The only room in the house that has carpet is the great room. It had a giant area rug in the center and when we pulled it up this is what we found.
At first I wasn't worried, I thought I would just get a new rug the same size to cover it up. But I come to find out they don't make rugs this big. The looms(?) don't come wide enough. I have no idea where these guys got this rug from! To have one specially made would cost so much we might as well just re-carpet the place. So now I'm feeling pressure to make my steam cleaning work.
I know someone in the carpet business and they recommended Capture cleaner instead of the stuff they give you with the rental. After this, I would totally recommend it too! Here are my results.
Now I know ya'll are looking at those windows and you want a closer look at that fabric right?
I apologize if this is your taste, but it is SO not mine. What's funny is that when I was looking at curtains in the department store, I think I saw this exact window treatment still for sale! I'm sure it was put in this house circa 1990.
So time for an update and I'd love your help. I picked up a couple of patterns that I'm considering.
From McCall's 6299 I'm considering the red one:
The bird one (without the birds, just with patterned fabric)
Or from McCalls 5872 I'm considering the reddish swaggy one.
Or should I just do a simple gathered straight curtain? What do you think?
I need to cover the shades that are under those curtains, and I don't want long drapes. All fabrics are still TBD. I'm considering some of the new Ty Pennington line, Vicki Payne, and maybe even Anna Marie Horner. But I feel like I should narrow the style down first.
I'm going to attempt to put a poll on here, feel free to leave comments if it doesn't work (or even if it does!). And if you have any great curtains you'd like to share, link me to your photos. I'd love to see them!