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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Guilt, Reece Cups and Brown Velvet...

My husband has often referred to our bedroom as "Daytona Beach". Not because I strut around in a string bikini or chug beer through a beer bong very often , but because our bedroom is so light and bright.

Last year, I noticed some fancy-schmancy brown velvet curtains in the clearance aisle.  

I thought that I could use a little color in my all white color scheme!

I thought that I could handle a dark bedroom.

I thought that I would get big points for being a big girl and thinking of others.

I was wrong on all counts. 

I hated the brown, felt like I was sleeping in a cave, and my husband responded with "Ehh, I don't care about curtains. Whatever makes you happy, makes me happy." 

While hiding a secret stash of halloween candy, I stumbled upon my fancy-schmancy brown velvet curtains.

Feeling guilty for spending money on curtains that I didn't use, guilty for not giving them to charity, guilty about hoarding Reese Cups, guilty that I drank the last cup of coffee, and guilty that I fell on the floor laughing when a co-worker ran into a screen door, I decided to get out those curtains and find a use for them!

Check out this panel as a table runner on my fall table...





34 comments:

  1. 1. Great idea.
    2. Your house is more beautiful than mine will ever be. I'm ok with that. I will live vicariously through you.
    3. You take lovely photographs.
    4. I love the silver and pumpkin combo.

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  2. Funny, funny. I love the brown velvet as a runner, makes complete sense to me! :)Great job!

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  3. I love this whole post!
    And now I want some Reese cups :)

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  4. Sigh I want Reese cups too! You are tooo funny and I think I love your hubby!

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  5. If feeling guilty always yields such good results, continue.

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  6. Love it! Way to repurpose! They'd probably make a nice throw pillow or two as well. :)
    Visiting from HOH. :)

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  7. Funny post! Love the panel used as a runner and the vignette is lovely and so are your pics.

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  8. Ya know, sometimes you just gotta hoard the Reece's cups!

    I'm so glad you found such a lovely way to re-purpose your curtains. Velvet is such a lovely texture. What an awesome addition to your fall decor!

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  9. LOL!!! I love the brown velvet used as a runner! I have a pair of gauzy purple curtain panels that I use as a runner for my table in the spring.

    Blessings

    Linda

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  10. Hahha! You are funny. Love your use of the borwn velvet. It looks stunning and makes your vignette's that much "richer".

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  11. So funny. I tried brown velvet curtains as well and ended up taking them down. You did a great job repurposing them.

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  12. Too funny! But made me remember a curtain panel that I have sitting around that just might make an interesting table runner. I'm a new follower and new blogger!

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  13. I love everything about this post because I can relate to it so much! And your table looks gorgeous.

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  14. They are perfect as a runner and add a great seasonal accent to the room. The table looks both lovely and rich.

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  15. Actually brown velvet has always been one of my fav materials...granted I don't have any in my house right now!...But if I did a runner is a great way to go! You are so witty..I love your blog..anxious to see more !

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  16. I love the use of the curtain as a table runner. It look great. I always hide candy somewhere in my house. If I don't I never get any, LOL.

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  17. LOL! I quickly stuffed a piece of my daughter's candy in my pocket when she walked into the room! We moms have to stick together in our sneakiness don't we? :-) I love how you used that velvet panel as a runner and think it is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this past weekend~
    Vanessa

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  18. Oh this is such a cute post! I like how you were able to recycle your curtain panel into a table runner. That was actually a great idea. I like the contrast of the brown against the white in that room too. Love all of your Fall accents too! I'm stopping by from Wow-Us-Wednesdays.

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  19. Entertaining Post! :) And what a perfect and pretty solution for the unused drapes.

    Coming through Wow Us Weds. ~ Newest Follower!

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  20. This post made me laugh out loud for so many reasons! Aside from how funny you are... the tablerunner is gorgeous! Here are a few confessions for you... I have 8 curtain panels that I bought on clearance still not hung or returned, my own stash of lifted PB cups, and am guilty of inappropriate laughter on many occasions!

    We are having a Home for the Holidays link party on our blog and I know that our readers would think you are a riot and that your runner is amazing! We would love for you to join us!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html

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  21. Very pretty. I love your metallics. And I hoarded the Kit-Kats.

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  22. I LOVE sleeping in a cave. A cold, dark cave. Seriously, we have blackout curtains everywhere.

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    1. Say it ain't so! I get panicky in a cave-bedroom!

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  23. Beautiful! I love how the the chocolate brown and silver go together! You have great taste!

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    1. Thank you, Angela. I am usually a white, beige, hint of gray gal so this was a big step for me!

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  24. That brown velvet is GORGEOUS! If you don't want the other panels I et alot of people would buy them! We lved in a BRIGHT bedroom for 28 years. ow we ahve dark blinds so we can GET SOME SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Pinky! We are back to a Daytona Beach bedroom!

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  25. You are so funny! And like the rest of us ... we work on guilt. Great use for the curtain :) Found you at Alderberry Hills party.
    Hugs,
    Bj

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    1. Guilt is the driving force of my life! Thank you for popping by, BJ!

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  26. 1) You are hilarious. 2) I also have a fondness (obsession) with Reese's PB treats and 3) I'm never showing you any pictures of my home...ever unless you can make a fall table with Target brand diapers and an empty handle of vodka.

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    1. YOU are hilarious. I've been enjoying reading your "moments!"
      Thank you visiting, funny one!

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  27. Smart way to use those panels and we all make decorating mistakes like that. For me, the guilty pleasure would be Oreos. Can't Even Buy Them!

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    1. Bring on the Oreos! Have you ever had Oreo balls? Cream cheese, crushed oreos, dipped in chocolate...HEAVEN!

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