Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday Laundry

So Sunday I was a good girl.

I cleaned the furniture in my bedroom.

I took the bed apart.

I took down the curtains.

I dragged my happy butt through the sloppy snow to the laundromat.

Why the laundromat? Cause I did not want my well water to turn my bedskirt and curtains yellow. It seems to like to do that. When you least expect it too. Everything was going good. I happily skipped home with my clean stuff. Yes, I did go back and get the truck.

I pressed the bedskirt with my awesome presser thingy.



Isn't she lovely?! I just love her cause she makes ironing sooo easy!



I could probably stand to do a little more pressing on it, but for now it is good. I even got the hubby to put my footboard on the bed.


I love my pretty bench even if it does weigh 685 pounds!

I was happier than a pig in piggy stuff. I had to put the curtains up for the night. I don't think everyone going down M-59 would want to be flashed by an out of shape and overweight girl. I was going to wait til today to press them though because I had a change that I was going to do with them.

It was then that disaster struck! My bliss was shattered in one swift swoop!


THE FREAKING CURTAINS SHRUNK!

Well isn't that a kick in the pants?! I put a really large hem in them since they were way too long. I also planned on putting in pleater tape across the top too. I'm hoping to gain more length with that also.

If that doesn't work....

I will make a valance to go across the top. I had thought of doing that or a cornice piece out of crown molding. I think this is the decorating goddess' way of telling me that I need a valance or something.

So part of this afternoon will be spent hunting through the snake den of dispair looking for the leftover fabric from the bedskirt to make a valance. I know I have some, just not sure where....

13 comments:

thepurplerose said...

I told you not to clean!!! See what you get!!! That will teach you!

Jeanette said...

I agree with purplerose! The dirt adds character!

The Tablescaper said...

Hmmm...that does seem to happen. Just when we're humming along doing some awesome cleaning - bang - disaster strikes. Keep up the good work!
- The Tablescaper

Lori said...

Crap, crap, double crap!! I hope you can find your fabric and if not I know that you will find a way to make it work.

ann marie said...

Maybe you could add a nice big band of fabric at the bottom. It would look like that was what you had planned from the very start-just make sure you wash the new fabric first. Just a thought.

The White Farmhouse said...

These were ready made curtains that I got at Target. I just changed them from tab top to panels. I didn't expect them to shrink.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Maggie,
Do you ever sit down and put your feet up for 1/2 an hour or so ?
I have never known anyone who achieves so much in a day. You make me look positively lazy.
I love your bench at the end of the bed. I have one that is very similar.
What a shame your curtains shrank. I bet the air was blue when you put them up and realised they were quite a few inches from the floor.
I have no worries though. I know that you will solve the problem and will come up with something that will be much better than the originals. XXXX

Dragonfly Treasure said...

ah man! Nothing ever goes smoothly does it. I'm sure you'll figure something out...and hopefully find the bedskirt fabric to do it with...I have faith in you!
*hugs*deb

Jen R. said...

Oh, I've done that!! Time for a ruffle?

Cindy said...

Yep, this is my life. I've got shruken curtains all over the freakin' place.

I'm sure you'll come up with something sassy and amazing though. Sometime before Christmas if you're like me. :)

簡單 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。..................................................

pk @ Room Remix said...

That presser thingy is awesome! Sorry about your curtains. :-( How frustrating. Sounds like you've got the right attitude though - use the opportunity to mix things up a little. Have a good day.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Just stopping to say GOOD MORNING MAGGIE!
Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!
Yvonne