I decided against the usual window treatment for this kitchen window. I live in an apartment, so the windows are cheap. I wanted to try to take the attention away from the ugly windows. So I came up with a fun alternative to curtains.
Here is the window before:
As you can see, boring and ugly. It looks out on my patio. I’m lucky to have a large patio with a privacy fence where I can garden in containers. But right now, everything out there is dead and boring as well.
I went through my vintage linens and chose some to iron.
Then I took an expandable/spring rod and put it up in the window, leaving space to layer linens over it.
I just added them without giving it much thought, which I think gives it a whimsical look.
I had all these colored bottles I’d been collecting. So I lined them up along the window sill.
I have simple mini blinds that I can pull down at night for extra privacy. But during the day, I pull them all the way up to enjoy the view.
I just love to see the sun shining through my colored bottles. It’s like a rainbow. Or stained glass.
Everyone comments on them. And it was such a simple thing to do.
So if you’re tired of curtains, you might think about vintage linens. And maybe even colored bottles!
You will need:
An Expandable Curtain Rod