I know that I’ve shown you this corner of my family room about eleventy-hundred times. At one point it was my quiet time/blogging spot. When we built this house, I had an image in my head of a bright corner with a couple of windows and a comfy chair.
Can I just tell you how much I hate trying to photograph windows? It took me 3 days to get these crummy pictures. Either the room is too dark or it looks like the Mother Ship is landing outside my window.
This is what it looked like before I hung the fabric. That “For Sale” sign that you see out the window isn’t for our house. It’s for the never-gonna-sell-in-this-economy lot next door. Who wants to come be my neighbor? Pretty please?
Something about this corner has bugged me since we moved in a year ago. It never felt quite right. Then as I was hanging the curtain rods, I realized that THE WINDOWS ARE DIFFERENT SIZES! Not a big deal but I can’t believe it took me over a year to figure that out.
A few months back, I got my hot little hands on some Dupioni Silk fabric from Fabric.com for really cheap (like $5.00/yard cheap). Some of you got in on that deal too. I grabbed 12 yards of this beautiful khaki/gold/green silk. LOVE IT! Even at $10/yard, it’s a great deal.
I used The Nester’s Fold, Clip and Poof Technique, minus the poof. I tried the poof. It looked good, but I preferred no poof. The edges are completely raw but even the selvage of this fabric is pretty. I may cover it up with some pretty fringe at some point. But then again, maybe not.
Do you have any curtains that you usually look at from the side? This rod is primarily seen sideways from the kitchen. It always bugs me a little when the the curtains kind of hang away from the walls. Here’s a little tip for you.
Take one of your ring clips and turn it around the corner so that it’s hanging on the bracket rather than the rod. Then run the rest of your clips on the rod like normal.
It’s a dumb little thing that bugs me and this trick fixes it right up. See?
One more picture just because I love it so much. I’ve got two more windows to do in this room but they’ll have to wait until the painting is done.
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