Last Saturday I bought some fabric at a discount home decorator store to replace the old big-box store drapes in the front room. I hunted all over for a photo (since I forgot to take one before I attacked the curtain rod with a screw driver). They don’t look too bad here; they were new, and we were using the front room as a school room before the basement was finished.
Over time and with the occasional washing, the curtains got sadder and sadder. The metal tieback things were long gone as they were way too fun to pull on with little hands and had long since come out of the wall. The sides were puckered, and I knew I’d hung the rod too low and too narrow.
I read all about read about hanging curtains wide and high and thought I could make the switch. I moved the curtain up pretty high and sewed my curtain panels, hemming them after I’d hung them to see where they’d hit the floor.
And? Geez, I think it’s too high. What do you think?
I still need to pull out the old molly bolts and patch the holes… and find the trim piece that goes over the blinds at the top. But… really, isn’t it too high? Maybe centered between the top of the window and the ceiling would have looked better? I think it might have.
I took that picture around 1 in the morning last night. Here’s the other side of the room where my 9 year old fell asleep on the couch:
Look at all that giant red wall space. I need a big huge piece of artwork to break things up, but seriously? I’m not buying art to go with a colorscheme I already dislike, but that’s a whole ‘nother post for a whiny, ungrateful day. I’m super tired of the earthtones in my home but need a duplicator so I can paint everything white, including all my orangey cabinets and orangey wood pieces. Ah well. I’m trying to take my friend Kat’s advice to bloom where I’m planted. Hopefully someday we’ll either move or I’ll have the means to change some things around here, but in the meantime, I’m grateful for our warm and cozy house.
p.s. it feels super weird not to be able to find the time to answer all of your comments, forgive me until I get my blogging groove figured out!