05.09.13

Instant curb appeal with matching blinds....

Posted by Christina // 6 Replies

Please tell me I am not the only person who drives through their neighborhood and stares at all the houses.  When I go out walking I tend to peep into windows just a tad too long.  Please don’t call the five-ohs (hi mom- that’s slang for cops) I fully admit to being a creeper but I mean no harm.

I oogle pretty doors, and swoon over landscaping.  Most of the time I see a house I love and I can’t quite put my finger on what I love about it.  Those are always my favorite, because it is all in the details.

The perfectly level green grass, the landscaping rocks that surround brand new mulch, the pretty porch light that matches the house numbers that match the screen door.

One thing I have begun to notice is crazy mismatched curtains.  You never notice the homes with nice clean matching curtains, but you better believe those red bedroom curtains will always catch your eye.  Especially when mixed with the bamboo curtains in the living room and the white sheers in the bathroom.  A crazy mumbo jumbo of window treatments.  Get that under control number 4256.

After a few hundred nights of pulling in and seeing our blinds all torn up from a psychotic dog that has figured out how to destroy manipulate the blinds into perfect guard dog positioning, I decided that consistent window treatments needed to move to the top of our project list.  The next time we hit up the hardware store we beelined for the roman shades and commenced the “great shade debate”.

He wanted Roman, I wanted Bright and Light.  After quite a few arm curls with all the choices we landed on a white bamboo roman shade.  The perfect compromise. before & after blinds It may not appear to be a major change to our neighbors, but this is the definition of an upgrade at this house. blinds up your curb appeal It is little things like these that pull your house together.  Now I pull in the driveway and smile, until I see my dying ferns.  Greenery hates me.

Any tips for reviving ferns?
Do your blinds match?
How do you up the curb appeal at your house?

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6 thoughts on “Instant curb appeal with matching blinds….

  1. Janelle

    Your house is just like you… gorgeous. Can you believe that I don’t own a single curtain or shade? I’ve got those cheap-o blinds everywhere and never hung anything better. The cause: indecision.

    PS – Props to Tim for bringin your pins back!! 🙂

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    1. Christina Post author

      Awwww you are too sweet! Girl go to Lowes or Home Depot and check out their bamboo shades or roman shades. You can always put those on and then chose curtains later! They will make it so you walk past your windows and “ohhhhhh” and “ahhhhhh” all the time. There may be some heavy petting going on as well haha!!!!

      And funny story…we thought it was pinterest. We have talked about it a couple times, even pointed out that Tims are working and mine aren’t. But everytime we talked about it we couldn’t figure out why mine weren’t working. Then last night I was talking to him about the message I got saying that a reader had bookmarked our pinterest page and now can’t find it. I CASUALLY mentioned that I changed the handle from “crbailey1s” to “homemadeocean” and Tim flew off his rocker hahaha. Apparently, these things are important to coding 🙂

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      1. Janelle

        Do you think roman or bamboo shades typically stay with a house when selling it? I guess so, since a future house might have different size windows. I’ll look into it!

        Tim to the rescue again! So funny. Even funnier that you’re willing to admit it 🙂

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        1. Christina Post author

          Ummmm I am a hoarder and I hold onto everything so unless I knew they wouldn’t work in the future home….I’d be taking those bad boys with me. Although leaving them would be a super special surprise for the new owners 🙂

          Yup, that’s why I can never let him go. Even if he decided to leave me I will stalk his life until he does all my coding haha!!! Love that guy.

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  2. theresa a.

    aww your house is so cute! love your front porch. we’re working on our curb appeal too, lots of work to do unfortunately because the previous owner was a big old slacker when it came to outside work. it is definitely rewarding to see the improvements though, even if it is a slow process!

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    1. Christina Post author

      Thanks!!! We still have a lot of work to do but it is coming along 🙂

      We understand the slackers, ohhhh boy do we understand the slackers. But it is so fun seeing new life breathed into your home! And it is soooo worth it once it’s finished.

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