#1 this is how things looked this morning. The little one has a cold and therefore keeps her kleenex and trashcan close by. I've been on a quest to get rid of these mini blinds. They are so dusty and I just want to get rid of them and have a new solution.
#2 today was just my limit- I tore those puppies off along with the window mis-treatments that have been there for 4 and a half years.
#3 paint! If in doubt- paint! It is almost always the cheapest and most colorful solution.
#4 now we are getting somewhere! (hard to get a picture- but the paint looks better in person- better from the outside and better when it gets dark outside)
#5 add a cafe rod and clip up some fabric to figure out what to do....This is too much with the top patterns going on...hmmmm..
#6- white is definitely a possibility- but it is not quite enough....
#7 yes! Just enough, but not too much! I sewed a little patchwork onto the white. Also at this point added more pattern to the painting and switched to the green lamp.
We can keep the curtain closed- or...
This process started a crazy switch and change of every piece of art in the living room and the chalkboard is now over here with a Helen Keller quote.
I'm happy :) ((don't you dare even look too closely at those patchworks! I meant to sew them crooked!!)) Now gearing up to do the other window..............
all I have to do is:
take down the window treatments
take down the blinds
clean the window
paint the window
put up the cafe rod
cut the fabric for the curtain
sew the patchwork pieces to the white fabric
clip up the new curtain
take photos (especially the outside view!)
blog about it :)
.............if I can just get up off the couch right now...................