No sign of spring yet, sadly it won't be coming this way for a while. But we had lots of sunshine the other day and I found new drapes that were on clearance at Pottery Barn. They make the dining room feel fresh and springy, just what I need right about now.
I hung them and took pictures right away without getting the wrinkles out so you just get a peek for now. If you are in the market for new drapes, I highly recommend the peyton drape from PB. The mineral green panels are on clearance for less than twenty five dollars each.
We had the same drapes in here before but they were the oatmeal color. Then I washed them instead of having them dry cleaned and one of the panels shrunk...about three inches! A blog friend gave me a tip on how to fix them (It involved getting them damp and stretching them out) but I was ready for a change.
Here is where my great deal got a little more expensive. Rings. Drapery rings...how did I live without them? When the weather is nice we always use the sliding door to get to the backyard and outdoor family room. I have struggled for so long trying to keep the drapes open wide enough so they weren't in the way. The answer was simply...drapery rings. Now they stay where you put them.
I'm liking the way they look too.
Only problem is now I have long duck dongs...so I need to raise the rod a bit. I still want some puddling, just not so much. What? long duck dong isn't in your daily vocabulary? It really is fun to say! Can anyone name that movie?
I'll leave you with my clock turned cloche base.
I have a thing for using clocks in ways other than telling time I guess.
Photo wall post is over here.
Sharing with Rene at Cottage and Vine. Lots of dining room inspiration to be found at Rene's.