Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Light, Bright, and Airy

I love decorating.  Even as a little girl if I got bored I would completely rearrange my room.  Luckily, I had parents that didn't mind. They probably figured it kept me busy and out of trouble.  Of course, I can't say the same thing if I were to wake up one day to find my kiddos completely rearranged their rooms.  My OCD would kick in and I'd probably have a mini heart attack.  But gradual changes, that I'm completely ok with.

So a couple months ago when we took a trip to one of my favorite stores ever- Ikea, I fell in love with some pretty awesome curtains.  My husband's reply when he saw me falling hard? "We already have curtains".  Which looked like this...

 Silly, silly man.  Of course he said go ahead and grab the new curtains, probably not realizing what he was getting himself into.  The curtain choice we went with was Henry Rand and they were a tad bit too long (they were 98 inches and we needed something around 84 inches).  All was good though because the curtains came with instructions on how to alter them and they included fabric tape. 

The project took a little longer than I had anticipated.  We laundered them first (hoping they might shrink a couple inches) then ironed them, and finally measured, cut, and taped.  Oh yeah, and we had to do this with 4 panels.  But in the end I absolutely LOVE how open and airy the new curtains make our living room feel. 

So I would have to say it was well worth it.  My husband on the other hand said he can't tell the difference (silly I tell you).

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