Quick comment before I launch into my dilemma: although I’d love to blog more, my work schedule and other commitments this year are not giving me a lot of free time to complete projects or to blog. So I’ll try to be more faithful, but this blog might lie a little dormant until summer (and freedom!). 🙂
And now for my curtain calamity: I’ve been wanting curtains in my living room for quite some time. When we moved in, these valances and blinds were left on the windows:
I quickly swapped the valences out for ones that I sewed:
It would be nice to get more light in this room (which faces mostly east and north), and so I thought that getting rid of the blinds and valences would make the windows seem bigger and let more light in. And so I purchased material and lining, sewed away, and with the help of my parents, installed the first curtain rod and curtain. Their comment, ahem, was that the curtain ROD looked nice. My husband echoed their sentiments. Hmmmmm….. The consensus was that the curtain wasn’t wide enough for the window and looked a little pathetic. Sob.
Now I don’t know what to do. Ignore their advice, keep the curtain, and sew the other two curtains for the other windows? I have the same cream material already purchased (which was on clearance, is no longer carried, and is a pretty pattern) for the other curtains. Or should I can the whole idea, don’t bother with sewing the other curtains, and just start saving up for professional curtains?
The curtain calamity:
The other double window that would get a curtain treatment from both sides:
Do share your opinion!