Friday, January 7, 2011

Operation: Window Treatments

Well, the house is officially de-Christmas-ified. I'm usually a little sad when it comes time to take down that big lush Christmas tree but after looking through the new spring Pottery Barn catalog, I was instantly motivated to de-winterize the house. Yes, it's barely into January and I am already thinking about spring. Sad.

Once the Christmas tree and all the other winter greenery was taken down, the living room looked pretty bare. It could also be because there is still one major thing missing in our living room...


There is a major lack of window treatments, but definitely not a major lack of windows. One of my favorite parts of living here is the huge amount of natural light the place gets. Everything on the main floor is always so bright and sunny!

Ahh! Just lovely. :)

So right now, I am totally focused on dressing my naked windows. (And that big empty wall above the couch- I've got a few ideas for that.)

I actually have lots of curtain panels; they're pretty much coming out of my ears, but none are the right color, size, or quantity. (I smell a garage sale coming this summer.) I would love to have these burlap drapes from my beloved Pottery Barn:

But at $89 bucks a pop, that's not even an option. (I need 8 panels for the living room alone.) So I'm on the hunt for inexpensive curtains. Ideally, I would like to find some in the same color family as those from PB. I played around in Paint to show you what it could look like (As always, click the picture to see it bigger):

Pretty, right?

Or what about off-white?

I could get wild and crazy and opt for a print:

Or maybe not.

I'll let you know what I come up with!


  1. D'Nese giosmama26@yahoo.comJanuary 8, 2011 at 1:42 AM

    I actually love the last picture. I think it's the perfect fit for that room and will really make it pop. I typically stay with the whites but in this case, that last picture is just picture perfect!

    I also loved PB's Spring catalog. They sure know how to drive a person wild. My want list is at least 90000 pages. =)

    Also, how come your sister doesn't update her blog anymore? I enjoyed reading her blog.

  2. Megan, I would usually choose the white too, but I actually like the last picture also.
    It is fun being able to share in your home-making journey. Thanks for sharing.
    I have fitted Silhouette Shadings (all in WHITE)to both our lounge and dining room windows. The are over fifteen years old now, and have only been washed once in all that time...and they still look brand new! Here is a link for you to see what they are, if you don't know already:

  3. Thanks for the input everyone! It's nice to get opinions from people other than my husband, who could probably care less about curtains. :)

    D'Nese, Ellie just recently started a new blog here on Blogger. The new address is

  4. D'Nese giosmama26@yahoo.comJanuary 12, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Thanks for the link. I have bookmarked it.

    Let us know what you come up with for the curtains. Whatever you decide, I'm sure they will be great.

  5. Is there an IKEA near you? They have some burlapesque drapes with a grommet top (might have other handing options too) in tons of colors right now. They are $60 for a pair I think

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  8. I decided I want burlap curtains in bedroom. Here is a place to get fabric cheap! Maybe you'll find what you need there and can make your own for much cheaper than PB! After all it's just a big rectangle with clips...??? Your blog site is lovely by the way.

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