The saga of the apartment revamp goes on. Yesterday, it was happening in the nursery/office. Although we live in a basement, it is a nice basement, with large windows that make it feel like it’s not a basement…larger windows than I thought. Larger than 2 1/2 yards of fabric would cover. *Sigh* It was only my second time buying fabric. The first time
I just went to the clearance section and bought what was left on a bolt, which ended up being way too much fabric. I think I need a lesson on buying fabric.
, I mentioned that Greta and I took a trip to Ikea. (Being only 15 minutes away from Ikea is bliss.) Greta’s room needed some curtains. Fun ones. Colorful ones. Chris and I both agreed that the brown, sage and white was getting yawn-inspiring. I mean, we already had to take down the cutesy mobile and remove the crib skirt. Now, I am considering just painting over my little deer and refreshing the whole look.
See that piece of a window? It’s actually about 60″ wide and there is another window the same size across the room. Windows without curtains look cold and yesterday, I set out to remedy that. I found really cute fabric:
Adorable, right? I thought it would add color and whimsey and could still work with her bedding, plus open up a lot more options for colorful frames and art. I brought the measurements for the windows in the room with me. I looked at the fabric. Measured it. Looked at it some more. Picked up the scissors, put them down. Unrolled it some more. Finally, I found a girl in a yellow Ikea shirt and asked for some assistance. She looked at my measurements and told me that the 2.5 yards should be plenty. Oh my gosh! She was so wrong! I can’t even cover one window! The only explanation I can come up with is she thought I could use the fabric horizontally??:
Okay, clearly that doesn’t look right. Even Chris said that that doesn’t look right (yes, I tried it). I could not go to sleep last night because I was SURE there has to be a way that I could make this work. Ikea doesn’t accept returns of already cut fabric. I paid $20, so now I really
have to make this work. I don’t have a sewing machine (DIY no-sew curtains here
) and I would love to not have to fork out $40 for fabric. Tell me there is another way!