Way back in November I bought a storage bench that I was going to put in our dining room to store all our board games. You can read all about that saga HERE.
I still don't have a bench, but maybe I don't need one. We currently have our board games stored in the buffet in the dining room since that is where we play. They don't all fit, but if I got rid of some dishes and table clothes that we don't use, I might have enough room. But this post isn't about my dining room buffet organization. It's actually about some progress I've made in the playroom.
I was going to use the $25 credit from Home Depot to buy some wood blinds for the playroom. I had my heart set on white, just like I wanted white bookcases. And yes, we have dark wood bookcases in the playroom now and I love them. And the blinds are a medium wood and I love them. It makes the room so much cozier. I can't get over what a difference it makes in there. And I'm glad I don't have white bookcases and white blinds. I think it would have looked too sterile in there and I'm going for a warm, cozy look.
So how come I didn't get the white? Well, it was going to cost about $180 to buy the white faux wood 2" blinds in the size I needed from Home Depot. I had them in my online shopping cart for weeks and several times, I almost clicked 'buy'. But I kept holding back because they weren't on sale. I was hoping that maybe they'd go on sale soon and I could save some money. All the while I kept searching Craigslist for wood blinds. Finally I found some in the size I needed, but they were medium wood color. I thought they'd work anyway, especially since they were $40 each so I'd be saving $100. I got the blinds two weekends ago and last week I finally got around to installing them.
Here is what the view into the playroom looked like before I hung the blinds.
And here it is after. I got rid of the sheers and took down the valance and hung up the off white curtains that were in our master bedroom. I do like it better with the curtains but am unsure about the valance. What do you think?
Should I go with or without a valance? I'll probably get a lighter colored valance or maybe a cooper colored valance rather than keep the one I have. Oh, and I'll be hanging the curtain rod up higher too.
It's funny how this room is turning out different than I originally planned it to look. I'm glad it's working out this way because I am loving it even more.
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