When we moved into our house 5 1/2 years ago, the existing window treatments were left for us. They had been there when the couple before us moved in, and they were happy to leave them to us as well. They are beautiful and well made, very expensive, and the ones in the dining room exactly matched all my Chinese art that had been in the dining room of our old house.
So we have used and enjoyed and loved our dining room decorations for many years.
Through birthday parties
and Valentines days
and Christmas and more Valentines days and more birthdays and and Easters and dinner parties...
And well, now it is time for a change.
I got a wild hair a few weeks back and took the curtains down.
When I told my hubby that I wanted to go all white with the room, he looked at me like I was crazy. I was taking down very nice, very expensive wonderful curtains to try out a hair-brained idea of inexpensive IKEA curtains?! But my husband is very generous and spoils me, so he said and uncertain, "OK," and left me to my dreaming.
So here's where our dining room stands now:
2 sets of white IKEA panels $20
4 sets of allen and roth curtain rings $44
allen and roth curtain rod $17.50
white table cloth from Walmart $10
I have also bought primer and very, very light grey paint to paint the yellow wall paper $50
This weekend my mom is coming to help me paint, and I'm going to try to figure out some kind of wall art. We also might paint this shelf
a nice grey (?) maybe.
I'm also thinking about this grey rug from Rugsusa.com
A 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 rug would cost $200 with the sale they're running. A little bit more than the $25 Craigslist rug we have right now, but it's something worth thinking about.
I'm excited about going from a beautiful but busy and colorful room to a calm, clean white.
Are there any suggestions out there for the wall art for a white, calm room?