Thursday, February 16, 2012

One Decision Down, A Bagillion To Go

Well cross another thing off my list...I have finally selected a fabric to make our living/dining room curtains.  And the funny part is, I have come full circle in doing so.

About a week before Christmas, my Mom and I went shopping at Calico Corners to check out some fabric for various things around the house.  I needed something to re-cover the dining room chairs, to re-cover the bar stools, to make a shade for the kitchen window and to make curtains for the living/dining room area.

While at the store, we found all the perfect fabrics, but they weren't the most affordable options.  One of the most expensive fabrics was the one we loved for the curtains, and after calculating how many yards we'd need times the cost per yard, I almost started crying.  I realized that it just wasn't financially responsible to buy the fabric to make the curtains, so I skipped that project, and purchased the rest.

Fast forward a couple weeks, and I started getting antsy for curtains.  I wanted touches that would make our space feel warm and cozy...aka rugs and curtains.  And while that perfect/affordable rug still seems to escape me, I have finally decided on a curtain fabric!  And it's the exact same one I wanted in the store, all those weeks ago.

I had been searching online for a fabric to go with my gray and aqua color scheme, but also with a punch of yellow or grellow.  I was sending my Mom some fabric options I'd come across, and finally she brought up that the fabric in CC was exactly what I had been searching for this whole time.  She was definitely right!

The only problem was, the price was still higher than I wanted to pay.  I'm talking more than double what I was hoping to pay.  So to offset the cost, I shopped around until I found the lowest price, plus I got a 15% off coupon code and free shipping!  Then I decided to cut the width of the fabric in half, giving me two panels from the same length of fabric.  FYI, we never plan on covering our windows with the curtains.  For that purpose, we'll get the same light and airy, off-the-shelf blinds we purchased from Home Depot for our bathrooms and bedrooms.  The curtains are strictly a decorative touch!

So here is the fabric...{I'm sure you've all seen it before on Target's slipper chair}...Thomas Paul's Dahlia in Aegean!


And it'll be hung by satin nickel curtain clips on Martha Stewart Living's Crystal Ball Drapery Rod.  I got two of these from Home Decorators with a 10% off coupon and free shipping!


I can't wait to see how this project turns out.  I am hoping that the curtains look as good as I am picturing in my head! :)

13 comments:

  1. Oooh! I love that fabric! I can't wait to see them hanging up!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Hope your new home to do list is coming along! :)

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  2. It's going to look great! I can't wait to see! I always love bold and patterned curtains, but never do it myself.

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    1. I love the look too, but I've never tried it before. I can't wait to see the end result...hopefully I don't screw this up! Hahaha.

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  3. They are going to look great! At least you got a good discount; that always makes me feel better when purchasing something out of my budget! Good luck!

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    1. Yea, the discount and free shipping totally helped to take some of the edge off the purchase haha. Thank you! :)

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  4. Beautiful! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  5. I love that fabric! It suits your house perfectly! I'm sure it is going to look fantastic!
    -Diana

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  6. I made drapery out of that fabric in a different colorway and love it!

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  7. BTW - fabric.com now carries that fabric in 3 colorways with no tax and free shipping.

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    1. That's exactly where I got it from...with all that, plus my 15% off, it was the cheapest place I could find it! :)

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