After talking about it for four years, the blinds in the living room are finally gone and replaced by wonderful curtains!
A few months ago, after Jim finally agreed to let me replace his beloved blinds that he chose himself before we met, I started looking for the perfect curtains.
|Allen & Roth Green Waterbury Panels from Lowes.|
Well, I finally got to see them in person at another Lowes location, and I loved them even more than I did just seeing them online. When I held the paint chip from our living room walls up to them, I knew they were the right choice, so I bought every panel they had, even though they didn't have enough. Then I ordered the final two online.
|Just to remind you what the blinds looked like in the room.|
Old picture, but the blinds still looked the same.
Here's what the room looks like now. It has the garden feel I wanted, and the curtains tie in nicely bringing the feeling of nature in from the outside.
|After with the new curtains.|
|Smaller window on the south side of the living room.|
|Another view of the front window.|
Now I'm kind of debating whether I want to get the roman shades for the windows or not. I'm kind of liking the way they look without them. Here's the inspiration of picture of what I think the shades would look like.
|As you can see, this inspiration is from the wonderful blog "The Lettered Cottage."|
I can't find the exact post this picture is from, but you have the link to their very helpful blog if you want to look.
Otherwise, my next big goal for the living room is to get rid of the carpet and replace it with either new carpet or refinish the hardwood that's hidden beneath the carpet. I have a feeling I'll be able to convince Jim to agree to new carpet before I'll be able to convince him to agree to refinishing the floors.
So, there you have it! My new living room...or at least, that's what it feels like!
Breakdown of costs:
7 Curtains Panels $174.79 less discount $157.31
6 Curtain Rod Brackets Free, because I already had them.
4 Curtain Rod Finials Free, again, I already had them.
1 10' Closet doweling $14.38 less discount $12.94
1 6' Closet doweling $8.98 less discount $8.08
Spray paint white $3.58 less discount $3.23
Spray paint clear $3.82 less discount $3.44
Pretty darned good I think for the amount of change it made in the room!!
|One last look!|