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.