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Friday, February 15, 2013

Curtain Contrast

     I have a deep dark blogging secret. Shhhhh! I am only telling you now to ease my guilt. Ready?

I only take pictures of things that look perfect and if it doesn't I use the angle of my pictures to my advantage. 

OK, I'm feeling a bit better. Now let me illustrate what I've done.

Can you see the flaw that has been plaguing me for the past 3 years? Look closer. OK, now look at the curtains. See what I mean?

When I did my kitchen reveal last year I put the curtain panel on the right over to the left so in the kitchen pictures it looked done. I moved it over to the right when I showed the wall change in the dining room. Tricky huh? {If you really looked close you would also note that the chandelier isn't centered over the dining room table, shoot me now! ;) We'll get to that!}

It was finally time to fix the shame! And I don't know why I put it off so long, it only took about 45 minutes to complete.

There are two ways to do this project if you want to do something similar. You can either sew the ribbon on or using fusing tape you can iron them on. I sewed my living room panels:

{And yes that is a mountain of laundry at the base of the cabinet}

And for the other dining room panel I tried the iron method. From a distance you can't tell the difference but that iron business is tricky because if you don't get it hot enough it won't stick to the panel. If its too hot, you melt your ribbon, case in point:

{Its nothing a little brown sharpie can't help hide but not ideal}

So my shame has ended. I have even curtains. And now you can see the whole space at once.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm sharing this here:

Tatertots and Jello
Its Overflowing
Funky Junk Interiors
i should be mopping the floor
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Skip to my Lou
Not Just a Housewife
the DIY Dreamer
Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. You are so funny Jody ... I won't tell a soul. LOL Love your blog and love the new look you creative girl you. :)

  2. found you from tatertotsandjello! lol such a good idea, tricky mover too. c'mon over when you get a chance! :)Laura from Life We Live 4

  3. Yay for getting things evened up. :) I think it all looks beautiful.

  4. I was intrigued by your "...and a confession" title and I'm glad I was! I love how you added such pretty detail to your curtains with a very simple project! As for using the camera angles to our advantage...we're all guilty:)

    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Stopping by from Its Overflowing - what a beautiful kitchen! We are about to embark on our first house hunt in 3 years - and this white kitchen is EXACTLY what I love! I didn't even notice the curtains - I was distracted by the gorgeous stained glass window above the cabinet. I love it up there! Sarah @

  6. Love the curtains. I'm a new follower from

  7. Super cute! I love your kitchen! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop

  8. Cute... glad you got them both done... isn't that a great feeling? Little Bit from

  9. Ha Ha, that's funny... and pretty tricky of you! LOL! I love how the kitchen/dining room looks, it's just beautiful!


  10. This is awesome! I have never played with curtains like that and you did great! Your kitchen is amazing!
    I would love if you link this to my party happening now!

  11. The curtains turned out great. What beautiful rooms too. Love your kitchen and the style you created.
    Love it.

  12. Too funny! I'll bet it feels good to finally have an even window!!! Your kitchen/dining space is the freshness of it. I might have to add some detail to my dining curtains now. See what you've started!? New follower :)

  13. What a great idea….love how you keep it real with the "melted ribbon" picture.

  14. Hey Jodi! I'm over from It's Overflowing. I love those curtains (and your whole kitchen for that matter)! I'd like to come back and explore your whole blog when I have more looks so cute! Newest follower! April Hoff

  15. Great GREAT GREAT job Jody!! Love that you show what can happen if you aren't careful enough.

    Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! See you tomorrow evening! :)


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