Even Windows Deserve a Treat!
After two years of living in this house with a sunny room that has broken blinds mounted OUTSIDE of the window frames, I have a few things to say…
- To whomever chose these awful window treatments and covered up the gorgeous window frames… WHY?!
- Shame on us for waiting so long to change things!
- Hallelujah! We’ve got gorgeous curtains (and on the cheap!)
Here is the only picture I could find of the way things were:
About a year ago, I took the blinds off completely and we went without any window covering at all. It was crazy, but I couldn’t look at those blinds for one more day and I truly thought NOT having anything on the windows would motivate us to go out and get some new ones, fast. Unfortunately, that did not happen.
I think it was this September that we finally got around to picking out something. I had the hardest time deciding what I wanted and wasn’t sure we could justify spending $30 or more per panel on a house I know we won’t be in for many more years. It would have costs us $200 or more for curtains and rods and everything we’d need to finish the job and that is low-balling it! I just knew I didn’t want to spend THAT MUCH on these two windows when I knew could find something I’d be happy enough with for much less. After a trip to Target to search for something that would ‘DO’ this is what we came home with for a total of $60 (remember we did the exact same thing to an identical window in the room):
Before we fixed them to the wall, I knew I wanted them hung higher than the window frame to get that illusion of a bigger, longer window and a higher ceiling. Well we hung them up high and then looked at the bottoms and they were a good 10-12 inches off the floor..oops! It was definitely not how I imagined my full drapes to look- I was going for the mounted high and slightly sweeping the floor kind of thing. They were a bit boring anyways, all one color and a little stiff the way they were just bunched on the curtain rod. They were fine, but I wasn’t happy yet.
Today I was at Lowe’s looking for a bathroom light fixture (long story for another post) and I spotted these little darlings:
First of all, they are extremely trendy right now and I have been secretly coveting them for some time now anyway. The price was right at just $5 for a 14 pack. I got two packs and no bathroom fixture. When I got home, I did a little rearranging of the sunny room (that is what I call our upstairs living area) and I am very, very pleased! You’ll also be happy to know we’ve gained a few extra inches of length with these babies! The curtains are not yet sweeping the floor, but we’re getting closer!
Now don’t even think for ONE SECOND this means I am “finished” with this project. I have plans to put some cute ruffles on them (made from my existing polka dotted shower curtain that happens to match the room’s paint color quite nicely.) then who knows…