Salutations! Well it’s hot here on the east coast to say the least. When I headed out for my morning walk with Paisley it didn’t seem that bad. But, I’m just back now from errands and it’s thick and muggy! So glad to be here in the AC with my freshly painted barely blue walls.
I’m here in the family room today with a new barely blue wall color and creamy white drapes on our back slider. Actually the blue really isn’t all that new. It’s leftover from when I painted the kitchen. I guess that’s one bonus to small spaces; one can of paint and two freshly painted rooms.
I wanted to put something on this window that could really block out the sun and afternoon heat. Something to make it nice in here when we’re watching a movie together on Sunday afternoons.
And so the curtain saga began! Help! I planned on steeling the Pottery Barn tie top panels from the sun porch to put in here. But when I tried them, all the little tie tops across one long window looked busy and awkward. So I scrapped that idea and put them back on the sun porch where they’re apparently meant to be.
Hmm… now what? I looked at my Pinterest board and flipped through some of my favorite books and magazines, and I decided I really like the way drapery rings look on sliding glass doors. The curtain rod the previous homeowners had hanging here was brushed nickle with rings. So I went ahead and added those. Now what in the world am I going to attach to them?
So I headed to Target with the plan of buying four of the Shabby Chic pinch-pleat drapes in pink, because that really makes a lot of sense with all the pink going on in our little cottage. Wink. They were all out of pink and I ended up heading back home with four of the same panels in Snowflake, which is a soft silvery-gray shade. Well, they looked drab against the pale blue wall color and made an already drab day seem extra dreary. What next?
One more try at Target seemed worth my efforts at this point since I needed to return the silvery gray panels anyhow. Really I’m just so confused by now, and just want to get something up. Do you know what I mean? So it’s these semi sheers that seem to be the winner. They’re lightweight, have a subtle texture, and softly diffuse the light. I’m so glad I saved my receipt!
I bought four panels to create a full look even when the drapes are completely closed. Unfortunately I only bought enough of the little rings for two panels. But that’s okay, I can at least see the finish line.
ps curtains make me tired!