#makeovermonday / my friend hated these curtains – and they’re finally gone!

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10 years ago, we moved into our current home and decided to be different. We put curtains over our sliding doors at the back patio, instead of blinds or whatever else people used 10 years ago.

I found the fabric at our local scrap shop and paid all of $10 for the 4 pieces we used.

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There they are in all their yellow, navy and red glory – on a day when our kitchen was clean and I used my fancy work camera to take photos (it hasn’t looked like this in AGES people).

Slowly, our kitchen has evolved. Most recently we added the yellow rug under Glennie the Great’s vintage table.

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It’s been time for the red and yellow curtains to go. I’ve known that. I’ve just been avoiding it really, because – well, I loved them.

But, they’re dirty and super faded on the outside. And it’s time for something fresh and new.

AND my friend Sarah keeps reminding me that they NEED to go. Thanks, Sarah 🙂

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Brian came home and dismantled the old curtains for today’s #makeovermonday project.

I was SHOCKED at how much light came into our kitchen. S H O C K E D, people.

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Craziness.

For a hot second, I considered leaving the window open and curtain free.

BUT – I don’t really like how we have super close neighbors behind us and the fact that anyone could walk into our back yard and see right into our house at night. Nope. Can’t do it.

I had planned to use some grey curtains I found in the “as-is” section of IKEA. They were used as displays in the store and I got them super cheap. After pulling them out, I realized they were extra long and I didn’t want to shorten them for this door.

I refuse to buy anything right now because I have a huge supply of curtains. I had to make something work.

Then I remembered plain white curtains from IKEA I had stored in the closet that were shorter.

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They worked!

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I wasn’t instantly in love, but they are growing on me.

And because I literally have NOTHING BETTER TO DO 6 days before Christmas, I played around with furniture and Christmas stuff.

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That part about having nothing better to do is a joke. I have so much and I’m just laughing because it will not all get done. ohhhhh welllll.

Adding a little Christmas always makes anything better.

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Changing out curtains in a space can totally change a room. You never know until you try! And you don’t have to spend a fortune on new curtains. IKEA has great deals as well as discount stores like TJMaxx and ROSS. Always hang them high and wide – it will make your windows and doors appear larger.

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