Our kitchen has been fully-functional since February when the last of our cabinet hardware was installed. At that point we had all new cabinets, countertops, and working appliances. Since then things have been slow-going in finally making the room feel finished.
For those that may not know...the Pinterest Challenge is an encouragement to all Pinterest users near and far to stop pinning and start doing! I haven't yet participated in the PC, usually because it creeps up so dang fast and I don't have the time to pick just one thing to tackle. This time though I took action and was finally able to check something of my Pinterest-inspired list. The Pinterest Challenge: Inspiring lazy observers around the world.
Now back to the kitchen. We needed something for our windows and anything was better than the cheap-o roll-up blinds we had going on. Here were my inspiration pins:
The idea: use simple fabric napkins, curtain clips, and a tension rod to make cafe curtains in no time at all! This was right up my alley. After searching a bunch of different stores for a simple patterned napkin, I eventually decided on the simplest of them all: white. I only needed four and I found them at HomeGoods. After carrying around a pack of 12 for $15, I wandered into the Clearance aisle and found a pack of 4 white napkins for $3.50. Sold!
A couple of tension rods and a few curtain clips later and we had this:
The window frame and sill are still a work in progress...
Like I said: couldn't be easier. And since they are white, if I want to change them up a bit with a stencil, fabric trim, or anything else that inspires me I easily can. Yay for progress! And double yay for Pinterest. To see all my Pinterest boards click here.