It is quite common here in New Jersey to look out of a window and see....a brick wall. :o) This is the case with my bedroom window but I've gotta say I don't mind it one bit. Lucky for us the brick wall (which is actually the side wall of the fire station) is not very close to our house. It's actually about 10 ft. away and thus does not block the sunlight. As promised yesterday, I'd like to share pictures of our window and how we've dressed her up. She went from sad to rad. Lol! Sorry, it's late. :o)
Here she is before the makeover began:
As you can tell, she is not centered on the wall, so we used this idea of hanging the blinds and curtains over to the right some to make her appear centered.
The Mirada bamboo blinds we bought at The Home Depot and the black curtain rod at Target. We chose Ikea's versatile and affordable Ritva curtain panels, paying $19.99 for the pair. They are sold long (98") to be hemmed at desired length. We hung them, pinned the bottom up, removed them, hemmed and ironed them and hung them again. The curtains come with an iron-on hemming strip, but I decided to sew the hem up instead so that it will be easier to adjust the length if we need it for a different window in the future.
So, there you have it, a play by play of how our window went from this...
Isn't she pur-tee?
The next design dilemma in our bedroom? The bookcase. Stay tuned for I'll soon be posting some of my inspiration pictures for this project and what we've done so far. Buh-Bye!