Finally. The hunting and the waiting are over. I'd been looking for the "perfect" pair of
red curtains for Tim's room/the guest room for a long time. I don't sew, so I looked in
numerous stores and online until I recently found these online at Land of Nod. They are
quality cotton, made in India. Brian put up the curtain rod (from Target) today and then we
hung the curtains. They're wrinkled - I'll need to wash and iron them, but here they are for
now. (The silk Roman shade was from blinds.com. I had won a $100 gift card in a blog
giveaway to blinds.com awhile ago and this is what I ordered.)
The 96" length of the curtains was perfect. Maybe a tad too long, but they'll shrink a little
once I wash them. That's Clementine snoozing on the chair, by the way.
I wanted to keep this room rather masculine and neutral, but with pops of red - one
of Tim's favorite colors. The comforter is from Overstock. Silly me washed it in our
washing machine instead of taking it to the laundromat to use a large capacity
machine and now it's all wrinkled. Anyway, I like how the red curtains pick up the
little bit of red in the comforter. I purposely don't have any art on the walls yet. I wanted
to wait until the room was completely finished. I'm planning on doing a gallery wall
of black and white family photos.
See how the white detailing on the curtains looks like the inside stitching on a garment?
When we were hanging these curtains today, Brian insisted that they were backward
because of the visible stitching. I kept telling him no, that that's how they're supposed to
be. That this kind of stitching was the subtle detail that I really liked about these curtains.
He just said, "Okaaay." I told him to leave the decorating up to me. ;-)
Speaking of Tim, we're taking the short road trip to see him tomorrow. (For those
of you who are new to my blog, he's away at university.) While the guys do Tim's
taxes online, I'm going to visit a cute little shop that's going out of business. They carry
housewares, cool kitchen stuff, vintage aprons, fabrics, jewelry and clothing, cards and
stationery, cookbooks, gift items...and everything is 20% right now. I have to at least take
a look! The three of us will then go out to a late lunch/early dinner. I spent the afternoon
making a pot of creamy chicken and rice soup and I'll be taking big container of that
to Tim - per his request. This mama was more than happy to oblige.