|Blouse, Pants, Shoes & Ring- Thrifted; Bracelet- Le Chateau; Flower- Blue Eyes Bridal (won from Coffee & Cardigans giveaway)
My previous condo didn't get a lot of sun and faced a private courtyard so window coverings weren't necessary. However our new house has many windows which let in a lot of light (which I love!) and faces a busy street so when we moved in, curtains were one of our top priorities. All this was before we knew how stressful curtain shopping can be... After numerous visits to various retailers; hundreds (thousands? gosh I hope not, maybe I should add up the receipts again!) of dollars spent (clearly the curtain industry is quite lucrative!) and moments of tension with my designer assistant (aka my best friend) & sales associates, curtains were finally purchased and installed. Let's just say that Bed, Bath & Beyond no longer has ikat drapery because I got a little crazed about the pattern and bought out Ottawa's stock! I will be happy to never buy another curtain panel and will ensure that the next house I buy has windows that are exactly 54" wide & 84" long so I can keep the ikats till death do us part!
Blurry photos courtesy of my cheap point & shoot. Unfortunately I haven't yet unearthed my Canon Rebel's battery charger in the piles of moving boxes waiting to be unpacked (such a daunting task!) So in the meantime let's just pretend that these pictures are ethereal and artistic!
Does curtain shopping/installation drive you crazy too?