Creating "the flow"

For the last several months, I've been staring at the dining room curtains. And not in a "wow-they-look-super-great" way but in a "man-those-are-really-hideous-what-was-I-thinking" way. To be honest, I really wasn't thinking. We had put those up the day we moved in just to have something covering up the window and they gave us some privacy from the neighbors.

They are purple. Sheer. And uneven for some reason. Bottom line - they just HAD to go. This is the best & last picture I could find.

Not such a "wow" factor, huh? They made the room feel closed in, dark, and dirty.

Off to the internet I went in search of some fabric to make my lovely no-sews.  I usually check out Etsy or Pinterest first and then scour other sites for the cheapest prices like any other frugal lady. After a long process and an a-ok from the hubs, I settled on Ty Pennington's Ivy fabric.

Cue the "ooooooohs" and "aaahhhhhs".

The colors are perfect. And I have found I have this thing for earthy/floral fabric. I just had to have it.

I have to admit, the first order I put in, it showed that I didn't measure correctly. I think I bought 1.5 yards which looking at the window, that's not even long enough for one panel (it came up super short...fail!). After my second order of 5 yards (about 2.5 yards for each panel), I have succeeded in making my dining room near complete!

And a few better shots of the dining room.

Aren't the twins lovely? I really feel like these pull in the colors of both the dining room & living room as well as bring in some more light to make the room feel airy & bright. 

And as full disclosure, the other half of our dining room has become a junk corner for the time being. Or shall I say, a we-don't-feel-like-taking-it-to-the-basement corner.  I'm half tempted to kick it all to the curb which would be near impossible considering that the TV weighs a ton. Seriously.

I still stare at the curtains now, but in a good way. I'm thinking if I comment on how much I love them to Ryan again, he may disown me.


  1. They look awesome! I think they looked good short, but they look awesome long! So cool!

  2. Thanks! Only took me three hours...haha.