Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Movin' and Shakin'

OK, so maybe I exaggerated a wee bit the other day when I mentioned I was changing things up in the living room to accommodate the "new" rug.

Nonetheless, I have made a few changes.

The most dramatic has been new curtains from IKEA.


Usually in winter I put up a set of triple pleated brown polyester drapes. They weigh a ton. They're old: but I like them. But they are a bit "heavy" for summer.

So, as I usually do when the light lengthens, I put up these cream tab tops this Spring.

This was supposed to be the "before" picture for the summer project item "lengthen living room curtains."

They waited patiently for me to make up my mind about what I wanted to sew along the bottom. I waited for direction, inspiration, something to strike. And then we found the "new" carpet. Not even a coordinating bottom could save them.

I confess I'd lost heart long before when in the attempt to iron one of the six panels I found the edge had been twisted beyond all redemption.

They served me well.

Don't mind the chairs. That's just me trying to figure out how to make things work.

I've read that a clear bright colour like my teal rug needs lots of white, black and other clear colours to look its best. Now that I've purchased and hung white RITVA curtains from IKEA, I think they're right.

Can you see the difference?

I'm letting all six panels go to Value Village.


Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

So bright and cheerful! Love how the light filtering through the curtains looks too!

scb said...

Yes! Love it.

The cushions you bought at HomeSense in the summer should coordinate nicely with the teal rug, shouldn't they?

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