Apartment living is tough sometimes. Well, a lot of times. You really can’t really paint any walls, shouldn’t make too many holes trying to hang up things, and ultimately in our case – you don’t want to spend a lot of money decorating a temporary place.
That said, our bedroom has been our problem child for a very long time. Since it is the one room in our teeny tiny apartment that no one sees, it has taken a back seat to the various (and mostly DIY) decorating love we’ve given the rest of the place. (And by “rest of the place” I mean the leftover 500 sq. feet. Ha!) Since we are two twenty-something’s living in an ultra pricey area of the US, things like bed frames, nice side tables and bed skirts haven’t been top of mind, and probably won’t be until we buy a house and are actual adults. Because right now we’re just playing house. It’s not real yet.
But what is real is the hugeeee white space above our bed where an otherwise beautiful headboard could go. I long thought about this project for a while, but since my sewing skills are yet to be honed, I opted for another DIY that didn’t require said seeing skills. And was still just as fabulous.
Fabric tassels. Love them. I had seen them on various blogs before, but it wasn’t until a certain Sunday morning researching various DIY projects did I stumble upon this fabulous tassel garland how-to post on Prudent Baby. I look up at the space, look down at my computer, look up at the space and thought… Yep, this is happening today!
Since I went on a bit of a fabric shopping spree after Matt bought me my sewing machine for my birthday, I knew I had plenty of options for colors. In playing off our Anthropologie comforter (which I got for $50, mind you! Mama shops sales to the max) and my desire to bring more colors into our white-walled space, I went with a bright magenta, soft yellow and burlap-like tan. Because burlap had to be incorporated somewhere.
Once we become real adults with a real house and real bedrooms to buy real bed sets for, I plan to reuse this in a craft room (because obvi our real adult house will have one of these) or possibly in a kid’s room someday in the far future. NOTE THE “FAR FUTURE” part, Ma.
After all, we’re still just kids ourselves playing house, remember? Now go forth on this Labor Day weekend and tassel!