cabin progress: in the living room

cabin living room aaand voilà! Here is how the curtains turned out in the space from the DIY project.

cabin living room fireplacecabin living room curtainsAlso, to re-cap, here is what we have done so far in the living room:

1. Ripped out the walls, insulated, and drywalled
2. Trimmed out and painted the ceiling
3. Scraped up the old floor tiles and put in new wood laminate flooring
4. Cleaned up the fireplace and put in a new tiled hearth
5. Put in new patio doors and retrofitted the old screen doors to match
6. Put new window & door trim, base moulding, & crown moulding
7. Made and hung the curtains

Still to do in the living room:
1. Reface the back wall of the fireplace.
2. Find a new spark guard and new air venty things for the fireplace
3. Find an occasional chair and more art

Phew! Almost done in the living room. You can also see a few more photos of the living room over on Design Sponge, and to see all of the progress on the cabin look here.

Images by Sarah
Product guide: Badger Pillow by Donna Wilson // B&W pillow: Ikea // Brass floor lamps: Ballard Designs // Brass bucket: local vintage find  // Coffee Table: Home Decorators // Sisal rug: RugsUSA // Cowhide Rug: street vendor in LA // Brass candlesticks: antique shop in southern England // Side Table: my dad made

cabin progress: DIY curtains

curtain rods from plumbing partsOur curtains were another full family DIY session (like the flooring and the bedroom ceiling, which you can see here and here).

Supplies needed for the curtain rods:
2 ten foot lengths of 1″ steel pipe
3 floor flanges
2 elbow joints
1 T joint (I don’t really know what that is called but you can see it in image 4)
matte black spray paint
12 screws

curtain rodcurtain rods We bought the pipe at our local “Do it Best” hardware store (image 1) and they cut the pipe down and threaded it to our exact size requirements. Rupert and I painted them (image 2 – 4) while my mom sewed the curtains (the fabric being re-purposed from my Smilebooth background I made for my 30th birthday… remember that? If you didn’t catch it the first time you can see it here), and finally my dad installed them, using the T joint in the center to connect the two pipes (image 5) and the elbow joints at the end to attach them to the floor flanges, securing them to the wall (image 6).

To see all the cabin progress head over here.

Catch a photo of my mom deep in thought over sewing the fabric into curtains after the jump. :) READ MORE