Or I should just say…CURTAINS because there aren’t any old ones! I have never put curtains in the living room. When Richie and I got married we were both still in college and were dirt poor and living off loan money. Since the only thing I brought into the marriage was dishes (I worked at a pottery store before we got married) and the only thing Richie brought was a car and a house (okay I guess that is a lot) we depended on family and friends to loan and/or give us most of the furnishings for our house. Every thing was mismatched and it wasn’t our goal to hang onto the stuff for a long time. About 4 years ago we were both finally employed and we purchased a really nice brown bomber leather couch and recliner and gave back or passed on all the furniture we had aquired. It was nice because it finally started to feel like our house. I began thinking about curtains. I wanted some curtains I just couldn’t decide which color was best. We have a red recliner as well so I thought maybe red. I looked and looked for fabric but just never found anything that “spoke” to me. So we continued to be curtainless. Well last week I was browsing purlsoho.com the online market for the legendary fabric and yarn store in New York City and I found the PERFECT fabrics for my living room curtains.
I ordered a couple yards of each and they just arrived today! They are so beautiful. I washed the fabrics and while they were in the dryer I sketched out what my curtains would look like and figured all my measurements. After I pressed them I cut out all my pieces. I need to go to the fabric store to look for a trim I have in mind before I can finish them. I am so excited though. I even have enough extra fabric that I will be able to make some pillows for the couch. I hope to have them finished and in place this weekend. I will be sure to post before and after pictures!