Friday, January 13, 2017

CURTAINS FOR US


Our family room has mini-blinds in it instead of curtains. The notion being outside is a work of art. So... when we open the blinds to let the sun shine in… the windows provide the frame to view the beauty out there. And depending on the weather… that scenery could change giving us a new canvas to enjoy… every day. Curtains are more formal and have a whole different vibe. But the truth is… the real story we face here… is that the height of our ceiling is lower than average, so a standard 84 inch curtain... is too long for the space. And... it would cost a fortune to have them shortened because I’m not so handy... with the sewing machine anymore. However, years ago we found out cloth shower curtains are a perfect fit, length wise, if we ever decided to use them. This year has been bitterly cold... and the mini-blinds just aren’t enough of a barrier... to keep the warmth in, so we relinquished using the blinds alone. In part… because I accidently stumbled on the sale of the century, at a major retailer. I found two matching paisley shower curtains... showing a $9 price tag... but ringing up just a $1 a piece. UNBELIEVABLE, Right? Cloth curtains to cover the windows and keep the cold out for only $2 total.  



They cover the area needed, and then some… and look FABULOUS to boot… blending in with the room d├ęcor perfectly… making us feel more home-y than artsy. 

10 comments:

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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I use curtains here to keep the cold out. They really make a difference. Your curtains look wonderful! What a great idea. The sale you found is almost unbelievable. It pays to shop sales. I try never to buy anything full price. Keep warm there !

betty said...

What a clever idea with the shower curtains! Looks very good too! I know what you mean about mini blinds, we have the same here. It is nice to look outside and see what is going on and when it is sunny and not the hot of summer, I like to open all the blinds. It helps warm the house up.

betty

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a deal! And they are very pretty, too. I love to be able to see out the windows, but sometimes that cold just has to be dealt with. It's getting cold here and we're expecting ice. I'm hoping it stays south of us and moves on away. Take care and stay warm!

Mevely317 said...

That's a GREAT think-outside-the-box idea ... plus, they look wonderful. Win-Win situation!

Down here, we keep our vertical blinds closed to keep OUT the sun! Our living quarters overlook our back-yard, so we're not missing any exciting vistas.

Carol Z said...

You did great and they look terrific. I've got wooden shutters on my windows and they do well to keep out the cold.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

don't you just love finding deals like this? way to go!

jack69 said...

Odd, just today at the store we were discussing lengths of Shower curtains.
What a buy and such a great Idea, I WILL remember your bright idea! Smart!

Paula said...

Your windows look nice. We have mini blinds but they are a pain to keep clean.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a great deal on the curtains! I've always liked the paisley design. They look nice in your living room. The colors go well together also. :)

~Sheri