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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Better homes and Gardens {bhg} decorating and home ideas

Hello Better homes and Gardens,{bhg} can you hear me? I love your decorating and homes ideas.
In fact,
 I should either be your spokes gal or have my picture on your magazine, curtains, comforters, lampshades, candles and more!
just sayin' in case your lookin!
If you are a long time reader you know,
I am a seasonal decorating kind of gal.
Do you remember last year, how smitten I was with these Better homes and gardens curtain purchase?



I adored these checked curtains for an entire year.
Still love them, but again time for a change.


First, how could I resist roosters and fleur de lis?
Hard, to keep on walking by.
So...with a little imagination over here at this window,
I came up with this.

this is my problem window.
Very tall windows and high ceilings, which make for too short and skimpy valances.
So...

First thing I had my husband do for me is hang a new rod.
All this time I have been using cafe rods..
it was time to upgrade.


I kept the cafe rods here, as I really do not have space in between for more of a decorative type.


I bought two packages of curtains.
One pack was tiers, and the other pack was a swag.
I put the tiers in the middle and put a small fold on top to shorten them..., and have them appear a little more full.
Then I put the swags on each side.
PERFECTO, and at 16.00 total, who can beat it?
I really like the light feeling, and of course the roosters are adorable too.

I still have to remove the old hardware...UGH, I hate patching walls.
ha, I just noticed I have one end the wrong way...thanks pictures, you always point out my mistakes,
better go down and fix that.

I will take better photos on another day.  I have cropped some pics, because I have other things I do not want you to see yet.  I am sneaky like that.
Have a great day!
Oh, and the corner over there with the roo lamp, does not look the same either.
HUH? How can you ladies and gents even keep up with me?
I can't keep up with myself!~ For the record, I drink a LOT of coffee.

Joining:
Transformation Thursday
Open house Party
Somewhat simple
Fireflies and jellybeans
Sumo's sweet stuff
Feather nest Friday
Frugal friday
chic on a shoestring

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56 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

I had those same checked curtains. Love your new ones!

November 2, 2011 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Olive Cooper said...

The red and white curtains are crisp and clean. the black curtain rods show them off. I really like the Country Living line of stuff at KMart too.

November 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

Oh you would MOST certainly make a Great BHG Spokesperson... : ) Love the Changing things up...I find that I do that often... : )

November 2, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Debbie, your new curtains are fabulous. I love the roos too and they look so pretty in your dining and kitchen area. I can't wait to see the rest of your changes. Also, I wanted to say I absolutely love your new header pictures. The one of all of you on the porch is fantastic. Hugs, marty

November 2, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Delicate roosters look perfect and for sure 16.00 was way reasonable.
I too love BHG..

xoxo
Sonny

November 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
OpenID Pat said...

The new curtains are beautiful Debbie. I love the new look!!

November 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

I think they made those custom order just for you!!!

November 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

You are such a teaser/brat! I can't wait to see what ELSE you are up to...but, so far, I am LOVING those red curtains. You do such a great job pulling things together, Deb. I gotta tell you - I still LOVE that clock! xo Diana

November 2, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Love the new curtains. I think you would be the perfect BHG spokesperson. Love your energy level!

November 2, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I loved those checked curtains, but these new ones just scream your name! Lovin' the roos.

Hey, you never know...BHG just might be listening!

November 2, 2011 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love the new curtains and the rods! Of course, I liked the old ones too. I'm so much like you in that I like seasonal changes. I thought I had my bedroom done for fall ~ nope, it's under construction again! :-) This is the most difficult bedroom ever for me ~

Keep up with you? Surely, you jest! I've asked, and I think others have, if you ever sleep...what kinda vitamins do you take, etc. :-)

xo
Pat

November 2, 2011 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

P.S. I really like the pics in your header right now. The roo lamp looks great!

November 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

First of all I checked out the lampshades at Walmart today and loved that one that you got. I think it's too tall for the lamp I want it for (maybe have to get out the saw?). But love those curtains. You really could be a Walmart spokesperson!

November 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

I thought I knew every single inch of your fabulous kitchen. More surprises what could that be. Love how the curtain let in the light, nice job. Just saw on FB that the IB turned out. Glad to have been of service with any recipe that gives us time to blog.

November 2, 2011 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Cute curtains! They look custom made!! Yes, I love BHG too! Thanks for sharing!

November 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Rooster curtains are adorable!! Can't wait to see the new corners look:)

November 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Pretty valances, Debbie. I like what you did....Christine

November 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Pretty valances, Debbie. I like what you did....Christine

November 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the new window treatments! Roosters and fleur de lis definitely could not remain on the shelf. They look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

November 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Great solution, Debbie! Your rooster valances are perfect for your home!

November 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger ❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I adore your new rooster curtains!
I do love all the new changes going on.

Guess where I went today?
There were two left and I bought both. lol

Thanks for the great tip.

xo,
Dee

November 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

These are totally cute!! I love them and I hear you on the coffee!!

XO,
Jane

November 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

And I thought THIS was the surprise you had in store from yesterday. Guess I'll keep checking back. I really like your curtains. That was a clever idea to break up the set like that. They look good like that.

