Today I finished off the wainscoting under the tower windows, pulling off the bottom of the windowsills as I went to make it fit.
Still haven’t finished the chair rail between the windows…
…because the curtain rods came in the mail today, and I got sidetracked with curtain-making.
I took the leftover pieces of the scarf that I had used for the top of the crib in the nursery. It seemed light and airy enough. Used fabric fusion to hem up the sides of the curtains because it takes up less bulk than actually hemming (the bottom of the curtain had already been machine-hemmed on the scarf).
Then I folded over the top of the curtain, put a bit of fray guard across the top, and used a tiny slip stich to make a little place where the curtain rod could go through.
Stitched a second one.
And had my first set of curtains completed.
Screwed the eye hooks into the wall by the window…
…slipped the curtain rods through…
…then hung the curtains.
Then I pleated them and tied back the bottom of the curtains so they would fall more naturally. (I probably should have done that before I hung them, but I forgot.)
That was a lot more work than it looks, so I decided I was done with curtains for the day.
Then I printed out a different possible Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper for the drawing room and taped it up to see.
Wasn’t sure I liked it, so I combined it with the wall trim I had previously printed out.
Not so sure the pink on the wall trim and the peach on the ceiling trim match. Maybe I’ll do some combination of the two papers…we’ll see.
For now, I leave you with a photo of the sitting room with one curtain completed…
It’s looking lovely, very homey with the curtains up!