Saturday, June 2, 2012

Shopping My House

Just for fun and giggles, I brought the dining room drapes into the kitchen, just to see how it would look.

The fabric looks great next to the green cabinets and is an unexpected touch, while warming up the room.

If I end up repurposing the drapes, I would hang them on a wooden rod with rings, like all the other drapes in the house.  I found the perfect rods at Restoration Hardware, and they're on sale!
  
But what to do about the dining room windows?  I could have new drapes made, or shop my house.
This is the living room fabric.  I do like it in here, plus I have eight panels.  Four for the windows and four to cut up and slipcover the Parsons chairs.

Which would free up the living room to do something new and fresh.
Uh oh, here we go!  

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36 comments:

Shelia said...

I too love those curtains in your kitchen! Such pretty fabric and I love your green cabinets. Heck, I just love everything you do!
Be a sweetie and have a great weekend.
Shelia ;)

Katy Noelle said...

OOooooo! May I shop your house, too? =D

xxo

Lori said...

Love shopping the house. Never called it that before. Drapes do warm up a place.

Marlis said...

love the colors of those curtains in the kitchen. a whole lot!!! how about finding some new fabric just like it for the kitchen. But I would do a curtain switcheroo too.. life is more fun that way..
Love the new kitchen!!! It's totally awesome. have a great weekend.. xo marlis

Karena said...

Isn't it fun to move things our decor around . It really changes things up and the curtains look great!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Leslie Harris said...

The fabric in the kitchen should be a keeper, looks great. And I love that green toile wallpaper. What a warm home. I'm excited to see what you decide...Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

Designs By Pinky said...

I love the dining room drapes in the kitchen. Looks beautiful. XO, Pinky

jessica said...

So beautiful!! I just noticed your kitchen was done! {where have I been?!} LOVE it! I also was wondering what are those dishes {I've been seeing them on a few blogs etc} called that are white, labeled with 'Margarine', 'Pure Lard', 'Cheese', etc? Those little dishes are so cute! I tried searching on ebay and etsy, but didn't seem to find anything with what I was typing in.

Kathysue said...

Great shopping!! Love the drapes in the kitchen,I think you have found a winning combination, Happy weekend,
Kathysue

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Love this post. That's exactly what I'm doing right now...re-purposing and re-working....one thing leads to another! lol

Rooms by Ann said...

LOVE THOSE DRAPES IN THE KITCHEN.

Cozy Little House said...

Isn't it fun to shop the house? I find it more enjoyable than shopping the stores. Makes for a greater challenge!
Brenda

carolyn bradford said...

I love the drapes in the kitchen! They seemed to be made for it! I never move stuff around in my own house and I need to start trying that! I think I'm always too tired of it by the time I get home from my shop! Keep us posted with the updates on what you decide about the living room!
Have a great weekend!
Carolyn

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Well, I'm partial to those wonderful brown floral curtains as i have the same print as my kitchen windows, so warm! they look perfect with your new cabinet color!

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Love the curtains you put in your kitchen!!! Those in the dining room are a great compliment to the wall paper, as well! Your home is lovely!!! Your kitchen is stunning with all the transformations taking place!
Fondly,
Pat

KNOCK ON WOOD said...

Haha! Just as you feared..! I think those curtains looked perfect in the kitchen! ;)

KNOCK ON WOOD said...

Haha! Just as you feared..! I think those curtains looked perfect in the kitchen! ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Delores those panels look beautiful in your kitchen!!

Sarah said...

I'd like to shop your house. When do the doors open?
Seriously, Delores, I think it's a great idea to repurpose textiles if you can. Love these fabrics. I know what ever decision you make, every room will look fabulous.

kim said...

What a perfect frame for your kitchen windows! It makes me want curtains! (this is big!)

Sheila said...

Love that you have your own ideas and are not just following all the fads out there. The traditional look with color and flowers is never really out of style. Lots of the blogs out there are all beginning to look al;ike.

PURA VIDA said...

I have that very fabric on some pillows. I love to shop my house! The drapes look so good in your kitchen and I especially like the layered look with your blinds. What a fun dilemma

Whimsey Creations said...

Hey the ones in your kitchen look like the ones I just took down in my bedroom. Are they Waverly (I think) in a dark brown with flowers? If so I have two panels along with the valance if you need more. They are all yours if you'll just pay shipping. I'm at whimseyc@bellsouth.net Let me know. They do look lovely in your kitchen - makes it look so warm and inviting!

the gardener's cottage said...

you and your home continues to amaze me. it is so beautiful!!!

Just Spiff It said...

Oh yes - I do think the curtains look perfect! Looks like you planned it that way!

Table Escapes said...

Hi Deloris,
SOooooo pretty...love the curtains in the kitchen and love the whole kitchen redo...I hadn't commented before but you just have to know what a great job you did with the cabinets and the new fridge...You are smart to find beautiful things to display in the fridge as well..it all looks so welcoming and inviting. Whatever you do next will be great as usual....and I also love the drape fabric in the front room. Are you still thinking of painting the kitchen white? Sharon

Victoria said...

I too have been shopping my house recently as my nearly year-long kitchen renovation is finally coming to an end. Great fun, isn't it, to reuse things you already have in new and exciting ways. Your dining room curtains are perfection in the kitchen; an ideal combination with the green of your cabinets. I like the change in the dining room as well. Then, oh joy, something new for the living room.
Best...Victoria

Our French Inspired Home said...

I think that looks great in the kitchen. Just as usually goes, one small project leads to many more! Have fun!

penelopebianchi said...

Shop the house Bravo!

I just have to say.......(I adore you and your blog)

"Drapes" is just the wrong term. You have to learn that!

"Drape" is a verb! (how fabric drapes) Curtains is what goes on the windows!

That is what they are......"curtains"! And I love , love , yours....and they beautifully illustrate my mother's rule (which you know from somewhere!!)

buy what you love.....and you can always move; mix it up, move it all around your house.......and you can always......."shop in your house"!!

I swear to God.......she said that in 1979! She died in 1981!!

Fabulous post! We love reusing things..and recycling things.......that is the future!!

and why not?

When we built our house......not one fabric I used was 'new" not one. I love old textiles and fabrics....and we have 3 sets of slipcovers.......we are heading towards summer! I better take pictures of "Spring" inside!!

Penelope

charlieandjo said...

I love this kind of thinking but I can see where it might get you into trouble. BIG trouble! Have fun making changes. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Budget Design Girl said...

I love shopping the house, but then it all starts to snow ball, doesn't it? ;-)

The curtains look really pretty in the kitchen! Can't wait to see where everything else lands!

xo-Lisa

Jaybird said...

Wait, wait...I don't have the brown flowered ones made yet...how can I be a copycat if you change so quickly...I'm old and slow...
However...I love the second ones pictured, and think they would look lovely in your home.
Blessings to you,
J

the girl is craftee said...

I love those curtains in your kitchen! Looks great!

Kathy said...

I bought that fabric last year for my desert home to use in the master bedroom and they ended up looking better in the master bath....I love them they are so warm and friendly! I have admired them in your dining room and new I would love them. They look perfect in your kitchen!

Kathy said...

Also, just re-did my dining room window treatments and needed more rings...yikes forgot how expensive window treatment wood hardware is, glad you got yours on sale!

Linda said...

Love your kitchen...and all of the pretty stuff! You have such good taste...and such a gift!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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