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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.





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