Painted Lyric Curtains

Just a few months ago, I moved into a new house. It has been so fun to try and be truly creative with decor for each of the rooms. One thing that I fell in love with when I first walked into the home were the huge oversized windows. I knew that they would be a great source of natural lighting in the studio and bedroom, but I didn’t realize just how hard it would be to find curtains that I liked to cover them during the day. After thinking a couple of days, I finally decided to use my curtains from the old house, but change them up just a bit.

I’ve always been such a lover of song lyrics, so I decided this was my perfect opportunity to put a few in my room. I chose to paint the lyrics to “I Can See Clearly Now” because of the optimistic words that fill the song; having those lyrics be the words that fill my room when the sun shines through excites me!

The cost of supplies is extremely less than $15, such an inexpensive makeover!

Because I used a sponge brush instead of a paint brush, my brush strokes tended to stay rather large and created a big text across my curtains. If you wish to have a much smaller sized font, I would suggest using a very fine-tipped paintbrush.  I chose to do only two coats of paint to create a more of a graffitied look to my curtains. The more coats you paint, the smaller amount of light that will show through the painted letters which will create a more solid looking letter.

I think my favorite thing about the curtains is that during the day, the paint seems to be a rich grass green because of the lighting, and then at night, the color changes to a sea foam green. Funny how light changes things, huh?

I hope you give these curtains a try & they bring you a room full of happiness. My dog Rubie seems to like them a lot, too. 🙂

Love always,
Rosemary

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Fruit Parfaits

It’s hit record highs here in Nashville over the past week. We’ve been trying to stay indoors as much as possible to beat this summer heat. One thing we’ve really enjoyed doing is making desserts. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for fruit parfaits that are perfect for summer gatherings.

To serve 8 people:
1 angel food cake
2 cartons of blueberries
2 cartons of strawberries
1 tub of cool whip
1 box of vanilla pudding *Milk required to make pudding

Preparation:
You’ll need to cut the strawberries up into small slices and make your vanilla pudding in enough time for it to have time to sit and congeal before you need to start your parfaits.

You can layer the ingredients however you like, but we started our parfaits off by placing angel food cake at the bottom and then adding the vanilla pudding on top of the angel food cake so that the cake absorbed the pudding (extra yummy!). We added strawberries, another layer of angel food cake, and then the blueberries. We topped it off with cool whip and garnished with a mint leaf to add a little bit more color.

Once they’re finished, place them in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. That will allow the pudding to get cold while also allowing the other ingredients to settle into the dish.

Enjoy your treats!
Rosemary & Bethany Rose