More Curtains!

April 7, 2009 at 7:35 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Last night we finished hanging curtains in the living room.  I am so excited to not have these flowery old lady curtains any more:

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blog-pics-3-0081I really wish I would have remembered to take specific before shots of these.  They even had poufy, paper-stuffed valences! 

I’m not too sure about the new curtains we chose, so I need your opinions and suggestions.  They are, no doubt, better than the before, but not exactly what we had in mind.  We wanted to stay inexpensive for right now, so we got these at WalMart (no Ikea near us!).  We originally picked a charcoal color, but when we got home we realized that the packages we grabbed were all black!  They do need some steaming, but here they are:

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I think it is a huge improvement, but it still feels a little off.  Tony likes the blinds on one window (this is the previous family’s doing- not mine!) but, I think the small window should have sheers as well so the two match.  What do you think? 

Either way, these are much more our taste, style, and colors, and best of all- no foofy grandma curtains! 🙂

Oh, and I realize that we really need a rod that is meant to be showing, but we aren’t going to spend the money on a custom length one right now.  So, the white bar has to stay and we just have to deal with it for a little while!

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3 Comments

  1. vsheaffer said,

    I totally agree – the smaller window should have matching sheers (I’d get them floor-length), and then you can just close the heavier curtains for privacy at night (that’s what we do in our place). Also, if you hang the drapes from rings it will add a little something extra and make them easier to open and close (rings are pretty cheap at Target, btw). That’s my two cents!

    Good luck with the cabinets, btw – that’s a big job!!

  2. jessimarie33 said,

    Thanks! I do want to do some rings and a nicer rod in the near future, but that windown is extra huge, so it is presenting a problem. I will be on top of the sheers for the smaller window soon too! And, yeah, I’m dreading the kitchen work. I’m nervous, but it will be so great!

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