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Nursery: The curtains

The truth is, even though we had chosen the “Mustard Yellow” as the base color for our unconventional baby girl x2 nursery, that’s about where our inspiration ended, for a time at least. That is, until we fell upon this AMAZING Turquoise Damask Print on Amazon.com.

Before you start hyperventilating and rocking back and forth mumbling how awesome this fabric is, you can buy some for yourself HERE. And it’s on sale at the moment.

Even though we only needed 6 yards to adorn two windows in the form of curtains, we bought 10 yards… just cuz. It’ll get used somewhere. This fabric has made me fall for Turquoise all over again, in a bad way. Remember when turquoise was all the rage in the early 90’s, and everyone was driving around turquoise Cavalier’s, wearing turquoise silk shirts? That’s so me.

Nick gets some kind of strange joy out of making my life easier. The dear that he is, ironed folds in the fabric where the hems would be so I wouldn’t need to pin everything. He’s a strange and precious creature. And I love him mucho grande.

I’ve been slowly developing a relationship with my sewing machine. And it’s manual. Curtains are a good way to start, I’d say!

My confidence is slowly growing! Along with my wifish-ness.

But let’s get on with the big curtain reveal before you start contemplating and questioning the combination of mustard yellow with turquoise.

The nursery is slowly taking shape, and I’m loving it. We will soon be posting about the rocking chair, crib, and crib-skirt (which are already in place!) and the mobile, closet, and dresser are in the works. Don’t chalk this nursery up as a lost cause yet!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14657637995438769407 Heather P.

    I just wanted to pop in and say that I absolutely LOVE the way your nursery is coming together… The color choices are fantastic and it’s going to be GORGEOUS! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14657637995438769407 Heather P.

    I just wanted to pop in and say that I absolutely LOVE the way your nursery is coming together… The color choices are fantastic and it’s going to be GORGEOUS! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07690698660556196085 .Amelia.Bedelia.

    I love the curtains & colors! Crazy!- those are my son’s room colors too.
    http://amy-showalter.blogspot.com/2011/03/making-progressalexs-room.html

    Thanks for sharing! ~ Amy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07690698660556196085 .Amelia.Bedelia.

    I love the curtains & colors! Crazy!- those are my son’s room colors too.
    http://amy-showalter.blogspot.com/2011/03/making-progressalexs-room.html

    Thanks for sharing! ~ Amy

  • renee’

    I love the colors – very untraditional! But we wouldn’t expect anything different from you two!

  • renee’

    I love the colors – very untraditional! But we wouldn’t expect anything different from you two!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02423588953072839770 Stacey

    Very cute curtains!! LOVE that pattern! Not sold on the combination personally but it does work in a weird way..huh? You never stop surprising me with your designs! :)
    Suggestion…which you may or may not need until they are a little older, blackout curtains. Currently, Aaron thinks it’s day time and not time to sleep in the evening. Blackout curtains have helped keep the room dark enough for him to get drowsy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02423588953072839770 Stacey

    Very cute curtains!! LOVE that pattern! Not sold on the combination personally but it does work in a weird way..huh? You never stop surprising me with your designs! :)
    Suggestion…which you may or may not need until they are a little older, blackout curtains. Currently, Aaron thinks it’s day time and not time to sleep in the evening. Blackout curtains have helped keep the room dark enough for him to get drowsy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10446957112474349624 Barnwood Urbanist

    Fantastic! I used the same fabric in “sweet potato” in our living room recently. (You can see pics here: http://barnwoodurbanism.blogspot.com/2011/01/living-room-curtains-big-reveal.html) The turquoise is great! And good for you for going with the bold mustard-turquoise combination. It’s great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10446957112474349624 Barnwood Urbanist

    Fantastic! I used the same fabric in “sweet potato” in our living room recently. (You can see pics here: http://barnwoodurbanism.blogspot.com/2011/01/living-room-curtains-big-reveal.html) The turquoise is great! And good for you for going with the bold mustard-turquoise combination. It’s great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345033773578320661 rkane
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345033773578320661 rkane
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345033773578320661 rkane

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/106921/Neat—Beautiful-Entryways-Organization-Inspiration—Apartment-Therapy-DC-eclectic-entry-

    ok… i just keep seeing things that remind me of this room… how cute would it be to find this wallpaper and do the closets and maybe remove the doors and do baskets on the shelves?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345033773578320661 rkane

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/106921/Neat—Beautiful-Entryways-Organization-Inspiration—Apartment-Therapy-DC-eclectic-entry-

    ok… i just keep seeing things that remind me of this room… how cute would it be to find this wallpaper and do the closets and maybe remove the doors and do baskets on the shelves?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13616982150624710742 Waseem

    like the curtain…nice fabric and colour.

    Roman shades concord, ca

  • Beth

    Thank you so much!! You have helped me out tremendously with ideas for the rooms of both my daughters! Love the curtains and the wall items!

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

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