Well, I am happy to report the sun is shining here again! It was a very dreary week raining Monday - Thursday last week and then overnight on Thursday we got a light snowfall. It is so nice to see the sun beaming through the windows!
Speaking of windows, we are still trying to finish up the details of our kitchen. Did I mention we started this project in July 2012? :) I hate to say Pinterest again, but so much of this project was inspired by pins. Previously, we had no window treatments - just wood blinds. I wanted to add something above the kitchen sink after finding this lovely fabric for a steal.
one. While it was posted as a no-sew project, my mom did end up sewing a pocket across the top for the rod. (yes, people I can't sew - but it's on my "to learn" list). Anyway, I love, love, love how it turned out.
idea on Pinterest. Instead of painting stripes on the painter's cloth, we took a strip of the floral fabric and then a strip of the ribbon to create the stripes. I opted to put mine at the top (instead of the bottom as shown in the pin). And, viola...
I forgot to mention - the rod. I needed a rod that would extend to at least 94 inches - have your priced those lately? Again - too expensive! So, I headed back to Pinterest - surely I could find an idea. I was not disappointed with this pin. I headed to Home Depot with her list in hand and found everything I needed - the "rod" was electrical conduit. I purchased a 10 foot piece for $2.00 (did you hear me TWO DOLLARS) and super-husband cut it down to size.
I'm embarrassed to say the most expensive part of this project were the rings to hold the curtain. I could not come up with a cheaper alternative or maybe I didn't search hard enough. :) I bought 4 packs of 10 and placed them every 4 inches on the curtains. The drop-cloths are probably a little heavier than curtains and I wanted to make sure they were going to stay up. I ended up using 3.5 packs and they were around $8.00 a pack I think.
Overall, all the whole project was very reasonably priced! I'm still debating on whether or not I want to add a rug underneath the dining table. It would add a little more color and again, help set this area apart from the rest of the kitchen. Stay tuned!