I had planned to have this post up on Wednesday but we ran into a few issues. The first one happened when we were hanging the large curtain rod above our arched window.
I'm not sure if you noticed but it's much higher than the rod in our (fall) dining room. Sidenote: we plan on raising that rod and our sliding glass doors' rod this weekend.
My boyfriend had started to screw the pipe on the left side into the center pipe tee when the flange that the pipe tee was connected to ripped out of the the wall, anchors and all. We're not entirely sure what went wrong but it wasn't a pretty situation.
We couldn't hang the center flange/tee in the same spot due to the damage so our only option was to raise or lower the curtain rod. I opted to raise it up to 2" from our 10' ceilings so our 118" drapes would kiss the floor and no hemming would be needed (or so I thought).
Hanging the curtain rods that high was a little difficult but we got it done around 2 AM Tuesday morning. I started to hang the curtain rods after work Tuesday night when we ran into our second issue.
Two of the curtain panels were about 5" too long (no biggie, I can hem them) while the other 4 panels were about 2 1/2" too short! They looked like flood pants! It was almost 1 AM when this happened so I decided to go to bed.
I shopped our house the next day and was able to take the curtains from our office for the one of the small windows in our living room. I'll replace our office panels with a pair of the ones that are 2 1/2" too short since our office's ceiling height is 9' instead of 10' like our living room. Hopefully the remaining panels we have will be long enough for our dining room window when we raise it's curtain rod this weekend!
Long story short, they're up and we're in love!
Just for fun, here's what the windows looked like at Christmas when we didn't have curtains:
They look so much bigger!
Now we need to address the wall behind our TV. I'm thinking about adding a gallery wall, maybe something like this:
Now if only my Photoshopped version would come to life over night haha