Well, I’m glad to say that, despite how freaking busy we both were, that was not the case last week! Frankly, I’m well behind on my post writing (in case you didn’t notice—but you probably did). For example, we’ve put up two window treatments, removed weed-block from the backyard, purchased curtains for another room, and I’ve got all the supplies I need to reupholster the dining room table. That in addition to working full time, me going to school, and both of us attempting to have a social life. And there’s more. Although, I can’t remember it all right now, admittedly…
Anyhow, let’s start off with what we did to the lower living room. Well, I never really had any intention of putting up curtains in that room, but Denny felt strongly about it, so like a good wife (who was tired of hearing her husband beg her to put up window treatments) I went to Ross and looked for a rod to match the one up in the dining room. I couldn’t find the exact same rod, but I found something similar by the same company.
However, curtains at Ross? A bust. A total no-go. So, off to Target I went (are we sensing a theme? I’m a total cheap-o when it comes to curtains—but that’s another story for another day). I brought along with me my cute but demanding husband. I had to bribe Denny with the new Transformers movie, but I got him to go along with me on my curtain shopping expedition.
We (yes, we) finally decided on some plain, lightweight, linen-like curtains in a shade of pale aqua-blue. After some blah-blah-blah, they were hung and we stood back to admire.
I really like how they almost match the ones upstairs. And although I didn’t really feel that the living room was that exposed, I have to admit, I’m liking being about to draw the curtains and get this kind of privacy:
However, I had one little problem with this arrangement (of course, because when am I ever 100% satisfied with any project?). You see, the curtains in the dining room are satiny and have subtle stripes. The curtains down here? Matte and without adornment. And the curtain rods in the dining room have fancy, “carved” finials (knobs? I’m not sure the exact terminology). The rod ends downstairs were simple and round.
See what I’m getting at? I kind of got the feeling that the living room curtains were playing the ugly step-sister to Cinderella. Hmm…that was an odd way to describe it, but I think you get the picture. So, I went ahead and switched out the finials for something slightly more snazzy.
Although these hexagonal knobs aren’t quite as fancy as the carved knobs to be found one room over, I think they’re slightly more interesting. Just enough that I don’t feel like they’re the ugly step-sister anymore. Slightly plain cousin, perhaps, but by no means ugly.
And as far as the curtains go, I really like the material they’re made out of, but I think they need just a bit more oomph. So I’ve bought some ribbon which I’m planning on attaching somehow, kind of like this!
Although, probably not with pompoms. Probably.