Blackout–Kitchen Window Treatments
I feel like our kitchen is evolving on it’s own. My plan was to focus on sanding, priming and painting the furniture piece and having that completed (haven’t even brought it upstairs yet) before I made any other decisions on where the kitchen was going. But when I was out the other day I came across two curtain panels that were the perfect colour for our kitchen windows. They are a pretty close match to the paint I purchased for the furniture. And they were a great price. We have two good sized windows in the kitchen and for me it’s just too bright. I don’t want to block out the natural light completely but I would like to dim the room a little bit. Take a look at what we’re working with.
Above is a picture of the panels I picked up. Good rice right! $15 each. I would like to go with a roman shade look and hang them so the stripes run horizontally. Obviously the grommets will have to be removed. The colour is a pretty good match to the paint I choose for the furniture. The chest (and possibly the lower cabinets!?) will be painted in Mountain Smoke (the middle swatch) by Valspar.
Now, about the roman shade idea. I’ve been all over pinterest, and there are a few pretty great faux roman shade tutorials. And because the shades will probably stay half up most of the time I think they could work for our kitchen. Here is a faux roman shade created by Imparting Grace. It looks great doesn’t it? You can see her full tutorial here.
I think that’s where we’re headed for window treatments. They seem simple enough to make and they aren’t going to cost much, so I won’t feel horrible if they don’t fit in to our design scheme when our actual kitchen renovation gets under way. Have any of you tired the faux roman look? Love it? Hate it? Do tell.