Saturday, October 5, 2013

31 Days :: Curtain Call

I have been obsessed with this fabric for years now. I originally saw it a couple years ago when Pink and Polka Dot slipcovered this chair.

I couldn't stop thinking about this beautiful print. I would go online several times a day to find the best price for it. I began daydreaming about wallpapering my office with it. Overkill? Possibly. But I was in love.

After much deliberation, I decided that this fabric was destined to become curtains in my office. It didn't matter at all that I didn't know how to use my sewing machine. It couldn't be that hard, right? Besides, this fabric was perfect. Once I figured out the perfect use for it, I had to have it. Right. Now.

I immediately went online and bought 8 yards of it. Yes, I am aware of just how much fabric 8 yards is. But I wanted to be sure I had enough. These curtains were going to be incredible.

Fast forward two years. That beautiful fabric that I lusted over and just had to have? It's sitting (nicely folded) in a tote in the bottom of my office closet. And the windows in my office? They're curtainless.

What happened?

You see, once I had this beauty in my possession, I was terrified to cut into it. What if I screwed it up? My curtains will be awful and they'll look ridiculous and I might as well just throw that money away.

But you know what? That money is already spent. And that fabric isn't doing anyone or any thing any good sitting in the bottom of a closet (least of all my naked windows). So what if my curtains aren't perfect? At least if I make them I'll be able to enjoy that lovely fabric, right?

I can't do that if it's hidden in a closet.

So, here in front of all of you, I hereby declare that this month I will make those curtains! Like the Nester says, It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.

Don't think, just do.

Are you interested in the rest of 31 Days of Don't Think...Just Do? You can view the whole series here.

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