Monday, November 4, 2013

Project House Update: Dressing the Window

Almost exactly a year ago, I started the great quest for curtains for our master bedroom. With the only window being the sliding glass door, keeping the light in check has its difficulties. We are, until technology comes up with something better, stuck with vertical blinds as our singular option. However, they can be hidden pretty well with side curtains, like we did here

I debated making my own curtains, but the fabrics I found either didn't excite me or were way out of my budget. For our bedroom, I didn't want to use the sheets trick that we did in the guest room. I wanted something high quality, professional, and with a bit of quirk. After months of searching, I found some I liked on Joss and Main. They came and went since I didn't think they would appeal to Dan, but fortunately, they bring collections fairly regularly. {Sidenote: if you are looking for curtains for covering a sliding glass door, Joss and Main is a great resource because most of their curtains go up to 108 inches.}

We ordered them in August and after weeks and weeks of being back ordered and postponed, we finally got them in October.

The pattern is an Ikat polka dot. I had a really hard time finding something that was fun, but not too girly. Luckily, Dan really liked this navy dots, too.

While we were on the ball by replacing the old blinds with some clean new white ones, we weren't smart enough when we painted the room to shift the blinds down. So, first the blinds came down.

Then, Dan popped all the trim off to move the brackets lower.

The original plan was to notch the back of the trim to hide the newly lowered bracket and hang it back up. However, once the trim was down, Dan noticed that the door had no insulation around it. This has caused so pretty big ripples through our house that I'll talk about in a future post, but for now, all you need to know is that we are leaving the trim down for the time being. Since we don't know how long it will be down, we debated painting the wall behind where the trim had been, but we're not that classy. You really can't noticed the strip of a different color unless you look for it.

We bought a curtain rod from Home Depot, hung it and the curtains up, and marveled at our finally accessorized window.

They still need to be hemmed about ten inches shorter, but for now, I safety-pinned them to the correct length and it seems to work well enough. You really can't see the blinds anymore. We've almost finished furnishing this room now. Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! The curtains look interesting. The starkness of the black spots onto white dissipates the window profile and makes it look less monolithic than it usually would. That way, the effect of the window on the ambiance and lighting becomes more organic therefore nuanced. Shows that there's a lot of these unlikely design solutions you can try and find out. It's not just one.

    Roxie @ Allure