Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Deal of the Week

Ballards, Burlap, Bargain....B-A-N-A-N-A-S

I did a cost benefit analysis on this and it is better to purchase these than for me to make them.
$20 in fabric + sewing + lining (more money) + headaches = not worth saving $20.

Fringed Burlap Panel

Need a simple, classic, affordable way to spruce up your windows?  Ballards is having a great sale on their burlap panels.  108" for $39!!  I don't like the fringe so ordered a longer length so I can just cut them off.  This is a great way to switch things up without making a huge color and financial commitment.  I'd love to be bold and go with a colorful pattern, but don't want to drop the cash on something I'm not sure I'll love. 

Someday, I'd like to do a makeover like the "Den Do-Over" featured in Southern Living last month.


The online article doesn't show the "before" photo of the living room like the magazine does.  It was dark and boring.  I love how the drapes and throw pillows really livened things up.  For now, I'm sticking with neutrals to maintain that beachy, classic look.  Install with photos to come.......


  1. Love this SL photo too - the curtains and the color of the walls makes it!!

  2. I often do a cost analysis. Pay $30 or do I make them myself. These curtains would bring great texture to our living room.

  3. Can't WAIT to see them hung...since I know you will post a photo for your loyal followers =)