When we decided to give the kitchen a face lift, I thought it would be the right time to update the curtains as well.
I didn't realize how hard it would be. You see, we have an open floor plan downstairs and I was needing a pattern that would compliment all the other areas and furniture and curtains.
I really dislike dusting the blinds, so I wanted to take them down which meant finding a material that would help block out the morning sun as well, (kitchen windows face the east.)
I found these floral ones at JCPenney over Memorial weekend.
I ran into 2 problems when I hung them.
First, David didn't like them. Ugh. Sometime men don't understand how hard it is to find the right item. In the end he said, "I guess I'll learn to love them."
Smart man, ha ha ha!
Second, the morning sun came right through and heated up the kitchen. Not only did the kitchen heat up, but I felt that the material would fade rather quickly.
David was kind enough to offer to sew a liner into them :) Wasn't that sweet of him?!
One of these is not like the other!
I took this photo to show how what a difference the liner made.
They both have liners now and do a great job blocking out the blinding, morning sun.
In addition to the fresh paint color, the curtains really brighten up the place.
(One of these days, I really need to learn how to sew like David!)
~ Patty ~