Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hanging Curtains

We finally got around to hanging curtains in the den and dining room.  These were already made and hung in the house in Little Rock, (see how we made them here) they just needed a new home.

The windows in these two rooms are large: the den's windows are 117 inches across, and the dining room's are 102 inches.  These dimensions limited my choices for curtain rods somewhat (many of the rods went up to around 88 inches).  My choices were also limited by my pickiness: I either white or dark wood rods.  I went to Home Goods, World Market (which had several good options like this one), Bed Bath & Beyond, JC Penney (so many curtains and rods, but all kind of spendy), Kohl's, Target, and Lowe's.  I was finally successful at the last two places. 

At Target, I found a nice dark wood option...


...made by...


I like that the finial is reminiscent of a pineapple, which lends itself to colonial design.  It also looks like a pinecone.  Either way, I like it.

I used the same curtains I had in the dining room in LR because I thought they would look nice with the blue on the walls.


I'm a fan.

For the den, I wanted a curtain rod that was white or cream so it would blend in with the walls.  I didn't want the ceilings to appear any lower by visually breaking up the wall with a dark curtain rod.

The winner was this one from Lowe's for around $45...



The cream actually looks better with the curtains than a bright white would.


The distressing is nice also.

I used the curtains that were once in the living room in Little Rock...




I really like how the darker blue in the curtain fabric plays off the blue of the chairs.


Little by little, this place is looking more like a home.
Happy Wednesday!
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