Curtain

Because we celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday in May, the Romancing the home collaborators decided on the theme “Embracing the Feminine” for this month’s blogs.

For me “feminine” is anything pretty. I also do not think that you have to be female to embrace the feminine. A friend recently made a “ruby red shoe” for our daughter’s birthday cake. It was not the beautifully made shoe that caught my eye, but rather the beautiful package he presented it in. It was wrapped in a little brown paper bag and pretty fresh flowers from their garden, peeped at me from under the yarn tied around it. I phoned his wife Hannah to thank her for the beautiful wrapped shoe but she told me it was her husband Tiger’s feminine touch.

We started revamping our girl’s bedrooms recently. My part was of course the feminine part of it.

The girls camped out in our bedroom while the walls changed from pink and yellow to a more serene green.

Curtain

Curtain

Monique from One62Interion DSGN helped us source the material for the curtains and also had them made.

100% Polyester velvet in bottle and peacock green were used for the main curtains. We chose a plain sheer fabric in cream for the back curtains. Thanks to the Ecru coloured block-out from Hertex, the girls sleep at least an hour later every morning!

Blue and green dyed tassels added a bit of fun.

Curtains

Our youngest could not believe that they also now have “fold overs” and not blinds.

The girls made their own dustbins with decoupage.

Curtains

Curtains

Curtains

Next we went shopping for plants to give the bedrooms a lively and fresh ambience. Throws from Woolworths added a warm and cozy touch.

Half of the revamp done! Next will be wall paper in the eldest’s room. Her younger sister still wants to keep her wall mural for a bit. The girls can not wait for the beds their dad is busy making!

Curtains

Curtains

Please visit my Romancing the Home friend’s blogs, to see their thoughts on this month’s theme, “embracing the feminine”.

Ramona at Ruffles and Rust

Talia at My Shabby Shack

Stacy at Sawdust and High Heels

Be a cupcake in a world of muffins!