I’ve never really been one for decorating a bedroom. Okay, okay, I’ve never really been one for decorating any room. I’m a big fan of hand-me-down furniture. As long as it is relatively comfy and doesn’t have stains on it, I’m in. And curtains? Have you seen the price of curtains? Foggedaboudit!
Our apartment came with blinds, and that was good enough for me.
Until the winter.
Then came the cold seeping in through the glass, and the glare off the snow easily penetrated our blinds, filling our bedroom with blinding light all through the night. Blinding!* I’m not exaggerating!**
So, Corey hung a quilt over our window to serve as temporary protection against both the cold and the light. (No, we’re not vampires. Why do you ask?)
Effective, yes, but was a little to reminiscent of my late-teens-first-apartment-living-in-squallor days. I vowed to make curtains.
Four months later…
On Saturday I attempted to turn this:
Into curtains. Armed with this tutorial from Butterfly Boutique, suggestions from my facebook friends, a large pot of tea, and six episodes of The Good Wife, I launched into the project.
I meant to take more pics of the process, but I forgot…
I think they’re a step up from the quilt.
Do you like how the curtains are a different shade of green in every photo?
* Okay, maybe just really bright.
** Yes, I am.