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. ūüôā

Love always,
Rosemary

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Travel Photos: California Dreaming

I recently got back from a trip back to my hometown state, California. ¬†It was incredibly beautiful & looking back at photos I can’t help to feel grateful for my wonderful family. ¬†I spent as much time as I possibly could along the California coastline, soaking in the sunshine (with SPF 90+!) & watching my freckles multiply. ¬†There’s something about the mystery of ocean that makes me stand in awe & truly appreciate this amazing life we’ve all been given. ¬†I hope you enjoy I few snapshots from my adventures!

Btw… I think I love peacocks way too much & still can’t believe I got to hang out with some of these beautiful creatures. Xoxo’s!

Bethany Rose

PS… I took all of my travel photos using one of my favorite iPhone applications, Instagram! Follow Us if you Insta at: ¬†beroseytoes & rosemaryradford

What We Wore: Springtime In the City

Recently, we spent another absolutely gorgeous afternoon here in Music City with a good friend of ours, Steph. We thought we’d enjoy some of the springtime air having a good time right on the lawn of the Capitol! Not only did we have a blast, but we ended up with a few fun pictures Steph took, too!

Here’s What We Wore:

Rosemary’s outfit: ¬†blouse from American Rag; bracelet from Forever 21; ring from Pangaea; necklace from Oldmadegood; jeans from Old Navy; shoes from Payless; scarf from Mother’s closet

Bethany’s Outfit: ¬†tanks from Target; skirt, necklace & bracelet all vintage; shoes from Anthropologie

Oh & don’t forget to check out our friend Steph’s photography at http://www.stephburdorff.com

Here’s to many more adventures!

Xoxo,

Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Hello Spring!

Do it yourself ~ Vintage Inspired Garden If you’re anything like me, you’re thrilled for sunny weather, flowers and walks in the park that Spring brings. Here in Nashville it’s been exactly that and I couldn’t be happier! This past … Continue reading