This post has been a long time coming. Can you believe we completed the garage-to-den conversion over two years ago already? And, that big window (formally a garage door) has been bare ever since. In the day, I love the openness and natural light. But, at night, having nothing on the window makes me a little uneasy—especially when I’m trying to work my way through Scandal on Netflix. I’m happy to say that I can now resume season 3 without fearing government spies are looking at me through the window.
I had always envisioned layering more blue behind the navy sectional and spent months looking through and pinning navy fabrics.
(By the way, besides being able to receive samples really quickly, I love how their site shows you photos of the fabric gathered—see above—so you can envision what it might look like as curtains.)
The “sand” fabric pulled out the camel color in the rug that I hadn’t even thought about before:
Once I committed to the fabric, my aunt in Kentucky graciously sewed the curtains for me. (Thanks, Susan!!) She used this fabric for the lining.
These hang in the busiest hub of our house, so I opted for no puddling or pooling. They just barely skim the floor:
(By the way, my aunt—the seamstress—recommends using clothes pins for a few days to train the way you want your pleats to hang once they first go up on the window.)
I love layers, as you know, and bought an inexpensive matchstick shade for texture—but it’s just for looks. We clipped the rings onto the pinch pleats to make them easy to pull closed at night.
I couldn’t be happier with the fabric, or the fact that we finally have something on that big window. Slowly, but surely, I’ll get this den decorated.
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Thanks to Online Fabric Store for providing the fabric and gift card for this post.