Curtain Clips

Ok, I’ll admit this isn’t the most flashy of posts, but I just wanted to share a tiny update and some (near) future plans: I added curtain clips to my sunroom curtains. Oooooh! Ahhhhh!

My Nonna handmade me curtains for the sunroom and living room because I had windows of so many shapes and sizes that I never would have been able to find (and afford) matching curtains for all of them. I love the pattern I chose for them, and she did an awesome job making them, but the more I decorated the rest of the house the more the curtains weren’t quite fitting.

I have a thing for grommets. I loooove grommets- all the other curtains in this house are grommet style (grommets are the metal rings built into the curtains). These guys were not..so I’m tricking it with curtain clips now and it’s so much better.

Here’s what I was rocking before:

The curtains were a little too country-kitchen style for me- tufted and fluffed up at the top… and unfortunately also emphasizing how very low my ceilings are.

Now, they’re the same curtains with a bit more modern vibe:

Much better! (Also, keep reading to see my to-do list for this room.)

And a close up:

Note: For some stupid reason I could only find clips in packs of 7, and I have an issue with odd numbers so I bought two packs and used 8 on the bay window curtains and 6 on the regular sized window.

This upgrade cost me about $14 and it was totally worth it, especially since thanks to Nonna the curtains themselves were free. 🙂

But this room is clearly still not perfect. The main thing is that when we moved in the house we were so excited to paint all the things! I made a color palette for each room instead of one for the entire house. No bueno. SO now in my open floor style house I have a yellow kitchen, a gray living room, and a green sunroom. The yellow and gray go together like Monica & Chandler but the green is totally the Janice of the bunch. Oh. My. God. 

So here’s my plans to tie this room in with its’ adjacent room buddies:

  • Paint the chairs (obviously, they’re disgusting and free from the side of the road)
  • Reupholster the bench (it’s been ruined by the dogs and I have such amazing plans for it)
  • Paint the walls Behr White Truffle (hopefully I have enough left over from the entrance way and landing)
  • Paint the side door, which is the door we use every day, and also attached the curtain and blinds I’ve had sitting around for a year.

If this was our forever house, I would also redo the floors, but it isn’t so I probably won’t. 🙂

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21 thoughts on “Curtain Clips

  1. I think the clips come in odd numbers to make it easier to space them. You put one on each end, line them up to easily find the middle and clip it on. Then you can match up one end with the middle to find the new middle and so on. It wouldn’t work like that with an even number. The curtains are super cute!

  2. I think the clips come in odd numbers to make it easier to space them. You put one on each end, line them up to easily find the middle and clip it on. Then you can match up one end with the middle to find the new middle and so on. It wouldn’t work like that with an even number. 🙂 The curtains are super cute!

  3. oh my god your friends comment was amazing. and I think you just inspired me to make curtains for our bedroom (in a house we’ve been in for 14 months… oops) since Todd’s mom is teaching me how to sew! 🙂 and your curtains look GREAT! by the way!

  4. Wow, what a huge difference! Your sunroom just came into 2012, from 1987 (roughly the year I had ruffly curtains in my room. Wish I’d thought of curtain rings then!).

    Can’t wait to see the captains chairs painted. I love the shape.

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