July 16, 2014

New House Progress: Kitchen Window Treatments

I bought some fabric yesterday for the kitchen.  I wasn't sure I wanted anything on the windows originally but lately the whole room has been feeling cold and I knew some well placed fabric could solve that.  I went to one of my favorite fabric stores in Richmond, Ufab, and walked out with Windsor Smith Riad in Seafoam.  I have loved this fabric since I first saw it a few years ago and feel certain I won't grow tired of it anytime soon.  It adds just the right amount of color without overpowering.  There is already a lot going in this small kitchen.

I'm lazy and like instant gratification so I immediately folded the fabric up and draped it over a tension rod so I could visualize.  I'm in LOVE!  We can probably take bets on how long it's going to stay that way.  Most likely until someone comes over and forces my hand at cutting this fabric up to distribute amongst the windows.  We still have a backsplash situation on our hands but it just doesn't make sense to add tile when we'd eventually like to upgrade the counter tops.  Cart before the horse and all.  So this is a pretty good way to get your eye off the back wall and up at the pretty.


Do you have fabric on your kitchen windows?  It's such a cheap way to add in something nice.  I plan on making mine faux shades so it's really minimal yardage.


I told y'all I was being extra productive with just one kid in the mornings this week.  I feel like a whole new person.  Imagine what life will be like with two kids in school two days a week and one going four. 


22 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is so cute- I love the fabric choice of the window treatments! Love the colors you've used in the kitchen.

    Xo,L
    simplylowcountry.com

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  2. Can't believe how quickly you whipped these up! I saw the pattern on instagram and immediately fell in love! They look great!

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    1. It's just hanging by a tension rod, don't worry. It will take me weeks to actually iron, cut and sew these for real!

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  3. I love this look!! The former owners of our house painted the kitchen a deep brick red (ugh). I love your design ideas -- any color suggestions to go with dark granite and cherry cabinets?? You're inspiring me to change that color now!

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    1. Oh man, I've actually seen a lot of kitchens lately embracing the cherry cabinets. I'll try to think of the one I just saw this week and LOVED!

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  4. looks great, It's amazing how even a small change can brighten up a room! Ps: love how clean and organized your kitchen looks.

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty clutter free on this side. Opposite the sink resides the mail and crap counter ;)

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  5. I love that fabric! You and I have very similar taste!

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  6. I actually think that fabric looks just fine as is! I'd leave it! haha

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  7. Looks great! That fabric is gorgeous.

    Is the white border the selvedge?

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  8. I love it! I have a bamboo shade that I lined on my kitchen window. I also have fabric and lining cut for a similar faux shade and its been on a hanger in a closet for 2 1/2 years, LOL!

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  9. We love Ufab! I just got an armchair from there with a very similar color and pattern. It makes your kitchen look so cozy!

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  10. Love the addition of some fabric in a kitchen. This grey pattern is perfect here!
    xo Nan
    Simply Elegant Blog

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  11. They Look great and I know the white is the salvage but I like the white trim on it too! I bet you could take that soffit sp? down pretty easily too and it would be an instant update and it would show them more and make that space a little brighter. We did that before our kitchen reno.

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    1. Yes, to both! I was thinking the same thing about the "trim" look on the sides. That would solve the problem of the width being just a hair to short for a solid piece. Maybe I could just tape on some grosgrain ribbon to the end? And yes, taking off that scallop trim piece is absolutely in the plan!

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  12. and I misspelled selvedge too. whoops!

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  13. Perfect! So pretty.

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  14. What a huge difference the fabric makes! Love this! I had thought of doing bamboo blinds but now I'm not sure!

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  15. New to your blog, you have Wells and Tagg, correct? I may have read the last paragraph too fast but I thought it read like three kids in school.

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  16. You have a gorgeous kitchen, Julia. The windows look lovely. Draping the fabric over them is a nice touch. It's a great DIY alternative to expensive window treatments. It actually accentuates the simplicity of your windows in an ornate way. I love it! :)

    Fred Richardson @ SGK Home Solutions, Inc.

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