I have a confession to make. Every time I visit a home (often the first time), I mentally start a design plan about how I would arrange the furniture or add or delete or tweak an accessory or decor. Mr. Tweak is aware of this. And he is glad that I never share my plans with the homeowner. Of course, unless asked.
But when it comes to my home, I can not come to a decision soon. It has taken days, weeks and months. It might be because I work with a budget and have to consider Mr.'s opinion too. And since I live here I know what works and what might not work.
The Family room is the most used space in the house. We watch TV here, we eat our snacks here while watching TV, when Sanjan's friends come, they are here watching TV or playing Wii. I wanted something that is comfortable and not cluttered since its a small space.
I left it like this for weeks.
Darker curtains for the family room was perfect since the room has 2 large windows. The height from the ceiling to the floor is 95" so I had to either cut or fold the table cloth to measure 95". But before that, I had to purchase the rods and the grommets for the curtains. Grommets makes it easy to draw the curtains open and shut. Which we do a lot in this room.
I ordered 2 packs of these plastic grommets from Overstock. When I ordered these were $7.99 for a pack of 8 with free shipping.
Lisa who has all the pictures.
The grommet came with a template in plastic so you could mark the circle on the fabric. I used a white color pencil to mark the circles. There were 8 grommets so 4 grommets for each curtains.
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Each grommet has to be separated, place one part of the grommet above the fabric and the other below the fabric. And snap them together.
Then I hung them on the rods.
I marked the extra fabric in the bottom after hanging the curtains so I will have the exact measurements. And later stitched it.When I re-hung, the curtains were perfect.
I was happy with how the curtains looked because of the grommets.
How much did I spend for 95" long and 60" wide curtains:
Table cloth: $20
TOTAL: 4 panels for $36.
Thank you all of you for your sweet comments. I really enjoy reading your messages and emails. Keep them coming. I would love to see what you have done in your house.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
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