Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It's a miracle - I can see my dining room table!!



And not only that - the french doors now have Roman shades. It's only taken 15 years to get some sort of covering on them. It's hard to believe but we've been in this house almost 18 years and the french doors went in a few years after we moved in. I convinced myself that they were ok without any covering. A while ago (a few years?) I bought 5 Roman shades. So now 3 are up and we have two left to put up. It isn't too hard to believe but I am curtain/shade impaired. I hate dealing with anything window related. (Personally I think my husband installed them too close to the top but I kept my mouth shut). The shades were on clearance at Lowes for about $13 each, which I think was a good deal. I don't price shades very often (since the thought of dealing with curtains and shades gives me the willies) but for the heck of it I just browsed the roman shades at justblinds.com website and getting a similar shade in the size I needed would be $126 EACH there.

But of course the big story is that I can actually see my dining room table now. I found a home for all the miscellanous crap that I had been storing on it. Will have to deal with that later but at least now we can actually eat food there if we want. Disregard all the junk that is in the corner (that's gotta stay there for now). Would love to get rid of the exercise bike that is in the corner that my husband had to buy NEW many years ago. You can't see it in the picture, but to my left is our treadmill. Doesn't every dining room have an exercise bike, a treadmill and a carpet cleaning machine?? And he doesn't think we need a larger house.

1 comment:

twobarkingdogs said...

Chris - if you set the table with some china and crystal ... it will look beautiful and there will be no place for you to put the junk!

Looks great and I like the shades too.