Hello and Happy Monday!
Did you all have a nice weekend?
We had such a beautiful, sunny weekend here (the second in a row – feels like a record!) – the trees are all in bloom, tulips are popping up in the backyard, and it’s just been so nice to have a break from all the rain and cloudy skies we’ve had for what seemed like months.
I shared last week that I made a little progress in giving the master bedroom a facelift. Aside from a new paint color (check!), and a new bed (still in the works), one of the other MUST do’s to get our master bedroom looking the way I have been wanting was to replace the drapes.
I hated those drapes.
Pretty much from day one I hated those drapes.
So why did I ever buy them?
Because in order to sleep, I need a dark, dark room and they were blackout drapes, they were cheap, and they were neutral – terribly shiny synthetic neutral – but neutral nonetheless. So I put up with them for the last five years.
I know they don’t look bad in the picture (I hated them so much, I tended to crop them out of pictures – it was hard to find one to even show you), but trust me – they were definitely not my style. Too dark, too heavy, too shiny – just all sorts of wrong.
So now that the bedroom has a pretty new coat of white paint, no way were they going back up in here. I love the light and breezy combination of a white semi-sheer curtain with a woven shade in a bedroom, so that’s what I really wanted to see in here.
I found woven shades at Lowe’s (I chose this one) – they came lined and they are able to custom cut them to fit right there at the store. Super convenient and a breeze to install – even for my limited skills. My ultimate goal is to move the linen curtains currently hanging in our dining room to this bedroom – but I have to find something to replace them with in the dining room first, so for now I grabbed the old window treatments that used to hang in my home office. They’re just a light beige linen-type material that I picked up on clearance at Home Goods forever ago.
I was worried that even with the lining on the shade, there would still be too much light coming in and robbing me of my precious shut-eye, but nope. They do the job just fine.
Like I said, not my ultimate goal as far as the overall look, but they will do until I can start a curtain swap-o-rama throughout the house. They still have a light and breezy feel, and the price was right…you know? 😉
Little by little, this room is finally starting to turn into what I’ve been dreaming up in my head for months…or…umm…years…
And I just received a notification that my new bedside lamps have shipped – finally. Yay! More on those soon. 🙂
Have a great week, friends!