You’re probably tired of me obsessing about the curtain dilemma in the keeping room, but I’m finished! I’ll show you the curtains, diy curtain rods and brackets, and the overall look as we make a circuit around the room. Let’s start on the wall adjoining the kitchen and laundry room. Ignore the ceiling fan chains.
I had planned on making drapes, but found these at Tuesday Morning for way cheaper than I could buy fabric. Nothing too exciting, but they work for now.
Rods and brackets were another issue price-wise. It would have cost a minimum of $30 per window for a rod, two brackets, and two finials. Sooo, we diy’ed them.
We bought unfinished wood closet rods and cut them to length. Richard created the brackets from scrap wood. For the finials, we bought unfinished “craft finials” from Lowe’s at around $3 per pair! They had an extra little diddly-do on the end that I didn’t want, so Richard cut it off and sanded smooth, then I primed and painted. I still need to fill the screw holes and touch up the paint.
Ok, moving around the room, on the other side of the tv cabinet is the problematic corner window situation that had me sleepless in Acworth.
The two windows aren’t equal distance from the corner, and there isn’t enough room for finials in the corner. Richard to the rescue again. He created this little corner curtain bracket from more scrap wood. He had to drill the small holes to access the l-brackets with the screwdriver. Not much of it shows, but I may go back and paint it to blend in with the curtains.
This picture of the last window in the keeping room shows the dilemma I had with the window frames butting up against the fireplace mantel. I didn’t want finials overhanging the fireplace area, which is why I opted for short rods.
I’m thinking about adding a wide ruffle to the bottom of the panels, maybe a sheer white fabric. It may or may not happen unless I have a moment of bored insanity. Ha, like that’s going to happen. Well, the insanity part is not too improbable…. What do you think? Would a ruffle be too much?
Stay tuned Wednesday evening for a dollar store challenge and another window treatment, this time in the laundry room.