After six years of being in this house, I've started to get the itch to change the first things I did to our home when we moved in. First up, I was ready for something different in our large, two-story family room. These curtains needed to be a little over 17 feet long and finding that much fabric at clearance prices wasn't easy. While visiting family in Utah this summer, I scored at "Home Fabrics". I hit their clearance sale and found what I was looking for.
While not bad, I was really ready for something a bit warmer, yet still fairly neutral. I found this lovely burnt orange striped fabric for $3 a yard (can you say "YIPEE!!") and some great textured fabric to recover the cornice boards.
I hung the drapes from the same knobs (finials) as the old curtains.
I made very deep pencil-pleats so they could be seen better from below and to dress up the tops. I found the tie-backs for $2 each at the same sale!
I'm not happy with the art above the armoire, but I'm on the hunt. I want something large, architectural and unique for that spot. I'll know it when I see it. Until then, these $30-for-the-pair art works with the colors in the room.
I found this great bamboo leaf fabric to make a few throw pillows. I had 3 down pillows already that I just quickly recovered.
This is looking into the family room from the adjoining dining room. I found the two iron pieces not long after we moved in to hang from those cutouts and soften all the angles in this house.
A few of the accessories in the room, including the trunk redo I featured in an earlier post (here.)
Looking down from the landing half-way up the stairs. I found the two ottomans for $5 and recovered them in faux leather and added legs. You can also see my favorite chair I found from and old Adirondack Hotel. I've recovered that chair at least 3 times. I love how the leopard print lends something a little unexpected and fun to the room (oh yeah, and the rock band equipment is fun too!)
As if hanging the curtains wasn't enough, we decided to finally tint our upper windows to cut down the glare, furniture fading and be more energy-efficient. My man's awesome!
Enough pictures for you?! I also took some of the drape-making and cornice-covering process that I'll save for another post. So, anyone need my old set of 17-foot drapes?!!!
Go to this post to see the new Sconces we installed. I LOVE these ones so much more!
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