On the last post (and in the Facebook comments) the gray and the orange curtains were the winners by far, with about equal votes going to each. Since the gray and the orange were my top picks also, YOU GUYS BASICALLY DIDN'T HELP. If the internet could just come together for a consensus, that would be super helpful. (Say what? People agreeing on the internet? Never.)
To hopefully help me decide, I went ahead and ordered one of each of the panels, to see what I thought of them in person. And, of course, what YOU thought of them in person. Virtually in person.
Note: In these pics, nearly everything in the middle section except for the buffet is temporary (hi, Christmas deer!), so don't worry about "matching" the curtains to that section.
Also note: THESE ARE TOO DANG SHORT. I KNOW. UGH. I measured like three times but still came up short. These are 108" panels, so I'll order the 120" and hem them next time.
And in slightly different lighting (and minus the Xmas decor)...
And a few with the orange panel closer to the shelves...
So, what do you think? Orange or gray? Or back to the drawing board to look at some of the original other options?
Carys got a big-girl bed! She was in her crib-turned-toddler-bed until last week. I KNOW. She was way too big for it. We had a bed coming to us, but needed a truck to go get it. It all came together Thanksgiving weekend and we brought it home. She loves it. I am planning on painting or staining it (it's raw wood) but probably not until this summer. I did put a rail on it because the kid does dance moves in her sleep.
We got curtains in the dining room! I just went SUPER cheap, plain white in here. We're talking like $16 for all four panels cheap. I didn't want to do anything big or expensive in here until we know what we're doing with the sitting room - since the rooms open to each other, they need to coordinate. I need to steam them to get the wrinkles out, but until I do that, here they are in their wrinkled glory. I hung them with the curtain clips versus sliding them onto to the rod - the clips give them a little bit of a modern touch (and I think they hang better).
Lastly, I also took the cream/orange frosted glass shades off of the sitting room lights and replaced them with Edison bulbs. I LOVE IT. I still would like to get some sort of new light fixture here, but taking those early 90's shades off made a world of difference. I am going to either paint or wrap that white base to hide it, but need to figure out what will hold up to the heat (maybe that Rustoleum high-heat paint that I used for the fireplace?).
As a reminder, here's what they looked like before: