A New Challenge – Keep Only What You Love

Painting Old Urn in ASCP Pure White

I’ve been reading a decorating book lately.  The author says we should discard anything we don’t absolutely love. This arrangement and urn were teetering on the edge of Mr. Dumpster (or a donation bin).  I’ve never loved it.  I wanted to, and I tried to, but it just never happened. I’m no floral artist, that’s […]

I Hadn’t Thought to Decorate Our Staircase Before!

Staircase Landing Decoration

Remember earlier this week when I showed you the wooden boxes I stacked to hide an electrical outlet (Practicality Rules in Our Family Room Arrangement)? I mentioned I no longer need the boxes to hide the outlet because new drapery panels will cover it soon. Also, since moving our chairs across the room, our lamps […]

Bedroom Redo in Nature, Navy and White

Leaf Pattern Fabric

I’ve been working on this upstairs bedroom, creating a theme that started by hanging a large Manzanita branch over the bed.  Painter Artist Mom gave it to me last year.  For the longest time, I struggled with what to do with it.  Due to its size, it needed a special spot. The idea to hang […]

Finding the Gold

Pot of Gold

I’m not a big St. Patrick’s Day person.  Are you? I like to give ideas for tablescapes at those times when you don’t have event- or holiday-specific decor.  St. Patrick’s Day tables don’t require loads of green, shamrocks, and gold pots a-plenty. Most of us have gotten away from brass fixtures and gold accessories.  I […]

Bathroom Changes for Major Impact

Hanging Towel Holder

Well, I’ve done it again.  I didn’t get before pictures.  Sometimes I get so excited about a project, I just forge ahead, full steam! After the room was complete, I slid this curtain over the rod to give you an idea of the before.  Imagine light green walls and this shower curtain below.  That was […]

How to Cover Cording for Home Decor

Covering Cording for Home Decor

Cording adds interest and gives a finished look for many home decor projects.  Ready-made cording is expensive, and you can’t always find the perfect color for your project.  Making your own is easy and more economical. When making pillows, it’s fun to use coordinating fabric for a cording detail. The term is self-corded.   People […]

Gardner Village Inspiration

I feel like a reporter today, y’all. “On location, Curtain Queen will now bring us the exciting details of the quaint shops at Gardner Village in Salt Lake City, Utah.” Ahem…                          Ahem… Sorry, I can’t do it – camera shy, y’all.  I can write to you all day long.  But, put me in front of […]