I am a window treater. That's it. I like to have something beyond the blinds on my windows.
Here's a tale of two curtains. It was painful. But stay tuned, it's going to be awesome.
It started when I saw some chairs I loved in Pier 1 a few years ago:
But, I thought the pattern would be limiting for the rest of my living room decor. Time passed but I didn't forget that pattern.
Enter the captain's chairs at my breakfast table:
It was a way to ease into the pattern. It's a transitional room so the chairs in the "eating area" kind of tie into the living room.
I really loved the chairs and if a little is good, more is better, right?
So, I got busy and found the matching curtains.
Being a Certified Master Returner, I called Home Decorators to get my return authorization. Guess what? No dice. Apparently if you order one of the "additional colors available" that is considered custom and therefore non-returnable. Rut-ro.
Enter Craig and his fab list.
Hmmm...this is not good.
So, now I have 2 108" super floral-y curtains that I hate on the windows. Of course I got them on sale but that is no consolation since I hate them (on the windows). A sale item that you can't use, might as well be, dare I say, full price (hoarders, take note).
At the very same time that my floral curtains were taking up space in a drawer, the holidays were quickly approaching. And, I had two empty curtain rods in my living room. The absolute horror.
I went back to my old friend Pottery Barn and ordered two, plain white panels. Yes, I do see the ironic 180 that just happened here.
OK, problem solved for the moment.
Then the holidays pass and I need the drawer space for holiday decor. The curtains need to go. I love the pattern. I'm confused.
Epiphany strikes! I have been looking for the perfect fabric for a table topper for the skirted round next to the couch. This could be it.
|Don't judge me for all the beige and tan. Rome wasn't built in a day people.|
|Curtain, folded in half for a visual trial run.|
Since I have ZERO sewing skill, I took the curtain and the trim (with written directions from the trim diva) to the tailor shop. Two days later, I picked up this little piece of magic.
I had some fabric left from the making of the table topper, so I sent it to my fave seamstress to make a lumbar pillow for the corner of my sectional. It will be super legit.
Now I have one entire curtain left. What will I do?
I will make I will have someone make valances for those little windows over the couch. I'll keep you posted.
I still need a print for over the couch. I have one and it is actually a pic my husband took of our beloved little downtown. It's at the canvas shop now. Stay tuned.
|Sorry about the glare and the two dog butts. They ignored repeated pleas for them to move.|