April 29, 2011
it's curtains for the blinds.
I found the cutest fabric at JoAnn's today, and I think it's going to be perfect for our kitchen window. I love the colors, especially the red berries. I was thinking "leaves" when I went to look, you know, something fresh and greenish and spring... actually, I saw this bedspread at Kohl's, and it gave me the idea to look for something in the same vein, but with lots more white in it. So I was surprised when I found myself wanting to bring this home, but I'm excited to give it a try. We'll see what the hubs thinks... What's even better is I scored two yards for $7.99--I left my coupon at home, but the lady at the cutting counter had mercy on me and gave me a flyer with a 50% off coupon. So nice! I told her it made my whole day, which it did.
So here's our window currently, with generic-older-than-the-hills-blinds. My dilemma is that I'm not sure exactly what style I'd like to sew this fabric into...
Here's the fabric hung over the blinds, to give you an idea.
Should I just do a simple hem on the top and put it on a tension rod between the window sills? Or should I hang a curtain rod that extends past the window? My mom suggested a cafe curtain, which would be cute, but I like the idea of full privacy if we want. Grr. Initially I thought a tension rod would be fine, but now I'm leaning toward the curtain rod. Thoughts either way? R may not like the fabric at all, which is an entirely different matter...
...Being indecisive is also what puts these projects at bay. :)