A little over a week ago I had written a post about my daughters room and took this picture…
Now, I am going to share something with you about myself that is quite embarrassing…
For some reason, unbeknownst to me, I am a total disaster when it comes to picking out curtains.
I simply cannot get it right. This is not due to a lack of effort on my part. Oh no. I’ve done plenty of research over the years; I’ve read on-line tips and tricks, countless decorating books, endless magazine articles and numerous blogs on how to select and hang the perfect curtains to no avail.
Of course, you need something to cover up your windows though, so on just about every window in my house I’ve hung those blinds that you can see in the above picture. Plain and boring but purpose serving and perfectly adequate.
Blinds are simple! You can’t really screw them up (too badly) and you get what you get, meaning they can really only look one way. Curtains though, for me are an impossible challenge because what I see in my head and what I see in reality, once they are hung up, are completely different.
With the exception of the picture below, that is. I am happy to say that I (for the first time in my life) have actually bought curtains that look the way I imagined.
Oh, happy day!
I certainly don’t, I just happened to have luck in one room. I also purchased curtains for the picture window in my front room during the same shopping trip but they are an utter failure.
That stupid humongous window is a thorn in my side. A 7 year thorn but we will save that saga for another time. I’ll quit while I’m ahead and right now, I am satisfied with having one room that looks almost complete.