I LOVE my new curtains

So the other day, I was out shopping for my laundry room make-over.  I was ready to pick up organizing  bins; but wouldn't you know it, when I'm ready to get one room done, I couldn't find a single item to finish it.  Where are all the organizing bins?  and laundry room stuff?  Didn't they know I was going shopping just for those things that day?  Ho hum...for about 2 minutes  until I found these, babies!

And I'm happy again! I bought curtains! Not just any curtains.  These are fabulous curtains, mainly because they were amazingly priced at just $20.  Plus, look at the difference it made in the room.  Here's the before.




We were making due with these white sheer curtains.  The problem with our window /sliding glass door is that it's south facing, meaning the sun comes in the room and lights it up like it's Christmas!  Then there's the heat.  It's not a problem during the winter of course, but during the summer, the sun blazes in every day and we melt.  There were days I tossed my decor convictions aside and just threw a blanket over the window to find relief.  Not very pretty but much needed.

By the way, have you seen the price of quality curtains lately.  I guess that's what kept me from buying "relief" before.  There are some really great ideas out there for alternative window coverings which I considered.  With all of them though, I'd have to sew a little, or add black out lining, or add curtain hardware like grommets.  Add that all up and buying material to buy curtains cost just as must if not more. (I still love the table cloth idea though. You may see that later).


These curtains are nice and thick.  I love the grommets and lining.  The grey color looks SWEET with my black and white table and chairs.
When this dining area is done, I promise to give you a full picture of everything pulled together.  For now, we enjoy the privacy and shade.

So if you're in the market for curtains, I suggest giving those "dress for less" places a try.  I found these curtains at Ross, but TJ Maxx had similar ones for about the same price.  For the price, quality, and look, you can find a really great deal.

Have a great day, everyone!

Blessings,
Lisa

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Between Naps on the Porch
Savvy Southern Style

No Minimalist Here
The Shabby Creek Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed

Funky Junk Interiors
Coastal Charm