It seems like ages ago that I wrote this
rant post about our efforts to replace the window coverings in our great room. Well, now I’m back with the results. After I spent countless hours shopping (both online and in stores), it was Darrin who finally came home with a fabulous find.
We had already purchased bamboo shades at Lowe’s (on clearance even – suh-weet) but they needed a little something extra. That’s when Darrin came through with some soft blue panels from Big Lots of all places. And for only $10 a panel, we really couldn’t go wrong.
The end result is a window “treatment” we’re quite pleased with. The blue of the curtain plays nicely with the blue in our kitchen, which can be seen from the great room, without being too matchy-matchy (yes, that’s a real thing). The bamboo starts to bring in the ultimate theme we’re going for in that room – a kind of colonial outpost (more on that later).
Here’s a sneak peek at the end result on one of the windows. I’ll share more photos later as more of the room comes together. First, take a look at a before picture. Notice the nasty white blinds. Oh and check out those super clean walls and awesome grey carpet.
And now, here’s a look at that same window with curtains.
It felt so good to get this project done! What completed projects do you want to brag about?