Monday, August 24, 2015

Curtain Call!!!

The time it took to find new draperies
 for our upper level Living Room On Crooked Creektt 
took what seemed like f o r e v e r !


After. . .

Honestly,
I began my search right after Christmas 2014,
but didn't find what I was looking for until June 2015.


. . . Before

Arriving On Crooked Creektt,
originally, I had creamy ivory sheers with embroidery and seed pearls.
The Roman Shades in wheat were a perfect match.

I l o v e d those sheer curtains!
I still do!
It just was time for an update.



Time for a Curtain Call!!!

The reason  that choosing curtains was so~o~o complicated 
was my list of "must haves":
* Must coordinate with furnishings, carpeting and paint 
     in both the Living Room and Dining Room.
* Had to have a pocket header and hang in pleats.
The draperies must be lined.
* Must be machine washable.
* Had to stay within my $200.00 budget.

That was no easy feat!





On Crooked Creektt's Living Room has three windows
plus the Dining Room's patio door.

So~o~o. . .
from January ~ to ~June,
On Crooked Creektt's Living and Dining Rooms had no window coverings.


January . . .







I was thrilled to find lined drapes on $ale 
that "Mr. Ed" and I could cover the three Living Room windows
plus the Dining Room patio doors for $30.00 under budget !


. . . June




I adore the subtle pattern within the drapes!
The lighter hue is a perfect match to the Roman Shades wheat color!

After. . .


. . . Before

The color and pattern blends harmoniously 
with the rug and the furnishings within On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room.


After. . .

. . . Before 

While adding the Timeless Classic elegance 
I was seeking for On Crooked Creektt's Living Room.


After

This Curtain Call was well worth the wait!


Until next time. . .


* * * * * * * FYI * * * * * * *
Curtain Calls feature are titled Jacobean / Linen
Interlined Rod Pocket Panel with Hidden Back Tabs
*Energy Saving Insulation
* Noise Reducing
* Room Darkening
* Dry Clean Only 
( The only box I didn't get checked off on my must have list.)
Purchased at our local Bed Bath & Beyond.
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On Crooked Creektt will be joining



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Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.

16 comments:

Rita C. said...

Nice choice, Pat - not that you were picky or anything, right?! Well worth the wait. If I were you, though, I'd hold onto those lighter sheers and not reinvent them into something else, but rather hold onto them for an alternative option again since these took so long to find. What's worth having is definitely worth waiting for instead of compromising. Both are beautifully coordinated options for you.
Rita

Pat Cantwell said...

Dear Ones,
I "kept" the sheers!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Martha said...

Looks good, Pat -- sometimes it takes a while to find just the RIGHT item . . . and your patience paid off -- now you have $30 to spend on an Iron Star treasure!

Martha

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

They look beautiful. Sometimes it is good to wait to find the right things.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, I love love your new curtains! I do know sometimes it takes a while to find just what you want and I'm so glad you found these! Never hurts to get a good price too! Your windows look lovely.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynda Brandly said...

Beautiful! It IS so hard to find curtains that are well-made and not terribly expensive. I'm so glad you found what you wanted! They look perfect!
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

oooooh I like! Miss the days of opening the JC Penney catalogue and finding what you want. I probably need new curtains, but like you said it is not easy. Also love all your wall pockets you have up!

Marigene said...

Wow, you did great finding the lovely drapery on sale...your patience paid off!
Have a wonderful week, Pat.

Botanic Bleu said...

Pat,
Well worth the wait! I totally understand taking your time to find what you are looking for... Otherwise you aren't happy with something you settled for instead.

Have a wonderful week.

Judith

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

The time was well spent. They are lovely, Pat! Wonderful choice.

Hope your summer is winding down and blessed.

Barb ♥

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Pat, love them! The wait was so worth it, they just look wonderful! I'm crazy about the pattern, perfect!
Have a sweet Sunday!
Nancy

Christine Graves said...

Wow, love the new drapes! I know exactly what you mean about having a hard time finding new ones...

I have been on the hunt for our LR for months, and still cant find 8 window panels that will work that arent 80 dollars each.

I am so glad you found yours, it really gives a nice cozy feel to the space!
XO,
CHristine

Mustlovehome said...

Hi Pat, your post really caught my eye! I know exactly what you mean, my new curtains just went up Saturday (writing a post this week).Making up my mind on what I wanted was the hardest part!! Yours are gorgeous and look perfect for the room! Please visit our party and share what you have been working on! Friday Favorites, every Thursday at 7PM at mustlovehome.com. Hugs- Christine

Chloe Crabtree said...

I love the new curtains, these were a perfect choice. I always have a difficult time deciding upon window treatments, so I certainly understand having it taking so long to find the perfect drapery. Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The new curtains are beautiful, and well worth the wait! And it's always good to find just what you're looking for...and come under budget! Love the flooring/rug (?) under the kitchen table! ~Rhonda

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

yes it was worth the wait and your patience! :) LOVELY!