Curtains and More Curtains
Prior to the start of the weekend, I promised myself that I would finalize the fabric for the sofa I’m about to get re-upholstered. I finished all of my experiments and was satisfied with the results. So I grab the credit card and placed the order! Yay! The fabric should be delivered in about a week since it was a special order. The cost of the fabric was nearly $400. But before you cringe at the price, I did order a high end commercial grade fabric. There were MANY options available that were much cheaper, but my hope in using a commercial grade fabric is to never need to re-upholster this sofa again. Time will tell.
Once I got the sofa fabric out of the way, I felt energized to work on my basement windows that have desperately needed some dressing up. I know I have mentioned this a few times before and never seem to get anywhere with it. I somehow found myself stuck with what to do with two of the four windows. Many months ago, I bought two double rods and put them up on the windows that face south. I was really lucky and came across some garage sale finds – linen curtains that were the right size for these rods and the right price – $1 each. And that’s as far as I got. Well, I’m happy to say that not only a decision was made but orders were placed. The two east facing windows will be getting 2” faux wood blinds in white (you’ll be surprised where these are coming from), while the south facing windows will get the top rod (of the double rod) finished off with some velvety curtains. Have I mentioned how much I heart velvet?
If you didn’t already lose all respect for me when I mentioned the Tori Spelling book I purchased, then I might be walking on a very thin line when I tell you that I bought the blinds from Wal-Mart. After doing some research on 2” faux wood blinds, the reviews from the Wal-Mart ones rose to the top. Over and over I read how people had purchased more expensive blinds from other sources and found these to be superior. The blinds have a 4.7 star rating out of 5 with 200+ reviews (you can check it out here). Pricing was also a plus at $39 each – an unbelievable price for windows that are rather large. Then for the icing on the cake – shipping to my house for both blinds was only $2.99. Did I win any of you back?
Sofa fabric – Decorative Fabric Direct
2” Faux Blinds – Wal-Mart
Velvety Curtains - Curtain Works
Images: House of Many Hues (CurtainWorks Ad)