Monday, September 21, 2009

It's curtains!

In the last couple of weeks, I feel like I've curtained, and re-curtained, my entire house. I inherited a few cast-offs from a friend who is moving, and I've had some fabric sitting in a box for about a month just waiting to be turned into curtains for the front door and in the kitchen.

And before you tease me, yes, I do realize that I have inadvertently turned yet another room of my house into a red, white, and blue room. In the thumbnail online, it appeared to be orange, white, and blue checks, but it most lighting (and definitely once hung in the kitchen) what I thought was orange really looks red. Actually, now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure the color was called persimmon. Persimmons are orange, right?

Here's my first ever balloon valance, balloon shade, cloud shade, or whatever you prefer to call it. I think my curtain how-to book called it a cloud shade, but I didn't actually make it a shade. It's fixed.

This is the second one. Who's that naked kid making a mess in my kitchen?

This is the one for the front door. I bought an aqua and brown toile to match the console table I spray painted for my foyer back in the spring. Please ignore the slightly not matching ribbon tying it up. I intend to get some brown fabric and make a sash that looks better at some point. Hopefully it will happen soonish.

Hooray! I've been in this house for over a year, and I finally have curtains up everywhere...except for Aidan's room and my room. I'll get to them soon.


  1. I am totally impressed! I'll not be surprised when your "designs by Audra" show up in the department stores. Not kidding!

  2. lovely..!! also-- love the mantel and yay for John being home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Wow, I am super impressed with your curtains, they are beautiful!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D