November 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger adventuresindinner said...

I'm a decorate each season kind of girl too, can't wait for the reno to finally finish so I can do the fun primping.

November 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Kathijane said...

I love those curtains! Hmmmm... I think I need some of that coffee you are drinking:)

November 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger ReFresh ReStyle said...

They look great! I need some of your coffee! I know what you mean about pictures...sometimes I take them to see what I need to fix! You're a great BHB

November 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute pattern on your new curtains.

November 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Robin Lynn said...

Debbie, I saw you over at Grammy Goodwill and thought I'd visit ... your site is WOW - pretty amazing. I love your energy and your home is lovely!! Great project!

November 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Always beautiful views of your lovely home! So fun to see what you are up to!!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you dear friend for stopping by and for your sweet comment :o) I'm happy I was able to swing by to say hello!!!

November 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger camp and cottage living said...

Now I know your secret-coffee!
I don't drink it, so that must be my problem.
I like the new roo curtains and the crate display on the wall too.
I enjoy seeing the changes you make!

November 2, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger renee @ Singing With Birds said...

very pretty Debbie! I'm a big BHG fan too. I love their monthly color suggestions for the home.

November 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Lovin' your new chickie curtains, Debs! I love changing up curtains every once in a while.
xoxo

November 2, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Cute curtain and you came up with a nice solution to your problem!

November 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Those new curtains look so fresh in your kitchen. Now I'm wondering what else you've been up to???

November 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

They look great Debbie! I am not a fan of patching wall either. I love seeing all the Fall colors out of your windows too. I'm sort of a backwards peeping Tom!

November 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I agree the black curtain rod does show them off to perfection! I love them Deb!

November 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debbie, The roo curtains are adorable. I think you would make a great spokesperson for BHG.
xo,
Sherry

November 2, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love BHG stuff too. Haven't seen those rooster curtains yet, but they really look great in your kitchen. Can't wait to see the other changes you've made in there!

Debbie, I gave you the versatile blogger award on my blog today. Stop by when you get a chance to read the details.

November 2, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, I love your Rooster valances and they look marvelous on your windows! I just love your kitchen. Hope you had a great Halloween!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

November 2, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

That is really clever of you! Love the new rods. They really give it a custom type feel! If those curtains didn't jump off the rack and say, "I BELONG TO YOU!" I don't know what would!!

November 2, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

These new curtains are so you! Really pretty! And you must be drinking some different coffee than I am!

November 2, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those curtains. I might have to think about those for my breakfast nook!

November 3, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Farah Muzaffar said...

Very beautiful, fresh looking and so light that they are perfectly synchronizes with your my fav dinning room...

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
with love from
Farah

November 3, 2011 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger becky said...

BH&G...my old stamping grounds. I was an editor and designer there for 17 years. I know the creative director for all their product lines...glad you're enjoying their collection!

November 3, 2011 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Love the new curtains - particularly the way you chose to hang them! You have such a fresh take on things, Debbie!

November 3, 2011 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the new curtains....I need something my windows are bare and boring! Where do you find your curtains?

November 3, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These look so perfect! And I've started drinking a little more coffee...will I ever be able to keep up with you? NO WAY! heehee! ♥

November 3, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i love the look they are wonderful so fresh and bright and cheery .I love the way you hung them its so weird how you can look at something and see something so different,like me i wonder how you got that way haha love Mom

November 3, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Blue Creek Home said...

Another Queen of change! Before Mason was born, I changed things up all the time - loved doing it. Now, everything is put away or literally hot glued in place!!
He will grow out of his fondness for touching and moving everything in sight, and I will be able to play again!
Love the curtains.
Rhonda

November 3, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your very cheerful color scheme! Your curtains are lovely, they have the look of a stamped fabric, which is very nice, in my opinion.
I hope BHG is paying attention here, you would be the perfect spokes person for them!
Have a lovely day
Hugs Cindy

November 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

It's so funny that you ask, "How can we keep up with you?" because I was just commenting to my daughter the other day that one of my favorite bloggers is so creative that I can't keep up with what she's doing on a daily basis.

And yep. I was talking about you.

You manage to pack more creativity and style in a day than I can pack into a two week period. Just awesome.

And the curtains are definitely awesome too.

November 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Love the roo curtains. Great job. Hugs, Ginger

November 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger bj said...

I love 'em, Debbiedoo...they are adorable.

O, did you hear a squeal with a Texas drawl yesterday? about 12:30 ...??
I went to Walmart, saying to myself, "There's no way in h** I am going to find those cute lamp shades like Debbie did" and, I got one for me and 2 for my daughter....I was so doing the happy dance...Thank ya kindly for pointing the way..:))

November 3, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love your new curtains did you find them at Walmart??? If you get rid of the old ones throw me an email I will buy them from you would love to have them in the kitchen and dinning area have the same ones in the living room though I cut the tassels off but the space is like all open and would love to have all matching!!

November 3, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Love, love RED & ROOSTERS, so I'm lovin' this!!! Looks amazing ;)

November 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love the new curtains Debbie- they are just darling and am loving the lightness of them in your room! Thanks for linking up! :)

November 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM  

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