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DIY: Curtains from Bedsheets?!

I came across this ingenious do-it-yourself idea on the blog Freshly Picked, which I just discovered and am completely smitten with!  Totally creative and crafty Susan Petersen
features lots of handy tutorials on Freshly Picked... and I'm digging this one where she turns simple twin bedsheets into curtains.  Curtains are ridiculously expensive for some reason.  And panels often run narrower and shorter than I really want them to.  This nifty solution comes to my rescue.  You can bet this project is on my urgent DIY To-Do list.  So keep your eyes peeled for my finished bedsheet curtains.

In the meantime, check out Susan's craft tutorial on these curtains here.  (There's even a no-sew option and helpful video!)




DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory.