I love to decorate, redecorate, and decorate again. It's what I find to be relaxing and energizing. These are my most recent curtains in my family room. We've lived in this house for 6.5 years and this is my 3rd set of window treatments. I make my own and I usually take the time to line them and make sure the seams are straight.
And then I met the Nester. Her philosophy is to make window mistreatments.
Do you know how freeing that was?!
I am also a bargain shopper. Okay. I'm a cheapskate. I've been wanting new curtains, but didn't want to spend $$.
Until I found this fabric. At the $7.99 store! But wait! It was a remnant, so I paid $4 a yard. Can I hear an AMEN?
Since there were only 3 yards, I cut the fabric in half down the middle. I did hem the bottom and sides of each one, but ... are you ready for this... I didn't even hem the top or add lining to the back. I just rolled it under and used my fabulous curtain rings (from Walmart!) to attach them to the rod.
So how do you like my $12 window mistreatments?
"It doesn't have to be perfect to be a blessing."
Isn't that refreshing? Especially for us perfectionists! Recently my hubby and I were having a conversation about how we want our home to be welcoming and warm, but not so 'perfect' that people feel uncomfortable.
I think many women struggle with the home-perfect issue. Some may struggle with the 'it isn't pretty enough to have others over' syndrome. Others struggle with pouring so much time and energy into the look that they miss out on allowing their homes to be a blessing to others (and even their own families).
It's all about balance. Of course I want to keep my home clean. Who wants their family or friends to be totally grossed out (yeah, phrase of the 80's, I know) when they use the kitchen sink? Then again, if I obsess about how clean my house is, and miss out on making a fun memory with my kids, what's the point?
So today, don't be perfect, be a blessing!
PS> Notice the 'imperfect' plastic container of dirt that my son is trying to grow grass in, on the table.
Just keepin' it real.