Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In the Mood

I have to admit something. I am a little bit of a sucker for labels.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm no Carrie Bradshaw. I don't have designer clothes or shoes, and most of the decor in my house were free from family members, or purchased cheap. Adam and I do live within our means. But I do like to be able to say, "oh that? That's just my Johnathan Adler Bird Bowl...just a little something I picked up, you know."

Anyway, I found out today (via Material Girls) that Mood Fabrics (yeah, the one from Project Runway) is now selling their fabrics online. They do carry home decor fabrics, but the selection is much smaller as compared to their clothing fabric options. And after going to every fabric store in town yesterday (even Wal Mart...I dread our Wal Mart, it's enormous constantly busy and I don't go there unless I'm desperate) with no luck finding fabric for my guest room curtains, I was overjoyed to find these two on Mood's website.

Tiffany Blue/White Floral Canvas designed by Mood - $35/yard

Red and White Twill designed by Oscar de la Renta - $14/yard

I'm more in love with the Tiffany Blue Floral, but I want red fabric for the curtains. Plus the red is cheaper and probably a more suitable fabric for the job. So I'm thinking the twill is the way to go.

 I have a couple of curtain panels I got for free from my Mom, that I plan to use in the guest room and I'm going to give them the same treatment as the curtains in the master bedroom. Remember those? Plain white tab top curtains from Target with a stripe of color sewn down the inside edge? Let's review. 

(As a side note...I can't WAIT to get rid of those copper colored metal mini blinds...the ones on Adam's side of the bed are broken anyway, I will use this as an excuse other than I just think they're ugly).   

So, I'm very excited to get Oscar de la Renta fabic via Mood (although I tried on Oscar de la Renta sunglasses at WalMart yesterday, so I don't know why I feel like this is some kind of schmancy label). I'm going to order some swatches today just to be sure of the color and then hopefully I'll be all set for curtains.

As a side note, the guest room is coming along. I'm hoping to be done soon. Here's the list:

Paint walls and trim

Paint bed

Paint nightstands

Paint rocking chair

Get dresser (I have a choice of 2 free ones, one from my Mom, one from my Brother's house, I'm thinking)

Buy Mattress 

Buy pillows

Buy lamps

Hang art

Make curtains

Make decorative pillows



  1. Molly! HELLO! The next time you want fabric from Mood, I'm happy to ship some to you, we can work payment out through paypal, maybe? I'm only a 20min train ride away it :)

  2. I'll keep that in mind, Mal! Thanks! That would be totally awesome because my Pay Pal money is like "not-real-extra-money" for me.