I told you on Friday that I would give you a full post on this curtian project, from last week and I didn't want to leave you hanging. (haha!) So here it is...
But first, I do just want to say one thing (or two).
I will be quiet on here for the rest of the week because I want to concentrate on opening up my Etsy Shop on the 1st., which is Thursday. Do come back, though, for Friday's Finds and Scott's Second Saying's on Friday, the 2nd of October.
Can't wait to hear what my man has to say!
So here is the before picture of the corner in question. The lace curtains are just that...lace curtains.
As I pondered the whole curtain scheme. I could have done a swag or valance. I thought about using vines or something with flowers. Yet, I wanted to keep in the spirit of the room and that meant using "the bare minimum" to keep the overall feeling of natural, vintage, antique, or whatever else you would call my style...in the living room. But, the problem I was having with using a swag or valance was that it would probably darken the corner and take away any light that comes in from the very top part of the window. I think it's because these windows are so tall - you can sit on the couch and really see up and out. Okay, so I'm rambling. Anyway...
It honestly was a matter of prayer for me. Is that silly, or what, praying over curtains? but I just wanted to really take my time in finding something "just right" and INEXPENSIVE. I am such a bargain hunter and so let patience "have her perfect work". I think it really paid off.
First, let me tell you that I saw this curtain idea (either in a magazine, online or somewhere, but I honestly don't remember where I saw it, and it was fairly recent, too) and it basically looked like a valance was sewn onto the curtain making it into one piece. I still wasn't fully decided on what color I was going to incorporate though. The curtains themselves are sort of like a champagne color. Our carpet is rust, I would say our couches our camel color and the pillows are with a rust/pinkish red design on them. I have a lot of sage green going on in there as well as the dark woods and antique whites. Well, I was thinking about all these possible color schemes and when I found this fabric (loved the price, too) it being a cream white, I figured it would certainly work.
Here I am sewing the finished hemmed curtain piece to to the actual lace curtain. It was a little tricky I might add and being the "semi- perfectionist" that I am I cringed when I realized how hard it was to make it a straight seam across. It covers well, because of how the curtain falls - it just looks like its a natural fold in the fabric. So, don't look closely, if you come over. There are crooked seams.