Firstly I’d like to thanks all of you who offered your opinions when I asked for advice about replacing my current dining chairs with my dream chairs. For now I’ve decided to stick with what I have, and spend my money on other things my condo so desperately needs like window coverings.
I’ve lived for two years with absolutely nothing on my windows (gasp!), but before anyone gets too excited, I overlook the side of a house with no side windows, and I’m on the second floor, so the only way anyone can peer in to see me is if they climb up on the roof next door. I’m not at all worried.
Adding window coverings was on my to do list for 2012, and since we’re nearly at the end of September (how did that happen?) I thought I should probably get started on that item on my list. I think I’ve finally found a fabric I love to make drapes for my living room, but I’m clueless as to how much fabric I need. Can any of you lovely readers help? I’ve tried asking Google, but there seems to be a lot of varying opinions on the subject.
I’ve done some rudimentary photoshopping in the hopes it helps explain what I need. In the picture below you can see I’ve got a bit of a quirky situation. The window isn’t centered on the wall, but I’ve also got the wall-mounted AC unit just 6″ from the window molding. I’ve also only got about one inch of space between the top of the window molding, and the bottom of the crown molding, so the curtain rod’s placement is decided for me (Yay! No need to figure out how high the drapes need to be hung!)Here is what I’m hoping to achieve. They will be mostly decorative but I’d like to be able to close them on occasion when I have guests sleeping over (on my pull-out couch). I will obviously be moving the desk. Any advice? or a great online resource you’d like to share? The fabric I’m hoping to purchase is about 53″ wide (137cm) with a 25″(64cm) vertical repeat. Any help would be appreciated as I want to make sure I order enough fabric, but don’t want to order too much as it would get wasted.
PS – Please excuse the messy bookcase and desk in the pictures above – I’m a bad blogger who didn’t hide all the evidence that someone actually lives in my home before taking the pictures.