Thursday, March 15, 2012
Dapper Dining Drapes...Done!
How's that title for some alliteration?
A few weekends ago Ray & I made a quick trip to Dallas overnight. I went into one of my favorite fabric stores fully intenting to purchase fabric to make new solid, neutral curtains for the dining room.
These are the curtains right across the room-
My living/dining/kitchen are all open so whatever I put in the dining room needed to coordinate with what I already had in the back. My plan was to get a pretty, fresh solid green for the dining room. And then I saw these at the fabric store-
(really bad phone pic but that's a smaller scale houndstooth.)
You know that I love houndstooth and could not get this idea out of my head. I left the fabric store without making any purchases. After returning home, I began the search for the perfect fabric. I scoured the internet and drove all over town checking fabric stores for a houndstooth pattern that was just right. I came up empty-handed...everything was either the wrong color, wrong scale, or too expensive.
On a whim while there to purchase something else, I walked through the fabric at Hobby Lobby. I look at their fabric almost every time I'm there and just knew they didn't have what I was looking for. But then, I saw it, and birds began singing :)! The color was perfect. The scale wasn't too big or too small. The price (using my coupon!) was perfect. I bought a quarter of a yard and pinned it up on my existing curtains and loved it right away. They next day, after trips to 4 different stores to find enough fabric, I had my 15 yards ready to go.
Although it is graphic, this pattern is surprisingly neutral. I love how it has some personality but isn't overpowering.
Want to know the best part about this fabric? The back is just as pretty as the front, so I didn't have to line it! Yippee! Love saving money and time. And, I love how the pattern looks from outside the window, too.
I showed you my plan for the Dining Room here, and little by little it's coming together. One more thing is checked off of the list.
New table-leaf needs to be made
Reupholster wing chairs for the ends of the table
Purchase and paint china cabinet