Adding curtains to the 2 windows in the family room has been on my to-do list forever. Last weekend it finally moved its way up to the top of the list. I purchased 2 panels of Pottery Barn’s Cameron drapes in ivory (hot tip: PB outlets sell them for $5 less per panel). Each panel is 50 inches wide, and my windows are only 35 inches wide. Since there isn’t a whole lot of room on either side of my windows to hang the curtains wider than the window, I opted to cut the panels in half.
After hemming the cut edges, I wanted to add a little bit of color. I purchased this quilt binding
Then ironed it open
And attached it to the inside edge of each panel and hung the curtains from drapery rings.
I purchased these curved rods because I didn’t think traditional rods would fit into the tight space next to the window above. This window literally bumps up against the kitchen cabinets. The curved rods worked perfectly.
While I was busy working on the curtains, Steve decided the chair rail in the entry and hallway had lived its last day.
And while I spent this weekend laid up on the couch with a terrible cold, Steve started patching the walls.
I suspect the walls will need a couple more coats of spackle and a lot of sanding before we’re ready to add new moulding. We’re planning on going with a board and batten style, but we still need to figure out the height and spacing.
Also completed this weekend: I started working on my House Tour page. I still need to add the bedrooms and bathrooms, but let’s be real, I wasn’t about to clean them for photos this weekend 🙂