Swap the curtain!

drapes-curtains-console-table-1761Gray Linen Curtain Panels, Budget Blinds (c/0)

I was looking at our drapery panels, they are a light striped linen and are black out drapes (but with cloudy winter days, I need more light).


You know an easy way to change up your place for the holidays or seasons?

Swap your drapery panels!


I love that these linen panels by Budget Blinds are lightly lined, letting in more light during those overcast days.

We have curtain clips but see how I hung the curtains with the drapery hooks so I could be versatile and switch to the new curtains. You can clip onto the fabric in the back – not along the top, as with the weight of the curtain it might pull and sag, especially with linen.


If you think your curtains are too short, if you use a steamer it helps relax the fabric a bit. I like them to barely touch the floor, no puddling for me.

Before –


After –


I like how the gray curtains anchor the room a bit for the colder months, just an easy swap! Plus it makes me clean our other curtains which otherwise would stay up until eternity.

Have you heard of Budget Blinds? They have been featured on HGTV’s Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers and DIY Network’s Blog Cabin! Budget Blinds carries one of the largest varieties of products including blinds, shutters, shades, drapes, and specialty products and offers free in-home style consultation from design experts.

You may have noticed we got a new console table for the living room too.


It took several calls to Pottery Barn to find one of the last ones and have it shipped, but I’m so glad we did! I had been eyeing it since the Sicily Console table came out and then it went on 50% off and Mr. Wonderful called three stores to find one in Pasadena and have it shipped – because he loves me, and because he feared if he didn’t find that exact one I’d find a pricier alternative!

Small updates here and there inside, then I’ll head back outside and garden in my happy place.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.



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