Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sheer Goodness

For those of you that were following my dining room redo and gave me suggestions on the curtains/drapes, thank you! As always, your suggestions were wonderful. 

I shopped, and shopped, and shopped because I refused to sew these window treatments, and time was running out until my mother's birthday party.  My problem is that I usually get frustrated with what's out there and end up spending way more money on fabric then I should, (nice fabric can be really expensive and I don't live by a good discount store, so sewing items actually costs more....but you get what you want, so there's a trade off).

Not. Sewing. This. Time.

The first choice (in my head) for window treatments was to find a silk or faux silk in exactly the same color blue as athe walls. Obviously this wasn't going to happen. Then I moved to white silk and I couldn't find any that I thought was 
  1. the right size
  2. worth the money (in my opinion, cause sometimes I'm cheap like that)
I was on the hunt. You might have seen me looking at the sale end caps or strolling for hours down the curtain aisles. I actually ran into a store once without makeup. Oh the shame. Desperation. I checked out the fabric store, but MADE myself leave, (I bought a diet coke and a candy bar and sat in my car until my heart quit racing- you fabric lovers KNOW what I mean). Must. Not. Sew. Not. Enough. Time. Think. Thrifty. Of course, I also searched online. 

Finally, Score

Crisp, snow white, crinkled, sheer, fresh, economical, flowing sheers are in my opinion a good choice. 
The formal dining room looks into the sunroom. I like that the view is not obstructed.  
I decided to use white wooden rods. The rods did not come in the size I needed, so I had Mr. Pink Heaven cut them to size. Since he's busy farming, I used my cordless screwdirver and slapped them up all by myself, (patience to wait for help when decorating is not my strong suit), and then, to these sleek white glossy drapery rods, I added some sheer goodness.

without sheers

with (notice the poofs are still up)

You like?
Look for those blessings today. Hope you have many.


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great choice! They totally compliment your room! No! Sewing! Right! Now! I Understand! Enjoy!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele, love the look and your choice is perfect. It flows, it's open and it's soft and bright. As always you went with the best option and it is wonderful. Love your table. It looks so grand!
Hope your mom's party is special.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Connie said...

I don't like; I LOOOOOVE it, sugar. I think you should leave the poufs up just as I did in our bedroom, sweetpea. They look so festive and just right - like they belong in that room.

Lori said...

Ele, that looks so pretty!!! i love the softness of sheers!!!

Lori said...

ps: i would leave the poufs up too...they are so darn sweet!!!

Brown Bee Studio said...

Ele, as ALWAYS your room is perfect! I love that crinkly sheer stuff, and the poufs would NEVER come down if it were up to me.....weeeell, at least not until the next sweet thing. :o) xoxo

Unknown said...

Just love your dining room! Your choices are perfect! Warm wishes, Esther

vivian said...

i love the choice you made, they are perfect!
good job Ele. oh.. and I love the shadow box you nade for Nat!]hugs

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Your dining room is gorgeous!
Great choice on the window treatments.
I love the crisp white against the blue.

Kimberly :)

Pearl said...

Oh nice Ele, I really like the white sheer choice it's perfect.

Lori said...

What wonderfully fresh room! I think Christmas will be glistening in your dining room Ele! great job! Lori

Jennifer said...

Ele,I think your dining room looks just beautiful!I love those sheers they are perfect for the room.I would definaty leave the poofs up.Did you know Martha Stewart has a tutorial on how to make them now?I haven't tried it yet.I really like the brightness of the room I bet it will be wonderful in the winter and cozy.Your dining room chairs I love.Do all the men eat there when they come in from the fields?Hugs,Jennifer

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Ele, what a beautiful room! I love the softness, and the brightness of your decorating scheme. I also am very intrigued by the pom pom balls hanging in the corner. What are those? I love em'
Well done friend,

roseroomnz.com said...

I like! Rachaelxo

Unknown said...

I think they are perfect Ele! The room is fabulous :)

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

It looks like a totally different room. Sooo pretty!! And I love the pom poms!!! : )

~ Wendy

Kai said...

How absolutely PERFECT! Those sheers add the beauty & elegance without the HEADACHES! And they give such a light, airy feel to the room! THREE CHEERS FOR SHEERS!

Sugar Bear said...

Looks great! I think it was Twice Remembered that also had a great thrifty curtain idea - flat sheets!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ele,

Your new room redo looks lovely and what a great choice.
The crisp white and blue go so well together, and all looks so elegant.


Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

I like, I like!!!! Great job! And I love the poufs.

Alison Gibbs said...

Ele perfect choice

Jennifer said...

I'm trying to switch over to a lighter look too and these look great - thanks for your ideas! Jennifer

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How very very pretty! Classic and elegant, just like you!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Brisbane hotels said...

White is really cool. It's fresh and so elegant looking. Perfect!

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