Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Curtains

Well...I wish there was a big TA DA moment with my curtains but I've run into a bit o trouble with them.

While the Procrastination Party over at The Inspired Room definitely helped in that I finished sewing my curtains, the rod hanging and finishing hasn't worked out exactly as I figured it would. Long ago I picked up some finials and holders at a yard sale for $1. I decided to use these and bought a dowel rod to use with the curtains. I also decided to use clip rings to hold the curtains but it just didn't look right...
My sisters suggested I paint the clip rings so I painted a few orange shower curtain hooks (I wasn't ready to commit to painting my brand new clips yet) to see what it would look like (forgive the messy look...these clips are barely holding the curtain up there and if I try to straighten them, they will fall out!) and here is the outcome...
then I wondered what it would look like if I sewed a pocked at the top of the curtain and ran the rod through it, similar to these curtains from Ballard Designs.
Since I am a visual person, I pinned the curtains over the top of the rod just to get an idea of what it would look like (again, forgive the messy look...this was a quick pinning job)
and then here they are on the same rod.
Bottom line? I need YOUR help! Please let me know what YOU think. Which do you think looks best or do you have any other suggestions?

~Victoria~

22 comments:

Amelia said...

Do you have enough fabric -length wise - to run them thru a rod? I like that look better. But it is really a personal thing...I know that is not an answer.

A Touch of Country said...

such tough choices! I like them all but I think the last one I like best.

Carmen said...

I really like it better without the clips but then I really don't like those clip things in the first place. So my choice is the last photo. :)

nannykim said...

Well, I like that last photo...but I also like the white clips!! I do like the clips in white. You could baste stitch the curtains to get a better idea (better than the pins) and then if you didn't like it it would be easy to rip right out.

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

I like the last picture better than the clips. I think it will look better once you sew the rod pocket.
Can't wait to see what you decide!
Blessings,
Traci

Jessica said...

I like the look of the last one too. Maybe you can sew them or pin them 'permanently'. Nice curtain color.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

The last picture is my vote- the rings have a tendency to slip the fabric out alot (at least that is my experience)- you have done a super job sewing these curtains! if for some reason you don't have enough length for the pocket you might consider sewing a different contrasting or patterned fabric to either the top of hem of fabric for a different look.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Oh, just keep pinning! It's a really lush look, and it doesn't seem that you need those panels for privacy, because of your blinds. It looks really great.

Love the 'curtainize' term, too! You girls are alot of fun.

Andrea

Julie said...

I'm going to be different. I like the white rings. Since they are behind a sofa and won't be opened and closed all the time for privacy, you wouldn't have to worry about too much pulling depending on how much that sweet girl of yours would pull on them. =) That's my 2 cents.

Have a great day!
Julie =)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I like the last pic, too. I think they look really nice! Oh, sorry you didn't get a giant pumpkin :(
Linda

Della said...

I think running the rod through the curtains would look best- it makes them look fuller.

Darlene said...

I like all the looks so no help here but the curtains look GREAT!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I like the sewn pocket also. I can't ever seem to get the clips to look as good as everyone else does. It is going to look great! Jackie

chammer1 said...

Hi Victoria,
The clip rings don't look all that bad in your picture. However, the look of the curtains with a rod pocket is more finished and it looks quite nice to me. Given the choice, I would do the latter. Good luck.

Katie said...

I like the ring clips, if they aren't working just get some cheap ones at Walmart? Mine have never slipped. I have switched over to all ring clips and I love opening and shutting my curtains with ease. I like the rod pocket too, but that is just my opion, hope that helps.

The DIY Show Off said...

Great job on the curtains!
Another fan of the rod pocket. :)
Good luck!

Roeshel

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I could go either way...I love the rings for ease of shutting so if you are going to be opening and closing these curtains, the rings help tremendously.

But I do like the look of the rod and pocket...

Either way, THANKS for joining in the party!

"m" said...

The rod pocket has my vote! (Even though i have clips on mine)

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