It took me ALL day to hang curtains in the dining room. All day long yesterday. Of course, Greta needed attention and some outside time and we had to run a couple errands, but I was thinking it was gonna be a quick during-her-nap project. But, I was wrong. Next to paint, window treatments can have the biggest impact on a room and the dining room was in desperate need of something to dress up that bay window. That’s where those white curtains that used to be in Greta’s room
I didn’t want to lose much of the light coming in from the windows, so I opted for four small panels instead of 2 wide ones that would potentially completely cover the side windows. Which meant cutting the curtain panels in half. Luckily, there were 8 grommets on each panel, so it was pretty simple. I just threw them in the washer and dryer. Then I cut them in half then I hemmed the cut side and about two inches on the bottom so the curtains lightly graze the floor.
And there was lots and lots or ironing with these 100% cotton drapes. As for the rods, I picked up simple cafe curtain rods from Wally World. They were 3 bucks each. Custom bay window rods are a ridiculous amount of money, so we just lined three up on each window and saved ourselves the fortune.
|Close up of where the rods meet. |
And because we have a 1-year old we bout a few extra rod holders for superior pull/yank/swing protection. Yes, it would have looked a lot sleeker with out them, but Greta is our priority and the extra blips on the oil-rubbed bronze rods don’t hold a candle to her safety.
Now the window looks like this:
Much softer. And a definite improvement in our opinion (although we totally get long curtains aren’t for everyone). Now, switching out those oogly metal blinds for some, I don’t know, bamboo ones would be money. Good thing I ordered some from Overstock a week a go. New blinds are due to arrive tomorrow. Stay tuned. :)