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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eggplant Curtains

Our living room is painted a light tan color and our kitchen that opens up into the living room we painted green- a bright happy green. I had always wanted a green kitchen. So I decided for the living room which is pretty tan/neutral with the furniture and walls, to have green and eggplant as accent colors and that would tie in nicely with the kitchen. Little did I know how how hard it would be to find curtains. I search all over for either happy green or eggplant curtains. Green was really tough as there are sooo many different shades of green (most of them sage-like). Eggplant was frustrating as well in that many places just did not have that color or it would be too brownish. I then decided on DIY curtains after living without living room curtains for 8 months.

This naked windows need some curtains!

Eggplant fabric that would be suitable for curtains was kinda difficult too.. I'm like gimme a break! But finally on our shopping trip I talked about here where we found fabric for pillows, my mom and I found wonderful eggplant fabric for curtains! And for around $8/yard not too pricey. It was even wide enough to cut in half lengthwise and get 2 panels since we weren't really going for curtains to shut out light but rather as a decoration. Mom offered to make the curtains for me with her sewing machine :) I probably would have just tried to do something makeshift so this was a relief.

Hubby hanging the curtain rods

 I did a lot of measuring and mom did some sewing and voila! Curtains! Long, beautiful, statement making curtains! (Also notice our new floor lamp, from Homegoods of course)
 

 

Ignore those awful looking cords coming from the tv... ugh, hopefully those will be gone soon with some wireless device Eric discovered online. I'll do a post soon about the living room pillows you are getting a sneak peak at in some of these pics. It was another mom & daughter collaboration.

One more shot (I took this pic before we had our rug) because I was just elated to finally have curtains and for under $80 for 6 panels, that's not too shabby :)

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4 comments:

  1. Oh these look stunning!! Great job!! Thank you oh so much for linking up this sweet creation at the FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party today!! I hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  2. Really adds color to that room. Well done. :)

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  3. hi emily! those curtains look great- very dramatic and give a nice pop!
    wanted to answer your question...
    i never use a roller. i hate the look of it- kind of textured, you know how walls look. i prefer the straight lines of a brush. i use a high quality brish and that makes all the difference. the brand i use is called "master painters" and they are awesome!

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  4. I came over from YHL. Lovely living room. So sophisticated but not boring!

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