You see, this past week, we were on a never-ending hunt for the perfect curtains for our living room and dining room windows. We searched high and low…literally all over the Twin Cities, the internet, everywhere, and we could not find any that we liked (or at least agreed on). According to Noel, they had to have grommet tops, and according to me, they had to be floor length. This wouldn’t have been such a feat if we didn’t happen to have an exceptionally tall window that no one makes curtains for.
Well, we ended up finding curtains that were both the perfect (and I mean PERFECT) length and had grommet tops at Ikea. The only issue was that they were plain white, and I wanted black, or something with a black accent in it to tie them in to the surrounding decor in the room. Noel liked the white, so knowing I could somehow embellish them, I agreed and we purchased those bad boys.
Fast forward to the present. I am currently stuck with these huge white curtains hanging in our living room. And it’s not that they look bad, they just don’t tie the room together in quite the way I want. So I have been scouring the internet looking for inspiration (or pinspiration?) on how I can jazz up these curtains. A few ideas have crossed my mind – adding ribbon, sewing on additional fabric, buttons, busting out the bedazzler, maybe some puffy paint – you know, the usual things you would typically use to pimp out a high school homecoming tshirt.
When I jokingly thought about the using the last two items, the idea of actually painting the curtains popped into my head. Not knowing if this was a feasible option, I turned once again to the world’s greatest website, Pinterest, to see if anyone else had ever done such a thing. Luckily for me, several people have, and there are actually some great tutorials out there floating around in the blogosphere. Here are some of the best one’s that I found:
While the results of the above curtains are stunning, they are all a little bold for my personal taste. I’m thinking I might use some sort of paint pen and draw a more delicate pattern on our curtains, but I’ll have to play around with designs a bit before I commit (and get the Noel seal of approval, of course). So, what are your thoughts? Yay? Nay? Maybe I’ll just resort back to the bedazzler…