are DIY) | Striped Curtains from Ballard Designs | Lamps | Chandelier | The Frame by Samsung (art over the TV) | Rug | Similar Fireplace Screen | Cabinet Pulls 


Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 

We haven't changed a whole lot in the kitchen except for the cabinet hardware, bar stools and accessories. Here's the photo from the house listing. 


Here's the coffee and bar area of the kitchen now. I love this picture because you can see a close up of the satin gold hardware. 

Drawer Pull | Cabinet Door Handle | Gold Keurig | Coffee Time/Wine O'Clock Sign 



Some day we are going to convert this into a beautiful hood. 

Charcuterie Board Small | Charcuterie Board Large 

Breakfast room before:


We added the Ballard Designs Mila Chandelier, motorized shades from Select Blinds, and more DIY Ballard Curtains.

Flower Pot | Similar Pot | Plant Stand | Mila Chandelier | Oval X Back Dining Chair | Oval X Back Arm Chair | Curtains

Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 


I almost forgot one of my favorite spots. We found this blue console table at HomeGoods.


Come back tomorrow to see more of our updates. 

DIY Ballard Bowen Stripe Curtain Panels

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I'm getting a lot of questions about our new Great Room curtains so I figured I would post about them.


I fell in love with these Ballard Designs Bowen Curtain panels, which are on sale this weekend.   They were over my current budget though. I already had 2 pairs of Ritva Curtain Panels from Ikea, so we laid them out in the hallway and marked off every 8 inches. Then we used painters tape to create very thin stripes. We eyeballed the thin stripes and just ensured they were straight.

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These were the supplies that we used.

We have 10' ceilings so the 118" panels were a good length. We used stitch witch to hem the bottoms just a little bit. 



This was the paint that we used. It's called Deep Midnight Blue and I purchased it at Michael's. Before you ask, no, I haven't been to a nail salon. These are press-on nails. I have been a loyal user since way before COVID19. 

 
The Ritva Panels have a linen-like texture. I was worried that they would make the stripes bleed, but we didn't have any issues. We also didn't water down the paint like people recommend when painting on fabric. 

                     

                    

We placed one line of painters tape at the very top of the panel and from there measured and marked 8 inch increments all the way down the panel. We marked the 8" marks 4 times across the width of the panels to ensure that the tape was straight.


Before painting, push down each tape line to ensure it is stuck to the fabric.  You can see that I painted in sections below on our kitchen island.  We taped and painted most of the panels on the hardwood floor in the hallway. Make sure to put a drop cloth or old blanket under each curtain to protect the surface from paint.


This is the bottom of the curtain panel and that's why there isn't a tape line at the hem.

Finish painting all stripes and let dry. Carefully remove the tap. Hang and then use stitch which to hem curtains with an iron and ironing board to the perfect length. We have dogs so I don't puddle my curtains, otherwise, they would be full of dust bunnies. 

Our panels aren't perfect, but we are very happy with them. Don't mind the doggie steps at the end of the couch, our yorkie is 15 years old and has bad hips. 


Should we hang the other two panels in the breakfast room or in the dining room?

Spoiler alert: We added the two extra panels in the breakfast room. 


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Will you be painting any curtain panels? If so, share on Instagram and tag me at #findmeontheporch. 






New Home Office Pieces from World Market

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Since we are planning to change the dining room into a home office, I started looking for some new pieces for the space. World Market is one of my go to places for furniture and Nick's style leans toward mid century, so it seemed like a good place to start. 

Great Room Updates - Phase 2

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

My hubby was checking out my new blog posts today and was shocked and appalled perturbed that I had not yet featured our fireplace wall and DIY curtains.  How dare I!  He did most of the wallpapering and helped with painting the curtains. He's my partner in crime.