Summer Update Proposal

With all the recent updates to the Cottage — new windows, new doors, new attic access, new crown molding — some new textiles might also be in order.

The curtains have been hanging in the Cottage since 2011.

Ever since the tenant moved in last November she’s been getting by with the curtains I had hanging there for years. They’re faded at best.

The wall color is “Siamese Eyes”.

Since she plans to paint the interior with a color similar to the current “Siamese Eyes” I suggested she look for curtains first then match the paint to the new curtains.

Ikea linen curtains.

More specifically I mentioned I really like my Ikea linen curtains.

These blue linen curtains might be perfect depending on the color tone.

They also come in a blue color.

The front curtains are old and ordinary.

I think it will take at least a pair and a half for the front window and another pair for the side window. Love linen for its elegant yet casual look.

Do you have a favorite Ikea product?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

One thought on “Summer Update Proposal”

  1. I don’t have access to Ikea, which might be a good thing but it makes me sad whenever I see the great things people get from Ikea at such good prices. I certainly like your curtains.

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