Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 days {4}: window treatments

Welcome to Day 4 of "31 days to a Remodeled Room."  Yesterday I showed you the wall paint colors used for this project in Becky's home.  Today, you'll get a peek at the window treatments...

BEFORE
These are the curtains and cornices that used to hang in the living room and dining room (they came with the house).  All of the windows had cornices, and this sliding door had pinch-pleat draperies that opened to one side.  Becky sold these on Craigslist to help finance her new purchases.  The funny part of the story is that the lady who bought them owns a funeral home and planned to use these there!  Becky wonders why no one ever told her that she had funeral home window treatments in her house!

I took all these down and replaced them with black iron rods and natural color sailcloth grommet panels.  The rods were mounted just under the crown moulding, and we used long panels (95") to add a more vertical dimension to the space.  I never buy the standard 84" panels - they are just too short & squatty.


Photo from Pottery Barn

Pictured above are grommet panels from Pottery Barn.  Beautiful, right?  These panels retail for $55 each.  Becky's new panels were ordered from Curtainworks - they look almost identical, but the price tag was only $20 each.  Since we needed eight panels, this resulted in a net savings of $280!

Here's an AFTER shot of the sliding door.  There are two panels seamed together on each side, which can be pulled closed for nighttime privacy.  I'm going to hold back on showing you the living room windows for now...I don't want to give too much of that room away yet!  So be sure to check in again for the next item on the makeover list.

Coming tomorrow...sofa slipcovers.

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