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And the Winner is….

Posted: October 4th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

No, you didn’t miss a giveaway or anything, but I did have a major drape dilemma, and let’s just say — you all were awesome! I loved the quick and desisive responces. Now only if I could have you shrunk and sitting on my shoulders when I’m at the store.

So here is the vote rundown…
Black/Gold: 15
Neutral: 4
Green?: 1 (That would be my husband - thinking the neutral was green looking so I guess we can put it under neutral)
Undecided: 3 (My sister-in-law/best friend, who lives across the street said she had to see them in person, but never got the chance because it was my brother-in-law that spotted the elephant in the room).

Here is the elephant:


Do you see it?
You see when I took this picture:


I pulled the ever so important curtain to our bathroom back, but again, with it in the picture:


Doesn’t THAT scream at you?! CLANG! CLASH!

So sadly, I am sorry to all of you that cheered on the black/gold, but in my brother-in-law’s words, “Isn’t it obvious?”

So I returned the black/gold and went to purchase one more neutral and I literally had to sort through ALL the drapes, until I found the last one in the store. Whew!

But they are hanging now and they are not only exactly what I first imagined, like Carrie’s Buffalo Check, but they also tie in beautifully with my sharpie silhouette frame:


…and most importantly, they lighten up the room, just like I intended!


And just for kicks, I thought I would show you the drapes in all their seasons, starting with the day we moved in with Pepto-Bismol pink wallpapered walls, with matching carpet and these coverings that they graciously left for us:


So I added a BURST of sunshine!


Then calmly retreated to my dark/neutral palette:


And finally my attempt to declutter and lighten things up a bit:


Thank you again for all your suggestions and advice. I still need to hang them correctly and I love the idea of moving the rods up and extending the length with a solid fabric or trim. Someday that will be my next project, but now onto the other 50 that are patiently waiting for me to finish!

But first I think I will let you in on one of my new favorite things and my nose has been hurting because of it so stay tuned!

♥ Katie

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8 Comments on “And the Winner is….”

  1. 1 Really Rainey said at 7:07 pm on October 4th, 2009:

    What a warm and inviting Transformation… I could cozy up in that room all winter!
    Have Fun~Happy Fall…

    ~Really Rainey

  2. 2 Lindsey O. said at 3:42 am on October 5th, 2009:

    oh yay! Glad you are happy with the decision! I just wanted to say we had the SAME pink carpet all throughout our house! And it was brand new! Ugh. Could they have chosen any color but MAUVE??? It had to go immediately. First thing we did.

  3. 3 Sheri said at 5:05 am on October 5th, 2009:

    Glad you found something that worked for you, I admit, I was a one of the black/gold people, but I can see why it wouldn’t work.

    I have a linky party going on, come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

  4. 4 Chris said at 9:07 am on October 5th, 2009:

    Well, I missed out on voting the first time around, but I am SOOO glad you ended up with the neutral ones! They are lovely and a much better choice (as if my opinion matters!). They look great!

  5. 5 cindy said at 4:52 pm on October 5th, 2009:

    I’m glad you went neutral…your room looks lighter and brighter!
    peace, cindy

  6. 6 nannykim at spindle cottage said at 6:39 pm on October 5th, 2009:

    I like it both ways–your before with the punch of red in the pillow etc. And the lighter—I think I would like the reds and stuff for the fall and winter and the lighter version for the spring and summer …;-)

  7. 7 Lori Lee said at 4:30 pm on October 7th, 2009:

    I love seeing the pics of your rooms when you first moved in! It is an amazing transformation!!

  8. 8 Clean and Classic Interiors » Blog Archive » Drape Extensions said at 8:03 am on November 23rd, 2009:

    [...] my whole drape dilemma? Well the color and pattern were solved, here, but they left an awkward emptiness at the bottom. This drove me [...]

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