For more than 2 years we have enjoyed the view from these three windows in our front room, my very favorite room in our home. For more than 2 years I have had some fabric to make window treatments for these windows, but have been overwhelmed, undecided and consequently, they are still bare! Well, it is time to get on with this project! I've found inspiration once again in the writing of Grace Livingston Hill.
"But, when Julia Cloud heard the stupendous price that was asked for ready- made curtains or curtains made to order, with fixtures and installation, she exclaimed in horror: " Leslie! This is foolish. We can easily make them ourselves, and put them up for less than half the price..."
Just a few pages further on:
"By night every clean little window in that many-windowed house was curtained with white drapery, and in some rooms also with inner curtains of soft silk. The house began to look cozy in spite of it's emptiness ..."
Quotes from Cloudy Jewel by Grace Livingston Hill, 1920
I have purchased lovely decorator fabric and plain white drapery lining, 16 yards of each. My fabric is a mossy sage green jacquard with a slight sheen, and it doesn't match my sage green paint perfectly, but it's not bad. It is so hard to match in artificial light to a paint sample that is 3 inches square. I hope it will be alright! We can always repaint a mossy-er green in the spring, if they scream at each other, I suppose. Our room takes on different colors as the light changes in the room.
I don't want to cover up too much - we love the light! I just want a warmer, cozy feel. The windows are wonderful, but a bit large for me to try to curtain! I hated the sheers that covered them when we came, and actually, they were torn, terribly yellowed and smelled faintly of smoke.
Soooooo..... any suggestions? Favorite patterns? Inspirations for large windows? Ideas? Help? I don't suppose I can get this done in one day, or even in one week, but I am really determined to get at it! No putting it off any longer! At first I was intimidated by the cost of the fabric - just not wanting to mess it up I guess, but I've decided I have to get over that and just force myself to forge ahead bravely! In the eternal scheme of things, it is just not worth fretting about any longer!
Mossy green jacquard fabric.