We’re in the homestretch of redoing our kitchen. All along I’ve been planning to make curtains for our sliding glass door in our dining room. and a Roman shade for the kitchen window. I ordered some fabric swatches and they’ve come in the last few days. The cabinets are a dark espresso color and the walls are off white, so we have a pretty blank canvas and I want to bring a little color in with blues and possibly greens. Here’s what I had narrowed it down to so far.
The last one doesn’t meet the color criteria, but I like the pattern. So… here’s where the wrinkle in my plan comes in. I was shopping at Target earlier this week and decided to check out their curtain selection. I ran across one I actually liked. I’m not sure if I love it, but I do like it. It’s hard to see the pattern very well in the picture, but here it is:
Considering the cost is about $25 per panel for the ones at Target, I’m considering abandoning my plan of making the curtains for the sliding glass door. My fabric choices ranged from around $8-$18 per yard, so the pre-made would be cheaper. I would likely still attempt to make the Roman shade. My original plan was not to make them matchy matchy but coordinating fabrics, so I could still do that and find a fabric in the same color family.
I’m just not sure what I want to do. After so much DIY in the kitchen, it’s certainly tempting to go with the ready-made panels. Maybe I’ll buy one and bring it home to see how it looks. I can always take it back. This epitomizes the “sometimes” of sometimes-homemade!