I realize that I'm about to make this blog pretty heavy on the curtains front. Let me tell you why I am such a fan. In my opinion, there are two things that you can do to change the look of a room drastically without having to take out a loan . One: paint it, it's relatively quick, it's easy, and it's cheap. Two: hang new curtains, which can get expensive if you let it, but it doesn't have to be! Since I have finally gotten to the point where I feel like I have painted all of the rooms in my house that I want to paint(at least for now) I have turned my focus to the windows. This weekend my mom and I pieced together and sewed some new curtains for my dining room after a visit to the fabric mecca of America:
This place was chock full from floor to ceiling and wall to wall of amazing fabrics of every color, pattern, and texture that you could imagine. It is in the middle of nowhere Maryland, but apparently the owner travels the world and brings these greatly discounted fabrics back to his warehouse. So, fabric was acquired for about $120, which is the price that you would pay for ONE curtain, minimum, and I got three out of it. I saw this fabric and I had to have it, I almost didn't care if it went with my dining room or not(luckily for me, it did). It's got a modern retro feel and I know that I will always be able to find a place for it in any space I live in.
Now, I know that not everyone is going to want to or be able to sew their own curtains, so I've done my due diligence and tried to find a few options On The Cheap. It wasn't easy, but I found two options that were relatively inexpensive and didn't give me a negative visceral reaction at first glance.