Several weeks ago I came across this image on Pinterest and I just KNEW I wanted to do something like this at home.
Don’t you just love that?
Now, I don’t have white cabinets (Brian isn’t convinced to paint them yet) – but I do have a window over the sink with cabinets set just like those!
Confession: I looked this week at stores for red and white curtains. But, I know good and well that I have a TON of curtains upstairs in my closet and Brian would have seriously had a conniption fit.
Here is our kitchen window in all it’s REAL LIFENESS.
I used to have curtains up there, but took them down when we painted a few years ago and never put them back.
You can see half of the window here in this photo I found of our old kitchen before painting:
Woah. We had a RED kitchen back in the day!!
We’ve had those blinds for the entire 10 years we’ve lived here. And I’ve never truly liked them to be honest, so most days I pulled them up all the way to stay at the top.
Today, I convinced Brian to take them down for me!
Then, he added a curtain rod I picked up from Wal-mart last week ($15!).
We have some patterned colored curtains in our bonus room that are the closest thing to what I would like and since Brian said I needed to use what we have, those are the ones I took down this afternoon, lol.
FULL disclosure – our bonus room doesn’t look like that right now. Nope. That was the day after we finished those cabinets. Hasn’t looked like that since that day.
I had 4 panels of those red block curtains and I really think I could make do with 2 upstairs, so I brought 2 down to try at the sink.
I didn’t shorten them at first because I wasn’t sure I would actually like them and I didn’t want to ruin my bonus room curtains!
They looked great, and then I was too lazy to actually take them down and get my stitch witchery to iron them up (that was my plan, but what if I want to put them back in the bonus room one day??).
I decided safety pins would work JUST FINE.
I sure did.
Not permanent and it also gives my curtains a full poofy look, which I love!
Next, time to cook dinner. Kylie drew a photo of me and her while I fixed soup.
I found a wreath in the garage and added it to the curtain rod with ribbon.
Next, I put cranberries into vases with votive candles and water. This is my FAVORITE decoration to use during Christmas.
Change out the water and they will last til Christmas or longer!!
I went to the yard and cut off a branch from one of our bushes to put in this IKEA white pot.
It turned out soooo beautiful!
Brock just wanted me to get him a bottle. He knows this is the cabinet with his bottles and formula. So he stands there and waits.
If you need me, I’ll be standing in the kitchen staring at my sink window.
Update: I love how it turned out in daytime, too!!
I’d say this idea for curtains and a wreath from Pinterest is an absolute keeper!
Do you have a kitchen window? Don’t feel obligated to use normal window coverings!
- Curtains allow you to see outside while in the kitchen and actually let in more light.
- Blinds can be removed easily and installed back in later if needed. Leave the brackets in the window and store your blinds.
- Hang a wreath over your sink window for the holidays for a bit of extra cheer! I added an $8 set of battery powered LED lights from Target that have an automatic timer – on 6 hours, off 18.
- Add vases with water, cranberries and tea light votive candles for an extra piece of beauty.
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