An unfinished and photograph-less post for this article went live yesterday. Sorry for the mistake and confusion. Here is the completed post!
If you follow me on Instagram (@jillianize) you may have spotted the (unfinished at the time of photo) long-awaited new addition to the girls shared nursery. We have CURTAINS people!!! And it only took me 2 years…
The reason it took me so long to get them was because I just couldn’t swallow the price of blackout curtains. Our house came equipped with vinyl shades, which don’t block much light, so the girls sleep fine in barely muted daylight, but I wanted white curtains and I thought that a white panel would be a little too bright for afternoon naps. Honestly, they probably would have been fine, but I had my mind made up.
I found these panels on Amazon and hesitated because I was unsure of the quality. They had good reviews but the ‘greyish white’ color kind of threw me and I just couldn’t commit. I finally bit the bullet and I’m so happy I did. For $40 for both panels, the quality is surprising. The texture is like silk and they block out a ton of light.
They’re not true blackout curtains. This photo is overexposed in order to get a photo in a dark room, so it’s actually lighter than the reality, but you can get a sense for how much light they do block. Since I wasn’t really looking for full blackout, they’re perfect.
I was going to make a curtain rod, like I did for the dining room and our bedroom, but I found this simple aged bronze (pretty much black) one at Lowes on clearance for $19, so I grabbed it. It’s only 84″ and I need 90″ for a proper fit, but it was on clearance! Ok, call me cheap if you will, but I like to think of myself as resourceful. I knew I could modify it myself and for $19 I just couldn’t pass it up.
I added a 3/4″ wood dowel to the center of the rod and used spray paint to match it. It’s certainly not a perfect solution, but it’s hardly noticeable.
So now the girls room is officially complete, just in time for me to start making changes for their “big girl” room. And so the cycle continues…