Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Paint, New Curtains & Hooked Rugs


When fresh new paint, lovely curtain material and hooked rugs come together, it means inspiration for me! I'll back up and explain.

Two of my dear friends actually enjoy painting rooms! They are efficient, dependable, problem solvers, have a great color sense, and they make the work fun.

My bedroom, I'm embarrassed to report, had not been repainted in two decades. The old curtains that were in my bedroom, were made by my mom, originally for our living room. However, my mom has been gone over 15 years. These curtains were showing signs of wear and tear. It was time for an update!

As luck would have it, one of my painting buddies was getting rid of five panels of Ralph Lauren drapery and upholstery weight fabric. It has a soft grey-blue background with bouquets of mauve pinks, creams, and yellows. Perfect fabric for my new curtains!

The newly painted room feels so peaceful. I have rediscovered the furniture that has been in there for years. I'm playing with what rug goes where, and with which keepsakes.

I haven't finished with the decorating yet, but here's to a good start and a salute to new paint, dreamy floral curtains, hooked rugs and best of all, good friends!



  1. Boy can I relate to a bedroom needing painting... I keep saying this summer but not sure it's going to happen! I need to borrow your friends!! Your gorgeous rugs and the fabric are fabulous!! Have fun with the decorating!!
    Cathy G

    1. Thank you Cathy! This is the fourth room in my house they have helped paint! I feel blessed! I would never get it done without them! Ask around, maybe YOU do have friends that like to paint too! xo mj

  2. The great thing I like about your painting is you discarding this notion of matching your fabric and rugs with your wall point. I find such matching exceedingly boring. I am glad you didn't fall into that trap. I also like your finish. It was so expertly done. If I were to describe your painting in one world it would be – amazing!

    Richmond Gordon @ CertaPro Painters