It takes me a long time to decide on window treatments but I finally hung buffalo check curtains in our kitchen.
What’s a long time?
4 years, 2 months, and 19 days.
But who’s counting?
And it was totally worth the wait.
I know these photos do not look like a kitchen but trust me when I say there is a sink full of dishes right behind where the camera is positioned.
That’s the perk or quirk of having a galley style kitchen.
A kitchen table could probably be squeezed into this space you’re seeing. For reference, the rug is 5×8. However, there are also stairs to the right and a sliding glass door to the left, so this area is really a glorified hallway.
It’s also a spot to sit and put on shoes.
It’s a place to pet the cat when he decides to grace us with his presence.
And, frequently, my kids sit on that bench and tell me about their day.
It was “fine” and “nothing happened,” in case you’re wondering. Great talk, kids. Same time tomorrow?
But back to the curtains.
After staring at this wall for 4 years, 2 months, and 19 days, I just suddenly decided while stirring a pot of spaghetti sauce that a tan tone-on-tone buffalo check curtain would make this space feel more polished.
(It might also make my spaghetti sauce from a jar seem more fancy.)
And, lo and behold, they make curtains that fit that description.
Thank goodness because otherwise, it might have taken me another 4 years to spontaneously have a new idea for this wall.
Because tone-on-tone with the creams and tans was the theme, I also went with a gold curtain rod. It looks fancy and blended in better than a black rod would have.
Plus, I’ve already used this exact curtain rod upstairs, so I didn’t really have to make another new decision.
One risk at a time, folks. One risk at a time.
Not to put an unreasonable amount of pressure on a set of buffalo check curtains to look pretty AND solve all manner of architectural issues but these curtains do help out with a visual problem.
The kitchen has short ceilings and tiny windows.
The buffalo check curtains are hung floor to ceiling and draw your eye upward, which is a good thing. Somehow, that distracts from the shortcomings of the ceilings and windows.
It’s like jazz hands for curtains.
Am I all done hanging curtains now? No.
I still have plenty of windows in this house without any window treatments.
Let’s hope I don’t have to walk around the house stirring a pot of spaghetti sauce to get more decorating inspiration.
That might be a little weird…even for me.
Does it take you a long time to decide on window treatments too? How do you feel about galley-style kitchens and spaghetti? Where do you get your decorating inspiration? I’d love to know.
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Thanks for being here today! Here are some other blog posts you might enjoy from the archive.
Our Farmhouse Kitchen Before (Back when curtains were the least of my problems.)
Our Oregon Kitchen (This was SO long ago.)
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