Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Curtain AHA! Moment

Last night I was sitting at the kitchen table, eating an apple, waiting for Shane to get home, and staring at the curtains in our den.  All at once.  I know, what skill.  Anyway, I was thinking about the curtains because I hate them.  I have no idea why, but I liked them when I first got them...

{What do you mean it's time to take down the Christmas wreath?}

So there I was, munching on my apple and thinking about how much I wanted new curtains for the den, and it hit me.  BAM!  I could just swap the curtains from one of the guest rooms!  I thought that MAYBE they would be perfect for the den.

Five minutes later I was very happy.  These curtains are beautiful and they'd been hidden away in the little-used guest room.  Now I can enjoy them every day.  They even tie all the green in the den and kitchen together nicely.  They are raw silk and look a lot like these.  I got them with a gift card we got as a wedding gift.

So that got me thinking...what other things in my house can shuffle around to give a space a fresh look?


Jeanette said...

That is a great update! I love the guest room ones. I found some new curtains at a yard sale yesterday. Brand new, 3 sets for $15. They changed the look so much. But your swap is better, free is always good.

Julia said...

i love it! it's like shopping in your own closet, when you realize that you have a shirt that works with a skirt or something that you have never put together before.