Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Family room curtains

Our family room is huge--18+ foot ceilings and 11 windows. For better energy conservation and privacy, we put up curtains.

Before:




Please ignore all the random stuff (step stools, VHS tapes, etc.) laying around. Our housekeeper has really been slacking off lately. Apparently, she'd rather write on her silly blog and tweet all day rather than clean house. I should really have a talk with her.




My wonderful husband occasionally helps me with TMI by taking action shots. When I saw him reaching for the camera, I told him to get a shot that made me look like a supermodel. This is what he came up with:






Thanks, honey!



The curtains rods are Gangbar from Ikea. The anchor is screwed to the wall, and the top part slides right over it. Very handy. The curtains are Stockholm Blad, also from Ikea. I don't know what Gangbar or Blad mean in Swedish. I certainly hope they mean curtain rod and curtain, because I really don't want to be saying something vulgar on my blog, you know?




And after:





Better energy conservation? You bet!
More privacy? Absolutely!
Am I feeling more and more like Martha?
You bet your Gangbar I am!

2 comments:

Chicagolandia said...

I love those curtains, pretty and practical - Marth a would love it and so do I!

Amanda said...

Thanks, Annie! They were a bit on the pricey side (for Ikea) but heavy and lined, so a good value overall.