Faux Window Treatment

Dining Room October 24, 2010
If you are looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday night, we highly suggest Ikea! We got there around 6pm, grabbed a few hot dogs, some bottled water and a few other muchies (I am a fan of the Choklad bars), then headed into the marketplace with our shopping list.
Wren’s bedding was easy to pick out and as economical as I hoped. And while I didn’t find a rug for the dining room, I did grab some drapes to attempt my faux window idea. The lenda style in white looked so good in the family room that I went with it again, but this time in natural so that it would be closer to the linen slipcovers on the chairs.
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I originally picked up this drapery rod on clearance (at FabricLand) for $20 for the office, but it had yet to be hung so I decided to use it in here. While it was cheap, the color of the wood was WAYYY too reddish so I opted to spray paint it semi-gloss black. I then sawed it off to the correct lengths.
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To mount it with only 2 wall brackets I drilled a hole in the rod and inserted a double ended screw to screw it in the wall.
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It feels darker in here because it is dark and ugly outside, and I still have to hem the drapes with stitch-witchery, but I already love it!
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I was doubtful about how it would look, but with such a high-blank wall it was worth a shot and I am SOOOO happy with the result.
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Once we find that perfect rug, hang the mirror a few feet higher and perhaps find a small piece for below the painting on the left we will be close to done!
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Extra points for anyone who noticed the table was different LOL.

Comments 61

  1. Teri says on October 26, 2010

    It looks wonderful!!! It makes a huge difference and balances the room so well.

    I actually like the curtain puddle in this room.

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  2. Carol@SofasandSage.com says on October 27, 2010

    Hi Holly. As a lover of all things window treatments, I think this is brilliant! Great balance, and you really have to look to notice the absence of the left window. I also love that you put the rod abutting the wall. Looks just great!

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