We last left off here:
Then I showed you guys my china cabinet redo and you could see the beginnings of something here:
Here's a better shot of the rod on the floor:
Mr. made this curtain rod out of 1/2 inch aluminum conduit, which cost us about $9.00. Then he made four brackets out of 1/2 inch aluminum flat stock:
And here's the after:
|Anchored 'em in.|
|Double pinch pleat.|
Double pinch your drapes at either end. Measure in between. Divide by how many clips you've got. Pinch. Pinch. Pinch. Ta-Da!
It's hard to tell the color. They are from J.C. Penney; Chris Madden Mystique Interlined blah, blah, blah... in Antique Blue.
My S-I-L came by my house to pick up our old (2 yrs.) Christmas tree (I just wasn't feeling the green anymore) and asked where I got my drapes... "J C Penney", I said. "Do you know what they're called?" she said. "Chris Madden is the designer", I said. "Are they Mystique?", she asked.
Why, yes, they are in fact. Oh, well, turns out she's had her her eye on these in Gold for months (maybe years) now, for their dining room. I'll be sure to share pics of her new drapes when we head over there for Christmas.
Here's a close-up of the fabric:
And here are the finials:
What do you think?