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Friday, November 04, 2005

Velvet Elvis

Okay, this post actually has nothing to do with Elvis. Just want to show off my new velvet living room curtains.

They're not particularly impressive, but I think they're keeping it warmer in there. It's hard to tell though, because this week hasn't been as cold as last week.

I may hem/pin them up. Their length (84 inches) is bugging me. I want them to either reach to the floor or sit on the sill. This looks a little funky.

Then again, if hemming requires taking them down - nevermind. I had to bust out the big daddy ladder to hang them. And a recently-dead roach almost fell on me when I took down the other curtains. Eeeek, I don't want to think about that. La la la dee da, pink ponies, starshine, moonbeams, children frolicking. La laalaaaaa ...

Sinks! Yes, let's talk about sinks some more! Thank you for all your excellent advice. The hubs and I will carefully consider and measure this weekend, and I hope to report a decision on Monday.

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kingstreetfarm said...

Love them! I love the color combination of anything in the red family with anything in the gold family!

Squeeee on the roach though. Amazingly, our house has remained critter-free in the past few months, despite contractors leaving doors wide open at all hours, etc.

3:27 PM  
Meredith said...

Sometimes I use clear packing tape for this!

3:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

Since you installed these drapes to keep out the cold from the window, may I suggest that the length be below the window sill. The cold air is "water-falling" down the glass and you want it to go to the floor, not to your shoulders. We have same problem and often use a snake to detour the cold air. Joyce

3:47 PM  
Kristin said...

Good suggestion, Joyce. I wondered about that.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

They make an tape that you place in between the two layers of fabric and then iron it. A quick way to hem. Available a your nearest fabric store. It is easier than pull out you favorite big ladder and better than clear plastic tape (that will leave a residue over time). Good luck.

8:03 AM  
Jordana said...

Fabric tape would be good, but you really want to avoid ironing velvet, because doing it wrong can ruin it. I'd either leave well enough alone or do it right and really hem them.

4:58 PM  
halloweenlover said...

They look great! I think the length is okay, especially as the above commenter mentioned about the heat. Good choice!

6:00 PM  

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