Happy Monday! I hope y'all had a good weekend. Don't you just hate how fast they go by? Ugh.
So I decided to take my own advice....(which, by the way, I have done in every other room in our house, except this one, so don't get onto me)....and raise the curtains to the ceiling. As you all know....or should know....raising the curtains to the ceiling, especially in a small room, makes the room appear larger and taller and just all over more wonderful :) I also try to hang my window treatments wide, so it gives the illusion that the windows are that much larger too.
When we first moved in, I needed a quick fix for our front room's french doors. I had a curtain rod and some curtains from our old place, so I just threw them up so we could get some privacy. About a year later...they were still there. I loved them, but they bugged me every time I went into our front room, but I couldn't raise them higher without getting new window panels
or freaking out by putting new holes in the wall, so they just stayed there:
I finally got the courage to make more holes in my walls and raise them up to the ceiling. I figured the panels would just cover the holes anyway. Right?Yeah...I love quick fixes :)
Since the panels were too short, I just added some fabric I got from Joanns to the bottom of the white (and of course, Joanns was having a 50% off sale on their red tagged fabric, so as usual....I got more than I really needed. So that means, more sewing projects for me!)
With all the fixes, here's our front room today:
It totally makes the room look more grand. And it brought a whim of formality.
With adding the fabric to the bottom, I wasn't liking the tabs on the top ~it was just too casual, so I just folded them and secured them under to look like this:
This was sooo simple to do, I have done it with almost every window in our house, mainly because I hate sewing curtains....and this totally takes care of that.
I measured where I wanted the panels to hit the floor....and made sure both panels were exactly the same to match up the line where the white fabric stops and the blue begins.
I then folded the panel over, measured and secured it with cafe curtain rings:
Yay! Now I can actually go and sit in the room and not stare sorely at the window treatments :)
Now....I'll stare happily :)
Here I did the same thing with just about six yards of fabric in our guest bedroom.