See? They are almost looking green, here. They are RADIATING! Ugh. It was, honestly, keeping me up at night. I just couldn't stop thinking how bad they looked and how I could get around them without forking out another $80 for curtains....because, I just KNEW Chris wouldn't go for that one. So, I thought...well, I cooouuulllddd try to return them. (And no, I am not telling you how
So now, with funds to buy new curtains--I checked out their selection. Yawn-inspiring, let me tell you. Nothing seemed to stand out to me. In my mind, I wanted some long, rich, charcoal curtains and the closest thing they had was stark black. And then I remembered I am now the proud owner of a sewing machine and this particular Walmart still had a fabric section (I hear some don't anymore). I started doing some mental math--errr opened up the calculator on my phone (who am I kidding?) and decided after converting the dimensions of my former curtains to yardage, I would need about 22 yards of fabric. Ouch. That is a lot of fabric, right? Especially for me, a pre-beginner seamstress. However. HOWEVER! I found three bolts of the same fabric in the clearance section for $1.50 a yard. And it is a beautiful, thick, wrinkle-free fabric! I definitely felt the love from the fabric gods. I also took this as a sign that I wasn't going to H for returning those curtains. The sweet lady working at the fabric counter even offered to cut the fabric into 8---2 5/8 yards panels for me. This all got even sweeter when the price for all 22 yards was $31.52. Basically, I made a hefty profit getting new curtains.
This morning, I broke out my machine and my rich, charcoal fabric and was rip-roarin' to sew. I tied the fabric in a big knot at the top and hung it over the curtain rod, just to see what it would look like: