The weekend is here. It is the end of a hectic week & the beginning of another. With my parents coming into town Sunday & plans with friends tonight, I have little to no room for the Living Room. So during the week I worked on curtains.
I have been in curtain limbo. Solid or print? Sheer or lined? I was in a tizzy. The only thing I was sure about was my budget and not wanting grommets. The currents curtains were actually a set that I love. They were Thomas O'Brian from Target & they only cost me roughly $11 a panel. They were on major clearance and I had been eying them for a long time when I got them. After starting the living room redo I decided that I needed something more for the wall. So I have been on the hunt. First there were the Target Curtains.
Option 1: Sew my own. Easy said. But with a budget of $150 for curtains, I could not spend any more than about $11.50 per yard on fabric. I scoped out JoAnns, but they want an arm and leg for decor fabric. Then there is Glicks & High Fashion Home. That would be what is possibly on the project list for this weekend.
Option 2: Stencil or dye the current curtains. Well dyeing in a front load sounds like a real pain, so I axed that idea. And the stencil. The likelihood of me jacking up stenciling my current curtains was high. So I decided to save that for an experimental day with cheap curtains.
Option 3: Go to JCP & look at their drapes. Which is what I did. And this is what I brought home.
So there you have it, the "end" of my curtain limbo. Window treatments can be expensive and a hassle. Here is a guide to help with the process from RealSimple that I pinned. If you are budgeted like myself, I advise a lot of price comparison with the big box stores. Find a store with an easy return policy if you are as indecisive as I am. JCP takes back anything, any time. There is not limit. Target and Lowe's are 90 days. Also I can tell you for curtain hardware, Target his the most cost effective, but lacks in variety. JCP is slightly more expensive than Target but has a huge variety. Lowe's has the longest rods I have found available at the big box stores. Well good luck with all your curtain adventures & if anyone has any other suggestions on affordable curtains and hardware, please share!