Back at the beginning of March, before I knew we would be moving (funny how things change in so short a time!) I had determined to freshen up the living room a bit. You'll recall I was painting my armoire white? (yeah, it's still not done . . .) And then I decided I was kind of sick of the valances. I keep finding myself drawn to neutral spaces . . . blacks, whites, khakis . . . and all their variations. More "farmhouse/cottage" styled. (I'm kind of schizophrenic when it comes to decorating). ;o) Enter the ticking.
Here's a tiny peak, my favorite view as I walk past my piano--
And here's a bit more up close--
And here they are closed--
It was my first attempt at an all-out drapery, I lined them and everything! And blind-stitched the hem by hand! Go me! ;o) It was actually a fun little project and definitely the way to go if you want a nice long panel (something similar in Pottery Barn would have cost me over $100 a panel--I think I did both of these in less than $50, plus fabric left over for throw pillows or whatever)
And of course, they provide an excellence place for Owen to hide--
I've never had long drapes before. Here's to hoping they work in whatever home we move to!