So HERE'S the last time we chatted guest room. After all the painting, organizing and de-cluttering...we just threw some pieces in there and called it a day, right before our company arrived. Well, we're still in the same exact design boat, but this time we've upped the ante a bit. We knew we wanted to add the curtain panels so we tackled that project (finally) this past weekend. We've had the fabric and curtain rod up for months (no joke) so all I needed to do was get those panels on the wall, ding dang it!
Now we're in curtain panel lovin' business! I loved this fabric and even though it looks mighty hippie dippy boho-chic in there now, we'll slowly make some changes for a more cohesive design feel. It really always amazes me how much better a room looks with some window dressings. Read on for how simple and easy this process was for us and how cost efficient we made it.
First up, this was a curtain rod that the previous owners left in that room. It was hung un-evenly and gold just isn't our thang in that room.
Although the the mosaic glass finials are pretty, I told Walt I wanted the whole thing sprayed. He actually really struggled and kept questioning spraying over the finials. I reminded him that they'd just sit in 'his garage' if he wanted to keep them golden. He no longer tried to convince me after I pointed out that fact, ha!
And our miracle worker!
Love, love, love it! Walt is a really good spray painter. He takes so much pride in his even coverage and light handed spraying. When he sees me spray painting, I know he cringes...I just don't have the skill like he does! Thankfully, during my pregnancy, he's done all the painting work so we've had some gorgeous pieces produced.
Mmmm, the delish fabric I spied at Jo-Ann's on super sale and just had to have. They had the perfect amount (only about a half yard more) for both of our curtain panels. I was pumped! We're actually using the backside of the fabric which is a more pinky/army green hue because the front is a really dark red and hunter green...which didn't really do with our guest room palette.
PS - If you're an avid reader I know you're sort of chuckling at how much pink we have present in this room. We just felt the need to honor the room's previous owner's choice of color (more on that HERE) and there are always certain shades of pink that make this girl so happy! The one I've leaned towards in our guest room accents is totally one of those shades.
Walt is measuring where to put the brackets for the curtain rod.
And here's our trusty clip rings that we scored at Lowe's for $5 a package.
It...looks...GREAT! We still want to add trim to the guest room and nursery so we've left ample space to do that.
Now I just need to cut off the pseky trim on the fabric edges that says Jo-Ann and was all frayed.
After the edges were trimmed, we didn't even hem these and just threw them up. At first Walt was like, 'What? Isn't that going to look ghetto?' But I explained that this fabric was pretty silky and for now, he wouldn't even bat an eye. Once they were on the wall, he agreed. It looked pretty dang good!
PS - I will obviously hem them at a later date and have left them long enough to even do a pocket rod enclosure at the top. So no worries, it's just because my sewing machine still needs to be repaired and well, we have a baby to-do list the size of Texas!
Here's a close up for those of you that love some detail. We also plan to switch out that mini blind for a wooden venetian blind in the near future...but for now, it serves a purpose!
And this angle! We have guests arriving this weekend (my sister and niece) because we're within days of meeting this little boy. We're so thankful to have so much family come and help us as we make the transition into parenthood. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy the new guest room curtains!