Second life curtains.

When the Mr. got married, a partner at his company said he had two words for him: Window. Treatments. Potentially the biggest female line item expenditure so he should tightly monitor the situation once accounts were combined. Which, for someone like me who isn’t a big bag or shoe person… is probably true. Except for with these curtains.

So this was our living room in San Fran… tear… and the curtains were actually a steal. I got them at Cost Plus in the clearance section for $9.99 a panel. And I think they went perfectly with out other things!

I didn’t even intend to bring them with us to Hong Kong–the movers just packed them up and I hadn’t even thought about them again until I opened up a box months later.

But I got to thinking about how much I love the pattern and how I wasn’t ready to let them go… and then it occurred to me how inexpensive labor is here. So I thought, why not see if the upholsterer can use these again? It seemed like it would be tough with the circles cut-out for the bar and our windows here being so much larger than those in SF.

But we were able to do it by turning them into roman blinds for our dining room!

I love the lush jungle outside, but at night when it’s just dark out… drawing the blinds makes things so much cozier.

Happy almost Turkey Day!
(The Mr. brought home the orchid for me yesterday… I think the orchid + the pumpkins + tropical tablecloth = a very HK Thanksgiving!)

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5 responses to “Second life curtains.

  1. cute!

    Also, love the orchid and pumpkins. 🙂

  2. You guys are amazing! I love this!

  3. How clever!
    Also, It seems like a fun surprise to find out you brought something you didn’t mean to, and to be able to reuse part of your old apartment in your new home!

  4. Nice! Roman shades are my favorite window treatment… of course, Lucy’s is the only room that has them. Nothing but the best for my girl.

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