I volunteered to host a baby shower for my tennis partner (and friend) at our house about 6 weeks ago. My motivation was not purely self-less, though. Having a house full of people was the kick in the pants I needed to get our living room finished! New curtains!!
Windows facing front of house - before:
Windows surrounding fireplace - before (notice the grass in the vases on the mantle):
After with the new curtains (forgive the lack of a flash):
Better view of curtains:
My sweet friend, Jenny, helped me pick out the curtain fabric and trim. Purchasing the trim was actually a bit of a debacle. We always had the baby shower date as a deadline for ordering everything and having the curtains made and hung. Anyway, things ended up working out just fine. Jenny came over to hang the curtains one day while I was playing tennis so I came home to a (finally) finished living room. I love the new drapes. And, it wasn't until I looked at the 'after' pictures that I realized Jenny had fluffed the grass in the vases to make it look better. Clearly, I'm not one for the details!