Kitchen Window Treatments

November 4, 2015

Hey lovely people, hope you’re having a great Wednesday. I wanted to share a DIY update to our kitchen windows. We have two windows in this corner and I love looking outside while I wash the dishes. 

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I knew eventually I wanted curtains here but the location of the corner windows made it difficult to figure out what would look good. 

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One Thursday morning on my drive to Trader Joe’s, I saw a garage sale sign in an upscale neighborhood. I stopped by and discovered the sale was held by a local interior designer. She was having a moving sale because she had just gotten married. She sold beautiful but still very expensive furniture, art, and home decor. She also sold designer fabric in bolts and I saw one that caught my eye. She sold the bolts for only $5 each and so I snatched up this buffalo check patterned one. I knew this fabric could work for my kitchen windows since it was neutral and perfectly my style. Plus, that price was such a steal. 

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My partner in crime put up the hardware for me since he gets nervous seeing me stand on countertops. #clumsy Plus, he’s a perfectionist so these things are better left for him. We bought simple black curtain rods and clips from Walmart. I measured, ironed, and sewed two curtains. 

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Isn’t it so cute?! When placing curtain rods, go up as high as possible so your eye is drawn upwards. Visually, this will make your windows appear longer. Try not to place your rods right above the top of the window trim. Jimmy installed them right under the trim of the cabinets. Another trick is to place the rods wider out than your windows. Following both of these tips will make your windows appear longer and wider than they actually are.

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IMG_6525 IMG_6518 The weather has been gloomy here lately so the picture quality isn’t that great but I couldn’t wait to show you guys. Since I have more fabric left, I’m considering making floor length drapes for the patio doors in the kitchen. Stay tuned! 

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I leave you with a little Humpday Humor! πŸ˜€ Have a great day, everyone!

<><yuni

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

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