Summer Curtain Update

I suggested we look for new Cottage curtains before repainting the interior of the Cottage.

The curtains have been hanging in the Cottage since 2011.

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.

My proposal was these all linen curtains.

We headed off to Ikea with a paint chip scraped from the wall.

The blue paint chip does not go with the blue linen curtains although the curtains are a beautiful color.

Unfortunately the chip was not compatible with the blue linen curtain.

Velvet curtains are the right color but the wrong fabric.

There was a cotton velvet curtain that matched perfectly but we didn’t like the heaviness of the velvet.

Aina linen curtains.

I also saw a part linen part, viscose curtain at Country Curtains in the right color but the price was decidedly not right –even on sale, 3 times the price of the Ikea linen curtains.

These curtains will also look good in the Cottage.

So in the end we bought 3 pairs of Ikea linen curtains in the same creamy white as the ones in my living room.

Does color challenge you?


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.

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