It happens late at night. The itch to move things around, to switch things up.
This time, as the buns ran around the house (yes, we let them roam and we close off doors and let them explore). The girls hop around the house as if they were children in a gingerbread house – just gnawing and tasting everything. Thankfully my yell of, “No!” freaks them out and SOMETIMES they stop. I often catch them together, like best friends exploring and playing games in the room. They even chase us if we run around, so adorable.
Anyway, back to the house stuff I’ve been doing.
I decided to replace this Pottery Barn subway rug (sorry iPhone pic):
With this one that’s on sale at Pottery Barn:
I also tossed out my plastic dividers in my drawers replacing them with thrift store baskets that I soaked to clean to make the inside of my kitchen drawers seem more cottage like:
I then decided I didn’t like my curtain clip on rings. Even though they’re Pottery Barn, and even though they’ve been up for two and half years.
I’ve never really liked the look of them in our home to tell you the truth. I just didn’t want pocket rod. But, I found that they were far too casual. I also remember reading the blog one of my favorite interior designers and her suggestion to not use clips if you want to look a little more sophisticated. It always stuck in the back of my mind (and don’t worry, if you use clips I don’t care nor do I think there’s a right way to, but I just knew this wasn’t my style). I’m still leaving clips in a few rooms because I’m sorta lazy or I think it goes better with the vibe.
Since I did this late at night, here are pictures, using high ISO, low light, and well, horrible images of what I did.
Before with clips:
Yeah not sure if that gave you a good comparison since I totally took it from different distances, but whatever. Trust me when I say it looks great.
There may or may not have been a bun or two behind that curtain when I snapped the pic.
Diana Elizabeth says she knew she should have waited until morning but design is never done and sometimes design impulse cannot wait!