Monday, January 28, 2008

Bedroom Curtains

Our apartment now has 19 windows. Considering our apartment in Manhattan only had 1 (yes, sounds sad I know—but it was a big window and it was a studio) 19 windows seems like a lot to us! Most of the window coverings in the house were left by the previous tenants and are neutral, but the drapes left in our bedroom were hideous. By the time we bought new furniture and did our other fix ups on the place (this apartment is 3 times the size of our old place—we had to do some shopping) we just ignored the bedroom. No one really goes in there besides us and even then we don’t spend much time in there other than to sleep.

One of my new year’s goals/projects has been to spruce up our bedroom. It has 3 windows and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on drapes considering we will only be here for another year and a half. I wanted something cheap, easy and something that blocked out more light than our flimsy (practically sheer) curtains that we had before. Joann’s was having a 50% off sale on all their home décor fabrics (I think it may still be going on) so I went over and picked up some fabric to sew some (very simple) window coverings.

These new ones block out the light much better and while I can’t say I love them, they’ll do for the next while and are much more acceptable than the ones we had before. Now I'm searching for a new night stand (something used on craigslist) to replace the plastic drawers serving as Paul's night stand now... shoddy, I know.

3 comments:

Jill said...

Nice Jill. I like how you just do it! I really have a hard time deciding what I whant or what to do. They look great.

NelsonFamily said...

You have talent for decorating and sewing! I love seeing all the fun things you do.

Jill said...

found a blog you might like: heatherbailey.typespot.com