I was happy. For about two minutes. Then I decided the matching kitchen curtains had to be changed, too.
DH and I bundled up and headed back out to get more fabric.
Early this morning I started to make the curtains.
After a bit more thought (and much more work!) I finally found a way to add a bit of holiday bling...
They were pretty easy to make. I just used the old ones for a pattern.
However, once I hung them, I thought they were too dark and blah.
I put the gold back underneath to see if it helped. It was a bit better, but it didn't really match.
After a bit of frustrated thought, I decided to go in a different direction and use just one valance for the small window & make long side panels for the larger window. I liked that a bit more, but they were still dull, dark and boring.
Lots of shiny ribbon, beads, big bows, and pine cones of all sizes.
I like them much better now!
Remember the little reindeer planter? Here he is peeking out among the big pine cones.
What I had planned to be an easy two-hour project took more like four hours and a lot more climbing up and down on the counters, and running back and forth to the basement to find decorative items to use.
My coffee break is over and now it's back to the laundry and changing the bed linens.