Nothing makes me happier than crossing something off the to-do list. Even more so when the thing to be done is both a pain in the neck, and a high-impact project.
I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine, so this was definitely a pain in the neck. However, sewing them myself saved us hundreds of dollars, and I did a fine job. (pats self on back)
The curtains have been hanging for weeks, unlined and unhemmed. They looked sad. But not as sad as an entire wall without curtains. There are many levels of curtain-related sadness in my world.
The urge to begin other big projects was creeping in, so no more time for procrastination.
A quick look back, before curtains:
Curtains add so much warmth, coziness, and a layer of design to build upon.
Also worth noting, the drastic difference between unlined (on the left) and lined (on the right). Aside from protection from the sun and the associated fading, the lining adds fullness and filters the sunlight nicely.
The most exciting part is when I imagine the painted dining room, and the deep blue walls peeking around the corner against these curtains.
The plan is coming together!