I also gave the middle picture frame below a mini-makeover. It was a botanical print before and I was tired of looking at it. So, I simply glued a piece of leftover bamboo to the outside of the glass (to cover the print) and then added some vintage keys.
Now onto my window treatments! My dining room window is the only window in the house that lets in a bunch of light and I wasn’t about to cover it. However, I wanted to add the illusion of a bamboo blind to add some warmth and texture to the window. The cheapest way of doing this was to buy a $9 shade/bamboo-mat-thingy from Ikea and a spring-loaded shower curtain rod.
I placed my shower rod in the window to get the right length and then took it down and covered it with my shade. I glued it all together along the seams to disguess the fact that it was cut into pieces.
And here it is!
You can sneak a peak at the rod to get a better idea of how I glued it in place.
And here is a better shot of the window. (Sort of. My photography skills are obviously lacking here.) The curtains are from Pottery Barn bought at half price off of ebay! Wahoo! The paint color in the dining room is Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.
Just three small updates to my space, but ones that I think have made a huge difference in how I feel about it! I am starting to really LOVE this level of my home. Can’t wait until it is completely finished. Just a few more projects left…