DIY or Buy Tailored Pleat Curtains

Last week I finished a set of tailored pleat curtains. It was a challenge to say the least, but the final product gave me a look that I love! Would I DIY again or just buy them the next go around? Continue reading to see my honest review in this “DIY or Buy- tailored pleat curtains”.

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DIY Tailored Pleat Curtains

DIY Tailored Pleat Curtains

A stack of curtains have been sitting in the corner of my dining room for about 6 weeks. I was so excited to find these perfect linen panels. I suppose I should say almost perfect panels- because I have big plans for them! This was one of those projects I had to build the nerve up to do. But I finally did it and here it is: DIY tailored pleat curtains.

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No Spend January Recap

No Spend January Recap

Hooray!!! We all survived the longest month of the year and are here to talk about it. I personally always love the vibe in January. Everyone seems fresh and ready to tackle the new year. Often people share their hopes and goals and overall willingness to try something new. This is exactly why I decided that January would be a great month for my family of 4 to try a No Spend month. Now if you are thinking “Hold on a second…this is a home DIY blog not a personal finance blog”, you are right! However, I think at the heart of DIY is the willingness to learn/try/sometimes fail to build things on your own in an effort to make your renovation dreams a reality. Most of us can’t drop $100,000 on a whole house renovation let alone $10,000, therefore we have to be resourceful. A great example of money saving hacks for home renovations can be found in Ashley’s kitchen DIY post here.

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Rocky’s Year in Review and 2020 Plans

Rocky’s Year in Review and 2020 Plans

Hello everyone! It’s hard to believe we are in the year 2020….I distinctly remember when we hit 2000 and I was a high school junior with all sorts of hopes and dreams ahead of me. I was convinced that I wanted to find a job where I traveled for work, design and engineer amazing structures like Santiago Calatrava and drive a really cool car.

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