Thank you for the sweet comments about my family on yesterday’s post! I was so tempted to use Picmonkey’s airbrush tool on the extreme close-up of me (geez, back the lens up, Mr. Sugarplum!), but decided to keep it real. That topic has been hot on my mind lately as I’ve been working on answering your questions, and I hope to have more on the ‘real’ me tomorrow (unless I chicken out).
I was surprised by all the encouragement I received on the pink inspiration last week, but I guess you guys are used to me going bold with my color choices. Our weekend may have had a detour, but I still managed to get the pink drapes up in the Breakfast Room! When we arrived home, I wasted no time in reminding my Sugarplum of his promise to help me hang them.
I picked these 98-inch panels up on clearance from Ikea ages ago, with no spot in mind, so I decided to try them here. The color is ridiculously off-balance in these pictures, as they photographed really red, instead of their true radishy-pink.
I’ve got touches of dark pink throughout the kitchen, but added gray stripes of grosgrain ribbon to further connect them to the room. That and because I can’t let things be and always insist on zhooshing. I didn’t even bother with the cheater route of hem tape…I just hot glued those babies on! (My favorite ribbon source is Ribbon Retreat. They have every color under the sun, and will send samples for mere pennies. But for the love of Pete, do not sign up for their
hourly daily emails!)
How yummy do they look with our new rug?! I’ll answer for you….super yummy! This photo shows the closest match to their real color. And even though the hue is intense, they are still light and sheer.
While the room is definitely improved by adding the drapes, I haven’t decided if these are the winners. Which is why I haven’t told Mr. Sugarplum that the rod is too high in the middle
yet. You know, in case I take them down. And I know many of you are thinking, “Your husband lets you hang pink drapes?!” Funny enough, he loves the dark pink drapes, but is nervous about me painting the Dining Room shell pink. Men. Go figure.
I may be on the fence about the pink, but I love the gray stripes paired with the gray and blue ikat rug! I can’t wait to see the room when all the chairs are painted. Who wants to come paint them
for with me?!
Let’s retrace our progress, shall we? First was the new wall color….
Then we better defined the space with a rug….
And now added color and showcased the large window with bright drapes hung high and wide (I also sprayed the old curtain rod Espresso Brown to balance with the cabinets)…
Just so you see what a difference drapes can make when hung high, here’s the same view with shorter ones (and a barely visible rod) TWSS.
And to let you in on why I’m even thinking pink, here’s the view of the Breakfast Room from the Dining Room….with a bad mock-up of the future pink walls. My intention is to visually join the two rooms. You dig? Yay or nay?