Hanging Curtains

Do you guys remember how I make Emily Henderson cry? Remember my sad, sad, sad looking bedroom? If not, click here to read about it. Well, the makeover has started. I’ve had some backorder issues and a lot of wait time, but everything is starting to arrive and I’ve been dying to give you a tiny sneak peek. While I’m at it, I figured I’d give you a few tips on how we hung our rods from The Shade Store. BTDubs, I’m not getting paid for this post, I’m just crushing hard on this lovely brass hardware. If you could ever marry hardware, I’d marry these brackets! I mean look at this little lovely! Pretty dope, right?!?!

new curtains are hung

So, first thing we did was plan out where we I wanted the brackets to go. Ours are 3″ from the end.

The boy drew out the window and all of our measurements.

new curtains are hung

We then measured out the window  and compared it to to the plan. Looky looky, it actually worked. Always, always, always measure twice. Oh, and count your windows. I measured and bought hardware and curtains for 2 windows. Unfortunately for me, I have 3 windows in my bedroom. I’ve known this for a very long time. I’ve slept in this room for almost 4 years. Whoopsies! Hence adding another week to my timeline because of backorder, custom order and delivery time. Oy! The boy just shook his head at me, thank gawd it was my mistake and not his. Sorry dude, was totally focused on the 2 windows flanking the bed and forgot to look left. I also forgot to by tie backs…After I write that post, it’s back to The Shade Store’s website for me.

new curtains are hung

new curtains are hung

So back to the actual window. We He measured width, height and depth to pinpoint where the brackets were to be placed. This whole process is quite mesmerizing to me. I don’t do math well. He also had to keep in mind that the bracket was hung on a disc that had screws on either side and had to account for the offset from exact center. I like to keep him on his toes. Nothing can be TOO easy.

new curtains are hung

new curtains are hung

While screwing in the wall anchors to the ceiling, he thought he hit a stud since the wall anchor split. This displeased the boy greatly and much swearing ensued. Because I don’t want to offend any readers, I will just say it was along the lines of balls and doing something to them sideways. My face might have crinkled up a bit in sheer shock.

Once the pretty brackets were secured, I got to help. We ran the rod through the pocket of the curtains. Badda Bing, badda boom. We’ve got pretty curtains with pretty pretty brass rods. My heart just skipped a beat or two.

new curtains are hung

So that is my sneak peek. Ya, I have to style those nightstands because they are completely embarrassing. You see, I really have to work at designing and styling my home. It’s easy for me to go into someone else’s and say oh, do this, buy this, and oh put this vase here and swap it with thing. Boom. But my own house, I just sit there and stare at it with a dumbfounded look of terror. But don’t fret Emily my sweet. I’m a workin’ on it. I have to find JUST the right art to hang and we are in business!

new curtains are hung

And besides, if I didn’t make you guys suffer through the before process what fun would the after be, am I right? Ya, I’m totally right. So stay tuned. I’d say in the next week or two, I’ll be posting the pretty lady of a room and knockin’ your socks off! Ok, maybe I shouldn’t build it up too much, but I do think you’re gonna say, ya, I like it better…I hope so anyway. And hopefully I can cheer poor Emily up already! Sweet thing. BTDubs, how do we like the curtain choice? I was doing a lot of back and forth and finally wound up with this the Futura Curtain from Dwell Studio. They add a lot of drama to the room.

I also have to send a shout out to my girls Theresa and Coralee. Theresa suggested a big bold pattern since my duvet has grey stripes and Coralee suggested the ceiling mount to add height to the room. Ladies, you are awesome! I loved the suggestions!

4 Comments

  1. I’m crushing hard on that hardware as well! Gorgeous!

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    • kyla October 13, 2014

      Ha! Sometimes I catch myself just staring at it…that’s weird. Thanks for stopping by Ashley!

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  2. Shavonda@SGStyle March 10, 2015

    Yeah so this post is super old, BUT two things. 1. I looove that hardware. Like so much that i may just have to get some myself. And 2. Im the exact same way with my house. Im all over it when i have a client, or someone needs suggestions or help, but the second it comes to my house its crickets!.

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    • kyla March 13, 2015

      That hardware stole my heart. Sadly, the curtains didn’t. They are still up, but I’ll be replacing them soon. Finally I’m tackling this room full force! Oh and that hardware is SUPER easy to put together and hang. Sometimes it can be a nightmare, but the hardware from The Shade Store was a cinch!

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