{create} some privacy, please

When I moved into this house, with one exception, there were no window treatments. First, of course was our bedroom. Sheets are not  an okay window covering, IMHO. Next we picked out drapes for the living room. And then I got stuck. I think window coverings add so much depth and personality to a room. They are another opportunity to layer and help a room look *finished*.  But I'm putting to much pressure on myself to find the *perfect* treatment and can't seem to make a decision.

The one exception to a window treatment, that I mentioned above, was our front door.

{Oh and for those of you as ocd as me, rest assured, we have fixed the outside wreath. It's now centered. And, it's driving me crazy just to look at these old pics!}

Um yeah. Not so good. Besides just being ugly, the blinds were bent and dirty beyond cleaning. I needed something - anything - to replace those. How hard can making a curtain panel really be?! You guys, not hard at all.

So I went to the fabric store, determined to not leave until I had fabric. And, I made a panel.

And I couldn't figure out what I didn't like about it. I know it's hard to see with the light behind. Here's a close-up:

It's a little bit . . . country/americana. We are not going for country in the living room. Or the house for that matter. And, it was a little dark for the space. I was back to square uno. I still had remnants from the living room IKEA curtains though, and with a little prep they became my new curtain panel.

I painted the fabric. Silver. Because that's the only spray paint I had in the house.

And really, it's exactly what I was looking for. It cost nothing. And, the first curtain was just moved to the back entry. Perfect!

For those interested, I'll do a quick curtain panel tutorial later this week for those interested. 


  1. I really need to be more proactive about this. We have a disgusting green curtain thing on our balcony doors and that is it for window coverings. We've lived here for a year! Thanks for the inspiration.


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