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This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

We Have Curtains!

I have wanted curtains in the front room for a long time. I got tired of looking at the pile of boxes that were stacked up in that room since we moved in over 2 years ago and relocated those to another room that we don't use yet! One day I can go through them and throw everything out or sell it because we haven't used it for over two years. Now, I could make curtains myself, after all I do actually know how to use a sewing machine but would like something really regal looking in that room. That would involve some thinking and some math skills. I did the next best thing instead. I went to www.jcpenny.com and browsed the window treatments where I saw the perfect arrangement listed as "Chris Madden Hilton" and if you click on the photo below, it will take you to the exact page.

Now, there is a catch. The photo shows an arrangement that is actually five layers. There is a balloon shade, a pair of striped sheers, a pair of gold curtains, a pair of burgundy curtains and then a valence made up of five individual pieces. Once I figured that out and the fact that everything is sold as single panels and not pairs I placed an order. Three windows worth in all. They were not exactly cheap but hey, I am worth it! It was certainly considerably less than having them custom made and I didn't have to go shopping for fabric or looking through boxes to find the sewing machine. When I showed my daughter the picture of the curtain arrangement and told her that we would have curtains that will look like this her eyes lit up and she said that "Those are the kind of curtains you would see in a mansion!"
Now I still have this window to finish restoring because it was boarded up for 40 years

but the other two currently look like this. The balloon shades are on back order and should arrive in February but the shipping was free so I can't complain. The room is starting to look quite grande.


At 12/21/2011 9:39 AM, Anonymous Andrej said...

They look magnificent! I can't wait to see more of your indoor work, I'm hankering to get a move on with my own crack house and your blog gives me inspiration :)

At 1/06/2012 11:49 PM, Blogger P.j. said...

Pretty much the same style as I want in our twin parlors (6 windows) & they are even available 108" L, but they don't come in French blue. :-( Were you able to order them at 50% off, like they are now?

At 1/06/2012 11:51 PM, Blogger P.j. said...

Oh well, we'd need about 120" long. I'll probably make them myself in silk, which would be too expensive ready-made.

At 1/15/2012 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grande indeed! What a neat story your house has - I look forward to following you on your blog!

At 4/07/2012 3:25 AM, Anonymous plumbing fittings said...

That was so beautiful. Look so awesome and simply amazing. I love the color combination.


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